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An amazing crowd microphone app for Apple/Android. Connect your audience to the stage mics so everyone can be heard where ever they are. Free for up to 20 users.
This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more.
This is a child-friendly sound sampler for Apple devices. Record sounds and play them back to make interesting 'music'. Supply your own earplugs!
This is a fab HTML5 language learning site which tests your language skills through a series of games with 1500 words. The site collects stats on your performance. Languages include English, Spanish, German, French, Japan, Italian, Russian and Polish.
This site is aimed at girls and explores using media through a range of games and activities, where the player aims to be the best pop or TV star. There is also a section on being a savvy web user.
This site lets you create QR Code scavenger hunts quickly and easily. The basic account is free and all you need is a smart phone, any QR code reader and a login for the site. Make clues with pictures or link to other websites.
A citizen science project from Cancer Research UK which number crunches the data as you play a space shoot-em-up on your Apple or Android device.
A superb science site which explores electricity and electrical circuits.
A useful online safety educational site supported by the UK government with lots of resources for teachers and everyone else. There is a vast listings section with every other net safety site I can think of, plus many more.
This is a superb online comic book maker with a good set of backgrounds, characters, props and other features. There are also a range of apps for Apple, Android and other devices to try.
A great site for finding a wide collection of educational videos on science and maths.
A wonderful maths iPad app with hundreds of levels of kinaesthetic fun for Primary school age children. Learning skills range from simple counting to rounding and multiplication right up to algebraic concepts.
This is a well designed collaborative mindmapping site where users can connect their idea and embed video, PDFs, images, slides, links and even html. You can add quizzes and also record lectures videos right on the site.
Create your own 'Street Map' like tour by uploading photo spheres to the web, where users can navigate between your captured locations. Making 3D school tours and virtual field trips just got a lot easier!
Design your own Window Apps with this easy to use programming tool from Microsoft. Upload images and other media to use and share your app by sharing the link.
A great YouTube channel which aims to make information beautiful through superb graphics and narration. The videos are mostly about science.
A useful tool for collecting lesson media and resources in one place to use and share. You can also browse the lesson sets from others in the community.
A great collaborative whiteboard which works across most devices. Make changes in real time and share documents from Dropbox or Google Drive and insert images from Google search, Flickr and many more. Communicate using the chat window or speak using a mic. A great way to pull ideas. Just share the url to share the board.
A lovely set of online maths problem solving activities. There are lots of levels to choose from and the tasks build in complexity.
A fab platform for creating your own ebooks. You can even embed images and videos. There is also a huge range of published work from the community. Invite others to comment and even collaborate on your stories. There is an Apple and Android app so you can take your ebooks with you wherever you go.
A superb site which takes learners through a carefully constructed and practical course of coding in many different programming languages. There is an accompanying Apple app to get you started.
I love a good sound effects site and this is a beautifully design example. Play ambient sounds to your class to create a mood for creative writing or roleplay. You can also write on the site and download the writing as a text file.
Create printable posters with this clever little download. Find a image you want to use and this tool cuts it perfectly to print out on many pages to whatever size you wish.
A well designed online illustration dictionary with a large collection of words.
This is a wonderful site for creating lists of things for students/teachers to vote on. You can embed your list into a site or share it with a link. See how it works by voting for my wiki in the Edublog Awards at
A site filled to bursting with word puzzles to challenge your class with.
A truly stunning 3D reconstruction and tour of the Giza pyramids, the Sphinx and other structures. Watch a guided tour around and inside the structures at various points in history. You can even view the site in full 3D. The site may take a little time to load.
Find out much more about birds in the UK and Ireland with this great site and apps. The Apple and Android apps are easy to use and will help you explore the wildlife all around you.
A fun game site here you can remix the games to make your own adventures.
This is an amazing online maths playground with a huge number of tools to help learn and demonstrate every area of maths. Create animations and even embed videos.
This site allow you to curate all your lesson materials in one place, including websites, videos and much more, then chart the progress of your students with data from quizzes.
This site has a collection of science games, including a vast role-playing game to teach sustainability, environmentalism and general science, and a citizen science project to match wildlife in images to help real scientists.
