School e-Learning Websites
This page provides links to some general websites on e-learning to showcase their services and help you understand what it is and its potential in schools.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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"A FREE middle school book is used with the TechnologyLand E-learning unit. Site3E applies math, science, and literature to optimize learning through advanced technology. Pupils work independently through comprehensive E-learning units."
Added: 12 July 2007
A mobile portal designed for use with Smartphones and wireless cellular Internet connections.
"An interactive learning resource which features first-hand descriptions of food customs from the 1920s to the present day to reveal the revolutionary changes that have taken place in the production and consumption of food over the last century. "
Added: 6 June 2007
A new resource from the British Library
"Free lesson plans, crafts, ideas, worksheets and downloadable materials for kindergarten and elementary school teachers"
Added: 6 June 2007
A useful site created by a pre-school teacher
"Printable, educational games for preschool-age children."
Added: 10 April 2007
Webanywhere's school websites also come with a range of educational tools for children of all ages.
"ARKive is the world’s centralised library of films and photographs of U.K. and the world's endangered species – freely accessible to all online for private research and internal educational purposes. Hailed as the digital Noah’s Ark, it has won numerous education and communication awards since its launch by Sir David Attenborough in 2003."
Added: 21 November 2006
The main ARKive website is designed for a variety of users (11 years old and upwards
"Six flash based games to improve student's English vocabulary. The games include Hangman, Word search, Match Game, The Vocabulary Quiz, Crossword Puzzles."
Added: 3 October 2006
Jacob Richman, the author says "It has been my goal to create a vocabulary oriented site that would be educational, fun, simple to use and friendly."
"The site offers tutorials in Physics (GCSE, AS, and A2), Electronics (AS) and ICT (AS and A2). As well as text, there are questions the students can attempt, then look up a model answer. At the end of each topic there are interactive quizzes. There are also PowerPoint presentations. Although the resources are for AQA syllabuses, students studying other syllabuses also find the site helpful. Resources are available for teachers for a small donation."
Added: 15 August 2006
Produced by James Irvine from the UK
"The Mingoville English language course is the world’s most comprehensive online program for kids of all ages, who need English as a second language. Mingoville puts the children in the driving seat as they listen, talk, draw, play, record or publish their way into the world of English language."
Added: 18 July 2006
"Mingoville is particularly suited for learning English as a second language (ESL).
"Keep your students entertained while they learn mathematics."
Added: 26 June 2006
There is material here for every year of school
"A list of various e-learning materials: Kids: A Build-a-Sheep game Save-the-eggs game (also for Basic skills, EFL) Paint-a-house activity (also for Basic Skills, EFL) Teenagers/Adults: Drag-and-drop, match the pairs (EFL, I/O output codes) EFL, reading quizzes, listening quiz Basic computing - introduction; keyboard & mouse skills. Flash/ActionScript Beginner's to Intermediate"
Added: 26 June 2006
Practically all these materials were created with Flash 5 and Flash MX
"teaching kids about coal"
Added: 27 March 2006
From ABEC, a national, non-profit organisation designed to promote a dialogue with community leaders across the US on issues involving America's growing demand for electricity
"Never understood Pythagoras's Theorem? Baffled by sines and cosines? Now you can get better grades (and impress your friends) by learning on your video iPod!"
Added: 20 March 2006
mathtutor is also available on DVD
"Earthworks is a new interactive game aimed at children to encourage them to be more aware of sustainability issues and the environment. The game was commissioned by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and funded by the EDF."
Added: 31 January 2006
The site was designed and built by Mizu Ltd, a new media company based in Bath in the UK
"BBC Jam, the BBC's broadband learning service for 5 to 16 year olds, has gone live. The free service is a combination of curriculum-based activities, video games, audio and animation."
Added: 30 January 2006
The site is designed as a mix of formal curriculum-based resources and informal learning. Webanywhere provide fast school broadband services that help pupils to make the most of online learning tools.
"Local history is a very popular subject for private study and has proven to be a successful hook to engage groups of adults and families in learning."
Added: 11 October 2005
"The wealth of materials available offers the opportunity to learn about the Island and its history, your family, and their role in that history."
