ICT Games and free interactive resources
ICT games from TES iboard offers hundreds of free interactive games for both Whiteboards and PCs. Find inspiration for your lessons with this huge range of ICT games covering core curriculum areas: Controlling and Modeling, Graphics and Sounds, Handling Data, Simulations, Internet Searching and Interpreting, and Writing and Presentation.
ICT Games for Age Groups 4-7, 7-9, and 9-11
With ICT games targeted at age groups 4-7, 7-9, and 9-11, these interactive activities are suitable for all primary school children and are ideal for introducing pupils to essential ICT skills. If you’re stuck for fun ways to introduce your students to a lesson, you need look no further as this variety of games will keep your class engaged for as long as you choose. These interactive games are completely free, although you can access complete lesson plans and even more activities by subscribing to the TES iboard 30 day free trial. Visit ICT Games by TES iboard
Found this on a US site brilliant resources for kids this autumn:
What started out as a food science experiment turned into a seasonal one this morning, and we ended up outside pulling leaves off our Maple tree to see how the pigments from a red leaf would compare to those from a green one. Liquid chromatography allows you to separate the pigments (molecules that give plants color) using paper as a solid medium for the molecules to travel up, and alcohol as the solvent that separates and carries the pigments up the paper at different speeds, depending on how large they are. There’s more here:
TES India…. I just recieved a press release from my friends at TES !
Developed by teachers for teachers, TES India features more than 500,000 free teaching activites, including worksheets and lesson plans. TES India includes an online community where teachers have the opportunity to communicate, share ideas and discuss teaching issues. TES India also has a jobs section with 2,000 job listings arranged by role and geographic region.
Visit: TES India; Education Jobs, Teaching Activities and Worksheets
or TES India on TES
Diwali Interactive Resources / on Pinterest
ArtActiv is service provider delivering stimulating and challenging activities to help children and young people with impairments to discover their creative potential. Set in the beautiful heart of Suffolk on the Thornham Estate, ArtActiv offers the perfect location for a weeekend break for kids to participate in various creative arts, cross-curricular indoor and outdoor activities. It has accessible log cabins suitable for groups of up to 25 to stay over (the beds are really comfy too!).
I took a small group there over the weekend and we had a ball! The art making activities were great fun but the boys particularly enjoyed foraging for fire wood in the nearby copse. This lead to a gold-mine of cross-curricular conversations! Science and Literacy were the big winners; “foraging” “carbon capture” “exploring” “gathering”. These are kids with limited vocabulary and the outdoor resources offered by Artactive were the perfect triggers! Big thumps up from me! Here’s their addres: Artactive in Suffolk
Finding the time to plan lessons is only one obstacle I face climbing the crumbly chalk face of afterschool time. Once at the top, it can be stressful and soooo time-consuming!!! Getting the lesson objectives to match the curriculum and differentiating for all and sundry – sometimes I long for life on a trawler!
With September only a sneeze away (I haven’t had a cold all summer – thank you Pupils) I need a long-term positive strategy, a spoonful of ZEN or new psychological armour – not just the coffee-scaffold – to gear up my mind into a positive Sir Chris Hoy sprint through the following year.
So what have I done to achieve this? After a summer with hours spent on social media (rain or shine) I followed a link to TES Lesson Plans and realised that, for this autumn term I am going to make more time for myself. You can download lesson plans are free! Some have been rated by stars 1 to 5 (5 = tops), all have been added by teachers. I know other staff have talked about TES but its taken time to sieve through
There are also guides on lesson design and principles which can be used in conjunction with the lesson plan PowerPoint. Time for another cup of tea !