Great Sites from the UK

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I stumbled upon a great site today at www.teachernet.gov.uk.  At first, I thought, "This is the UK.  They’re going to say maths instead of math, color will be spelled colour, and the talking will all sound like Tony Blair or Gordon Brown."  I almost kept stumbling.  Then I thought, "You know, one of my favourite [sic] websites is from the UK so maybe I should look around."  I’m glad I did.

TeacherNet has a lot of useful information about assessment, teaching practices, and classroom management (all global issues I assure you!).  But then…

I found a link to www.teachers.tv.  I had to register (free), but it is a site filled with excellent videos that are both free to view and free to download (sorry unitedstreaming!).  Of course, this is where all the British accents come into play.  I watched about six videos when I came across one that listed the Top 10 websites for maths (I think they have one for about every subject).  I couldn’t help myself.  I started pausing the video long enough to check out sites.  Here are my favourites (okay, I’ll stop spelling like I did when I lived in England!).

Scott Kim, Puzzlemaster.  This is a terrific site filled with logic games.  Click on "Web Games" and try the "Double Maze."  I dare any kid in my class to tell me they were bored by it!

Puzzles.com.  This little site is filled with terrific logic puzzles (solutions included).  It includes illusions, tricks, toys, and more.  Kids will have a real head-scratching time here.

GCSE Bitesize.  The BBC has some really cool stuff available for kids and teachers.  This site is no exception.  Nearly any subject you can think of is covered.  Step-by-step tutorials are availble for "revision" (what we would call re-teaching).  There is a teacher section and some games as well.  There is even a moderated message board to ask questions of others when you need help.

I encourage you to sign up for the videos.  Let me know what you think!

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4 Comments

  1. Teryl Magee - TN DEN LC, Chair said:

    Tim, as always…stumbling onto some great stuff! I don’t know how to thank you enough! ~Teryl

  2. Susan Tompkins said:

    Thanks for keeping us informed through your explorations into the universe! I am on information overload from downloading lots of starters! But I can handle it, I think…

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