Going out of school and learning in the real world can provide some of the most rich and valuable learning experiences. But when this is not possible, this site provides teachers with a directory of virtual school trips to fascinating places through Google Hangouts. Join educators across the world and your children may even talk directly to experts.
Create video, image and text mashups using online and uploaded media. You can add a poll/quiz to see what your children have learnt. Publish and shared the link to view.
This ipad app gives you 100 idea prompts to great your children thinking and writing.
A nice site to make short quotation posters by simply adding the text and choosing the design. Found via
This is a easy to use online video chat/conferencing tool where you can interact with up to 8 people at once with no plugins needed. You can also share your screen with the group, making it a useful teaching tool.
The Smithsonian has created online 3D models of some of their collection. Explore these treasures like never before.
A wonderful resource which for educators to present lesson slides and resources to a class on their own Apple/Android devices. The teacher can set the pace and chooses when the slides move on. This tool allows you to show images, text and set tests/quizzes in real time and collects the data.
Make a short video of a written story with this Google Docs simulator. Input the 'authors' and the text to make the video.
A great resource which helps users explores space and life. There are lots of activities, including making your own solar system.
Make beautiful posters with short messages or quotes with this great site. There are over 40 designs to choose from.
This is a great iPad app which lets users design and play simple games by drawing the character and backgrounds.
This is a useful Apple and Android app which lets you work out maths calculations using handwritten numbers and symbols. Found via
This is a downloadable physics playground where you can experiment with all sorts of structures, forces and virtual materials. It's great fun. There is also an iPad app to explore. Found via
A great, simple, collaborative mindmapping site. Invite other users to share ideas together in real time. It uses html which means that you can use it with most web enabled devices. Sign in using a Google account.
This is a lovely maths activity which helps children learn and practise long division.
This has got to be the funkiest instant poll, quiz, response site around. Create questions, quizzes and polls with optional uploaded images for participants to complete in real time from a computer or mobile device. The users access the quiz by using a pin code. The 'question master' gets the data back instantly and it is stored on the site or can be downloaded. This is superb for checking the knowledge of children in your class or that your audience is still awake.
This is a great iPad app which lets you make amazing games with the minimum of coding experience. Use the pre-made characters and props or make your own using your camera or gallery images. Control the behaviour of each item to make some intricate games with a flick of your finger. Your designs are only limited by your imagination. Share your games with others at the click of a button.
This site encourages children to be creative and share ideas. It's a cross between a blog and a digital canvas and formatting is really simple. Users just drag and drop the images and text however they wish. There is also a teacher sign up option, which lets you quickly add a whole class or school.
A superb site where you can crop YouTube & other online videos, add audio messages and quiz questions which provide individual assessment feedback to check understanding of your students.
Design an avatar to use in creative writing or class name cards for students with this avatar creator.
A superb YouTube channel with a huge collection of stunning space videos. Explore to planets, the galaxy and the universe.
This is an extraordinary piece of digital art of zooming dreamscapes. Use it to inspire other digital art work or for creative writing.
A fabulous interactive time line iPad app of the men and women who have made innovations to maths. Click on the lines to view information and videos.
Download this Apple and Android app which simulates a huge range of chemical reactions and find lots of interactive information about the chemical elements.
Discover and explore the micro world of cells with this well design flash resource. Browse interactive diagrams of various types of living cells and try the quiz to test your knowledge.
Explore images, information and games about Mars with this great flash site. It's a great way to introduce the Red Planet to your students.
This is a simple, elegant writing site for a collaborative writing. Users don't writing in realtime like so other sites, but exchange versions which clearly show the changes made. The other users can accept or decline the changes. It is useful for groups to draft their writing and for teachers correcting pupils work. Each version is archived in case the team changes their mind about the accepted changes.
A useful cartoon animation and lesson about the range, mode, mean and median.
An Apple app which lets you quickly scan and mark paper-based quizzes using the special mark sheet and your mobile device. The children simply make a mark on their answer sheet to show their answer.
