There are many web-sites from which you can download interactive learning packages, images, and other lesson materials specific to your subject and requirements. Some are commerical; many are free to use, though it’s important to be aware of issues such as copyright. These materials can save time in lesson/lecture preparation, and provide scope to add interest and interactivity. They can also help with personalisation and differentiation.
Further down the page there are also links to Training Resources
Large selection of subject-based links and resources and free internet tutorials – see Intute website
RSC NI Del.icio.us tags
A good collection of wide-ranging subject-specific resources from RSC Northern Ireland (great viewed as a cloud!)- see : http://delicious.com/RSCni_eResources
Another good resource covering a wide range of subject-specific resources:
NLN (National Learning Network)
Interactive learning packages focussing on Post-16 sectors. Many subject areas, including vocational, and materials may be downloaded. Access via institution – check with your ILT/Learning Resources Manager, or refer to NLN web-site.
A range of learning resources from lesson plans to interactive learning objects covering a wide range of ages and subjects. See web-site
Teacher Training Resource Bank (TTRB) A resourcse area focussing on schools but with some useful content
Netlibrary Online management of e-books and other e-content. Your organisation may subscribe to this service
LSN ITQ ICT Skills
Interactive tutorials to support practitioners in the post 16 sector: tutorials .
Teacher Net is a UK Government run website which provides a”one stop shop” to resources for Teachers; You will need to register: http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/
Another site which serves as a resource repositiory for lesson plans, interactive materials etc, but also features registration free Forums (or “Chatterboards”): http://teachers.net/
Gold Dust Resources ( from QIA Excellence Gateway): http://excellence.qia.org.uk/Golddust/index.html
Teacher Training Videos
Free learning videos, podcasts etc from Russell Stanard, Principal Lecturer in Multimedia/ICT at the University of Westminster – further information from his web-site
Core Curriculum (Excellence Gateway) web-site
The Core Curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in literacy, numeracy, ESOL and pre-entry programmes and sets out a clear set of skills required to meet national standards.
The revised curriculum on the Excellence Gateway is in the form of an interactive online tool that:
Promotes flexible and creative use of the curriculum content in a variety of learning contexts, including embedded learning
Enhances content and resources with additional guidance, exemplification and vocational material
Provides tools and features that will enable practitioners, including the wider embedded-learning audience, to create effective personal learning experiences
Provides an online community where ideas and innovation can be shared and developed