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A+ Educational Resource
An American site, designed with the idea of making educational materials available and affordable to anyone and everyone who wants them. It carries extensive information and referral resources to connect parents, teachers, students, and families, with almost any answer they require and a convenient, full-color catalog.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) ABCTeach
A site crammed full of downloadable stuff with ideas for using them. Lots of subjects each with its collections of useful printables. Go! See! You can't help but find it useful.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) AskEric
This is the American Educational Resources Information Centre, which is federally funded.It contains a resource collection, a collection of lesson plans on a wide variety of school subjects, a question answering service and question archive and a database of abstracts of journal articles and documents.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) A to Z Teachers Stuff
An American site with a large number of ready-prepared lessons for classes of all ages. Really useful.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Awesome Clipart for Kids
Worth a visit if you want clip art for your pupils computer work or for your school website. (The menu system is a bit arcane).
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Best Teacher Resources on the Web
An uninspiring, but useful collection of educational links worldwide. Organised by subject and area of interest.
Bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Brynherbert Community Primary School
Our first website with pages in Welsh! A nice school site, mirrored in English. Look in the Worksheets for Teachers Section for lots of downloadable resources, especially if you are teaching in Welsh. (Note, though, that although the resources are all named in Welsh, many of them are actually in English or are bilingual).
Chalkface's Free Worksheets Links page
A collection of links to freely available worksheets for a variety of subjects / ages.
Clickteaching
This is a resource bank. Search by subject. Looks good. If we haven't got it they might have.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Curriculum Resource Links
A page from the University of Leicester linking to sites of interest to teachers. Classified by subject.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Discovery School
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The homepage of the Discovery Channel School. Holds lesson plans on a wide range of subjects linked to their programmes.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Education 2000
A portal to education related sites aimed at school managers and administrators.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Education and Government Sites
A useful collection of education and government weblinks.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Education Index
A guide to education-related sites on the web. Easy to navigate.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Educational Sites on the Internet 
An independent site, which is regularly updated. It has a large selection of links for teachers, SEN, dyslexia and disability.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Gareth Pitchford's Primary Resources
Loads of useful information with an ever-increasing number of useable worksheets for all levels and subjects. Well worth a visit.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Gateway.org
An American site. The key to one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet!
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Graham Dean's Homepage
Graham has updated his site and moved it to a new host. There are  links for teachers in both primary and secondary education (all links checked monthly). Also photographs and other resources for education including photographs of the River Ribble - from source to sea, Bridges (illustrated hypertext reference file) along with other bits and pieces.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Internet Resources for Teachers
Subject arranged guide to over 800 education sites to enhance the curriculum. Has a good link to Discovery Channel for Schools.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) In The Classroom -   Timeplan's Virtual Teachers' Centre
A simple and easy to use site. Although it is called a teachers' centre it is actually an excellent links collection. Timeplan have recently updated the site which is well structured, comprehensive and easy to use. There is a very useful section for beginner teachers (which could be useful to us not so beginners, too!) Highly recommended!
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Knowledge Farm secondary.gif (1047 bytes)
Judith Seegers is a former English teacher who has set up this collection of freely downloadable resources. The "Knowledge Notes" cover a range of topics in a variety of subjects. English is particularly strong. There are also resources you can purchase. There is some good stuff here.
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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. For reviewed links go to the WebGuide.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Lighthouse for Education
Belonging to NE Lincolnshire LEA, this site has advice for teachers, safe searching and links lists. Worth a visit.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Loopy Land
Wow! 'Ideas, resources and links for teachers and other insane beings' . Loads of downloadable gif animations. Check out the Jellybaby site!
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Online-Teachers.net
Online-teachers.net is an independent gateway to the world of the web designed exclusively to support the needs of teachers and educators. The aim of the site is to be informative and fun, providing both a definitive online resource for professionals as well as an introduction to the best the web has to offer in news, sports, shopping and entertainment. You get a whole host of services for free. Check it out.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) PINAKES: A Subject Launchpad
Website for Herriott Watt University. Information from the faculties and admissions and lots of lknks to subject specific information. Most useful to upper secondary / tertiary pupils.
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Links for UK teachers and Children to cover all area of the National Cuurriculum.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) QualityTeachingResources
A clean simple interface and an increasing number of freely downloadable resources for Primary teachers from this UK based site..
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Questions Publishing Good Web Guide
This is part of the free side of Questions' website. It is a useful collection of links in a subject by subject list.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Resources for Educational Excellence
Hundreds of education resources supported by agencies across the U.S.
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This new resource site claims to be "The Only Website You'll Ever Need". Well, that may be true one day, but it looks like ICTeachers is safe for a good while yet :-). After ploughing through several attractive and attractively animated intro screens you can choose links for KS1 KS2 and KS3 as well as for teachers, parents and entertainment. Links are categorised by subject, but at the moment are rather thin on the ground. KS3 looks better served than 1 & 2.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) RHL School Worksheets
Another American site. The place on the Web to get an enormous supply of free quality worksheets for teaching, reinforcement, and review. Looking for lesson plans? Many of these worksheets can serve as the basis for lessons.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) SALT
Cheshire LEA's Support site Access to all sorts of educational documents and resources.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) School Web UK
School Web was set up by  a group of friends, discussing how they use the net and speculating on the type of sites they would find useful. The aim is to produce a one stop site for links to all curriculum areas and useful resources.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Schoolzone
The UK's most comprehensive FREE information resource for schools: 30,000 urls chosen by teachers, for teachers, students and parents.Also lesson plans, schemes of work, events listings, school info, buy on line, info about suppliers, educational news digest and job search.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Schools Online Resources for Teachers
SORT is a directory of quality educational resources available on the Internet. This is a free service for teachers being developed by the World ORT Union as part of its Global Campus programme.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sites for Children
A growing collection of fun websites for children.The site says "When children play, they are also working and learning. Any website that helps children to have fun and learn belongs here. School and class sites are welcome. As are sites with resources for children, parents and teachers."
