There are a wealth of websites with maths games, literacy games, science games, and so on, available online. Topicbox brings the best of the web together, especially for teachers. There are a range of games for all ages and stages to help consolidate skills and knowledge categorised for speed and ease.
To create a striking display use Block Posters to print off a larger version of the original, it scales it across multiple A4 sheets. So now, if you have an image you’d like as a large wall poster, you can print it off from a standard printer from your classroom or home.
Sparky Teaching is a place to get resources and ideas for getting your class thinking and working creatively. There is quite a lot on the site, all of which I love, but here are a few of the things that get a visit from me a few times a week.
The Highland Literacy Project has very detailed resources for planning, teaching and assessing literacy. I found it very useful as an NQT to help me understand the progress, pace and development of literacy skills that only experience can really teach you.
TES now have a fantastic ‘Collections’ section, where some great resources are easily accessed. It’s sometimes hard to know what you want/need when teaching a new topic/concept, which is why the ‘Collections’ section is great for finding relevant and useful resources from TES.
This incredible tool measures the actual noise level of your classroom and displays it on a gauge from green to red. It’s a great way to visually show pupils what level they’re working at compared to your expectations. You can adjust the sensitivity of the tool to suit the activity, e.g. working in silence or large groups.