"classic folk stories and fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen. Web-published children's books with Flash animation and narration. Featuring cartoons, e-learning, biography of Hans Christian Andersen, and links to the fairy tales."
Added: 4 October 2005
Available in French and English
"The experts at The Weather Channel have created weatherclassroom.com as a resource for educators, students and parents. Weatherclassroom.com offers a comprehensive collection of weather-related content, including lesson plans for educators, an interactive weather forecast for students, and a weather word glossary and storm encyclopedia for parents."
Added: 29 September 2005
New content and features are added all of the time
"Demgames forms part of the Office of the UK Deputy Prime Minister’s Local e-Democracy National Project, exploring how digital technology can be used to engage people in democratic processes."
Added: 9 August 2005
The three games on the Demgames site – Captain Campaign, Councillor Quest II and Money Manager – aim to inform young people about key aspects of the UK political process in a fun way.
"A Web portal rich with interactive and educational content to introduce young students to the marvels of the Internet as it relates to math, science, real-world solutions, education and careers. Students join characters Peter and Penny Packet as they "jump into the Internet" and participate in a variety of fun activities to explore technology and its important role in society."
Added: 28 June 2005
Packetville also includes valuable resources for parents, education administrators, instructors and guidance counselors, including teaching aids and lesson plans, mapped to International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards.
"Typeonline offers a structured course to motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills and a free resource to complement supervised keyboarding education in schools."
Added: 18 June 2005
Typeonline was designed and implemented by Dave Bartlett, a web developer based in Hampshire
"Dozens of interactive quizzes on topics such as Elementary Math, Fractions, Spanish, Geography, SAT Verbal and Spelling."
Added: 26 May 2005
Free quizzes. Also free Quiz-buddy which includes 25 quizzes
"An educational e-mentoring site, created by the charity, Brightside Trust, and funded by Aimhigher. Bright Journals is a secure e-mentoring system using the webblog model, where undergraduates act as role models for school students. Bright Journals also has a news area and provides a wide range of support and information for school students and undergraduates interested in careers in healthcare."
Added: 13 April 2005
Also contains a library of resources about careers in healthcare
"The Chemistry Collective is a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests which can be incorporated into a variety of teaching approaches as pre-labs, alternatives to textbook homework, and in-class activities for individuals or teams."
Added: 6 April 2005
"It is organized by a group of faculty and staff at Carnegie Mellon University for college and high school teachers who are interested in using, assessing, and/or creating engaging online activities for chemistry education."
"What would it be like if light bulbs didn't have sizes? Standards make our lives easier, safer and healthier. This website provides comprehensive background information, lesson plans, case studies and testing sheets for a range of topics for 7-19 year olds."
Added: 6 April 2005
Launched by the British Standards Institution (BSI), and supported by the National Standardization Strategic Framework (NSSF).
"This interactive CD developed in conjunction with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has been developed to teach children about the dangers of fire. The CD uses colourful graphics and quizes to engage the children in the learning process. The program meets the requirement of key stage 1."
Added: 5 March 2005
Website shows a "snapshot of the program".
"Personalised Adventure Letter Series. K-2 School to home Reading program. Consists of 24 Online weekly newsletters, each letter is 3 pages in length, each letter is personalised, each letter contains paws for reading comprehension questions."
Added: 3 March 2005
Free for teachers and parents
The Virtual-Workspace is a new, dynamic website providing students with their own private web space and access to over 3000 interactive digital learning materials. This virtual learning environment encourages students to manage their coursework, homework, research, career plans and even daily diaries. They can communicate with each other and their teachers through the Virtual-Workspace; homework and coursework can be submitted to teachers for marking, and be returned by the teacher to the learner's work area.
Added: 1 March 2005
"The solution supports the push towards a personalised learning experience that puts the student in control, by matching individual learning profiles to tailored information. Teachers can provide online guidance and use time-saving technologies such as automated assessments."
"Take an interactive journey through the port of London from Roman times to the present day. Complete tasks and follow the clues along the way."
