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Technology in the Classroom: Useful Digital Teaching Resources

This guide covers some of the technology used in primary, secondary and post compulsory classrooms.

Introduction

There are now many websites with very useful educational materials. You may want to search using key words/phrases for example 'KS2' or 'KS3' so you can focus on UK resources. Your school will have lots of websites they use on a regular basis. If you find anything really useful do let me know as resources are continuously being updated.

 

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Useful Digital Teaching Resources:The basics

Here are a few to get you started.

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
This is a useful starting point as there is a list of useful sites and links for each subject. A short description is given so you have a flavour of what might be available.


London Grid for Learning
http://www.lgfl.net/Pages/default.aspx
This is a Consortium of all London LAs working together to put in place high quality online resources and services for schools. Some areas need a username and password but many London schools will have automatic access.

Here is a video explaining their work by Michael Rosen if you want to know more.  http://media.lgfl.org.uk/files/content/2011/primary%202011%20content.wmv

Classtools
http://www.classtools.net/

This site has lots of practical resources and good ideas to use in the classroom.

Primary Resources
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
This site has lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.


Interesting Teaching Ideas
http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/
This is a collaborative website with lots of great idea.

Teaching Ideas
http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
This site has teaching ideas for primary teachers.


Ideas to Inspire
http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/
This website is one of my current favourites with lots of good ideas and resources for all teachers. 

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