Brainstorm online with bubbl.us. Easily create colorful mind maps to print or share with others. Almost no learning curve. Businesses, universities, and other schools are using bubbl.us worldwide to generate ideas, map out processes and create presentations.
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Produces bright, colourful concept maps which can be saved and exported. Need to create a free account to use or log in using facebook or google account.
This is a fantastic interactive animation about colour; colour mixing, complementary colours and colour symbolism. It presents colours in a unique and engaging manner including small movies and profiles of colours as 'characters'. A great resource!!
Though not as good as sparknotes, this site provides study guides and some teacher resources for a large number of classic literature texts. Worth a look if you need a quick summary of a book, biography of an author or listing of book themes. Compiled by graduates of universities.
Enables you to create a word cloud to use for websites, visually represent brainstorming results, overviews, definitions etc. A nice text tool allowing to present words in a visually pleasing manner! Have fun with this one.
Educators can use this tool to provide instructions for students in the form of an animated avatar. The site also offers lesson plans for a variety of subjects. An easy to use tool and can be embedded into most sites, though not all. If embedding into google sites, check you tube for process.
A Shakespearean insult generator. Good to get students' attention and interest in the language of Shakespeare. Good fun for both teacher and student. Includes some brief information about the language.
A brilliant website with in depth information about artworks, artists and time periods. Includes video with real life examples of some paintings where possible. A great resource for high school and tertiary students.
Searchable site of thousands of quality teaching resources, interactive resources, homework, exam and revision help. Useful for teachers, pupils and parents.
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Good variety of subjects and site includes interactive whiteboard resources. The interactive whiteboard resources are not able to be downloaded, requiring connection to the internet when using them. Good lesson ideas, games to improve literacy and numeracy and a parents area.
A great resource for history teachers or those of us whom enjoy history and are kids at heart! The site provides good links to the book series 'Horrible Histories' and also includes 'what happened on this day in history', notable figure of the day, games and more. Make history interesting for your students!
A different manner of presenting a survey. The method used to present the results allows you to ascertain the most popular answer immediately and you are able to see the variety of responses at a glance. An easy way to survey students or staff, can be embedded into a class site.
An excellent website with videos on a large range of subjects providing in depth information on myriad topics. Good to use as a teaching tool or to embed on a class wiki so students can learn at their own pace.
Another great senior art history resource, but can also be used for junior students. Provides a timeline for art history, images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and small essays and commentary by the Met's curators and academics.