CREATIVE WEBSITE RESOURCES
This information was compiled by Josie Harvey (School of Education and Professional Development) for the Creativity Café on Friday 27th February 2009.
Many thanks to all the staff who have contributed to this list.
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The following three sites were suggested by Lesley-Anne Pearson (School of Education).
- Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB). The TTRB provides access to the research & evidence base informing teacher education. All materials are quality assured through a rigorous process of academic scrutiny and monitoring undertaken by a team of expert teacher educators. http://www.ttrb.ac.uk
- Music Teacher’s Resource Site. Structured and detailed schemes of work, support materials for teachers and pupils are provided for subscribers. These are written by real teachers and have been extensively tested in the classroom. The materials are regularly updated and new schemes are constantly being added. All the materials are provided in PDF format. www.ttrb.co.uk
- Teachers' TV is the digital channel for everyone who works in schools. The programmes cover every subject in the curriculum, all key stages and every professional role. You can watch it on digital cable and satellite and programmes are also available anytime, on-demand and for free on this website. Some of the programmes are suitable for post-compulsory learners. http://www.teachers.tv/
The following five sites were suggested by Denise Chadwick (School of Education) .
- Teacher Net is a very informative site. The ‘teaching and learning’ area of the site carries information about teaching and learning: teaching strategy, teaching and learning tips, learning psychology, and links to thousands of resources. New content is being added all the time, so come back regularly for ideas to keep your lessons up to date. http://www.teachernet.gov.uk
- Sparkle box for teaching resources. 1000s of FREE teaching resources for Foundation Stage and Early Years practitioners. Add extra spark to your classroom! Many of these resources can be adapted and used as creative teaching resources for post-compulsory education learners too. http://www.sparklebox.co.uk
- Primaryresources.co.uk provides free lesson plans, activity ideas and
resources for primary teachers. Some of these activities can be adapted for post-compulsory learners. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
- Teaching ideas. This site contains lesson ideas, activities and resources, and they're all FREE for you to use in your classrooms! You can find ideas and resources in lots of different ways... http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/
- Delicious This is a Social Bookmarking site. David Neve (School of Education) has set up a Delicious page which he is happy to share with colleagues and his students. There are numerous links to follow up, although this has been set up with Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) modules in mind. http://delicious.com/davidneve
- Pbwiki.com This site allows you to set up your own wiki. This pbwiki was set up by David Neve to deliver a recent workshop in web2.0 technology The workshop also utilised You Tube video and demonstrates how this resource can have some very good applications to teaching and learning. http://davidneve.pbwiki.com/WEB+2+%22O%22++WORKSHOP
- ls201web This site is being developed by the School of Education technicians to provide electronic copies of off air recordings, such as Teachers TV. To access this site, copy ls201web into the University home page. Select ‘Off air recording’, and then select ‘Off Air’. This will give you the prompt for ‘Teachers TV’.
- Hot Potatoes Resources The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is not freeware, but it is free of charge for those working for publicly-funded non-profit-making educational institutions, who make their pages available on the web. Alison Gorf (School of Education) has kindly provided links that she uses with her students using this site.
Liz Bennett (School of Education) has recommended the following sites for images.
http://edina.ac.uk/eig/ and http://www.gettyimages.com/
This list has been compiled from the contributions of learning professionals (from both education and workplace learning) who shared their Top 10 Tools for Learning both for their own personal learning/ productivity and for creating learning solutions for others
On this site you will find favourite links to free on-line services that allow you to provide your students with enhanced learning opportunities which you can then embed into, or link from, your school/college/university's website, course blog or VLE/MLE
These videos were created for teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their teaching. Just click and a video will open and take you through how to use that technology.
This website has an extensive selection of videos on every subject! www.youtube.com
Mohammed Karolia (School of Education) has suggested these three useful sites:
- Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping These sites below have been suggested by Rob Lloyd-Owen (School of Computing and Engineering).
- Academic Research The sites below are useful for academic research. Some of these may already be familiar to you.
Google scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organisations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research. http://scholar.google.co.uk/
Multiverse - advice on issues related to equality and diversity. This is a website for teacher educators and student teachers addressing the educational achievement of pupils from diverse backgrounds.
SAGE publications – over 500 on-line academic journals and 700 academic and professional books available. Services for lecturers available. http://www.uk.sagepub.com
Taylor and Francis Group. On-line academic journals available for lecturers. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/
Here are additional sites sent in to us by staff or those discussed at recent Creativity Café events:
- Mendeley makes research easier www.mendeley.com is also a social networking site as additional feature
- www.Jingproject.com you can capture video from your screen, use for instructional videos, teaching
- www.Ning.com Social network site for like minded people to exchange ideas
Hope you have found this handout useful. If you have other sites you would like to add to this list. Please contact Josie Harvey email@example.com. and these will be included and circulated to the other staff on our Creativity Café database.