Here are some useful free resources for teaching and learning
Prezi When powerpoint is simply not good enough! https://prezi.com/index/4/
Animto Create extraordinary videos http://animoto.com
Wordle An online facility for creating ‘word clouds’ http://www.wordle.net/
Popplet A tool for the iPad and web to capture and organise ideas… http://popplet.com/
Here is a useful set of websites for science teachers on edutopia.com
You can also recommend your own websites on the blog.
Here is a useful roundup covering Open Educational Resources
There are a number of useful resources in our support zone at
This (old) zone is now being updated to cover the specifications for the latest GCSE (2013/14)
This is a new website…now under development
Here is a great compilation of the best Web Tools for Education
Food for thought….if you have not used these in teaching….
What is a Visualiser ?
Put simply, it is a ‘camera on a stick’ !
The output from the ‘stick’ can be connected to a projector and/or a computer.
How can a Visualiser be used ?
In a basic mode it can be used to display the page of a book on your screen, or any other two or three dimensional object. This enables users to display objects, documents, pictures to the whole class. In more advanced usage it can capture and save/store images and videos, and imported into documents if required. It can be used to zooming right in on an object to provide a more detailed examination. It is a great way of sharing work with the class. It is quick and easy to use. Just place the object under the camera for it to be presented on the screen. A visualiser means that everyone can see what is being displayed, without the need to crowd around the teacher’s desk.
2. Introductory Videos
3. How would YOU use a Visualiser?
Are YOU ready for the paradigm shift ?