Sunflower Science : IWB resources for Science
Sep21

Sunflower Science : IWB resources for Science

Sunflower for Science is a suite of programmes designed to help teachers tackle tricky topics in secondary biology, chemistry and physics. I’ve known about Sunflower Science for a long time, but can’t believe I’ve only written about them on this blog just the once, back in 2009! I was reminded about them with a mailshot I received announcing some brand new modules that will be featured within the latest edition of...

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Interactive Whiteboards #101 : A short primer
Sep20

Interactive Whiteboards #101 : A short primer

At this time of year I find myself running a lot of interactive whiteboard training sessions for schools and colleges on how to get started with their IWB and to get going with the basics. I always direct them back to this blog to check out the IWB Guides area on here, so I thought it would be useful to collate a lot of the basic ideas that I hand out. So if you are a newly qualified teacher soon to be embarking on their teaching...

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Peace One Day : 21st Sep : Teaching Resources
Sep19

Peace One Day : 21st Sep : Teaching Resources

Founded in 1999 by filmmaker Jeremy Gilley, the non-profit organisation Peace One Day drove the initiative that led to the unanimous adoption by UN member states of an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on 21 September – Peace Day. With the day in place, Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day around the world, making it self-sustaining. You can find some great Peace One Day teaching resources on...

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PlayBrighter – Educational games for your class
Sep19

PlayBrighter – Educational games for your class

PlayBrighter is an interesting website that lets teachers create educational games for their students to play. Each game is presented to the students as a “mission” which they can play online as homework or self-study, or could play during a lesson. There are lots of different syle “missions” that you can choose from with games that let you build up a business empire, record a hit single, play with magic gems...

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