Added: 15 February 2005
Atticmedia (http://www.atticmedia.com/) developed this site for the National Maritime Museum. The target age group is 9 - 11 year olds, and in it they learn about the history of the River Thames by helping to defeat an evil genius who wants to rule the future by stealing history!
"Discover fascinating facts about the amazing strength, reliability and performance of the Rolls-Royce engines used to give power on land, sea and air."
Added: 27 January 2005
A Flash animation from Rolls Royce Information for Schools website
Examples of content: KS3 CHEMISTRY: A set of additional word-fills and crossword puzzles designed around the QCA guidelines, with links to answers KS3 CHEMISTRY: A set of additional word-fills and crossword puzzles designed around the QCA guidelines, with links to answers; A comprehensive set of 25 revision notes pages for all GCSE Chemistry AND additional notes on Earth Science and Radioactivity to cover most points in most GCSE science/chemistry syllabuses; Very comprehensive notes and quizzes on the structure and naming of organic molecules
Updated: 26 January 2005
This site has been active for many years and provides some useful Chemistry resources for schools
"Innoken presents educational content in a highly interesting manner by using InnoLearn® - an innovative method of imparting learning. This method combines story-telling (one of the oldest forms of entertainment) and learning with cutting-edge programming to create highly interactive content that enhances assimilation and retention."
Added: 22 November 2004
"A few moments spent here will linger on, refreshing you all day long."
"Learning Curve is a free online teaching and learning resource, following the History National Curriculum from Key Stages 2 to 5: Sources: see documents, photos and film from the National Archives; History: unlock the meaning of these records; Education: enjoy games and activities for thinking and learning about our past."
Updated: 20 October 2004
Find out what people thought, said and did at the time of some of the most interesting events in history.
"provides educators and developers access to all the teaching materials available at Amazing Space. This index includes an 'Overview' with each resource."
Added: 18 October 2004
Topics include black holes, comets, electromagnetic spectrum/light and color, galaxies, gravity, etc
"For a historic look at NSA ...or to discover important dates in cryptology. If you are interested in finding out what a Cryptologist does, try to make your own codes and break some of our codes "
Added: 5 October 2004
"As you go thru the web site, Crypto Cat will keep a watchful eye on you as you make and break our codes."
"Combines step by step video instruction with interactive practice to help upper elementary and middle school students learn how to solve challenging word problems."
Added: 1 October 2004
Each week Infinity Quick (IQ) introduces a new maths problem
"Our method of tutoring involves having a streaming whiteboard as well as the voice of a licensed teacher guide the child through the actual problems presented in their Algebra text books. We do such by providing each licensed teacher with a tablet PC and specially designed software that records not only their voice and instructions, but a "whiteboard" from the tablet pc and turns it into a macromedia flash show."
Added: 27 September 2004
"The student must sit through the entire lecture, and interact with the program, in order to get the answers as there are no fast forwarding mechanisms or easy ways of getting the answer. We don’t just provide the answer, but walk the child through learning the problems and increasing their math comprehension."
"Fun educational resource for children aged 7 - 11. Hundreds of activities for English, Maths and Science, plus reports, quizzes, games, tracking, animated characters and more!!"
Added: 22 August 2004
"The definitive key stage 2 e-learning resource"
"GridClub is designed for children between the ages of 7 to 11 with supporting information for parents and teachers. It is provided by Channel Four Television Corporation (Channel 4), in conjunction with Intuitive Media Ltd (Intuitive Media), and is funded by the Department for Education and Skills in England, (DfES), The Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED) and the Northern Ireland Network for Education (NINE).
Added: 26 July 2004
"GridClub offers a wide variety of professionally mediated clubs and interest groups. GridClub also offers a Website comprising interactive resources related to the English and Northern Irish National Curriculum at Key Stage 2 and the Scottish National Guidelines at Levels B - E.2
The new Unlocking the Archives education site of the Royal Geographical Society provides free learning resources for secondary schools. Explore the resources on Antarctica - view the galleries or try the online quiz. Or choose from Everest or Images of Empire. The Society holds one of the most exciting collections in the world with photographs, maps, books, objects and documents which they are working to make accessible through this site.
