Interface Magazine

This link will take you to a long list of unit plans to use with I.C.T
I.C.T Interface Magazine


Voted top 100 ICT tools

top 100

Games and Activities

Digital Lego designer

http://ldd.lego.com/



BBC Bitesize

The BBC bitesize site has loads of free educational games, most of which look and feel like games children (and siblings) would play at home that aren't directly educational. This link is for Keystage 1 (5-7 yr olds). (Key stage 2 is for ages 7-11 and key stage 3 is for ages 11-14).
BBC Bitesize website
Also tutpup.com and starfall.com have educational activities and games.

Useful/interesting blogs

Claire Amos, who is running "Literacy on-line" writes: The May edition of NZATE's journal 'English in Aoteroa' is on ICT in and beyond the English classroom - check it out!

Also, make sure you check out these great NZ blogs:
http://ictinenglishnz.blogspot.com/ managed by Fiona Grant
http://manaiakalani.blogspot.com/ by Dorothy Burt
http://www.virtualnorth.blogspot.com/ by Fiona Grant
http://blog.core-ed.net/derek/ by Derek Wenmoth
http://rocky11.blogspot.com/ by Rochelle Jensen
Suzie Vesper's glog of wikis and links by Suzie Vesper


Oral presentations

Project Ignite suggests a format for speeches, oral presentations. Here's a link to it being used in school. (IanS)
Project Ignite example


How To ...

Jacqui Sharp's 'How To' blog A wealth of slides, instructions and ideas for a range of tools, incl. delicious & powerpoint. (IanS)


Collaboration

If you want students or teachers to collaborate on a document, here are some links:fiona grant's list of 'etherpad' links
PrimaryPad etherpad This is a site that allows people to add content to a page at the same time. Each person adds in a different colour.

Cool Tools for Schools

Wiki that has links to loads of great tools & resources cooltoolsforschools


File Conversion eg YouTube (.flv) to Movie Maker (.wmv)

Free website Zamzar


YouTube Sharing
Use YouTube videos in the classroom without the annoying adverts or distracting borders -this programme creates a link that you can use to play YouTube clips with a plain black background
http://www.safeshare.tv/