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What are your best teaching websites?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by vicjim, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Hi

    I have to lead a staff meeting in a couple of weeks and I'd like to compile a list of excellent websites for teachers. There are thousands of excellent sites. Which ones would you highly recommend?
     
  2. Hi

    I have to lead a staff meeting in a couple of weeks and I'd like to compile a list of excellent websites for teachers. There are thousands of excellent sites. Which ones would you highly recommend?
     
  3. These are mine for MATHS

    Using Web based resources to support Mathematics


    Index of Tools

    A massive index of American web based tools

    http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivitySearch.aspx


    Isometric Drawing Tool

    Use this interactive mathlet to create dynamic drawings on isometric dot paper. Draw figures using edges, faces, or cubes. You can shift, rotate, colour, decompose, and view in 3D or 2D

    http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=125


    Shape Pan Balance
    This double pan balance provides an interesting environment in which to consider the concept of "equivalence". The weight of the objects can be specified and fixed, or you can change the weights dynamically.
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=131


    Virtual Counting Stick

    Can be used as a tool to demonstrate and help children visualise counting on and back.


    http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/nonmembers/gamesroom/stick/i...


    Nrich Maths
    Maths games, problems and challenges
    http://www.nrich.maths.org.uk/public/

    What?s my angle?

    Game for use of protractor

    http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/prot...

    Ambleside Numeracy Activities

    Excellent interactive resources

    http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/numeracy.htm



    Teaching Tools
    www.teachingmeasures.co.uk
    Interactive resources for teaching about time.

    www.primarygames.co.uk
    A site full of excellent interactive games, for use on or off the whiteboard
    http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/ufa10/starters.htm
    Maths lesson starters from Birmingham Education
    http://www.numeracysoftware.com
    Numeracy Software: free downloadable software
    http://www.geocities.com/pfog6/
    Time to Teach: free downloads
    http://www.cleo.net.uk
    Mixed age unit plans and free resources
    http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents.htm
    Lesson ideas and free worksheets


    Worksheets and downloads
    www.primaryworksheets.co.uk/
    Worksheets for each year group in Key Stage 1 & 2. Worksheets can be printed out to be used and can be easily changed on screen.
    www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths
    Activities, worksheets, games and teaching ideas for Key Stages 1 & 2.
    www.numeracysoftware.com
    A site with lots of downloadable maths activities.





    Games and interactive sites
    www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime
    Website of the television series. Some printable activities ? not very imaginative.
    http://www.counton.org/mathsmysteries/
    Maths Mysteries 7-9 year olds. Number sequences/symmetry/place value/ doubling- halving
    http://www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html
    Fraction games. Different levels of difficulty.
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf
    Fun way to practice your tables.
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/numorder.swf
    Ordering numbers ? put the hats on the heads in the correct order.
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/negnumorder.swf
    Ordering numbers, including negative numbers
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/numberboard.swf
    Place value number cards
    http://www.visualfractions.com/
    Varied activities on fractions
    http://www.funbrain.com/linejump/index.html
    Useful number Lines including negative numbers
    http://home.freeuk.com/elloughton13/math81.htm
    Magnetic Number board
    http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/index.html
    The Shodor Foundation: online games

    Number puzzles
    http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/P/puzzlemaths... make_it_count.shtml
    Find ways to make target numbers. You can add, subtract, multiply, divide and even put them together.
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/missing.swf
    Missing numbers to 20/ 50/ 100
    http://www.mathsonline.co.uk/nonmembers/gamesroom/ awards/awardc.html
    Ordering numbers
    http://www.funbrain.com/cracker/index.html
    Sequencing numbers
    http://www.counton.org/magnet/minus3/index.html
    Counting games ? to 10/20/100
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/numorder.swf
    Ordering numbers ? put the hats on the heads in the correct order.
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/negnumorder.swf
    Ordering numbers, including negative numbers
    http://www.letsdiscover.org.uk/shopping.html
    Money ? shopping. Can be set at values to enable different levels of difficulty
    http://www1.tpgi.com.au/users/puzzles/page2.html
    Number Crossword- type puzzles
    http://www.edbydesign.com/btcount.html
    This activity is useful for young children who are just beginning to learn how numbers are made up. The object is to group the ones into tens to see what numbers come up.


    Shape and Symmetry
    http://www.mathcats.com/explore/tessellationtown.html
    Make tessellating patterns from pictures. Good graphics
    http://www.adrianbruce.com/Symmetry/
    Lots of varied activities on Symmetry
    http://www.coolmath.com/tesspag1.htm
    More work on Tessellations
    http://www.coolmath.com/interior.htm
    Work on the Interior angles of shapes

    Problem solving
    www.nrich.maths.org.uk/
    Wide ranging site, especially useful for problem solving activities. Use NRICH Prime for Primary Maths. A useful site for all Key Stages.