Added: 28 June 2004
The Teachers Area explains how to use the resources in the KS 3 and 4 curriculum
"This is a Singapore-based children's elearning portal. The content has been organized in a manner that is suitable for classroom usage. Indexes hundreds of content, topic-by-topic for easy access, recommended for ages 7-12."
Added: 23 June 2004
Users can search anything from PowerPoint slides, PDF docs to Flash movies and animations.
"These two program are aimed at using with projectors and whole class teaching. They can however be used with small groups around a standard monitor. The screens start with the maximum numbers set to 10 but this can be altered by the user. The main screen allows the user to hide or show the first, second or answer digits. Numbers can also be changed whilst they are hidden."
Added: 23 June 2004
Simple but effective
This summer we'll serve up tasty recipes, science-in-the-kitchen projects and hands-on activities related to everybody's favorite subject...food."
Added: 20 June 2004
"The American Federation of Teachers offers entertaining ways to keep your child learning all summer with different activities every week
"Looking for logic puzzles, free chess strategies or tactics? Come on, and try to solve free online chess games."
Added: 15 June 2004
A solution to the problem will be made available the next day
"Academic Chess is a free online chess school where your child can master the game of chess or play online against other children."
Added: 20 May 2004
"We teach chess rules and chess strategies in a way kids will not soon forget."
Added: 19 May 2004
Lots of interactive maths activities
"We want parents to discover how easy it is to get involved with their child's learning AND how they can support them in their education."
Added: 18 May 2004
Examples of e-learning for all ages
"Microbes post a mystery to many. But microbiologist Sam Sleuth is hot on their trail. Click on to find out more about the world of microbes from your own hands to the mighty Himalayas, landfills to oil spills, common colds to uncommon cures, under microscopes and in the news."
Added: 6 May 2004
From the American Society for Microbiology
"The databanks in The Deep Submersible have become corrupted. It has information about sea creatures but has forgotten which are which. We need your help to sort things out!"
Added: 8 April 2004
A learning game from The Deep, an environmental and educational charity dedicated to understanding and protecting the world's oceans.
"AWS Convergence Technologies provides engaging weather information and educational tools to schools and colleges, including an innovative set of online lesson plans and software called WeatherBug Achieve"
Added: 6 April 2004
WeatherBug provides live weather on your desktop (http://www.weatherbug.com/)
"Welcome to Eternal Egypt, which brings to light over five thousand years of Egyptian civilization. Eternal Egypt is a living record of a land rich in art and history, people and places, myths and religions. The stories of Eternal Egypt are told using the latest interactive technologies, high-resolution imagery, animations, virtual environments, remote cameras, three-dimensional models and more."
Added: 9 March 2004
The guided tour is a quick way to experience the best that the site has to offer. You can also begin with one of the cultural highlights below, or make
"experience Maths and Science with Gizmos"
Added: 4 March 2004
Limit one launch per day or login
"Dr. N. Ventor, scientist-extraordinaire and inventor of a time machine, is also a big fan of Leonardo da Vinci. To thank you and your friend Carmine Chameleon for testing her time machine, she is showing you her collection of Leonardo's works."
Added: 4 March 2004
"Take the tour with Hermes the messenger god, through a magical place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters ... Targeted primarily at 6-12 year olds.
Added: 3 March 2004
AIMIA Winner for Best eLearning and Best of the Web Awards 2003
"is a cool place to learn about maps - for free" Ordnance Survey
Added: 1March 2004
A "bright and lively website that aims to teach children between 7 and 16, mapping skills in a fun way".
"Curriculum based (Key Stages 1 & 2) interactive, internet delivered maths program. Fun, interesting and sequential learning."
Added: 16 February 2004
Take a look at the large number of engaging demonstrations
"Welcome to the British Museum's web site on ancient China. These 'Staff Room' pages have been developed to help teachers get the most out of the web site for themselves and for their class. It is predominantly aimed at schoolchildren aged 9 - 11 and their teachers but we hope that other groups may find it useful too."
Added: 10 February 2004
5 sections on Crafts & Artisans, Geography, Time, Tombs & Ancestors, and Writing
"SRA TechKnowledge is a 100% interactive program for grades PreK through 6 that develops computer and technology literacy."
