Sunday, 29 June 2008

BBC Scotland Education

Visit BBC Scotland’s website for Primary Schools. It includes links to websites for citizenship, health, history, geography, music and technology. There is also a link to the BBC radio clips library from WW2. Many pages include teachers’ notes on the left hand navigation bar.

Sunday, 22 June 2008 and Glow

Don't forget our account for finding websites to use in class. You can also add tags of your own if you wish. Try the search box at the top and type in a tag word.

There are now some good websites on Glow ready for free use. Log into Glow then go to the left hand navigation bar:

National Site > Resources in Focus tab > and you will find The Big Bus for infants; Spark Island for English, Maths and Science; the Guardian newspaper for pupils and lots more.

Monday, 16 June 2008

TeacherTube and YouTube

As YouTube seems to be blocked by most local authorities because of the risk of pupils viewing inappropriate material, Ictopus has posted a link to instructions on how to download videos from YouTube at home so that they can be viewed again in school without visiting the YouTube site.

TeacherTube is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. Check out the top favourites.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Tutpup and Maths Playground

Earlier this year the pupils took part in World Maths Day where they played mental arithmetic games against other pupils from all over the world. Tutpup is run along similar lines with competitive games that help children learn and gain confidence with Maths, English and other basic skills and knowledge.

MathPlayground has lots of good maths resources for the whiteboard including cuisennaire rods, measuring angles, area and perimeter, percentages, fractions and loads more.

ViralVinnie is the BBC's new website for KS1, KS2 and KS3 with games to help improve Maths, Language and Science.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Educated Fish

Every week, Ictopus magazine recommends a variety of lessons through ICT and this week highlighted a great website which is a one stop shop for links to all areas of the curriculum. The sites have been chosen by teachers as very useful for learning and teaching. Educated Fish covers all areas of the curriculum for ages 5-14.