    Other useful sites
    http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/sats/mental2.htm
    Mental Maths tests
    http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents01mental.htm
    Mental Maths
    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/
    Fab interactive site
    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/countdown/index.htm
    ONLINE COUNTDOWN program
    http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com
    Great dictionary explaining mathematical terms
    https://www.tes.co.uk
    Free subscription to the resources section
    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?s=maths
    Whiteboard activities
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa... resources/850/calcbalancev3.swf
    4 operations
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa... _resources/853/PlaceValueChartv4.swf
    Great PLACE VALUE CHART including DECIMALS
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa... _resources/852/2ring-centrev4.swf
    Fractions % Rounding Doubling Halving
    http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/elab2004/gr3/3.htm...
    ADDITION COLUMN ? FAB!!!!
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa... _resources/850/AddExpand.swf
    EXPANDED ADDITION
    http://www.learning-connections.co.uk/questof9/q_intro.ht...
    Logic problem
    http://www.mathsphere.co.uk/resources/MathSphereMathsDict...
    Maths dictionary
    http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/index.cfm?s=1&m=220&p=136,index&...
    Interactive maths tasks






    Maths websites for enrichment/extension

    Nrich
    http://nrich.maths.org.uk/public/index.php

    Tangram fun
    http://www.tygh.co.uk/tan/tan.htm
    http://microworlds.com/library/math/tangrams/index.html
    http://www.fastq.com/%7Ejbpratt/education/math/tangramsbw...

    Maths skills
    http://www.aaamath.com/

    Maths square
    http://www.edu4kids.com/msq/

    Maths tables
    http://www.edu4kids.com/tables/

    Money experience for kids
    http://www.edu4kids.com/money/

    Explore geometric shapes
    http://illuminations.nctm.org/imath/3-5/GeometricSolids/i...

    Properties of rectangles
    http://standards.nctm.org/document/eexamples/chap5/5.3/in...

    Count On site
    http://www.counton.org/index.html

    Maths activities
    http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/

    problem solving site from NZ
    http://www.nzmaths.co.nz/PS/Info/Information.htm

    Transformation golf
    http://mathsonline.actis.co.uk/nonmembers/gamesroom/trans...

    Y6 Mental maths tests
    http://www.teachingandlearningtameside.net/index.php?opti...







     
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  4. I was given these for English


    Website KS2
    http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookco...
    IWB resources for primary ? Look Cover Write, Check, See
    http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/
    Old website
    http://ambleweb.digitalbrain.com/ambleweb/frontpage/prima...
    New address for Ambleside
    http://www.sln.org.uk/english/Primary%20Pages/p71111.htm
    New Primary Literacy objectives mapped out.
    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/math/index.php?cate...
    New Primary Numeracy objectives mapped out
    http://www.icteachers.co.uk/resources/resources_literacy....
    Planning page for activities for Primary
    http://www.icteachers.co.uk/resources/literacy/literacywe...
    Great web page which is hyperlinked to many very useful Primary websites
    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html
    IWB resources for Primary
    http://www.iwb.org.uk/
    IWB activities for Primary
    http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ict/ict.htm
    Lots of primary resources
    http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/index.html
    Fun interactive games
    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?s=literacy&a=k...
    A portal to lots of very good interactive activities for Key Stage 2
    http://www.teachingpets.co.uk/Literacy/Contents.htm
    Useful resources for KS1 and KS2 for a range of subjects

    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp
    Lesson plan ideas
    http://www.primaryideas.co.uk
    Big Writing ideas
    http://www.twentytwentyvision.org.uk
    Ros Wilson?s Big Writing website
    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/origami/fortunete...
    How to make an origami fortune teller VCOP but multiple uses
    www.fieryideas.com
    Ros Wilson ideas for electronic downloads e.g Big Writing Games
    http://www.instantdisplay.co.uk/free.htm
    Silly Sentence openers amongst these displays for KS2 and KS1.
    http://www.thepuncs.com/index.html
    The Puncs a group of characters for each punctuation mark. Good idea but costs £4 could get students to invent their own.
    http://www.readwritethink.org/
    Place for some interactive tools and lesson plans.
    http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/acrostic/
    Create an online acrostic poem, which encourages planning and then offers support with starting words. There is a word limit though.
    http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/diamante/
    Diamante poems which recap synonyms, antonyms, adjectives and -ing words.
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp?grade=1&strand=0&engagement=0&display.x=21&display.y=10
    Lesson plan selector for KS2
    http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp?grade=1&strand=0&engagement=0&display.x=21&display.y=10
    Online templates for weaker students for: Newspapers, brochures, booklets and flyers. Presentational features can be used.
    http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/
    Quizes, games, interactive ideas
    http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-games-fun.htm
    British Council, learning English great for EAL and weaker students.
    http://www.teachers-take-away.co.uk/
    Resources for display, but they cost £25 for the lot.

    Website Key Stage 3 and why
    www.simple.com
    2simple Website for electronic resources e.g. 2simple 2connect
    http://www.robertpowellpublications.com/interactive_FAQ_1...
    Interactive games which include Question of, Blockbusters and Dominoes
    http://aspirations.english.cam.ac.uk/converse/home.acds
    - Good for First World War recruitment resources

    www.rsc.org.uk
    Royal Shakespeare Company

    http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/subj...
    RSC Audio of ?Much Ado About Nothing?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/
    Useful games and for revision





    Website LEA
    http://c9s.e2bn.net/e2bn/leas/c99/schools/c97/accounts/pn...
    Cambridge Advisory Service website which has the MTP for each Year group.
    http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/english/
    Great for schemes of work
    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nationalstrategy/literacy/inde...
    Lancashire LEA website for Primary Literacy
    http://www.dcseducation.org/v.asp?folderid=920&schoolid=&...
    Devon Primary LEA for mixed years
    http://www.norfolkesinet.org.uk/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid...
    Norfolk County Council ? Thinking Schools for Thinking children, interesting ideas on learning, character, plot, genre. Resources available.
    http://www.learninglogs.co.uk/
    Learning logs website









