Science Explorers App and Primary Resources from BP
Sep14

Science Explorers App and Primary Resources from BP

The Science Explorer training app is a fun treasure hunt game for 7 to 11 year olds. Get your pupils to solve riddles to find trigger images around the classroom. Hold the tablet’s camera over the trigger images to unlock fun science skill activities and reveal your Class Challenge! Pupils can even select a scientist to take a selfie with, so they can join the ranks of other amazing Science Explorers! You can get the app here. You can...

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Promethean Planet to be Replaced by Classflow
Sep09

Promethean Planet to be Replaced by Classflow

Promethean users should hopefully already know about the Promethean Planet site, which provided ready-made ActivInspire resources to download, community discussion and technical support. Well, the big news is that Promethean Planet is moving, and becoming part of Promethean ClassFlow. Planet users will continue to find flipcharts, resource packs, and other teaching resources within ClassFlow. You will be able to download and use your...

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6 Essential Websites for Primary Science Teachers
Feb09

6 Essential Websites for Primary Science Teachers

My experience with teaching on Primary PGCE courses has made me very aware of how few primary ITT students arrive with a science background. For many the last experience they had of science was during their GCSE’s. Not many come with Science A levels, and if they do it’s usually Biology, rather than Chemistry or Physics. If this sounds like you, then do not despair. There’s lots of places online that can help with getting your science...

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Primary Teaching Resources from Teaching Packs
Nov15

Primary Teaching Resources from Teaching Packs

Teaching Packs offers collections of high-quality teaching resources that can be used in the primary/elementary classroom. The contents of the packs varies, but packs may include audio quizzes, ebooks, classroom display banners, printable posters, activity sheets and more. The site offers packs of teaching resources linked to different topics, including Fractions, Maths Vocabulary, Pirates, Punctuation and more, available for a small...

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Marks and Spencer Education Resources
Apr30

Marks and Spencer Education Resources

The Marks & Spencer Company Archive has just launched a new online learning resource for UK schools to make elements of the company’s collection of over 70,000 historical objects, photos and documents accessible to students and teachers for the first time. In partnership with My Learning, the M&S Company Archive eLearning Hub will be available to schools and educational establishments free of charge. These themed classroom...

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TES iBoard+ Interactive Resources for your IWB
Aug05

TES iBoard+ Interactive Resources for your IWB

I’ve written about the Interactive Resources by TES iboard in the past, but they’ve been updated and improved since then, so I thought I should mention them again. TES iboard+ has over 1,000 resources, complete lesson plans, units of work and printables for Key Stages 1 and 2. The resources are designed for use by the teacher on their interactive whiteboard but many are also suitable for pupil use, usually responding to a...

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September 11th – Education Programme and Schools Competition
Apr03

September 11th – Education Programme and Schools Competition

The 9 11 London Project is a new UK educational charity that has been set up to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to ensure that the legacy of those events is one that builds hope from tragedy. Its purpose is to ensure that this and future generations have the opportunity to be taught about the events and to understand the causes and consequences of 9/11, in the US, UK and across the world. The website contains educational...

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Interactive Whiteboard Activities from Scholastic
Mar15

Interactive Whiteboard Activities from Scholastic

The Scholastic website contains, amongst other things, a section with interactive activities that you can use on your whiteboard. The activities cover a range of topic areas from languages to maths to science and they’re quite a mixed bag in terms of the type of activity. You can access the resources here. As I’ve said before a full-screen feature would be good – just to make these easier to use on an IWB, some of...

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Adobe Education Exchange – resources for teachers
Jan23

Adobe Education Exchange – resources for teachers

The Adobe Education Exchange hosts a range of free, peer-reviewed teaching and learning resources, developed by Adobe Education Leaders,  educators who are already integrating technology in to classes with great success who also use the Exchange themselves to find inspiration for creative teaching activities. For example the site contains guidance on teaching code for games design and app development which supports collaborative...

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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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The Kid Should See This
Sep12

The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This describes itself as “Off the grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff collected by Rion Nakaya and her three year old co-curator.” It’s a great eclectic mic of videos and other weird stuff that might provide “awe and wonder” in a lesson, or that you might want to bookmark for those times you want to show something a little different. Mostly embedded from YouTube so...

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Succeeding with Science
Jun04

Succeeding with Science

Created by Sellafield Nuclear Power Station, the Succeeding with Science website contains many different interactive activities and downloadable resources. There are resources here for both primary and secondary (and post-16) teachers on a number of different topics such as electricity, states of matter, carbon footprints and radioactivity. There’s also information about the Sellafield nuclear power station itself. There are some...

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