Added: 29 January 2004
A finalist in the SXSW awards in the Educational resources section
"An interactive learning tool for Key Stage 2 Science (Units 4F and 6G)" developed by Andy Thelwell
Added: 29 January 2004
A finalist in the SXSW awards in the Educational resources section
"Digital Imaging in Schools is an exciting, innovative, cutting-edge project in the use of digital media technology in schools." National Museum of Photography, Film and Television
Added: 15 December 2003
"Learn more about the project and the outcomes and findings generated. Visit the Image Gallery and watch the Video Diaries made by teachers."
"An Educational Exploration of Nunavut. Setting out to document arctic climate change we will dogsled the territory of Nunavut, meeting Inuit Elders and students, to explore traditional ecological knowledge in the remote communities visited along the trail while gathering scientific data daily from the field for NASA and Environment Canada."
Added: 2 December 2003
"Learn how real time learning adventures pulled by powerful Polar Huskies create a unique standard aligned curriculum for the classroom."
Added: 21 November 2003
Resources to enhance the teaching of probability
"On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. December 2003 will mark the 100th Anniversary of this historic and groundbreaking achievement. Learn how two small town businessmen invented a technology that would define the 20th century." Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Added: 17 November 2003
"eLearning mentors make learning more memorable and engaging. Take our interactive quiz and learn from one of history's greatest playwrights.
Added: 13 November 2003
This demo test makes use of avatar technology from DA Group
"'From Skerrydoo to Carrickfadda, a Study of Sligo's Coastline' is a schools heritage and ICT project, which seeks to promote high levels of awareness and understanding of seashore heritage amongst participants."
Added: 1 November 2003
Winner of eSchola 2003
"where you can learn about the history of jazz and its artists through recordings, readings, photographs, video and fun activities." Produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center
Added: 5 October 2003
There is also a Tips for teachers feature for each lesson
"It provides an eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry. The site includes geometry problems, quizzes, quotations, scientific speculation, and more."
Added: 20 September 2003
Created by Antonio Gutierrez
"This site is designed for Key Stage 2 pupils and is aligned to the BBC schools Programmes."
Added: 25 August 2003
Info, activities, resources, glossary, etc
"Justice Learning is an innovative, issue-based approach for engaging high school students in informed political discourse. The web site uses audio from the Justice Talking radio show and articles from The New York Times to teach students about reasoned debate and the often-conflicting values inherent in our democracy. The web site includes articles, editorials and oral debate from the nation's finest journalists and advocates. All of the material is supported by age-appropriate summaries and additional links. In addition, for each covered issue, the site includes curricular material from The New York Times Learning Network for high school teachers and detailed information about how each of the institutions of democracy (the courts, the Congress, the presidency, the press and the schools) affect the issue."
Added: 17 August 2003
"Much of the traditional civics curricula begin with an historical perspective and move forward. The lessons start from a point distant from students' lives. Justice Learning reverses traditional methods by starting with current issues that directly affect their lives. The curricula engage them early with a multimedia set of online materials and then relate it to the historical context that generated it. In doing so, the project incorporates into its methodology the new reality of where students turn for information and how they learn."
"The Design Technology Department has been created in order to provide free educational materials for schools and colleges. The site is continually growing and will eventually offer teachers and pupils materials for all of the Key Stages."
Added: 3 August 2003
Lots of design technology resources
Added: 27 July 2003
"Features include: Interactive, Articles, QuizBank, Magic Grid, MathsNet Art, Puzzles and Maths Links. The website also contains reviews of software and books for mathematicians."
"Here are some sections of lessons developed by learn things South Africa to give you a taste of how we bring learning to life by engaging the user on a path of discovery."
Added: 25 July 2003
Take a look at the Worksheets as well
"This website is based on 2 Channel 4 television programmes, Chez Mimi and Henning's Haus. The website complements the programmes and enhances language learning in a fun way. Through the use of games, users will have an interactive experience in French or German. Aimed at upper primary and early secondary, key themes include topics such as food, colours and family."
