Free online resources for teaching and learning

Here are some useful free resources for teaching and learning


Prezi  When powerpoint is simply not good enough!

Animto   Create extraordinary videos

Wordle  An online facility for creating ‘word clouds’

Popplet A tool for the iPad and web to capture and organise ideas…

How science really works….

Here is a very useful website, dedicated to the understanding of “how science really works”


(image credit:mjo)

Suggested websites for science teachers….

Here is a useful set of websites for science teachers on

You can also recommend your own websites on the blog.


Open Educational Resources

Here is a useful  roundup covering Open Educational Resources


Resources for Teachers and Students

A number of useful websites have been developed for teachers and students of science

21st Century Science 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)

New website…under development

This is a new website…now under development

Best Web Tools for Education

Here is a great compilation of the best Web Tools for Education

Food for thought….if you have not used these in teaching….

Using Visualisers: YouTube Videos

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

What’s Included? (CP300)

Get Started : Hooking up your AverVision Visualiser

Introductory Produce demo for AverVision Visualiser

Capturing and Downloading Images

How to connect your visualiser

 Key Features of a visualiser 

3. How would YOU use a Visualiser?

How would you use a Visualiser? 

Case Studies

Specific Uses:
Formative Assessment
Connecting to a Microscope
Saving Images and Videos 

21st Century Learners

Are YOU  ready for the paradigm shift ?