    Website Publishers
    http://www.harcourt.co.uk/Series/Secondary/HeinemannLiter...
    Free teaching materials for Heinemann texts
    http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/secondary/english/rollercoaster...
    Schemes of work for Oxford Rollercoaster series including: ?Boy in the Striped Pyjamas?, ?Abomination? etc.
    http://www.oup.com/oxed/secondary/english/
    Oxford University Press pages
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVprimary.htm
    Fantastic for historical context and research
    http://www.collinseducation.com/autosites/findResource.as...
    Collins Educational resources, schemes of work
    http://www.collinseducation.com/autosites/findResource.as...
    Collins Readers schemes of work
    http://www.penguinreaders.com/pr/resources/index.html
    Penguin readers from Easy starts and L1 to Level 6. Also includes audio CD?s and downloadable pdfs of worksheets and activities for each reader. Have to login.
    http://www.harcourt.co.uk/Secondary/EnglishAndMedia/Engli...
    Great free resources in Heinemann Literature
    http://www.chalkface.com/?
    Resources that you can buy.







    Website KS4 and Media Studies
    http://www.mediaedu.co.uk/
    Fabulous and essential for Media Studies
    http://www.filmeducation.org/
    Film resources, sign up and they will send resources for free.
    http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/
    Historical research

    http://wordsmith.org


    www.poemhunter.com
    For finding poems
    Google Earth ? for resources relating to places


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/
    Useful games and lessons for below level 3
    https://www.tes.co.uk/resources/home.aspx
    Go to Resources, log on and then you can search for many, many ideas.




    http://www.poetryclass.net/lessona.htm
    Poetry website using the senses.
    http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/all/...
    Schemes of work for teaching the novel
    http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~taflinge/sitcom.html
    Sitcom website
    http://www.mediaed.org/resources
    Great media portal, endless links
    http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-sitcoms
    Comprehensive list of sitcoms
    http://valdefierro.com/bandex.html
    American sitcoms abroad
    http://www.mediaedu.co.uk/page184/sitcoms.html
    Mediaedu?s sitcom portal
    http://www.kudlian.net/products/podcaster/education.html
    Podcasting information
    http://www.literaryconnections.co.uk/resources/teaching.h...
    A great place with so many useful ideas and helpful advice.
    http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish/
    TEFL teachers need to know about this
    http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/Belmont_HS/mice/index.html
    Online guide to ?Of Mice and Men? useful for vocabulary, maps and pictures, idioms and chapter summaries
    http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning/resource...
    Practical support pack for all subjects and Key Stages
    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms.htm
    Grammar terms
    http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/

    Useful for notes
    http://www.s-cool.co.uk/default.asp
    For students
    http://www.teacherxpress.com/
    Website portal for all subjects v. useful
    http://papertoys.com/
    Paper toy templates
    http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/
    English revision ? advice for different types of writing
    http://www.dowlingcentral.com/MrsD/area/literature/LitTer...
    Literature terms and quizzes
    http://www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/secondary/keystage3/all/...
    Transition materials for non-fiction from Year 7-10
    http://www.novelguide.com/
    Novel guide
    http://www.reall-languages.com/languages.htm
    Interactive games for English, Languages, Art, Maths
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespear...
    60 second Shakespeare links
    http://www.poetryclass.net/index.htm
    Poetry website and links
    http://www.banbury.oxon.sch.uk/faculties/english/resource...
    Poems from Different culture notes
    http://www.geoffbarton.co.uk/
    Great Grammar resources
    http://www.brainybetty.com/default.htm
    Great power point backgrounds and other
    http://www.morelearning.net/
    Free resources for English
    http://www.podcastrevision.co.uk/
    Podcast revision for students for English
    http://englishgallery.wetpaint.com/page/CGSE+Key+Stage+4?...

    Scheme of work
    http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/default.htm
    Useful for notes including Poems from Different Cultures
    http://www.allisonmedia.net/
    Excellent Media resources website
    http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heroMachine2/heromachi...
    Make your own super hero.
    http://www.ipcmedia.com/
    Great for magazine front covers
    http://www.filmeducation.org/secondary/concept/index.html
    Film concepts and tasks
    http://www.victorianweb.org/
    Great for Victorian research for high achieving GCSE students or A Levels
    http://www.tate.org.uk/
    Visual stimuli Hogarth for Victorian Literature, amongst many others. Gin Lane and Beer Street by Hogarth useful for showing the affluent rich and poor ? although not Victorian ? before hand.
    http://u.cc.utah.edu/~tsk2/omfpage.html
    Dust heaps ? the poor in Victorian society ? visual image
    http://humwww.ucsc.edu/dickens/omf/1865.html
    Victorian London 1865 as part of a Charles Dickens project.

