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Issue 76 - December 2016

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Great fire of London - marks the 350th anniversary of the event. Created by the Museum of London.

Pioneers of Flight - a collection of resources, information and activities exploring the formative years of aviation.

Word History Project - collaboratively record, discover and share history.

Freepik - a search engine for graphic resources. Find free verctor art, illustrations, icons and photos.

NASA's Eyes - a great way to find out what's beyond our planet.

Navy STEM for the classroom - Discovery has joined the US Navy with some interesting resources on offer.

Emoji Science - offers a table of experiments to explore.

The Internet Classics Archive - select from 441 works by 59 different authors.

Widbook - a digital collaborative community where you can read, write and publish ebooks.

81 Dash - a communication tool for educators.

Issue 75 - November 2016

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NetSafe - NZ's own cybersafety group, helping users stay safe online.

Think Before You Link - gives educators resources to empower kids to make responsible decisions online.

CyberWise - learn how to use digital media safely and confidently.

MathTV - learn maths using this collection of how-to videos.

Q-files - free online encyclopedia specially designed for children.

Animal Diversity Web - a database of animal natural history and conservation biology.

Science With Me - a hub for some great science and technology learning resources.

Catch the Science Bug - based on a TV series and offering some interesting resources to explore.

EasyBib - generate and manage citations in various stuyles for your bibliography.

Citelighter - automatically cite your sources as you search for facts and information.

 

Issue 74 - September 2016

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VocabAhead - a great collection of short videos describing and explaining words.

Word Hippo - a simple reference tool for words. Enter your word and click ‘Find it’ for the results.

Photos For Class - find safe, appropriate and authorised images for your teaching.

Symbolab - search for equations, formulas and expressions using mathematical symbols.

Space - news, opinions, advice and information on all things ‘spacey’ – created by BBC.

History Buff - a wide collection of unusal and odd historical stories, articles and anecdotes.

Mothmatic - offers a number of fairly simple maths games.

NZMaths - the home of methematics education in NZ.

HappyClass - quickly make classroom seating charts the way yuou want them.

StoryJumper - a site where teachers and students can write, share and publish stories.

 

Issue 73 - August 2016

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BioGraphic - strange and beautiful portraits of biodiversity.

Ology - Biology, Archaeology, Zoology, Microbiology and more ‘ologies’.

Discover E - Engineering – what is it?  Career pathways and resources.

Science Book - Life, Earth and Physical sciences interactives from DK.

Meet the Greenhouse Gases - information about the greenhouse gases and their effects.

eGFI - STEM and engineering resources for students and teachers.

Teoria - music theory resources.

Pics4Learning - image library for education – safe and free.

Disaster Detector - learn how to predict and prepare for natural disasters.

Mummy Maker - learn about embalming in ancient Egypt.

Issue 72 - July 2016

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SPCA Education - Teachers’ Portal.

SPCA Education - For Kids.

NetBasics - Animated stories to address common online risks and issues.

Digital Compass - Games for exploring the impact of decisions made online.

Through the Wild Web Woods - Game to help children learn internet safety rules.

Mystery Science - Open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science!

WordSift - Create a word cloud to analyse elements of a piece of text.

Knoword - Online word game testing vocabulary and typing skills.

Art History Basics - Khan Academy resources about the development of Art over time.

The Battle of Jutland Animation - The major events of this famous WW1 sea battle.

The 25 Biggest Turning Points in Earth’s History - Milestones that shaped our world over its 4.5 billion years.

Issue 71 - May 2016

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Radioooo - Explore music by country and time period.

Perfect Pitch - Use baseball to explore the instruments of the orchestra.

Flat - Online tool to write music scores, and collaborate on a project.

Earth to Scale - Video to help understand astronomical distances.|

Space News - TIME magazine articles and images about Space.

Teach This Poem - A poem each week, with teaching resources and activities.

Fun Science Demos - Science demonstrations for young learners.

Exploriments - Simulation-based interactive learning units for Science learning.

Art for Kids Hub - Art projects and ideas for children plus teacher/parent resources.

Artsonia - Online gallery for children’s art.

Issue 70 - April 2016

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Coaster Crafter - Design and build a virtual roller coaster.

Science Underground - Explore science in 2-minute podcasts.

Simple Machines - Interactives showing how levers, wedges etc. work and where they are used.

Panoramio - Google’s geolocation-oriented photo sharing mashup.

Compararea - Visually compare the area of geographic features.

How to Put a Human on Mars - The science of designing a mission to take astronauts to Mars and back.

Lifeboat to Mars - Online biology simulation game.

American Panorama - An atlas of US history – interactive maps.

Saints and Strangers - Role-play game about the Pilgrims arrival in Plymouth in 1620.

Calculus: The Musical - A comic ‘review’ of calculus concepts.

Mathsspin - Challenging mental maths games.

Issue 69 - February 2016

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Weather Wiz Kids - Weather information and activities for young children.

Tawhirimatea – the Weather - Māori words, sayings and traditions about weather, clouds and wind.

NIWA Stuff for Students - Drought, storms, greenhouse gases, clouds: impacts of weather on the environment.

Sound Online Inventory and Catalogue - Huge library of audio files hosted by the US Library of Congress.

A Soft Murmur - Create background sounds to relax, banish distractions and create positive feelings.

Patatap - Sound kit for making music – with colours and animations.

Royal Shakespeare Company Teacher Resources - Ideas, activities and materials – including flipcharts.

EepyBird - Ordinary objects doing extraordinary things!

XKCD - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, maths, and language – for teachers.

Global Closet Calculator - Interactive game about interdependence and globalisation.

Urban Observatory - Compare maps of cities around the world.