This is a superb download from Google of a HTML5 programming and web design suite. HTML5 is currently the coding language of choice and the creations should work on most devices. Flash programmers will feel very at home with the timeline interface. The basics are fairly simple with click and drag editing, but professionals will also find this resource very useful with advanced code editing, including CSS.
An amazing site to create tailor made grammar lessons for students. Choose the skills you want your class to practise and see analytics on their performance.
A good flash primary maths activity which help students learn how to use the grid method of multiplication.
A great site with superb resources for A Level Biology. The site has clear revision guides and notes for a wide range of topics.
More and more people are throwing away their USB memory sticks (but probably just losing them down the back of the sofa) in favour of cloud storage. This is a wonderful storage site, download and multi-platform app which is very similar to Dropbox. A synced folder sits on you devices and can be updated and accessed from any device. You can generating a url to share folders or files with other people. It works just fine on a computer with Dropbox already installed and the free account gives you 15GB of storage. That's enough storage where 'tidy' filing schools might begin to migrate their school network storage to the cloud for free - and that's exciting. Additional storage is available for a price.
A fun game where players guess where in the world a photo is taken by clicking on a map.
A great set of English, maths and other educational flash games for young learners.
This is a sensational website about World War 2 which tracks the progress of Allied troops from D-Day to VE day through eyewitness accounts, video and CGI animation.
I don't know about you, but I use my inbox as a virtual piece of string to remind myself about important things I need to do. This site lets you send a 'time-capsule' email which will be delivered on a day you choose in the future. Use the site to send reminders to colleagues, students and to yourself. Ask your students to send themselves emails with their targets and goals at suitable points throughout the school year.
Make art from Google maps with this mashup which shows a reflection of satellite view or Street view. Great for work exploring a school's local environment or looking at features in the landscape.
A huge collection of science videos on an array of topics from space to life science to geology and much more.
This is a great site to make interactive quizzes, diagrams and assessment resources. Choose the type of resource you want to make or search the shared resources from the community, then share with your students.
This Apple app allows you to create random and filtered groups of 2-20 children for your school activities. It also has a noise monitor.
This is a superb virtual word wall. Get a set of words from different sources or start from scratch and add your own.
Help scientists do real science and map the brain for medical research. Play the game by colouring in the neurons to plot them in 3D space. The site has a good tutorial to get you started.
This is a superb site and download where you can make 3D animated cartoons by selecting your props, characters and locations and then use blocks to programme how things move and interact in a similar way to MIT's Scratch. You can upload your creations to the website to share. There are a set of challenges to try and you can even remix animations designed by other users. Discovered via
A well designed water awareness site. Scroll down the page to reveal how the average person uses water everyday and ideas for reducing it.
A nice mfl Apple and Android app which helps you practise vocabulary in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Russian and English.
A fun dinosaur flash game. Players avoid obstacles while choosing the best way for their dinosaur to evolve.
This is an app and website from the creators of YouTube. It's a video creation platform where users shoot up to 16 seconds of video on their mobile device and mix it up collaboratively online into a feature film of up to an hour in length. Imagine a swarm of camera all capturing video for a collaborative project!
This is a great site which simulates evolution live on your screen. Each virtual creature is made using a string of digital DNA which sometimes makes errors is the next generation. Then the creatures battle to survive. You can even make island populations to see what happens.
A super collection of downloadable and flash-based maths resources for a range of ages and for topics across the curriculum.
This is an online programming suite for kids. It closely resembles MIT's Scratch, but it has improved on a few features and striped away some others. One great feature is that students can sign on with a Google Apps for Education account. Plus, because it is made with HTML5 you can use it on most modern devices, including on Android tablets and iPads.
Shhhh! This is a noise monitor for Android. The traffic show red, yellow or green depending on how noisy your class are. Unlike some similar free behaviour management apps there are no ads.
Make inspiring, informative or just plain fun digital posters with this easy to use Apple app. Enter your search term to find a suitable photo, add your text and publish to the world.
This is a great maths site with a range of flash activities, games and starters for your lessons. Each activity is fun and beautifully made. Wonderful to use on an interactive whiteboard or for self study.
