Archive for the ‘Useful websites’ Category

2013 in review

6 January 2014 stats helper has prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 14,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Cool tools for schools

10 April 2013

A comprehensive collection of web based tools and applications that could be used for a vast array of  educational activities. This website will not only have the tool you are searching for but also some you didn’t know you needed yet.


Safer Internet Day

4 February 2013

Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by the UK Safer Internet Centre to promote safe responsible use of online technology and mobile phones for children and young people. Safer Internet Day 2013 – the tenth edition of the event – will take place on Tuesday 5th February 2013, with the theme of Online Rights and Responsibilities, encouraging users to ‘Connect with Respect”.

Some of the latest resources to be shared include:

A parent’s guide to technology and other advice/resources here.

For supporting parents who wish to set up parental controls, video guides have been made available by Internet Service Providers and can be found in a collection here.

Safer Internet Day Radio from @UK Safer Internet Centre (@UK_SIC) will be broadcasting all day at (@SID2013Radio ). On Twitter, use the hashtag #SID2013

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Online Stopwatch

6 December 2012

Thanks Gaby, fun classroom timers– these are so neat!

stop watch

Sheppard Software

14 September 2012

Sheppard Software is an American website packed full of free, online, interactive educational activities. They cover a huge range of topics all with lots of different levels.

Try Comma Chameleon to test your punctuation here

or Math Man for a fun arcade style maths game here

Class Dojo

29 May 2012

I have just seen Helen demonstrate Class Dojo a great  tool  that can be used to support behaviour management in school.
Class Dojo enables you to easily award and record points, achievements and rewards for behaviour and performance. This is done in class in real-time, with just one click of your smartphone or laptop.

Google Education Posters

18 May 2012

These posters from Google could help students and colleagues with handy tips on improving search results and using Google products like Google Earth. As an example see Google Search Tips.

Topic Box Update

1 May 2012

Topic box, a website which provides quality links to free resources, has updated the look of the site. There is a clearer home page which now works on any size screen and includes a list of Top 5 and Random 5 resources.

Animoto for Education

23 April 2012

MS Photo Story 3 is a firm favourite for turning photos and music into stunning video masterpieces to share, especially now that it works with Windows 7.

As an alternative you may wish to try Animoto which is fast, free and shockingly easy to use. It lets you easily select photos and video clips from a range of sources, then add your own words to tell your story.

Crunchy Numbers

3 January 2012

Happy New Year! This is a summary from WordPress of the stats for this blog in 2011:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 34,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

In 2011, there were 28 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 139 posts. The busiest day of the year was April 6th with 228 views. The most popular post that day was BBC Bitesize Games for KS1.

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