Website of the fortnight
Teacher Resources
Learning Games
Other Fun and Stuff
How to
Other Useful Sites for Teaching and Learning

Inquiry Support Sites




Websites to support teaching and learning.

Have fun exploring and playing!


Website of the fortnight

Term Four 2010
No set websites this term - take some time to go back and revisit some from earlier in the year or explore and find your own new ones to share!

Term Three 2010
Week One: educational wikis
Week three: running the numbers
Week Five: Committed Sardine - 100 ways to use social media in the classroom complete with ideas and examples.
Week Seven: Story on line Lots of stories and related activities for teaching and learning.
Learn English More stories, songs, listening activities etc to support teaching and learning of literacy. (More junior school focussed.)
Scholastic News Scholastic News is a news site for Kids. It's an American site but contains international news.

Term Two 2010
Week one: www.edhelper.com
Week three: http://www.gruffalo.com/index.html
Week five: Sumdog
Week Seven: Lego Digital Design
Week Nine:Toystory3
Week Eleven: Teaching that makes sense

Term one 2010
Week three: sparklebox.co.uk
Week five: primarygames.com
Week seven: http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/
Week nine: www.primarygames.com/holidays/easter/easter.htm


Teacher Resources:

Sparkle Box Teaching resources and learning activities galore!
Starfall.com A free site for reading games, activities and printables / photocopiables
Ambleside Primary School All sorts of information, ideas and links for teaching, learning and development
Kurwongbah State School All sorts of information, ideas and links for teaching, learning and development
Eduplace Eduplace site with resources for teachers, features and current events for students and a section for families
Teacher stuff Online resources and templates for teachers
Awesome Clip Art for Kids Wordfinds, crosswords, resources, colouring pages etc etc etc
Educational Software A wikispace with great ideas and inspiration for using Comic Life along with other awesome ideas, supports etc.
Software for Learning Check this out for some great ideas in using Comic Life and Flickr to create awesome mihi, language learning etc.
Library events calendar All those 'themed' weeks - want to know when they are? click here to the library calendars etc
Smart Kids Maths site for parents, students and teachers. Free to join, loads of games, resources etc.
Netrover Great site for teachers with resources, games and Smartboard / IWB activities
Jenny Eather Writing fun ideas, resources you name it.
Edhelper.com Thinking skill templates and layouts all free to download and print, along with many other teaching and learning resources.
SHAPES good site for 2d and 3d shapes, has models that move and nets.
Speeches using ICT Meredith Buchanan - speeches using ICT, smartboards and a range of other bits and bods with links etc
Disasters Site Teacher resources and student on line learning, activities etc all related to disasters and survival.
TVNZ Catalogue TVNZ licensing have created a webpage dedicated to the supply of recent and archival programmes on dvd for educational use.
Teaching that Makes Sense Website resource for teachers linking to literacy of all kinds with helpful ideas, suggestions, templates etc
Educational Wikis Wikis with just about everything to do with education - ideas, strategies, planning, ICT you name it, it is in here!
Committed Sardine 100 ways to use social media in the classroom complete with examples of teachers using them with students etc to bring them into 21st century learning and life.

Story on line Lots of stories and related activities for teaching and learning.
Learn English More stories, songs, listening activities etc to support teaching and learning of literacy. (More junior school focussed.)
Scholastic News Scholastic News is a news site for Kids. It's an American site but contains international news.

Learning Games:

Primary Games Lots of great educational games
BBC The BBC education site for schools
Tut Pup Maths learning that follows the development of the children's learning
E-Learning for kids A range of learning opportunities and activites for students
Starfall.com A free site for reading games, activities and printables / photocopiables
A+ Maths Maths games and support
More Maths Stuff More games, learning and supports
Funbrain Lots of fun stuff to support learning and ideas
ICT Games
Roy the Zebra Reading games: alphabet, rhyming words, ending consonants, medial vowels, shared stories etc etc easy to follow for independent group or individual learning practice.
The Gruffalo All things Gruffalo - games, songs, resources etc etc
Sumdog Free numeracy games
Lego Lego digital design. Create all sorts of lego things using your computer. Free and works off both Pc and Mac platforms.

Other Fun and Stuff:

What Now See what is happening on What Now - competitions, presenters etc
Freddo Frog The adventures of Freddo Frog
ABC Kids games, printables and loads more from the ABC Kids television shows and books
Disney The New Zealand and Australian Disney Home page, games and all sorts of safe fun for the kids online
PBS Kids Kids games etc from TV such as Curious George, Clifford and loads others.
Sesame Street great basic numeracy, patterns, geometry games and more for little people all with your favourite Sesame Street characters. Also links to educational podcasts (free) which can be downloaded and used for teaching and learning.

How to ... Stuff:


Blogs and wikis in the class how to set up blogs and wikis in the class
Blogs and wikis in the class #2 how to create a wiki
Wiki tips ideas, hints and support in creating wikis
Blog site create a blog here
Blog site #2 create a blog here
Blog site #3 create a blog here
Flash up your blog pimp your blog here
Podcasts and Vodcasts
Edtech UNlearn Conference This is a fantastic online learning conference that may be completed in your own time. Endless resources. It lasts for a year and includes live conference presentations. Tailored to meet individual learning needs. Highly recommended. (Called UNlearn because it's not like a normal limited conference).

Other Useful Sites for Teaching and Learning:

Super Clubs Plus Safe social networking site for children around the world
E Pals Another social networking site for children


Inquiry Support Sites:
NZ Curriculum and Inquiry