Added: 16 July 2003
Another site produced by Learning and Teaching Scotland
"This exciting online resource contains a collection of activities for children aged 5-8 years. The site is based on popular children's stories and supports early literacy and numeracy skills."
Added: 16 July 2003
Produced by Learning and Teaching Scotland
"This interactive website is aimed at young people aged between 9 and 14 years. The website raises awareness of climate change and how its effects. The website contains a virtual community with a number of interactive games and a resource area providing detailed information on climate change issues. These areas are designed to engage children and teachers in activities that show how everyday actions can make a difference to our environment."
Added: 16 July 2003
This site has been produced on behalf of the Scottish Executive by Learning and Teaching Scotland.
"The main purpose of this site is to inspire, encourage and support teachers who are experimenting with computers in Art and Design"
Added: 4 July 2003
Very colourful and visual as you would expect.
"Offering National Curriculum compliant maths worksheets for teachers, parents and students. Comprehensive maths support for students with helps, games and activities."
Added: 4 July 2003
Source of online activities for maths classrooms
"smART Kids helps you see art in new ways. Look at different artworks, learn the language of art, explore art materials and unravel clues about the history of selected artworks."The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
Added: 19 June 2003
Highly interactive and engaging
"Let Shakespeare show you the brain-charging learning power of broadband technology"
Added: 15 May 2003
"the first installment in Cable in the Classroom’s Broadband Demonstration Project. The project will feature a series of lively, appealing learning experiences that show how broadband technology–with its capacity to deliver video, audio, excellent interactivity, design, and content–can support active, meaningful and memorable learning."
"Even though he did not finish many of his paintings, you could not call Leonardo DA Vinci lazy. In his lifetime, he worked as an artist, scientist, architect and inventor. He painted the world's most famous painting and designed flying machines hundreds of years before anyone got round to building them. This BBC website on Leonardo DA Vinci provides a detailed biography with examples of his paintings"
Added: 10 May 2003
Another excellent resource from the BBC (Schools) website
"This website provides basic overviews of each act of Twelfth Night. There are also quizzes on each act, the plot and individual characters. The website also features a collection of interactive games and exercises on Twelfth Night including Shakespeare's Accident (Act III, Scene 1), Shakespeare Shootout, Shakespeare Hoop Shoot, Walk the Plank and Fling the Teacher."
Added: 10 May 2003
Wish this had been around when I was studying Twelfth Night!
"a not for profit education organisation promoting energy efficiency and sustainable development"
Added: 24 April 2003
There are resources to download, including teaching energy as part of the geography curriculum and a guide to energy-related topics in the National Curriculum.
"Designing and building a bridge to withstand earthquakes is no easy challenge. Explore the science, technology and people involved in the bridge with these interactive learning modules and simulations!"
Added: 24 April 2003
Bridge to Classroom is designed for middle school
"This website from the British Museum explores the people, culture, beliefs and history of ancient India using animations, 3D models and objects from the British Museum's collection. It is designed for primary school teachers and pupils, and includes online activities, background information and worksheets."
Added: 17 April 2003
"predominantly aimed at upper Key Stage 2 schoolchildren and their teachers"
"Did U Know has been developed by National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.. The website features interactive pages about all manner of topics - from portraits to Liverpool docks, from sunbeams to local history. The idea is that anyone can try out the website's games, exercise their brain cells and have fun all at the same time!"
Added: 28 March 2003
Simple language and simple explanations
"David James, teacher of English/Storyteller is promoting the use of Storytelling as a teaching resource. Free lesson plans and supporting resources."
Added: 22 March 2003
Storytelling in education
"This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids."
Added: 7 March 2003
Has won a number of awards
"Choose your own path with Tales on the LEGO Express, where the story depends on you! As you go through the story, you will be given different options. To guide the story, click on your choice. What happens in the story is all up to you!"
Added: 27 February 2003
One of the the SXSW Website Competition Finalists for 2003 (Animation/Cartoon)
"A hands-on, multimedia, educational programme offering print curriculum, fun activities, live television, an interactive CD, and an online community for kids, parents, and educators."
Added: 27 February 2003
"Mission Science - a five-unit printed science education curriculum for kindergarten through 9th grade through which children explore what's in space, how we get there, how we live there, and what we do while we're there."
