Useful Websites

The Nottingham e Learning Community aims to share resources with members. Together we can improve the learning experience for children in our schools and reduce our workloads by sharing resources.
If you would like to contribute useful links for this page, or have your own site included, please contact me.

Phil Bagge is a Computing Inspector/Advisor. He provides a range of resources to help schools make the best of computing
Educational website based on computing. The author is keen to inspire others to use technology in the classroom
The Literacy Shed links to a range of high quality resources that can be used in literacy lessons or can form the basis for a literacy unit using IT
Ian Addison is a school ICT Leader. He aims to share his thoughts, ideas and resources
This site allows you to hear what others are doing in their schools and pick up and share ideas
Tim Rylands provides a comprehensive list of online sites to use

Scratch is used to program interactive stories, games and animations. Scratch is at the heart of the new computing curriculum
Kodu can be used to program games on the PC or Xbox. It uses graphics that are more exciting than Scratch
Topmarks helps teachers and parents save time finding excellent online educational resources
Crumble is a program controller. It connects to motors, LEDS and sensors through a few croc leads. An excellent addition to the computing curriculum
CAS provides teaching material, training, local hubs, newsletters and the opportunity to meet with like-minded computing colleagues
Barefoot aims to make primary teachers aware of the vocabulary associated with the computing curriurlum. It also provides some exemplar lesson activities
The BBC site supports teachers with teaching ideas and activities
The purpose of this site is to curate a collection of resources for use by those training or delivering the new primary computing curriculum
Weebly Website Builder is an online tool which allows you to produce, manage and edit your own website. They offer a classroom management tool
Kahoot Quiz Builder allows you to create fun learning games in minutes. The games are made up of a series of multiple choice questions
This site lists spoof websites to stimulate children to question the authenticity of online information
The Class Dojo site is an easy way for teachers to encourage students, and share moments with parents including timelines of students’ progress
CAS focuses on the computing curriculum, and on supporting teachers to deliver curriculum it
Each session starts with a video and then progresses to using Blockly in a structured tutorial style. Be It’s a self-contained activity so teachers/TA skills don’t need to be fantastic! Have a go!
eTwinning is a free and safe platform for teachers working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, to connect and develop projects
Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own website
Empowering parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trust advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology as a positive force in all kids’ lives.

Nottingham e-Learning Community is part of Nottingham City Council, Children and Adults