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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) 4 Teachers
An American site dedicated to helping teachers integrate ICT into the classroom. There is a range of online tools that look really useful. Registration and use is free.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Active Worlds
This web site it is hoped will encourage educators to explore new concepts, learning theories, creative curriculum design, and new paradigms in social learning. (Please note, however, that this site gives access to a chat community).
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Activity Village
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Lots of activities, links colouring pages, puzzles, printable crafts and games, jigsaws, worksheets and wallpaper and other stuff to amuse and educate under 10s. The owners of this site say, "We believe that busy kids are happy kids and do our best to provide things for them to do!"
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Andrew Rudd's Web Page
his site is a little difficult to categorise. Andrew Rudd is a Lecturer. His website is simple and has a varied collection of useful things including: sections on Art, Music and Poetry, Literacy, Software and the Internet and The Curriculum. There is also a useful section of technical advice for those using Acorn computers.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Brainbinders
Paper folding puzzles - dozens of them. Each one is a printable pattern of coloured shapes that must be folded to leave a single colour on each side of the paper.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Bullying Online
Help and advice for children who are having a hard time at school, parents, schools and governors. Information on how to stay safe. Also a link to a 24 hour email helpline.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Careerdreams
The Career Dreams Educational Foundation is a non-profit organisation in the USA that helps students to be more successful in school and in life and to go for their career dreams based on their talents and passions. We establish a positive atmosphere of NO LIMITS and NO NEGATIVES within each school.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Clickable Worksheets vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Rather like our own Cyberhunts, these clickable worksheets are webpages that contain activities and questions together with appropriate weblinks. There are sheets on a wide variety of topics (Antarctica, Celebrations, Plains Indians, Rainforests, Vikings to name only a few) as well as a tutorial on how to make your own clickable worksheets.
EarthCamsForKids vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Links to hundreds of webcams around the World. All sorts!
Eclectic Homeschool Online
This is an American site dedicated to home schooling. The site takes a Christian world-view but the articles and resources (lots of them) are not limited to purely Christian materials.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Educator's Toolkit
A Canadian site with some useful apsects, the Just for Kids page being perhaps the best. There are also many links for Special Education sites. Lesson Plans are a rather disorganised collection at present. Some of the links were broken and others I explored had a very American/Canadian bias.
Education Jobs
Could be a useful site to consult if you are looking for a change of job
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Education World
An American online education magazine.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) European Schoolnet
Quote: "The objective of the European Schoolnet (EUN) is to promote the use of information and communications technology (ICT) among schools in Europe..."
A useful site to look at if you are considering building links with another European school.
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Free Stuff for Canadian Teachers
but also useful to those of us on the Eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean.
FunBrain.com - Teachers Lounge
They say, "Access thousands of quizzes designed by teachers world-wide. Create your own quizzes with Quiz Lab's easy-to-use authoring tool. Allow students to take quizzes over the Internet in the classroom, in the library, or at home. Get quiz results automatically via e-mail. Quiz Lab grades them for you".
GCSE Help ks4.gif (972 bytes)
After a change of ownership  present this site presently deals only with Physics but more is promised.
Get Streetwise ks1_2.gif (1080 bytes)
A first class site giving advice about teaching your children road safety. Looks american but the advice is for UK.
Gigglepotz
An Australian-based (I think) website with MASSES of stuff for teachers and pupils. Well worth a look. There is a wide range of resources as well as a section devoted to setting up email links between classes in different schools in Ireland / US / Canada / Australia / New Zealand.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators - About the Net, HTML, and Graphics
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This is a really useful site! It is dedicated to providing information and resources for safe use of the internet. There are pages of information and activities for children, an excellent teachers' area which includes resources and links pages (some really useful resources including excellent fact files on a wide variety of KS1/2 topics), information for teachers about safe surfing and more...
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Learn.co.uk primary.gif (1033 bytes)ks3_4.gif (1080 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
This site aims to offer UK school students and teachers top quality on-line lessons and learning materials and other resources. It's in-depth, interactive, utterly reliable and fun. Learn.co.uk is part of the Guardian Unlimited network.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) MAPE (Micros in Primary Education) primary.gif (1033 bytes)
MAPE have been involved in the field of ICT in education almost since the beginning of time. Based at Newman College they produce a useful 3x year magazine focused on particular issues, a regular newsletter and more.The MAPE KIDS page is a useful source of  both online and downloadable activities (with teacher notes).