"The puzzles presented here are selected for the deceptive simplicity of their statement, or the elegance of their solution. They range over geometry, probability, number theory, algebra, calculus, and logic. All require a certain ingenuity, but only pre-college math. Some puzzles are original."
Added: 27 February 2003
Fun if you like maths!
"Consumer Jungle is a new web-based program that helps turn high school students into savvy consumers without putting them to sleep. There's a camp for everyone. Students will discover a treasure trove of games, and teachers will find free classroom materials. There's even something for parents - a section filled with tips on how to help the young adults in their lives find their way safely through the real world. It's just a click away. Find your camp, and start exploring!"
Added: 3 February 2003
Consumer Jungle is sponsored by the Young Adult Consumer Education Trust (YACET).
"These are all games created by SchoolHistory.co.uk - use your history skills to win the game - force the teacher to walk the plank or fling them away. Score a goal past a famous goalie, shoot a fairground duck or try to stop Henry VIII's execution!"
Added: 30 January 2003
A nice set of learning games for history
"This site is hosted by the Parliamentary Education Unit and has two main sections. Junior Parliament is designed to introduce primary pupils to some of the history, traditions and structure of Parliament. Explore Parliament, for secondary pupils, seeks to encourage understanding of and participation in the political process."
Added: 17 January 2003
Hosted by the Parliamentary Education Unit
"The MAGIC website is UNICEF's (United Nations Children's Fund) response to the Oslo Challenge of 1999, which called on media professionals, educators, governments, organizations, parents, children and young people themselves to recognize the enormous potential of media to make the world a better place for children."
Added: 11 January 2003
"This website showcases media projects by, with and for children, and provides information for those wishing to take up the Oslo Challenge."
"The primary source for history online"
Added: 10 January 2003
"Find the pictures you need in this easy to use digital library of high quality images and footage illustrating more than 200 years of American history
"TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself."
Added: 11 December 2002
Adventures, experiments, field trips, webcams, etc
"This site has been designed for use by teachers and students. It aims to make high quality science education slideshows freely available to teachers (as a classroom tool) and students (as a revision tool."
Added: 28 November 2002
"High quality PowerPoint slideshows for GCSE educators"
"is an evolving collection of online workshops and arts educational activities for teachers and students of all ages."
Added: 28 November 2002
Won the National Grid for Learning, Becta/The Guardian UK Education Web Site Award 2002
Added: 16 November 2002
This website combines three sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature in three areas: Medieval, Renaissance and 17th Century Literature.
"Consumer education empowers us and makes us more knowledgeable about the products and services we buy and use."
Added: 10 November 2002
Learn how to become an informed and responsible consumer
"This site was designed to give a better understanding of frogs and other lifeforms by the use of instructional technology. Frogs is the first virtual online frog dissection."
Added: 22 August 2002
This resource was recently highlighted by Elliott Masie in his TechLearn Trends newsletter
"An animated primer on basics of DNA, genes and heredity." Cold Spring Harbor Lab.
Added: 27 May 2002
Targeted at the level of a bright teenager and geared towards those without a scientific background
"Welcome to a unique genre of education materials. Paper Plate Education is an initiative to reduce complex notions to simple paper plate explanations. This website promotes innovative hands-on Activities that can be experienced across a range of interests, at varying degrees of complexity, and at a low price–all with common paper plates."
Added: 10 April 2002
"In this lesson students develop their skills of sourcework analysis by investigating and interpreting the details of a famous portrait by Hans Holbein, court painter to Henry VIII. The painting is rich in symbolism which refers to politics, society and religion" activehistory.co.uk
Added: 12 January 2002
An historical activity for 11-13 year olds. Other resources available from the main page
"Safe blood transfusions have saved many lives during the 20th century. This would not have been possible without the discovery of the human blood groups made by Nobel Laureate Karl Landsteiner in 1901. Before giving a blood transfusion you have to blood type each patient. Are you able to do that? If not, maybe you should read the introduction to blood typing before you start, otherwise you will put the patients' lives in danger!"
