Other Education Resource Sites
Here's a thought .....
Some of the sites below have been created by fellow teachers who graft all day at the chalkface then come home and spend "spare" time saving everyone else time by running resource websites.
It be nice if just 1% of users took the trouble to email these folks the occasional "Thanks mate!"
Are you that one in a hundred who uses the T word? ....... We all need ego strokes.
I receive many well-intentioned requests from the USA to add include links to US websites which have little relevance outside of the USA. To avoid the links on this page becoming swamped by links to US-centric sites I have now placed a moratorium on adding further links to non-UK sites.
This is a FREE American site with a range of interactive maths and language games.
It is just one of the many free resources from an umbrella site called http://www.barcodesinc.com/articles/mobile-math-list.htm. There is a lot of good stuff, though UK users will have to trawl through to find comparable levels, and resist the temptation shout "It's called maths!" at the computer!. Some of the "quizzes" are a bit pedestrian but there's a lot of worthwhile stuff.
This is a brilliant, colourful website where kids can look up maths terminology and get interaqctive, child-friendly explanations. It's particularly good for KSs 2 and 3.
650 000 unique users from the teaching profession actively use TES on a daily basis, many of who upload their teaching resources for free.
H Tends to Zero (formerly known as "Mathsroom"
A superbly imaginative collection of maths resources & games using Excel and PowerPoint; many ideal for use with an interactive whiteboard.
This extensive site has downloadable resources for guess what? - HISTORY!
There are lots of worksheets (PDF files) and also ready-made Powerpoint presentations to use with your data projector.
I am really impressed with the site and all the hard work that has gone, (and still goes), into it.
Gareth Pitchford's Primary Resources
This site sets the standard by which all other multi-subject sites are judged. It's well organised and user friendly, and has stacks or resources covering the whole primary curriculum from teachers all over the country, (and probably beyond!).
Superb collection of resources, interactive quizzes, news - just what you'd expect from the Beeb at its best.
Chris Farmer's website.
Freeware programs including:
Countdown Numbers Game (Interactive whiteboard-friendly )
and easy-to-use WORDSEARCH generating program
Another excellent site for downloading KS1 & KS 2 resources, and run by
Key Stage 1 number resources, free downloadable worksheets, downloadable sample pages plugging their number-based story books - a numerical cross between Letterland and the Mister Men! Worth looking at.
A Superb search engine for the kids
This site is structured so that you can limit searches to match the age of the child. It also has sections based on the National Curriculum.
Links to fun education sites
Argh Ofsted! (an antidote site)
Cheesy Gifts for Teachers
See what other colleahues have been given!