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) NAPE - National Association of Primary Education
All the news and views.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Owl & Mouse Educational Software vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
There's some great stuff to download on this site and most of it for free, including interactive maps of all the continents, where you have to drag the country to the correct place on the map and learning letter sounds for pre-school children and much more, including build a castle, town and farm.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Perpetual Preschool
This site was built to celebrate the creativity and dedication of all those who contribute to the perpetual education of young children.  While visiting, hands-on participation is encouraged! 
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Pitara
Another Kids' site based in India.It is full of interesting stuff with an Indian perspective. There are stories and folktales, current news, games, educational content and more.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Project GCSE ks4.gif (972 bytes)
This site has revision guides, practice questions, help and advice on the full range of GCSE subjects.
Project Happychild vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
"Linking children all across the world". This site provides a way for children to contact other children over the internet. There are downloadable resources, available in a range of languages, information content, links and lots lots more. This site is well worth a visit.
Project Poster
A free resources where pupils can make online projects including an image and weblinks. Teachers have to register (free). I haven't tried it, but it looks useful.
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A great site for kids. There are Flash games (some educational and some not so educational), quizzes, jokes, puzzles, clipart to download and more.
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Puzzle Generators Here are some sites which will generate a variety of word searches, mazes etc.
http://telacommunications.com/misc/riddles.htm
Puzzlemaker ks1_2.gif (1080 bytes) vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Great for making mazes, word searches, maths squares and a host of other useful plays on these! When I first logged on I thought it would just be simplistic but I soon found that it was an excellent tool for creating worksheets. I can heartily recommend this site as part of your online tool box!

Education Quest
The website of Questions Publishing who publish a number of education-related magazines. An informative website.
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This is an interesting site. It contains a large number of subject-specific games and quizzes made for pupils by pupils or teachers. By joining Quia (free) you and your pupils can use the tools to produce your own quizes and games and ad them to the site.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Report Maker
Report Maker allows teachers to create pupil reports and Records of Achievement. The reports are generated from a 'database' of statements, which can be customised to suit the individual teacher. Report Maker enables reports to be generated very quickly and easily. Used in conjunction with your usual word processor Report Maker can produce very professional looking, and sounding reports. The software can be downloaded from the site.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Schools OnLineks2.gif (967 bytes)secondary.gif (1052 bytes)
Despite the project having run its course, there is still a good deal of useful material on these pages. The Curriculum links are the most useful and provide information from Key Stage 2 to University level.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) School-Resources ks4.gif (972 bytes)...
Educational information and ICT for teachers and students. Although this site has useful links and materials for younger pupils it will be most use for A level and beyond. The links page at http://www.school-resources.co.uk/ExternalLinks.html has useful links to the whole range of A level subjects.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sites for Teachers
A links list with lost of links for teachers. Well worth a look.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Star Tower primary.gif (1033 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Xemplar's Star Tower consists of a constantly-developing library of educational activities designed for children at both school and home. The key characteristics of all the activities is interactivity. Whereas 99.9% of the content of the World Wide Web consists of nothing more than reading matter and illustrations, the Star Tower material is dynamic. Try it and see - you won't be disappointed!
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teacher/Pathfinder Educational Village
A well designed American site for K8 - K12(American). Wander around the village and visit the different areas depending on your needs. This site has got extensive links to many resources from around the States. It also gives some good links regarding child safety.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Teacher Network
Not to be confused with the DfES's TeacherNet, this site contains useful information for teachers including links to popular educational sites on the internet, search engines, classroom resources etc.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teachers Report Assistant
The Teachers' Report Assistant is FREE software to help busy teachers in compiling annual reports. It offers the flexibility of being able to quickly copy and paste objectives from other documents.
Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers primary.gif (1033 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Just what it says - Resources and ideas. Excellent.
 Web Worksheet Wizard primary.gif (1033 bytes)
Create online worksheets for your children. I haven't actually tried it myself, but it looks like it could be useful.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Worksheet Factory
Resource creation software for teachers. This site is selling it but they have "lite" versions which you can download for free.
 

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