Creating music tracks used to be time consuming and expensive. But with sites like this, anyone can make their own synthesised tracks using virtual mixing desk. Click on launch to start the app. Choose your equipment or use the default desk to get you going. You can listen and even remix tracks from other members on the site.
Pong may be simple, but it is a great game for hand eye coordination, and this 21st century 3D version from is fast and fun. You can also share the link and play together online. Requires Chrome to run at its best.
A great space spacial awareness maths game where players must use fractions to power the stranded spaceships correctly.
This is a fab site to introduce Java coding to children in a user-friendly, step by step way. It's an interactive online tutorial course which builds the basic programming skills to make some cool things. There are 59 lessons in all.
A swish looking, minimalist instant blog site. You can add images, video or even html code to enhance your blog. Once you are finished you can share your post with the world with the url link.
Making time lapse videos is a wonderfully educational experience and changing how we view the world gives us valuable insight. This Apple and Android app can make stunning time lapse videos with just a few clicks. Set how long between taking each image and leave the app to it. You can even use it for create stop frame animations. You can upload your video directly to YouTube and link to the usual social media sites. There is a 'paid for' version for extra features.
A superb site and set of apps for Android, Apple and Windows to draw and share sketches. The images sync to your account making it easy to continue a sketch anywhere. Share your drawing with the site community or share the link with anyone online.
A great Android game which teaches children basic programming commands through many levels of puzzles.
This is a fab suite of programming tools and toys from Microsoft Research. The site using HTML 5 which means that it works across most devices from PCs, Apple, Android and more. It has a get tutorial section to get you started and you are able to pick apart coding from other public projects. You can share your finished scripts and programmes with a link to play on most devices and even export it to the Windows Store.
This is a fun flash game where players help a turtle to swim and collect the correct equivalent fractions.
This is a useful image editing site. Upload an image make your changes and download the results. There are a wide range of tool and effects to choose from.
This is a truly amazing iPad app and 'soon to be launched' download for PCs which replaces a whole TV crew and studio. Capture your video and audio use like adjusting the sound levels, an in-build teleprompter and green screen effects to make spectacular footage. Edit your video directly in the app and add images, websites and Twitter feed as cutaways sections of the screen.
Answer the questions in this flash based geometry quiz. The questions are randomised and the player correct answer is shown if the player gets a question wrong.
This is a lovely collection of inspirational and motivating classroom posters. Download them as a PDF to print.
This is a superb site for making photo slideshows. It is designed for kids and it is really easy to use. just upload your images of choose photos from the gallery. Then add effects and record/upload audio. You can embed, link to or download your video. A free signup is required.
This is a wonderful YouTube channel with videos that asks and answers big questions of the world and science and the little quirks of life. Use the videos directly in class or watch them for inspiration.
Children (and most adults) love looking at themselves on a webcam and this flash based site lets you add over 70 filters and effects. Use the snapshot button to grab an image. There are lots of ways to use this tool in class. Use the mirror functions in maths for symmetry and compile a music video by adding a screencast tool.
This is a Twitter hashtag archiver I have designed to use when all other sites stop working when the API is down (which happens all the time!). The tool uses Excel and Word and you can make an archive in just 4 steps.
This is a wonderful Google StreetView mashup where users can make mini worlds of their local area or of places across the world. It's a great for displays and geography activities. Just find the place you are looking for and use the Print Screen function to get creative. Found via
A great site where student programmers can work and experiment with html coding and see the results instantly. See how other uses' games are made and copy code for your own projects.
This is a useful flash maths resource to practise the 'bus stop' method of division. It's great on e-whiteboards and it gives instant feedback as the user completes the problem.
This is a shocking resource which shows all of the earthquakes that have happened over one week on a map. The site separates the quakes into colours by strength. It's astonishing to see how many earthquakes happening around the world. Found via
This is a great Android drawing app which has a good array of tools to help you and your students show off their artistry skills. You can share your creations online.
This site allows users to stream realtime audio on the web and make your own radio station. The site links to SoundCloud so you can stream music legally. It's a great a resource for setting up a school radio station or streaming a CPD event.
Create video based quizzes with this useful site and share them online with your class. Search for YouTube videos within the site and crop the section you what to use. Then enter your questions and multiple correct & wrong choices to build the quiz.
