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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Students can Act Differently Online vs Face to Face this film shows a teenager interacting with another male. Would this teenager communicate differently if the interaction was taking place in a Blog or Wiki or any other Online Communication tool??????

A Good Place For Teaching Ideas is a website that gives you already made resources to assist you in your teaching.

An Interactive and Powerful Human Body Simulation Website contains some wonderful interactive and animated simulations about the human body and its parts. You may find it useful for teaching your students. Please ensure that you check out the site before showing it to your students (to evaluate its appropriateness for the age of your students). Thanks.

Show the Crowd Where Your Cursor is on the Screen

I recently downloaded a neat application from 
 that lets me put a circle or square around my cursor in any colour I want to help my audience see where my cursor is doing a presentation. It might be handy for you when you are teaching a program to your students and you want them to see where your cursor is!!

The 'Story of Mathematics' Is Here gives you a look at the history of Mathematics across various time periods and various cultures.

Explain the World Wide Web to your Students through Common Craft Film will take you to a easy to understand film made to teach you and your students how the World Wide Web works.

How Does Google Search Actually Work? is a film that explains to you and your students how Google indexes and searches for new websites every day. It explains how the websites are found by Google 'crawlers' and how these crawlers then work out which website should go as numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 etc. on the Google Search pages.  Quite interesting hey? and you may have always wanted to know these answers!!

What Not To Do when Using PowerPoint is a blog posting that contains some really good tips on what not to do when presenting PowerPoint presentations. It might be handy for you when teaching your students how to use PowerPoint and what they should and should not be doing in the process.

Great Animated Video about Computer Viruses contains a great simple to understand animated video on computer viruses and how they work. You may be interested in learning more about viruses and you may feel like your students should also know about viruses and how they act in computers.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thinking Blocks: Excellent Way to Teach Mathematics by Moving Blocks is a great website where students visually manipulate blocks to show their understanding of written mathematical problems.

Stop Disasters Simulation Game allows students to choose a place in the world and try to avert a disaster from happening by spending their allocated budget and preparing the land.

Great Icebreakers for Your Classes for a good set of icebreakers for you to use.

Students can Design their own 3D House for a Particular Person this site challenges students to design their own house for a hypothetical person/client. Students need to understand the client and then go about designing their place for them to live in. Your students will love this. Frank will also help you with tips along the way!

UMapper: Easy to Use Web Based Map Maker allows you to make maps on the website and then the map that you make is saved as a weblink for others to click on. You can add place markers, lines, shapes and labels to the world map and to add images you need to sign up for an account.

TESENGLISH: The English downloadable resources on the TES website for English teachers  there are 2000 downloadable resources ready for you to teach English with.

Google Lesson Plans for Searching the Web Effectively is a website where Google has put together a set of lesson plans to assist with 'searching the internet effectively'.

PBS Teachers: Lots of Great Reference/Publications about ICT and Teaching Is a website that has lots of great 'reference/publications' about ICT and teaching that you may find handy.

Action Tracker: Students Learning How to Act Responsibly This websites gives students a list of great social actions they can take on to help sustain the planet. It gives you the teaching ideas to go with these actions as well.

Documentary Heaven: Lots of Documentary Films Already Sorted For You is a website that contains many documentaries for you to show. Just make sure you watch the documentary yourself first before showing it to your class (to check it is suitable for the class).

Top Documentary Films for your Classes to Watch is a website that gives you a list of documentaries that you can watch and show your students. All different subject areas available. Make sure you watch the film first before you show your class to test its appropriateness for the class.

Kids Science Challenge: Great Science Games and Videos has a few Science games and videos to utilise.

Soapbox: a Website That Gives your Students a Voice is a website where a teacher can set up a 'poll' for students to go into and say "I'm still confused" or "I get it" to a particular question in the classroom. The results are shown instantly in a poll and the poll is set up by the teacher and a web address is given to the students to click on to enter the poll.  Students do not need to enter their own details and just click on the link an dthen click on the answer that applies to them for the question asked. The teacher has a secret pin that lets them manage and update the poll when needed. I still need to play around with this more, but it looks pretty good and safe for our students to use in the classroom

Explania: Great Animated Films to Show to your Classes Here are a small range of animated films that could be handy when looking for a cartoon explanation to show to your students.

Famigo: iPad Apps Already Found For you and Organised Here's a website that has already looked for great educational iPad apps that you can sort through and download for your students. You can search based upon age and it is a wonderful resource for you to use with the ipad. Check it out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Page Flip-Flap: Finally a Way to convert Documents to Flip Books Finally, there is an easy to use, no sign up needed way to convert your word, ppt, pdf documents to a 'flip book' for students to read in an engaging way. It is all web based and you upload your documetn to the website and it converts it to a flip book for you. the website gives you a URL to click on to see your flip book. Just remember that the documents you put on the website will be stored on the website (somewhere) and hence, you need to remember not to put any sensitive material onto the document to be converted (e.g. students' names, details etc.). Great for turning documents into Big Books for the younger students.