    Website Teaching and learning resources generic
    http://www.independentthinking.co.uk/
    Innovative thoughts about teaching

    www.visualtheasuaus.com
    Fantastic for varying vocabulary

    http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/timeline/index.html
    Interactive time line can be created.
    http://hans.presto.tripod.com/funfonts.html
    Fun fonts ? have to pay for some
    http://cooltext.com/Fonts
    Free fonts including a range of handwriting fonts
    http://www.moorstation.org/fontennium/fontennium.htm
    Old fashioned fonts
    http://www.specialtyfonts.com/
    For special days e.g. Valentine?s Day
    http://www.typenow.net/themed.htm
    Fonts linked to films
    http://www.steljes.co.uk/ProductsServices/Services/Traini...
    SMART board training
    http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning/resource...
    Page for lesson plans
    www.zoho.com
    Online office suite ? looks like Word ? useful for saving work and being able to go to a website and picking up your work
    http://www.nc.uk.net/webdav/harmonise?Page/@id=6004&Subject/@id=5985
    National Curriculum online for all KS
    http://www.ncaction.org.uk/
    Students? work
    http://www.animationlibrary.com/
    Free animation library
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/british/index.shtml
    Interactive timeline for historical events
    http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/
    To be able to download Youtube video (legality?)
    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nationalstrategy/literacy/index.php?category_id=156&s=46c607d554316aba69f00008a1db94fc
    Wow word prompts from Lancashire NGFL
    http://forms.real.com/netzip/intl/intl_getrde601.html?lang=en&h=software-dl.real.com&f=windows/installer/R40UKD/RealPlayer11BETA.exe&p=RealPlayer&oem=rp11b_en_uk&src=fd_uk_playerpg_3module3&tagtype=ie&type=rp11b_en_uk
    New version of Real Player If you have the most up-to-date version of the realplayer (the beta version on the relaplayer site) it gives you the option to download most video content from the net. The only ones I have found where this doesn't work are some on the bbc website. I used realplyer to download lots of videos from youtube for a 1960s project I'm doing in September
    (imc wiliams
    http://www.softsland.com/pdf_to_word_converter/download.html
    PDF to Word converter




    From the Full English ? Teaching and Learning strategies
    https://www.blogger.com/start
    Starting up a blog
    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
    Essential speeches, includes top 100 speeches, movie speeches, audio not visuals.
    http://www.applesandsnakes.org./artists.php
    Poem of the month, by a contemporary poet.
    www.imdb.com
    Internet Movie Data Base
    http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/
    Imperial War Collections ? First World War Poetry
    www.npg.org.uk
    National Portrait Gallery ? creative writing about a person?s life from only seeing their picture.
    www.moneyinstructor.com
    Fake money but also lessons about money ($)
    www.teach-nology.com

    Go to Worksheets> Bingo card generator
    3x3 card or
    Word scrambler ? can then copy and paste into SMART or Word
    Lots of other ?generators? as well
    http://www.demgames.org/
    Citizenship games which are free to play. Captain Campaign etc
    www.ziv.jerusalem.k12.il/engjacket.doc
    Template for a book jacket
    http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storclas.html
    Electronic books
    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/
    Tony Buzan includes ?How to Mind Map?
    http://www.wilderdom.com/games/
    Team games, ice breakers lots of very cool games
    Great for end of term ?fun? lessons
    http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/hello/
    Say Hello and other short phrases in lots of different languages
    http://www.cs.unb.ca/profs/fritz/cs3503/sixhat35.htm
    Information and types of questions for De Bono?s Six Hats
    http://www.headfirst.com.au/cms/pages/!/display.html
    Thinking skills
    http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/
    Free for making word searches but be warned, they cannot be saved
    http://www.online-literature.com/
    Lots of preC20 works of literature in full.
    http://www.storylineonline.net/
    Actors reading stories mainly primary
    http://www.rsc.org.uk/explore/
    RSC Shakespeare resources including picture galleries etc.
    http://www.teachers-pet.org/whatistp.html
    Can create word jumbles, crosswords, flashcards etc.
    http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/
    Spelling website
    http://www.globaldimension.org.uk/default.aspx
    Global issues with links to free resources and resources to purchase.
    http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/more/timefiller/contents.htm
    Teaching displays and activities for the start of lessons.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/british/index.shtml
    Very useful timeline of British events. Journeys can be taken in relation to: Slavery, Women?s Rights, Technology and the Kings and Queens.




    From Teacher?s TV
    Website Teachers? comments
    www.achuka.co.uk
    Contains the latest news about books for young readers, including lists of awards, profiles, interviews, etc. Try also www.lib.lsu.edu/hum/authors.html

    www.aqa.org.uk
    Contains information on the AQA exam specifications.
    www.bbc.co.uk/education
    Contains KS3 and GCSE revision activities for pupils, teachers? lesson plans and resources and weekly articles for parents. For access to audio and video news footage try www.bbc.co.uk/news or www.itn.co.uk

    www.becta.org.uk
    The Government?s lead agency for ICT in education. This site provides advice on ICT for teachers in every curriculum area.
    www.bfi.org.uk
    Contains useful documents, planning and resources for film and media literacy.
    www.bgfl.org.uk
    Bolton?s virtual teaching and learning centre. Contains links to other websites.
    www.bibliomania.com
    Provides useful summaries, character studies and valuable brief biographies of authors, plus classic texts that can be downloaded for use.
    www.booktrust.org.uk/
    Contains reader recommendations, resources form around the world, suggestions for reading clubs, book lists, profiles of authors, etc.
    www.booktrusted.co.uk
    A good website for children?s book-related information of all kinds.
    www.byteachers.org.uk
    Contains free teaching resources and materials. The ?Virtual School? provides a range of online lessons.
    www.channel4.com/learning/main/secondary
    Provides access to online learning for the classroom. Just click on ?English?.
    www.ebicom.net/-tct/history.htm
    Contains information on all aspects of drama history, providing the essential points about theatre design, platwrights and plays for each era.
    www.edexcel.org.uk
    Contains information on the Edexcel exam specifications.
    www.eduseek.com
    A general education site, providing a focus on English Language and Literature.
    www.e-gfl.org/
    The award-winning Essex Grid for Learning website. Contains teaching resources and links to relevant Key Stage 3 National Strategy sites.
    www.embc.org.uk
    Access to the East Midlands Broadband Consortium, which delivers the Northamptonshire eLearning Portal ? www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

