Category: 2) Useful n Interesting


| January 27, 2015 | 1 Comment 

etherpadscreenshotEtherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.

There are many pads now (& we look forward to hearing of the one you use/prefer) but this was “an original”.


| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments 


Schoology lets you manage your classroom, engage your students, find resources, and connect to other teachers anytime, anywhere.

Experience the power of a global learning community. Build connections and collaborate with your peers.

The basic package is “free for instructors”!

That’s not cool ~ Internet safety site

| January 23, 2015 | 2 Comments 

Thats not cooltnc_logoThat’s not Cool is an interesting site, dealing, as it does, with slightly older students, and their experience of internet, and mobile, etiquette, or the lack of it.

Your mobile phone, and online profile are all digital extensions of who you are. When someone you’re with pressures or disrespects you in those places, that’s not cool. Draw your digital line about what is, or is not, okay in relationships.

Amazing Space ~ a universe of learning

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments 

Amazing SpaceAmazing Space is a big site, with a lot of interesting learning opportunities centred on the universe, and much that lies within it.

Reveal the beauty and wonder of the cosmos to your students with this comprehensive listing of a lot of interactive activities, graphic organizers, science content reading selections, and more.

Mininininini planetA description, suggestions for using the resource in the classroom, and related materials accompany each tool.

Get the science behind the scenes with some Astronomy basics! From quick facts to tales of intriguing celestial phenomena, learn some fundamentals of astronomy … and find the answers to your students’ questions about many space-based themes.


| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments 

EdX offers free online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities.

Topics include business, computer science, finance, history, literature, maths, science, statistics and more. Courses are from some of the best universities in the world. Worth investigating for older students, or on a personal level.

Phrasal Verbs Machine

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments 

Phrasal VerbPhasal machineThe Phrasal Verbs Machine by Cambridge University Press, is helpful, as Phrasal verbs are complicated for non-native English speakers to learn and use… and for many English speakers.

The Phrasal Verb Machine is also available, for free again, for iOs machines, and also Android tablets and smartphones.

Enjoy animated illustrations of 100 phrasal verbs set in the circus world of the main character Phraso, and friends, with example sentences in English & translations into 5 languages.

Vikidia ~ More simple research & in different languages

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments 

Vikidia250px-Animatie400vikidia-es is an encyclopedia written for 8 to 13-year-old children and anyone seeking easy-to-read content on a subject. Genuinely useful indeed.

We have talked of Simple English Wikipedia before, Vikidia does a similar job, and also in French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian. Great for language lessons, or as a more understandable research tool. Keep it simple.

Brainy Quotes ~ “Try to be a rainbow to someone’s cloud”

| January 5, 2015 | 1 Comment 

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Maya Angelou quotebrainyquote_logo_blue.jpgMaya Angelou

Visit Brainy Quote for some of the best. Search under various themes, such as Inspirational, MotivationalPositive, Life, Funny, Happiness, Wisdom, Success, Friendship, Change, Leadership, Education, Family, and life as a Teacher.

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| December 21, 2014 | 2 Comments 

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| December 14, 2014 | 2 Comments 

MyHistromy histro logo enables students to put together videos, photographs, and blog entries on Google Earth and Google Maps, right there in any browser. Show what you’ve been up to, and the results of school projects, using the chronological time line. A free version is also available, on the app store.

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments 

MediaioGoMixIt-logoFound a genuine use for today, converting the wondrous .ogg files from, when making ambient sound tracks, in the retelling of stories. Create your mp3s, WAVs or even back to oggs!