e-Learning Today - Issue 8
SPONSORED ARTICLE: Innovative ways to keep on top of your CP
The training team at OCR have been working hard this summer, planning and preparing a variety of training resources to support the delivery of OCR qualifications from this autumn term.
For anyone in need of extra help for those important revision sessions, here is our top ten list of revision software.
Teaching maths with ICT
Professor Adrian Oldknow was commissioned by Becta to produce a series of articles about using ICT in subject teaching. After researching maths teaching in schools around the country, he shares his advice on the best software, the best kit and the best lesson plans.
Making engineering fun
Educational charity ‘the smallpeice trust’ promotes engineerng to young people. Their new series of computer games will make engineering fun and accessible, says Gemma Murphy.
Tim Roots discovers an online asset management software that can help you keep an eye on your school’s spending.
Virtual Learning Galleries
Inspired by the Wallace Collection museum’s sensational online collection, one head of department decided to take his Virtual Learning Environment a step further. Crispin Andrews meets Marc Berrett – inventor of the Virtual Learning Gallery (VLG).
Playing business games
A ‘business simulation’ game is proving an invaluable resource in GCSE, A level and BAF diploma lessons. Peter Harrington reports.
Top ten revision websites
Traditional revision – sitting at a desk for ten hours with only a cup of tea for company – only works for a few students. Luckily for everyone else, the internet is awash with revision websites promising to make the process more fun - and less lonely! Lucy Busuttil has trawled the net for the top ten GCSE and A level revision websites.
Top Tips for purchasing micro-laptops
Simon Botten, Teachers TV’s self confessed technophobe, shares his top ICT tips every week. In part two of his series, Simon discovers the world of ‘micro-laptops’ – and shares his must-have survival techniques.
Reaching the back of the class
‘Truetube.co.uk’ is like YouTube, but with home videos about moral and social issues. The website is maintained by the Christian TV channel CVTC, and it has been invaluable for Citizenship and PSHE teacher Andrea Keightley - who shares her experiences of using it with her Year 11 class.