    www.english1.org.uk
    Has links to hundreds of sites and helpful information and resources.
    www.englishandmedia.co.uk
    Contains details of published materials and some exemplar units of work.
    www.englishbiz.co.uk
    A GCSE English Language and Literature revision site.
    www.englishonline.co.uk
    Offers a range of web-delivered, whole-school interactive activities to use in the English classroom and ICT suite. Suitable for all Key Stages. Includes the collapser tool: www.englishonline.co.uk/freesite_tour/resource/wordlab/collapser.html

    www.englishplus.com
    A site designed to help with grammar and punctuation.
    www.englishresources.co.uk
    Excellent on GCSE. Some good resources for work on the anthology.
    www.english-teaching.co.uk
    Range of resources, ready to print worksheets, some better than others. Will need to pay a subscription to access further resources.
    www.filmeducation.org.uk

    Provides information on films. Click on the ?Secondary Resources? menu to compare text and film scenarios. Also register for free CDs containing latest film trailers.
    www.childdrama.com
    Provides drama lesson plans and playlets.
    www.guardiancentury.co.uk
    This ?Guardian? newspaper archive provides a wealth of news reports from 1899 to 1999. Ideal for studying the language, style and layout newspaper reports.
    www.heinemann.co.uk
    ?UK?s leading educational publisher.? Use this site to find out about their latest products, view sample pages and discover free resources.
    www.hi8us.co.uk
    An ambitious still-developing site. The Edrama project encourages pupils to create their own dramas and scripts, using virtual characters and actors.
    www.jubileebooks.co.uk
    A company designed to offer a wide choice of books and resources from all relevant publishers and to offer expert and impartial advice on choosing them. This site also provides information about book boxes, book fairs and school visits.
    www.kidsreview.org.uk
    Contains a database of book reviews written by children for children. After being supplied with a password, children can add their own book reviews to the site.
    www.learn.co.uk
    The Guardian education page. Access to subscription sites available through this site.
    www.learningdiscovery.co.uk
    The website for Northamptonshire?s Learning Discovery Centre. Contains, among other things, exciting details and developments as a result of the NIAS/LDC ICT/e-learning in English Project, including useful free downloads for use in the classroom.
    www.leics.gov.uk/education
    Contains examples of KS3 units of work and advice on whole school literacy.
    www.literacytrust.org.uk/readingconnects
    A National Literacy trust initiative designed to ?provide the way in to the resources, links and ideas schools need to help them develop a reading ethos.? Provides links to a variety of organisations and resources, a guide to storytellers and authors, funding advice, websites to inspire teenagers to read and research, statistics and case studies about reading.
    www.nate.org.uk

    National Association for the Teaching of English. Contains information on current issues, units of work (including group and guided reading) and details of published resources.
    www.ncaction.org.uk/subjects/english
    Uses pupils? work and case study materials to show what the National Curriculum in English looks like in practice.
    www.ncbc.co.uk
    Norfolk Children?s Book Centre site ? provides information on storytellers, authors, conferences, INSET and mail order purchases.
    www.ngfl.gov.uk
    National Grid for Learning ? the gateway to educational resources on the internet. See www.tre.ngfl.gov.uk for the teacher resource exchange, in which teachers share and evaluate resources for English teaching and learning.
    www.northants-ecl.gov.uk/apps/LIS/LRE/HME.asp
    Northamptonshire?s Learning Resources for Education website. Contains links to sites for a variety of authors, poets and illustrators, as well as ?Text Talk? (a themed book reviewing site) and a ?Literacy Support Page?, which links to all major children?s book awards and shortlists.
    www.novelguide.com
    Provides useful summaries, quotes, character studies and valuable brief biographies of authors.
    www.ocr.org.uk
    Contains information on the OCR exam specifications.
    www.poetryclass.net
    Contains resources and lessons re: teaching of poetry in KS1 - 4.
    www.qca.org.uk
    The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority website ? contains details about National tests and research/case studies re: assessment, learning, etc.
    www.randomhouse.co.uk
    This publisher?s site contains extracts of their latest texts.
    www.readingclub.org.uk
    Education Extra?s website, containing information on reading clubs and programmes, reading games and activities, suitable texts, etc.
    www.rhymezone.com
    Enter a word and the online rhyming dictionary comes up with a range of alternatives.
    www.schoolsnet.com
    Provides online teaching resources for all subjects.
    http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess
    Hosts advertising used across different decades for a range of products/services.
    www.shakespeare.org.uk
    The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust site includes information about the centre and a short developing collection of A-level essays.
    www.shakespeare-online.com
    A vast resource for students and teachers - includes essays.
    www.shared-visions.com/explore/english
    This site reminds students about the basics of grammar.