Added: 6 December 2001
Another very effective "game", ie learning activity from the Nobel e-Museum
"The Virtual Biochemistry Laboratory Project aims to make biochemistry knowledge visible by using computers and the Internet as tools for interactive learning, and to make way for an understanding of the principles and theories behind the Nobel Prizes in chemistry ... In the laboratory environment you can move around and interact with the lab equipment in a game-like interface. You can also attend lectures and perform experiments with the support of intelligent help functions. By constantly focusing on the end user of the product, the Virtual Biochemistry Laboratory project aims to provide a stimulating and enjoyable experience where the active learning of the user is promoted."
Added: 13 October 2001
One of the many clever educational activities at the Nobel e-Museum
"Creatures called Zwiki have come from faraway stars to live on your handheld computer. They need your help to create a special creature that will help them go back to their home galaxy."
Added: 12 October 2001
A genetics game
"BioLogica offers interactive features that foster independent inquiry and scientific reasoning. By solving a sequence of activities, students build a body of scientific knowledge as BioLogica monitors their progress, offers helpful hints, and builds a portfolio of their work."
Added: 12 October 2001
BioLogica is a hypermodel for teaching high school genetics, developed over the last four years with support from the National Science Foundation
"Learn from the experience of others! Get inspired from successful implementation of ICT in the classroom to improve the quality of learning! eSchola has selected for you, teachers and learners, the best websites showing good practice for schools from all over Europe and beyond"
Updated: 11 October 2001
Some examples of best practice from Europe - 22 finalists are now online
"iKnowthat.com activities encourage kids to be creative and to learn by doing. In the spirit of discovery-based education, our activities are designed to provide kids with opportunities to actively explore concepts in a multi-modality scenario where they can guide their own learning experience. Throughout their explorations at iKnowthat.com, kids are exposed to educational material which they can learn and apply."
Added: 30 August 2001
For ages 2-12
"chessKIDS academy offers FREE online interactive lessons, quizzes and games for kids, two chess computers for you to play, and a resource center for parents and teachers of kids who play, or would like to play, chess, including a scholastic chess download pack to enable any school to run a chess club."
Added: 30 August 2001
Site includes Interactive chess lessons, quizzes, games and puzzles for kids, Play chess against the computer
"WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real-world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments... they can even work from home! Our Teacher Area lets you explore new projects and grade your students' work on the Web."
Added: 27 August 2001
Everything is free
"MarcoPolo provides the highest quality, standards-based Internet content and professional development to K-12 teachers and students throughout the United States"
Updated: 14 November 2005
Also offers guide to help teachers integrate internet content into the classroom
"Go Education plc was established to offer an indispensable learning software resource to children, parents and teachers. This, coupled with the growth of The Internet and advanced technology, has resulted in the formation of our website."
Added: 25 August 2001
Reviewers Note: Catalogue of courses, software as well as chat facilities
Added: 25 August 2001
A resource to help students with their homework. It has had some interesting participants in the chat sessions too
"Digitalessays.com is glad to accept and post any papers you send to us. We need your support to increase the amount of essays we have in our archive of papers. If you do send an essay please include: the subject the paper belongs to; name of the essay (if there is one); and your name/e-mail if you wish to have it included in the essay."
Added: 30 July 2001
This is one of the sites that collects and distributes student essays!
"The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information." SEDS, (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) hosted at University of Arizona Chapter
Added: 22 July 2001
A very informative site about the solar system
"Download Learning teaches common knowledge - knowledge your kids should know, but often don't. Every 10 days a title is posted for free download."
Added: 17 July 2001
The Common Knowledge titles are also useful for teachers as they complement the school curriculum
This is termed an "educational Web Adventure". From EduWeb.com
"Puzzled about a topic in biology? Need a biologist to answer your question? This is the place. Just fill out the form below to submit your question." Arizona State University
Provides the answers to all kids' questions.
Has won lots of awards and plaudits.
"Filamentality is a fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities. It helps you combine the "filaments" of the Web with a learner's "mentality" (get it?)
Hands-On Universe ® (HOU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software. The Lawrence Hall of Science at University of California, Berkeley, is the educational center for the HOU project.