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Sites for Teachers
A listing of more than 450 websites that teachers may find useful.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Spolem.co.uk ks2.gif (967 bytes)ks3_4.gif (1080 bytes)alevel.gif (1391 bytes)
This is a really slick links list, concentrating on scientific topics and including links for KS2 up to  A Level.Lots of useful links.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Study Web
Study Web is an American site with over 118,000 links to educational resources. All are categorised by subject area.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Tag Teachernet
You need to join (it's totally free) to gain access to this site but once inside there are Resources and Links (lots of them), News, a Teachers' Grapevine and a Job Search. Recommended!
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teachers' Library of Resources ks1_2.gif (1080 bytes)ks3_4.gif (1080 bytes)
Our sister site. Very extensive range of downloadable resources designed by teachers for teachers. The site is broken down into different keystages and covers amongst other things: tests, planning, worksheets and homework. Not forgetting this Site is FREE!
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teaching and Learning Resources
A beautifully presented site with lots of useful links and many online resources. There is also a collection of fun activities for children. Diane Hawkins, who's site it is, says, The purpose of this site is to provide stimulating, interactive learning resources to support the National Curriculum for England and Wales for children in Key Stage 2.
TeacherXpress
Masses of links all on one page, from Logotron. No reviews so you take pot luck but its well worth a look.
Teaching Ideas for Primary Teachers
Just what it says - Resourcesand ideas.HIghly recommended.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teaching Inspiration
A fairly new site that offers the visitor a good deal of material. The site is easy to use and is growing daily. The categories are clear and Lara ensures the visitor is able to access the materials quickly. As well as resources there are ideas for assemblies and other areas of the curriculum. The site was last updated September 1999. This site is worth a visit.
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bullet1.gif (148 bytes) The Teachers' Resource Exchange
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Run by BECTA, this site is a place where teachers can share their good ideas / lesson plans / resources etc. You can submit resources and ideas of your own and / or comment on / add to the ideas and resources which have been submitted by others.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Teacher Tools
This is well worth a visit. American-based but crammed full of useful goodies. Worksheets, lessonplans, games and puzzles, free stuff to download and an excellent set of links pages.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Tony Pickford's Resources for Teaching and Learning
Resources, links, software and teacher support for Science, Geography, History and ICT are all here. Tony runs the award-winning Chester College School of Education website. Tony is interested in canals and also in the use of QuicktimeVR and has some fascinating stuff about the use of QuicktimeVR movies to help children raise enquiry questions. (QuicktimeVR is a system that you can download, which enables "3D" viewing by producing 360 degree panoramas on-screen which the user can explore using the mouse pointer - the view can bemoved right and left, up and down as well as zooming in and out).
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Topmarks Education
A highly recommended site with an impressive list of links to sites covering many areas of education in the UK. This site currently lists 840 sites and has an easy search facility. The layout is simple and quick to use. Well worth a visit!
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This page is part of a excellent school site. The list of links is comprehensive and growing in number.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) UK Schools Resources
This general educational site is hosted by the University of Liverpool and acts as a springboard to the internet for educational resources from around the world. It has a clear and easy layout, combined with well designed categories to help visitors find what they need.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Webshots
This is a collection of photographs for downloading. A rival to our own Photo Library.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) WebQuests UK
An American idea tranferred to a UK NC context, each web quest is a task which requires interent research to complete it. Each task is linked to one of the units in the QCA scheme. "Each WebQuest is a self contained learning experience designed to encourage pupils to reconstruct knowledge, thus learning more effectively." Well worth a close look.
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Woodland Wide Web
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This is the website of Woodland Grange Primary School in Leicestershire. It is an excellent example of a school website, providing a showcase for the school and its children and a great collection of on-line educational activities (Oh - and some games too!)
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A huge collection of MS PowerPoint presentations, produced by teachers for teachers
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Photo Collections
Here are some sites that make me consider giving up photography! Some of the pages may take a while to download, but they are well worth the wait.
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Charles Winpenny updates his site almost daily with photographs that take your breath away (well they do mine!)
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Tony Richards is a postman in the Lake District. He updates the wonderful photos on his site daily.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) Mad About Mountains
Anne Bowker lives in the Lake District and is rather keen on elevated land. Her site includes both photos and text. Some of the photos are of disappointingly low resolution - but many of them are as sharp as you'd like. Anne doesn't limit her interest only to her local mountains. There is lots of stuff here about mountains further afield, too.
bullet1.gif (148 bytes) North York Moors Cam vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Don Burluraux's site has details of (long) walks on the North York Moors around Cleveland. The photos are stunning. 'Nuff said.

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