Reach Out Reporter : Free Primary Science News
Dec01

Reach Out Reporter : Free Primary Science News

Reach Out Reporter is a new FREE online primary science news service which helps teachers integrate topical science into everyday teaching and learning. Reach Out Reporter engages primary school children with the wonders of the world around them using high-quality films and other learning resources. The service is updated weekly with new content and is available free of charge to all primary school teachers across the UK. Reach Out...

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Explore the Moon with ESA’s Interactive Guide
Apr25

Explore the Moon with ESA’s Interactive Guide

ESA’s Interactive Moon guide is a new interactive website launched by the European Space Agency to explore questions about lunar exploration and explain what future moon missions may entail. From radio telescopes on the far side of the Moon to how Earth’s natural satellite formed, the interactive documentary is a comprehensive guide. It features interviews with real lunar scientists from all over Europe as well as a timeline of...

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Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies: Using Video Effectively
Feb12

Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies: Using Video Effectively

Just showing your class a video isn’t always the most effective strategy. Children often watch without reall thinking about what the video is demonstrating or explaining to them. Without a clear aim to showing the video, it can become just digital wallpaper. So how can you use the video in a engaging and effective way? Discovery Education’s Spotlight on Strategies are a bank of different ideas for using videos and other digital...

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The Breaking News Generator from ClassTools
May14

The Breaking News Generator from ClassTools

Russel Tarr’s Classtools site is one of my go-to websites. I’m a big fan of the countdown timer and random name picker tools, and have used them on many occasions. The Fakebook and Twitter generator tools are also great. Just added to the site is the Breaking News Generator. This allows teachers and children to create an image that looks like something from a 24 hour news channel. It’s great fun and has a lot of...

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Thousands of Science, History and Art Images from Wellcome
May05

Thousands of Science, History and Art Images from Wellcome

For teachers looking for interesting images to use in their lessons, the Wellcome Images website is a great place to start! Images are grouped by Science, History and Art, and cover a wide variety of topic areas. The collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more. The...

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TigTag – Primary Science Video Resources
Oct12

TigTag – Primary Science Video Resources

TigTag is an excellent online science resource, created to meet the new requirements for the KS2 National Curriculum. TigTag contains 600 films and lesson ideas – suitable for KS2 lessons. Each TigTag unit has a number of original films, designed and matched to the new National Curriculum, to cover key learning objectives in a clear and engaging way. The films vary in length from 30 seconds to 3 minutes and are ideal for lesson...

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Project Noah : Document and Share Nature Photographs
Mar08

Project Noah : Document and Share Nature Photographs

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. It would be of particular interest to science/biology teachers. Through their website and mobile Apps, Project Noah is asking its users all over the world to take photographs of their local wildlife, then upload and tag them. In doing so it will create an large searchable archive of photographs. There is also...

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Stratocam – the best pictures from Google Earth
Apr13

Stratocam – the best pictures from Google Earth

Stratocam provides a random selection of some of the best images from Google earth. Click on the left and right buttons to get a new image, or wait and let the site automatically cycle through them. Keep an eye on the URL, if you see one you like you can grab and hyperlink directly to that image. Or you could use the screen capture tools to grab an image and put it into your IWB software or PowerPoint. This would make an excellent way...

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Dumpr – fun with your photos
Jan19

Dumpr – fun with your photos

Dumpr is a great little website that has lots of tools for doing creative things with your images. Simply choose an effect from the 21 on offer, upload your photograph and Dumpr will do the rest. You can then save your image to use elsewhere. For example, turn an image into a Rubiks Cube: This is a great way to create avatars images for social media, or present your images in creative ways in blog posts or student presentations. The...

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Video – Inanimate Alice BETT 2012 Presentation
Jan18

Video – Inanimate Alice BETT 2012 Presentation

Here’s the video of my Inanimate Alice presentation from Friday. This formed part of the TeachMeet Takeover event at the BETT Show 2012. For a copy of the presentation itself, check here. Links from the Video: Inanimate Alice Trailer Inanimate Alice Flipchart and other files on Promethean Planet http://www.inanimatealice.com/education http://aliceandfriends.wikispaces.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InanimateAlice...

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BBC Nature Video Collections
Nov26

BBC Nature Video Collections

The BBC Nature Video Collection is a large library of video clips from the excellent BBC Natural History archive, many narrated by the legend that is Sir David Attenborough. The video clips include some from the amazing Frozen Planet, the latest exploration into the remote and isolated polar environments. Some of the scenes are totally jaw-dropping. For example the Brinicle; icy finger of death 🙂 Other other collections include...

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Science Videos from Twig
Oct19

Science Videos from Twig

Twig is a website that provides over 500 3-minute films for Science at KS3 and GCSE level. It’s a subscription service, so schools will have to pay annually for access to the resource. You can access a selection of free movies here. Take a look and see what you think. The Twig service is accessed via the web, rather than via a Cachebox like some of its competing services like Clipbank. Also it is only geared to science, rather than a...

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