    www.univeralteacher.org.uk
    Andrew Moore?s teaching resources website. Contains resources for teachers and students of English Language, Literature and Drama and basic information about how to acquire skills in ICT and internet technologies.
    www.sln.org.uk
    Staffordshire County Council?s website. The ?web projects? contains information on teaching resources to support English.
    www.smartgroups.com/groups/english.teaching
    Provides an opportunity for you to share information and network with other people ? an online community.
    www.spelling.hemscott.net
    Provides plenty of reference, exercises and puzzles and advice for parents.
    www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/keystage3
    Contains National Strategy materials and updates. Access the Primary web by substituting ?literacy? for ?keystage3?.
    www.teachernet.gov.uk
    Provides access to lesson plans, learning links with the local community and comprehensive directories for Community Learning Grids, teaching unions and other affiliated bodies.
    www.teacherxpress.com
    ?The education web ? all in one place ? for busy teachers?. It contains links to many new sites in all subject areas.
    www.teachit.co.uk
    Schemes of work and printable resources provided by teachers. You can pay a subscription for access to extra resources.
    www.tes.co.uk/staffroom
    Like the newspaper, this contains updates on current issues, job advertisements, teaching materials, etc
    www.theatrehistory.com
    Provides information about theatre, plays and playwrights.
    www.thegrid.org.uk/learning
    Hertfordshire?s website (a KS3 National Strategy Pilot Authority) ? contains tips and resources for teachers on approaches to reading (shared and guided), writing, speaking and listening and the new KS3 SATs.
    www.the-times.co.uk
    ?The Times? online ? contains details of the latest news stories as well as feature articles. See also www.mirror.co.uk
    for a tabloid version
    www.wrx.zen.co.uk/britnews.htm
    Gives links to all online British newspapers and some magazines - local, national and regional.
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    Essentials for English teachers National Association for Teaching of English The organisation that represents English teachers. Read about the wider issues and get involved with your community. Edit

    English & Media Centre
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    Andrew Moore's English site free resources for English teachers.
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    The English Gallery A website created by an English Teacher for English teachers! It contains whole schemes of work for both KS3 and KS4. Each scheme also has high quality resources included as well as simple and clear lesson plans to guide teachers through each activity. Some schemes and resources have also been differentiated for G&T/SEN/EAL pupils. Edit

    Literary Connections links, books and resources for secondary English - mainly but not exclusively for literature. Edit

    Language in Use resources for the study of language.
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    The English Language List (email discussion group for A/AS Lang.)
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    Geoff Barton including resources for whole school literacy.
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    The English Association
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    emagazine and
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    The English Review from Philip Allan Updates - magazines for A/AS students.
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    NCTE US version of NATE and of course bigger. Useful but very busy discussion lists - join and be prepared for hundreds of mails! Edit

    Teacher's Pet Text Tool for Teachers The Teacher's Pet Text Tool is a free add-on for Microsoft Word that can help you transform any text into a fun classroom activity. Developed by a teacher, here are just some of the things the tool can do: Crosswords Flashcards Bingo Cards Jumbles Gap-fill / Cloze tests Edit

    English Department, The Association of Teacher Websites
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    Competitions Christopher Tower Poetry Competition organised by ChristChurch, Oxford University.
    Edit

    Are you running a competition you think we should know about? Drop us a mail!
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    The Trollope Short Story Competition for secondary students between the ages of fifteen and nineteen and based on a work of Trollope. Edit

    Scriblist..com Internet collaborative writing project. Become a published author in 6 months.
    Edit

    Debating competition
    Edit

    Write Here, Write Now writing competition for years 4 and 5.
    Edit

    National Poetry Competition from the Poetry Society and
    Edit

    TES Write Away Competition Win cash prizes and laptop computers with this competition aimed at encouraging young people's writing (aged 11-14). Winning entries are published and a downloadable resource booklet available on the site. Edit

    Parliamentary Press Gallery Essay Contest for years 10 to 13.
    Edit

    Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award
    Edit

    Newsday Can your school produce a newspaper and/or a news website in a single day?
    Edit

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    Exam boards SQA
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    OCR
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    Edexcel
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    CCEA (Northern Ireland)
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    AQA
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    WJEC (CBAC)
    Edit

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    Educational organisations Year of reading organisation a site for teachers, parents, libraries, businesses etc. Includes suggestions on how to get involved. Edit

    National Literacy Trust includes details about a range of initiatives: The National Reading Campaign, Reading Champions (celebrating positive role models for young male readers) and Reading is Fundamental which provides free books for children, interviews with famous readers and competitions. Children can also publish their own book reviews or participate in online writing projects. Edit

    Book Trust funded by the Arts Council, this simple site is easily navigable and fulfils its aim of 'bringing books and people together' by offering recommended reads for children organised by age group and reading ability, best books of the year, bestsellers and awards. Edit

    Becta Schools site the agency which supports all four UK education departments in their strategic ICT developments. Edit

    My Home Library encourage young readers to build their own collection of favourite books ..
    Edit

    ACCAC Welsh version of the above.
    Edit

    Ofsted as above, but more so.
    Edit

    QCA confusing structure means you have to dig around to find essential info about SATs etc.
    Edit

    Teachernet a portal for teachers. Will take you to other .gov sites and other resources.
    Edit

    TDA The Training and Development Agency for Schools (formerly TTA) - for trainers and trainees. Edit

