Manzana’s secondary websites for February

Name: Discovery Channel Address: http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/guides.html  The Discovery channel site contains a range of information (videos, games too) over a variety of topics. Plenty of detail on each topic that it covers and well presented. Name: National Geographic Address: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/  Like the Discovery channel site, National Geographic takes the best of the tv channel, whilst also mixing it with the …

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Interactive websites for primary

     Name: Discovery Channel Address: http://dsc.discovery.com/guides/guides.html  The Discovery channel site contains a range of information (videos, games too) over a variety of topics. Plenty of detail on each topic that it covers and well presented. Name: National Geographic Address: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/  Like the Discovery channel site, National Geographic takes the best of the tv channel, whilst also mixing it …

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Free audio to use with your Storyphones

These days downloadable audio resources for kids are abundant and cheap (or free). This article is all about how you can find great audio resources to use with your Storyphones. This is just a starter: Keep searching and you will find more, and no doubt even better or more relevant resources for your particular needs.

My Beeping 2Touch IWB

Your 2Touch IWB is equipped with a simple buzzer which emits tones depending on certain conditions.   There are two normal operating conditions in which you should hear tones from your 2Touch iwb: Calibration tones: When calibrating, a high tone indicates that the calibration mode has been launched, and a low tone indicates the calibration mode …

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Calibrating Hints & Tricks

I can’t say this for other brands of interactive whiteboard, but so far as 2Touch IWB’s are concerned, calibration is always successful if done correctly. There is no deterioration over time so your 2Touch iwb will perform as accurately after 10 or 20 years, as it did when brand new.

Interactive websites f May – Secondary

General: Name: Grammar Address: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ Science: Name: Whole brain atlas Address: http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html Name: Interactive periodic table of elements Address: http://code.jalenack.com/periodic/ Name: Natural History Museum Address: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/index.html Name: National Geographic kids Address: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ History: Name: History Chanel Address:http://www.history.com/ Name: Worlds myths and legends in art Address: http://www.artsmia.org/world-myths/ Name: Animated Atlas Address: http://www.animatedatlas.com/movie2.html Math: Name: Quadrilateral Quest Address: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/6-8/activities/quad_quest/quad_quest.html Name: Maths Net (www.mathsnet.net) Address:http://www.mathsnet.net/geometry/solid/nets.html http://www.mathsnet.net/geometry/solid/index.html Name: Ambleside Primary Address: http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/angleshapes.htmlName: BGLF – fractions Address: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/fractions/index.htmName: Cut the knot Address: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/games.shtml Art Name: Mr Picasso Head Address: http://www.picassohead.com/create.html Music Name: The music interactive Address: http://www.themusicinteractive.com/TMI/The_Music_Interactive_-_Welcome.html

July’s interactive websites – secondary

Science: Name: Absorb learning Address: http://www.absorblearning.com/en/Free_online_Absorb_resources/ Description: Range of science activities for: chemistry, electronics, mathematics, physics and advanced physics. Name: ARKive Address: http://www.arkive.org/ Description: With the help of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, ARKive is creating the ultimate multimedia guide to the world’s endangered species. Name: Freeze Ray Address: http://freezeray.com/physics.htm Description: Interactive games for physics, chemistry and biology. Name: Periodic table of videos Address: http://www.periodicvideos.com/# Description: A …

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August’s interactive websites – Primary

Name: Help Kidz Learn Address: http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/index.html Description: Range of free online games. Name: Shaun the sheep bleat game Address:http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/cartoons/shaunthesheep/games/bleat/index.shtmlDescription: Uses animated sheep to help create various sounds. Name: Virtual drumkit Address: http://www.kenbrashear.com/ Description: A virtual drum kit Name: Primary Interactive Address: http://www.primaryinteractive.co.uk/ Description: Range of interactive games for Primary. Name: BGfl Address: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/15.cfm?s=15&p=250,index Description: Primary math games Name: Amazing space Address: http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/ Description: Blurb from the site – We promote the science and majestic beauty of …

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November’s Interactive Websites

Both primary and Secondary Name: Neo K12 Address: http://www.neok12.com/ Description: Online educational videos and games Name: Google Image Swirl Address: http://image-swirl.googlelabs.com/ Description: Fun twist on Google image searching Name: The Innovative Educator – 100 video sites every educator should bookmark. Address:http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/02/100-video-sites-every-educator-should.html Description: A list of 100 video sites ideal for educators Primary Name: Online Audio Stories Address: http://www.onlineaudiostories.com/ Description: Range of online audio stories Name: Imagination Cubed Address: http://www.imaginationcubed.com/index.php Description: Online interactive whiteboard Name: Woodlands …

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Educators proclaim better learning through student response

The research is definitive:  properly used, student response systems such as CPS enable educators to achieve startling improvements in learning outcomes with their classes.  Is this surprising?It shouldn’t be.  Only by adopting these solutions can educators (and the group as a whole) achieve instant regular feedback on the class’ readiness and understanding of the topic.  …

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September’s interactive websites – Primary

Primary/Intermediate websites Name: make your own weather forecast Address: http://www.watbot.co.uk/ria/wxforecast/  Description: Fully interactive map and tools that allow students to present their own weather forecast. Name: Cool science Address: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/  Description: Huge collection of science based resources from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Name: Inner body Address: http://www.innerbody.com/  Description: Resources for learning about the body Name: Out on …

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Interactive websites for Primary teachers – May 2011

Name: Awesome highlighter Address: http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/ Description: Easy to use site that provides you with the ability to highlight all over a webpage and then saves your highlighted sections in an easy to access webpage. Name: Addition Machine Address:http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/additiontest.html Description: Basic addition machine, fun and basic to use. Name: Subtraction Machine Address:http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/subtractiontest.html Description: Basic subtraction machine, fun …

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Bea’s tips and tricks #3

Bea’s tip this month is all about creating a very easy but effective classroom activity devised around hiding and matching text. The first step is to simply think of an easy matching exercise that you can do on any interactive whiteboard software. For example, you have two groups of words, one group beginning with the letter ‘A’ …

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