Plenty to choose from here and the site is regularly updated. Free to use.
Website with a fantastic variety of activities. Advice on how to get the best from a range of materials.
An excellent website for Art teachers. Well worth a look.
A US based website with tips and tricks for Art in the digital age. Highly interactive and suitable for use in the classroom. Free.
An amazing variety of links to information on Art History websites. Carefully compiled.
Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds. Host them on your own blog, website or intranet. No signup, no passwords, no charge. Highly recommended and something you will come back to again and again.
Lots of resources which are interactive and ready for use. Download your own copy to keep (for a small fee) or use them direct from the web for free. A range of subjects are offered and the site is regularly updated.
Discovery Education Secondary is the new name for a high quality service of relevant teaching material in video. Based on a server so not reliant on internet connection. Subscription based but fantastic value for money with regular updates. Training provided.
This is a charity supported bu the UK Film industry. It promotes and supports the use of film in the curriculum. Regularly updated, interesting and relevant to a number of curriculum areas.
An amazing journey through the galleries of the world’s art museums. Using Google Maps ‘streetview’ technology you can navigate through the corridors of the museum. If you want to stop and take a closer look then you can examine each picture with a zoom function. This is brilliant!
This a fantastic place to look for free teaching resources. The Guardian have done an excellent job of organising this to make navigation easy and reliable. From ages 4-18, there are thousands of resources uploaded by teachers. The newsletter highlights some great new additions and time saving search tips. There are also links to the best of Education news from The Guardian. Follow them on Twitter @GuardianTeach for regular updates. We think you will really like this!
A design agency for people in education. Simple, effective and bespoke designs for classrooms, corridors, public profile pages, displays, postcards, sticker sets and much more. Take a look at the range of ideas and get in touch for a first class service to help you build your school’s profile. Our most recent project was with Causeway School, in East Sussex, looking at skills for young people and how these could be developed and promoted in the classroom and around the school.
This is not simply a game-based learning space but an opportunity to challenge learners to participate and be involved in the process. It deepens the understanding and provides evidence of progress with its backroom statistics and analysis so that teachers can see who did what. Set up your own Kahoot! quizzes or borrow and adapt one of thousands that have been generated by other teachers, saving you hours of precious time. Students love it. Be prepared for the buzz of a Kahoot! session.
How ICT and Art can work together. A good selection of resources for Art teachers.
Another gem from the BBC. A searchable database of BBC clips categorised according to curriculum area. An invaluable and ever expanding resource.
An extract from a comprehensive work by Professor Susan Hallam at the Institute of Education, University of London. This chapter examines the effects of background music on health and well-being. There are many interesting perspectives and references to other scientific studies. Reproduced with kind permission of the author.
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.
Five studies on the effects of music on learning, performance and behaviour by Professor Susan Hallam and Anastasia Kotsopoulou, Institute of Education, University of London. A thorough examination of how music can enhance the learning experience. Reproduced with kind permission.
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.
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.
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.
A place where all sorts of videos have been put into categories and subjects. Beautifully simple and easy to use.
A great place to find new ideas and teaching resources. Full of support, guidance, top tips and hacks. You can register for free, receive updates and join in the community to share your ideas, resources and fun stuff too.