    DfES not exactly entertaining, but possibly useful.
    Edit

    National Grid for Learning this site focuses on IT in learning. Recommended - a trip to the Virtual Teacher Centre holding classroom materials and essential links. Worth a look, though can be difficult to navigate. Edit

    National Curriculum online searchable, downloadable information on the new NC.
    Edit

    The Standards site a user friendly site (the best of the government's educational offering) with information on the new schemes of work. Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    Unions NASUWT
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    ATL
    Edit

    NUT
    Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    Teaching portals English Teaching in the UK a good starting point for your research...
    Edit

    Association of Teacher Websites loads of free resources from teacher built web sites.
    Edit

    Online Teachers Net another teachers' portal, including jobs and curriculum links.
    Edit

    TEEM 'Teachers Evaluating Educational Materials' - worth a look if you're considering buying software or for their growing list of evaluated web sites (note, though, that sites have to pay to be evaluated) Edit

    Topmarks a very useful but increasingly unwieldy choice of teaching resources on the web.
    Edit

    Schoolzone a comprehensive site for teachers, including news, information, an online staffroom and classroom resources. Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    The media - Educational / literary London Review of Books Online
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    Radio 4 site Hours could be usefully spent browsing here.
    Edit

    The Times Literary Supplement
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    BBC includes the Bitesize Revision section, and the fantastic
    Edit

    Channel4 Learning includes Netnotes, free online resources linked to programme output and videos. Edit

    Times Educational Supplement an online version.
    Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    The media - News - Broadcast ITN
    Edit

    Channel 4 news
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    CNN
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    BBC News Check out their daily email of customisable news which could be enormously valuable as part of a classroom project. Or, for a genuine newsroom feel, why not download a 'News Ticker', a toolbar which sits on your screen and is constantly updated with headlines? Edit

    BBC Newsround Pupil friendly online news.
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    The media - News - Broadsheets The Guardian
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    The Telegraph
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    The Independent
    Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    The media - News - Tabloids The Mirror
    Edit

    The Sun
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    The Daily Express
    Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    The media - News - International The Paperboy Visit this site for access to news from around the world.
    Edit

    The New York Times
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    The Washington Post
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    Publishing companies Virago Features: Reading guides.
    Edit

    Heinemann Features: sample free resources, eg practice tests for years 7 and 8 and sample modules for A2 AQA specifications. Schemes of work for New Windmills novels. Edit

    Random House Features: ebooks*, Toni Morrison.
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    Scholastic.com: Harry Potter is the star of this Publisher's site, but it also includes the Goosebump series, with areas for teachers, kids and parents. Edit

    Penguin Classics Features: featured articles, for example Elaine Showalter on Zola, teachers' guides (mainly Shakespeare). Edit

    Macmillan Education
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    Penguin Features: ebooks* such as Stone Cold and English Passengers.
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    Oxford University Press Features: children's fiction section with tips for creative writing from Gillian Cross and recommended books. Edit

    Cambridge University Press Features: interactive English Basics exercises.
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    Faber and Faber Features: author interviews, eg Ishiguro, Heaney.
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    Bloomsbury Features: beautiful, interactive Harry Potter sub site, writers' area, reviews, first chapters and a free online database of reference works. Edit

    Longman Features: useful teaching tips and some classroom resources.
    Edit

    Hodder Literature Features: a selection of novels for the Key Stage 3 classroom from authors such as David Almond, along with free resource material including lesson plans and photocopiable worksheets. Edit

    Collins Education Features: details on all Collins titles for frameworking, fiction, poetry, drama etc and a number of free downloads. Edit

    Harper Collins Features: author pages including Tolkein, Lessing and Woolf, extracts, author clips and reading guides for a range of books. Edit

    Harcourt Part of Heinemann, this link takes you to free resources for a variety of KS3 , 4 and 5 texts. Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    Generally literary ibiblio another vast e-library.
    Edit

    Bibliomania.com a very easy to use library of classic e-texts, searchable and downloadable. Now also includes study guides. Edit

    Bartleby Great Books Online a database of the classic texts.
    Edit

    Page by page books classic (US) texts online.
    Edit

    Centurions A BBC site containing information on the greatest writers, painters, architects, film-makers, designers, sculptors and poets of our century. Edit

    19th Century British and Irish Authors a massive gateway site to all the known websites on 19th century British and Irish authors; a good starting point for anyone carrying out research into 19th century writers. Also includes links to other, earlier, writers. Edit

    eserver.org vast amount of online Arts materials.
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    Bookhooks illustrated book reports online.
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    Thesaurus.com lots of useful info and activities for playing around with words.
    Edit

    Humbul Humanities Hub aims to be UK higher and further education's first choice for accessing online humanities resources. Edit

    About's Arts Index and another!
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    Books Unlimited from the Guardian - really useful research starting point - includes information about authors, reviews, first chapters, top tens. Edit

    The Poetry Archive Aims to be 'the world's largest and best equipped collection of poets reading their own work'. Unique recordings - and teaching materials too. Edit

    Save the Children's Back to School Site a new site to raise awareness of displaced children around the world, and to help teachers with the citizenship component of the national curriculum, containing structured lesson plans in Art, English, Drama and PSHE. Edit

