LTS have added a new Science resource to Glow:
Glow Science is a new video-based learning resource designed to enhance pupils’ understanding of science in the modern world. Glow Science can be used in many different ways to support the Sciences experiences and outcomes as well as other areas of Curriculum for Excellence.
The first module to be released focuses on the Human Body and covers topics such as: brain, heart, pregnancy, senses, muscles, lungs, hormones.
The resource includes an area for teachers to provide ideas and tips on using the videos in the classroom.
Additional modules will be added to Glow Science covering the universe, chemistry, physics, biology, earth science, geology and weather to form a visual encyclopedia of engaging video clips that will help enrich the teaching and learning experience.
To log in to Glow Science click here:
If you don’t have a Glow login but want to find out more, click here:
A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC and the British Museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the BBC, and schools, museums and audiences across the UK. The project focuses on the things we have made, from flint to mobile phone.
CBBC’s new specially-commissioned 13-part series, Relic: Guardians Of The Museum, will follow a group of children visiting the Museum at night to unlock the mysteries behind 13 of the objects featured in the Radio 4 series. They will be accompanied on their journey by Agatha, a mysterious and ghostly tour guide.
Schools can work with the project in a number of ways – by using the lesson plans that focus on a selection of objects from the British Museum; by suggesting and researching the students’ or teacher’s objects that tell ‘a history of the world’; and by uploading these on to the site.
The British Museum has chosen 100 objects from its collection, hundreds of museums across the UK are adding theirs – and now you can join in too. Help to build a digital museum by adding an object that you own to this website.
Just take a photo of something you own that you think tells about a time, a place or a community. What part does your object play in a history of the world?
Information taken from the BBC History of the World website
Times Education Supplement TES has teamed up with i-board to offer all of their great online interactive resources for Early Years and and early primary for FREE.
“Welcome to the Web“, created by Kent teacher Mark Warner, is an highly praised interactive set of on-line resources which teach children (an adults) about different aspects of the Internet. The latest update includes speech.
The resources are in split into seven sections:
- The Beginning – explains how to use the site.
- Getting Started Online – teaches children about the basic concepts involved in the Internet (World Wide Web, Hyperlinks, Back button etc). This introductory lesson also gives valuable practice in visiting and navigating around web sites.
- Staying Safe – encourages pupils to keep themselves safe online by following the SMART rules. Also tests their understanding usign interactive activities and fun quizzes.
- Using Your Browser – helps people to learn more about their web browsers… what are the different features and how are they used?
- Searching Online – teaches children how to search effectively, and keep themselves safe when doing so. Also identifies search engines which are particularly suitable for children to use.
- Trying Top Tricks – finding information on the net is great, but it is also important to know how that information can be used. This section explains about printing, using the Find tool to locate specific information within web pages, copying and pasting text, and saving images from the web. Also includes information about copyright and why it is important to credit others when you use their work.
- The Welcome to the Web Challenge – When the children have completed all of the sections of Welcome to the Web, they can complete this exciting challenge. It requires them to use all of the skills which they have learnt to catch the creator of a destructive computer virus!
When visitors complete the challenge, they are able to print a personalised certificate to show their competence in using the Internet.
Originally posted on the Kent ICT Blog
What is TopicBox?
TopicBox is a free directory of over 2,000 educational websites, categorised into subjects. Just click a subject in the list above to get started!
TopicBox is great for teachers who need lesson resources and parents looking for ways to help kids at home. All of the sites they link to are safe enough to let children browse for themselves.
The Times and The Sunday Times newspapers are offering every school in the country the chance to increase the number of books in their library for free, through the Books for Schools promotion.
Each day during the school terms in 2009, readers of The Times and The Sunday Times can collect tokens that can be redeemed for free children’s books. Books are available for as few as 10 tokens and include works by some of the most popular children’s writers. There is no limit to the number of books a school can order during the year, as long as they have the correct number of tokens.
Schools must register with the scheme by 31 January 2009.
See the Books for Schools website for more information.
Robert Burns is famous around the world as Scotland’s national poet. A pioneer of the Romantic movement in his writing, Burns’s progressive views on politics, religion and class inequalities provided inspiration for both the liberal and socialist movements.
On the anniversary of Burns’s birth, 25 January, Scots at home and abroad hold Burns Suppers to celebrate his life and poetry. This year that celebration will be bigger, and more varied, than ever before as 2009 marks the 250th anniversary of Burns’s birth and is the inspiration behind the year of Homecoming.
The following selection of learning resources, images and information on Burns has been compiled to give you some ideas on how your school or centre can join in this national celebration.
It’s called Storynory and the idea behind the site is to provide audio files of children’s stories. Some of the stories have some very nice illustrations to accompany them. And even better, the site is free!
There is a mix of classic stories, such as the Grimm fairytales and Aesops Fables but also some original stories unique to the Storynory site such as The Monkey Who Loved Chocolate.
The audio files can be played through the website, but can also be downloaded to be played offline, if that is easier for you to do so.
This is what they say about themselves:
Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. We also have a sprinkling of verse.
We have published an audio story every week since November 2005. Storynory has grown and grown in popularity, and now around a quarter of a million mp3 files are downloaded every month from our servers. Our stories are read by Natasha Gostwick and her clear story-telling voice has won a place in the hearts of children and adults all over the world.
This is the Web 2.0 in Education Wiki. This site is designed to provide teachers with a directory of free webtools along with some suggestions as to how they may be used in the classroom. On the wiki is listed 194 tools, that’s 194 opportunities for you to use ICT in your classroom and all for free! There are free web tools for creating online presentations, making a timeline, thinking tools, mind-mapping tools, music tools, survey tools and much more.
Each web tool has a brief review and a screenshot or working example of the tool. You will find a list of the tools on the left hand side of the main home page.