Ambleside Primary school website is an excellent example of what can be achieved with few resources available. Take a few minutes to have a look through the site.
ARKive is a UK based charity aiming to promote a greater appreciation of the world’s amazing variety of living things. There is an extensive library of video, photos and teaching resources all available for free. Activities are suitable for 5-18 year olds and cover a wide range of topics. We think this is well worth a look.
An invaluable resource for teachers and parents involved with Autism. Useful info for young people with ASD a really well-presented site with some great ideas and advice
British Broadcasting Corporation. World renowned broadcaster with a site packed full of information. A great starting point for discussion, research, information and fun.
Another excellent resource from the BBC with some straight talking advice on jobs, life, relationships and drugs.
A highly recommended resource for revision. All subjects and key stages covered with regular updates. Free.
Loads of information and advice on how to deal with bullying. For parents and young people alike.
The best place for confidential advice for young people on a range of issues.
Loads of easy to use puzzles, brain teasers, thinking skills activities and fun stuff for every age. Produced by the same organisation who run the Discovery Channel. Highly recommended and free to use.
All sorts of fun to be had with different fonts and styles. Have a play.
GCSEPod is a great way to reinforce learning and understanding with a well organised and ever expanding library of podcasts that are simple and easy to download. Students have access to a wide range of subjects, with voices of experienced and enthusiastic teachers to guide them through the essentials of each topic. For schools with a close eye on value for money, we think this ticks lots of important boxes – raising standards, promoting independent learning and making the most of the digital age. Take a look…..
Treasure hunting for everyone! Use maps, GPS and all your navigation skills to find a hidden ‘cache’ – anywhere in the world. Registration is free, quick and simple but for a small fee there are loads of extras. This is a great way to get outside and have some fun.
Another gem from the BBC. A searchable database of BBC clips categorised according to curriculum area. An invaluable and ever expanding resource.
Birmingham Grid for Learning provide a really easy way to find out where your strengths lie and how to make the best of them. Analyse the results by gender and age or compare a whole class. Really interesting.
The Wellcome Trust provides a detailed overview of how music impacts on our everyday lives. Well presented with a range of interactive lesson ideas and activities for all ages. Part of our ‘Music4Learning’ series of links.
Here is a comprehensive look at how music can enhance and enrich learning. Drawing on the knowledge of several experts in the fields of education, music and psychology, the Big Picture also provides a number of ideas for using music in the classroom.
The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families, providing information, support and pioneering services.
A phenomenal resource for education about the world and life around us. Free to use and full of detail. Every section is clearly signposted and provides a rich multimedia experience. Highly recommended.
UK based charity website that deals with issues of child abuse and how to get advice on prevention. Help for parents and children alike.
This is a great idea! Sharing best lessons for learning and revision. Connect with a huge audience and have a chance of winning prizes for teachers and schools. If you are a teacher, student or a parent, then this is definitely worth a look. Free to use.
UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress particularly teenagers and young adults. PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
A free 30 day trial is definitely worth a go. An excellent resource for teachers allowing them to use a network of existing puzzles and quizzes and to modify them according to curriculum content. Flashcard activities, memory tests, pairs games, matching terms and lots more. Highly recommended.
An excellent resource for revision across a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level. Need to register to access the best resources.
One of the UKs leading providers of online learning and revision with opportunities for teachers to monitor student performance and set assignments. Designed around the UK curriculum subjects. Excellent value for money.
Worth allowing a bit of time to browse through this site. Lots of interesting features especially the optical illusions which are great for getting the brain working. Take some of the tours. Free to use.
Send My Friend to School is a campaign that has brought together hundreds of thousands of students and teachers in the UK who want the government to keep its promise and make sure that every child can go to school, no matter where they live in the world. Send My Friend is run by lots of organisations, including charities and teaching unions, who all believe that education is really important. Take a look!
Really useful selection of tips and techniques to maximise learning potential. Great for revision techniques.
A straight-talking website that gives all the facts about drugs. In the UK call 0800 77 66 00 or text 82111. Free and confidential advice.
Plenty of first class advice on staying safe online. Really useful for young people and a huge section for carers, parents and teachers.
Whether you are searching for courses, checking out different universities and colleges or ready to apply then UCAS will guide you through every step. This is your best starting point when looking at further and higher education options. Easy to use and free.
An excellent site with an exciting and stimulating range of resources to aid revision and learning. Subscribe for free and gain access to hundreds of activities. Students are able to complete tasks online and teachers and parents can check on progress. Highly recommended.
A charity which aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and the need for sustainability. Some great sections and plenty of material to download for free. Highly recommended.