    National Poetry Day (9th October 2003). This year's theme is Britain. Take part in the Poetry Landmarks initiative - a project to map poetry related things on an interactive map, use the teacher's toolkit for help with planning an event, how to order a poster and a selection of lesson plans, or submit your own three lines to Roger McGough's patchwork poem. Edit

    National Children's Book Week Visit to find out about organising your own event or to order / download lovely resources. Edit

    BBC Arts Web guide try the publishers section. Handy.
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    Art in Time Literary history with an artistic twist.
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    Talking to .. Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Orwell, William Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf. Edit

    Young Writer Magazine a platform for writers aged 18 and under, including lots of ideas, competitions etc. A useful teacher resource although aimed primarily at young people. Edit

    Heath Anthology of American Literature
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    The Poetry Book Society
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    Luminarium v. useful for Literary research.
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    Living Words Education at the British Library.
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    Novel Guide another good place to start your literary research.
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    Spark Notes from Harvard. Solid stuff for learning about a range of texts (including Shakespeare, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, Beloved, Of Mice and Men, The Handmaid's Tale ...) Edit

    4literature.net a free etext library of classic texts.
    Edit

    http://www.lovereading4schools reluctant readers survey The National Literacy Trust and Lovereading4schools want your help in choosing books for reluctant readers. Edit

    Add a link to the above section
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    ICT Eduforum ICT tutorials, forums, review and more ...
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    Google.co.uk probably the best search engine?
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    Half Baked Software use this free tool to create your own educational interactive exercises. (We'll even publish them here at Teachit if you like!) Edit

    Question Tools or, use this one!
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    Add a link to the above section


     
  5. Thank you. You are very kind and so speedy too!!!!!! xxx
     
  6. Loved these too

    Websites to note


    Expanded addition

    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa...

    FDRP
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa...

    Place Value including decimals
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa...

    Four operations
    http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/custom/files_uploaded/uploa...

    Games
    http://www.subtangent.com/maths/index.php

    Lancashire Grid for Learning Mathematics
    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/math/index.php?cate...

    Lancashire Grid for Learning Literacy
    http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/nationalstrategy/literacy/

    DCS Literacy Planning
    http://www.dcseducation.org/v.asp?folderid=1144&schoolid=...


    Cumbria Grid for Learning
    http://numeracy.cumbriagridforlearning.org.uk/index.php?c...


    DCS Devon - literacy
    http://www.dcseducation.org/v.asp?level2id=391&level3=920...

    DCS Devon ? Maths
    http://www.dcseducation.org/v.asp?folderid=217&schoolid=&...

    Science Practical Ideas
    http://www.scienceyear.com/home.html

    Science Planning
    http://www.fours.co.uk/content/default.asp?PageId=4787&mm...

    Science
    http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/education/information-for-sch...


    ICT
    http://www.teach-ict.com/teachershome.htm


    On-line materials
    http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/kidstopics_frame.html
    Songs
    http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids-songs-clothes.htm



    SUBJECT LEADER ? site regarding progressions and standards in each NC Subject
    http://www.ncaction.org.uk/index.htm


    National Whiteboard Network
    http://www.nwnet.org.uk/pages/index.html


    http://www.priorywoods.middlesbrough.sch.uk/resources/vid...

     
  7. shelleymccuk

    shelleymccuk New commenter

    Gosh, OD, the OCD is kicking in again!!!!
     
  8. shelley

    click on the last link in post 5 and find the mouse one - I love it.
     
  9. It's called you sexy thing
     
  10. You are a star. Thank you so much OD.
     
  11. shelleymccuk

    shelleymccuk New commenter

    Awww! Poor mouse!!!!
     
  12. Didn't read alllll of that list but my one absolute favourite is
    www.topicbox.co.uk

    Covers everything!
     
  13. The list above is already frightfully long, but one poster has just said this about
    www.englishspellingproblems.co.uk

    Masha - just been on that site. Wow! It's terrific. Have bookmarked it for future use. Would definitely recommend it for any teacher of English.

    I've had quite a few similar comments about it lately. - It has word lists for spelling patterns and exceptions to them. There are word lists for reading too.
     
  14. Another one that covers all with loads of games:
    wwww.TheFA.com/Footee - uses football as the education mechanic and has a massive multiplayer game as a reward
     
  15. I'll try not to be frightful next time!!!!!!!
     
  16. My favourite is www.teachable.net ... but then i'm a bit biased!
     
  17. A resource site where you have to upload content in order to download content. It seems kind of.. familiar, somehow, except this one blatantly makes money from the process
     
  18. My two favourites are Brendens site - LOVE it!!! I use the spelling list generator and dice generator all the time. Though I am in Australia and don't do the uploading, downloading stuff yet as I am not sure how the units fit in with my syllabus. Other one is

    http://www.teachthis.com.au/index.php

    which you have to pay a sunscription for but is great. Also love http://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/

    as you can make own word shapes and wordsearches for spelling lists.


     
  19. Take a look at our website www.theliteracyclub.com - :Launched Nov 09, it offers lots of free primary literacy resources and is the home of TWO new magazine series aimed at ages 5 to 7 and 7 to 11 - TLC Teacher and TLC Kids.
     
  20. Hi I found this website, the guy who runs it is an art teacher:
    He has created webpages that GCSE students can set as their home page on their computers to help them with revision!

    http://mylinks.me.uk/GCSE_student_circle_spike.html
    Have a look - it is really good, and he has answered my emails and added links that I have suggested!
    Hope this helps :)
     

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