Two Videos about Project Based Learning PBL will explain Project Based Learning to you. PBL is very important for when you are teaching with lots of laptops and want students to collaborate.

National Geographic: Assistance in Teaching Geography

National Geographic Map Maker Interactive website Just like Google Earth, but web based. You can find a location on the globe, draw lines, put markers on it and measure distance very easily and quickly. then save it as a picture to the computer. Check it out.

BBC schools Website has heaps of resources for teachers to use

ABC iView: For Australian Teachers

You will find ABC TV programs here to stream: 

SLR Cameras Explained in this Simulation this website explains how to use a SLR camera and also provides a simulation to use.

Pronunciator: A Free Website for ESL and LOTE Teachers to Use is a free website that allows LOTE and ESL teachers to teach pronunication of various languages.

BBC Email and Web Simulations for Younger Students this website has a few online simulation courses that the younger students can progress through that teaches them how to use the internet and email in a simulation style (handy when they don't have their own email and are learning to navigate the internet).

Art Resources this site provides ideas on how to use ICT with Art.

GeogabraTube A great place for Geogabra tutorials and help.

Gwigle: A Great Way to Teach Students how to Search Google Effectively is a web based game that will help you teach your students how to search google effectively. See how far you can get?

answers are:

Mission Impossible
(Nano) Ipod
Don’t be evil
8 (^) 7
Pierre Auguste Renoir
Hong Kong

TenMarks: Interactive Maths Courses for Teachers to use with Students is a great website that allows teachers to set up classes for free and enrol their students into the password protected courses. The teacher can determine what curriculum will look like in their courses and the Curriculum Units are taken from the existing Curriculum in the USA at present.  Teachers can track students progress and assign exercises for the students to do. the students can click on the videos to help them understand how to do the tasks and then do the multiple choice questions and get the correct answers instantly. It's great. check it out.

Exploriments: A Simulation Games website for Maths and Science Teachers this website has interactive simulation based games for Science and Maths teachers to use.

Searching the Internet Effectively: Lesson Plans from Google

These lessons will help you teach "how to search the internet effectively" (skills 1, 2, 3) on the Skills Checklist

Artrage Tutorials

Here is a lot of Artrage tutorials for you to download

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Educaplay: a Wonderful Easy Site for Making Interactives is a great site for making easy to use interactives.

NLVM: The Mathematics Website THat Has it All!

This website has everything you need for Mathematics teaching. It evens puts the interactives into Grade Levels for you.

Thousands of Already Made Notebook Files for the Smartboard

I have searched the Net and found some excellent websites that provides thousands of already made notebook files for the smartboard.  These can be found at or on my wiki at or listed below for you.

(You can also use the 'Notebook Files Custom Search' box to the right to search all of these websites listed below).


Using Templates to make IWB Lessons:
There are literally thousands of great websites to use with the IWB. To see some of the best ones available, please go to:
Tutorials for IWB Usage:
·         and more available at:

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Realewriter: A Free Program that Lets you Make Your Own Big Books For the PC

I have just found this neat program on the internet. It is a free download and it lets you create your own 'big books' for the PC or Mac.  It is similar to Powerpoint, but I think it may even be easier than Powerpoint to make your own presentations. Your students will love it. Try it out.

Friday, June 17, 2011 is a Great Place to Find Images for your Classroom is a site where the clipart can be used freely by teachers and students as the clipart is all 'reusable' and 'free from copyright restrictions'.  It will still be a good idea to attribute the clipart and to teach your students how to do this.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Wiki is Now Available for Files to Download  is the new wiki that I have just created. This wiki will allow me to give you various files and resources that you can download and use (as my blog won't let me add any files for you to dowload).  Hope they help you out. Thanks. : A Great Big Book Website for Young students . Here is a great site that lets students choose their storybooks and the narrator will read the story to the students. the pages turn in the books and the words are highlighted as the narrator reads the story.  You can even print out pdf copies of the book for the students to work on in class.

Here is an example:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Welcome for the full collection of online PL methods used by Scott (see below for methods)
Why not search for a keyword that may appear in any of the websites shown in this blog? Remember to put your search terms in quotation marks to get a more refined search result eg "ww1game":
I now have 2 Wikis that complements this Blog. It contains files that I would like you to download and use in your teaching.
I have a Youtube Channel that consists of various "How To" tutorial films (e.g. Fronter VLE, IWB, PowerPoint, OneNote) that you may be interested in.
To view My video collection, click here:
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