Create short animated films with audio, text, backgrounds and a 3D avatar on an Apple device, then share the video online. Ideal for sharing ideas, tasks or homework.
Open a door to the world with this intriguing site which transports users to indoor spaces from all over the world with a Google StreetMap mashup. Found via
Help your class see the brilliance of the ancient Greeks by exploring this 3D panorama of the ruins of the Parthenon.
Use this interactive online ear diagram to examine the workings of how we hear sound. You can embed the ear on to your website (much better that embedding a website into your ear!). Found via
A wonderful collaborative real-time drawing space which connects to your Google Plus account, allowing you to illustrate, explain and teach remotely across the world.
This is a 'must try' iPad app where you can design a 3D creature. Tap, drag and pinch your creation until it is just right and then 'paint' it with the patterns you want. It's a great resource to use alongside creative writing or science work. If you have access to a 3D printer you can even fabricate your design.
This is a fun geography game where you are transported to a random part of the world through Google Street Map and you must explore and guess where you are. It's a wonderful way to expand children's knowledge of the world.
Find and share music scores online. Search a huge bank of sheet music uploaded from the community. Found via
A simple idea made into an interesting site showing one day on a number of scales, from a month to the beginning of time.
A super image editing tool which removes parts of an image when you colour the picture in green and red sections to show want you want to keep.
This is a great video creation tool, where you can mix online videos from YouTube and other video sites with images, text, Twitter feeds, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more. You can then share your mashup online.
This is a great iPad app which teaches programming skills to kids using blocks of commands in a similar way to MIT's Scratch.
This is a wonderful set of fraction maths games. There are comparing and pairing games while others ask players where fractions sit along a number line. The games are fun and slowly increase in difficulty.
This is a superb history resource with over 25,000 aerial photos of Britain from 1919-1953. See a bird's eye view of how the landscape used to look.
A YouTube channel with a fab collection of science videos showing experiments, demonstrations, ideas and bangs. New videos are uploaded regularly and their will delight and education in equal measure.
This is a great resource for creating a map based treasure hunt. Choose the locations for your students to find, write some clues and share the link with your class.
This is a superb environmental game which is reminiscent of the early SimCity games. Build a wonderful town, manage your fossil fuels wisely and keep the inhabitants happy. A free sign up is required.
Start your students on a roll with this fun multiplication game iPad app. Roll the virtual marble to the correct answers to complete the level.
This is a wonderful site which has a large set of lesson ideas that will bring Africa into your school. The activities range from KS1-4 and are spread across the curriculum.
This is a fun Android and Apple app from University College London were players complete a range of games to exercise the brain cells and provide researchers with real, but anonymous data to use in their study.
This is an easy to use animation tool. Choose your objects from the bank on the site or upload your own. Then drag your items into place and select a point on the timeline and move the object again to set how the animation moves. You can include photos, shapes and text. Your creations can be published and shared or embedded online.
This is a fabulous GPS and mapping Android app that gives you everything you need to go geocaching and exploring the great outdoors. There are location, compass, photo and tracking tools which should ensure you can always find your way... until your battery runs out!
This is a 'must try' maths iPad app. Play fun, useful and beautifully designed games for every numeracy topic. Adding to algebra! The more you play, the more levels that get unlocked.
A simple multiplication practise site where learners can choose from 6 difficulty levels and answer all the questions as quickly as they can. Players answer the questions using changing buttons, which means no typing is needed, making it idea to use on interactive whiteboards. Because it is designed using html the site also works on most tablets and smart phones.
A lovely resource to learn and practise Chinese numbers by listening to the Mandarin and typing the correct answers on the keypad.
This is a simple list of English to Chinese names which I've build up over the years when my students have been looking at Chinese New Year. You can contact me to add more names to the list.
I love this site. I like to spread my 'recently added to site' tweets out over the day so lots of people catch them. This is the free site I use to do it. You set your tweets to be posted at regular times each day and get analysis of how many times a link has been clicked and if it has been retweeted.
A site filled to bursting with word puzzles to challenge your class with.
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