YouTube for Schools Launches
Dec13

YouTube for Schools Launches

Following on from Septembers launch of YouTube for Teachers, comes the launch today of YouTube for Schools. YouTube for Schools “lets schools access free educational YouTube videos while limiting access to other YouTube content. Students can learn from more than 400,000 educational videos, from well-known organizations like Stanford, PBS and TED, and from up-and-coming YouTube partners with millions of views. Schools can also...

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Free teaching resources from EdComs
Nov22

Free teaching resources from EdComs

The Edcoms teachers website is a great free new resource site for teachers. The site initially launched with with 40 free, high-quality teaching resources, for both primary and secondary teachers with more to come each month. The aim of Edcoms teachers is to bring together all the free educational materials that EdComs has created for various clients all together in one place, including their resources produced for BP which I’ve...

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Triptico – an essential interactive whiteboard resource for teachers
Oct31

Triptico – an essential interactive whiteboard resource for teachers

I have written about Triptico a few years ago, but it’s worth mentioning again since the site, and their resources, has had quite a revamp since then. Triptico has changed from being a website of online resources to a downloadable application which runs locally. Triptico uses the Adobe Air platform, so as long as your school network allows you to install it then you’ll have no problems. You might need to have a word with...

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YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers
Sep21

YouTube Launches New Site for Teachers

Teachers who love YouTube will be interested to know that today YouTube have launched a channel specifically aimed at teachers : http://www.youtube.com/teachers. It contains guides on how to use YouTube in the classroom, as well as curated video playlists that will be suitable for teachers to use. For teachers who have yet to really use YouTube it’s a great place to start. Experienced users may still learn something new. You can...

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Free Logo Creation Tools
Jul06

Free Logo Creation Tools

Here are three websites that let students create logos to use in design projects. Online Logo Maker : http://www.onlinelogomaker.com/applet/logomaker/ LogoEase :  http://www.logoease.com/LogoEase.aspx LogoMaker : http://logomaker.com/ Each one lets you choose from ready made logos/shapes and then change and tweak the various components and colours and add your own text. LogoEase and LogoMaker want you to register to get features such...

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10 Fab Flickr Groups for Teachers
Jun03

10 Fab Flickr Groups for Teachers

Tom Barrett yesterday tweeted a link to another excellent “Interesting Ways” presentation: 28 Interesting Images to use in the Classroom. This got me thinking about one of my favourite sources of images, the Flickr website, and how many amazing images there are on there. Many of which are able to be used by teachers under a creative commons licence. One of the great things about Flickr is the social aspect with Flickr...

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Mathematics eToolkit for any Interactive Whiteboard
May30

Mathematics eToolkit for any Interactive Whiteboard

The Everyday Mathematics eToolkit is a collection of maths tools which you can access via your browser. It has a variety of different manipulatives for demonstrating a variety of maths concepts along with pen, text and line tools. There is also stopwatch, timer, and a calculator along with various backgrounds and other tools. The fact that it runs in a browser makes it a very useful tool for users of IWB’s where their own...

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Moving On – PSHE / Careers Resources
May08

Moving On – PSHE / Careers Resources

Moving On is a free interactive online PSHE and careers resource from the BT Learning and Skills programme. It is designed to help young adults aged 14-19 and beyond to learn more about themselves, the skills they need in life and work, and how best to develop and demonstrate these as they identify and apply for jobs that are a good fit for their personality, interests and skills. Through a mix of videos, online animations and...

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10 (more) Science Websites for your Interactive Whiteboard
May06

10 (more) Science Websites for your Interactive Whiteboard

Last year I gave two lists of science websites that would be useful for your interactive whiteboard entitled “10 Primary Science resources” and “10 Secondary Science resources“. As that seems to have been very popular, I thought I’d share a few more of my favourite websites for supporting Science on your interactive whiteboard. So here’s 10 more that you might like! Google Body Browser...

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Space Shuttle Launch Video
Mar31

Space Shuttle Launch Video

I’ve been trawling the internet looking for some good videos to use in my PGCE science session next week. I want a good example of space shuttle or rocket launches to use as a scene setter – to give them an idea of something they could use with their pupils. And I found this rather amazing HD video of the Shuttle Atlantis being launched, which is just beautiful: I also found a few videos that include the countdown,...

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Japan Earthquake Data in Google Earth
Mar21

Japan Earthquake Data in Google Earth

I’m a little late to blog about the terrible events in Japan over the past 10 days, but the story is still continuing and my thoughts go out to all those affected by the earthquake and Tsunami. If you use Google Earth then the US Geological Survey have produced an interesting plug in which shows real-time and historical information on earthquakes around the world – including all the aftershocks in Japan. It also shows...

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Essential Digital Resources for your IWB (2011)
Mar21

Essential Digital Resources for your IWB (2011)

Here’s an online version of the Essential Digital Resources presentation that I gave at last week’s Teacher2Teacher conference in Canada. This is a longer version of the presentation I gave at TeachMeet Takeover in January. All the links in the presentation can be found at : http://delicious.com/dannynic/essentialmedia Essential digital resources (2011 version) View more presentations from Danny Nicholson Delegates who...

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