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Blasanna an Domhain

Cuidíonn an ceacht seo ar chlár bán le páistí fiosrú a dhéanamh ar na cineálacha éagsúla bia a bhaineann leis na cultúir agus na pobail éagsúla i dTuaisceart Éireann. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
A Chinese Artist In Lakeland

The landscape of Wordsworth seen through the eyes of the world's oldest continual culture.

Chiang Yee was born in China in 1903, three years before the birth of the Last Emperor. As a child he received a traditional education, studying the Chinese Classics and learning the skills of calligraphy, poetry composition and painting.

By the time he arrived in the English Lake District in 1936, he had already written ‘The Chinese Eye’, a perceptive study of Chinese Art.
The paintings reproduced on this website are taken from ‘The Silent Traveller: A Chinese Artist in Lakeland’, and are reproduced by permission of the artist’s son, Chien-fei Chiang.
The module also contains simple interactive video clips demonstrating the use of a Chinese paint box (the four treasures) and a link to CLEO’s own virtual Chinese paintbox.
Students can also analyse Chiang Yee’s technique by comparing his view of Grasmere with a photograph taken from the same viewpoint.
Published by: CLEO
Across the Board - Nine Men’s Morris

Play Nine Men’s Morris! Board games were very popular with the Romans. We know this from archaeological finds from all over the Roman World. Nearly every Roman site in Britain has provided evidence in the form of counters and boards. Hadrian's Wall is no exception and a fine example of a board and pieces found at Segedunum can be seen displayed in the Roman Gallery.

Published by: Northern Grid
Across the Board - Senet

Play the ancient game of Senet! Board games were very common in ancient Egypt and people from all levels of society played them. Many game boards from ancient Egypt have been found by archaeologists. However, the rules explaining how to play these games have not survived. By studying game boards and other evidence, experts have made some educated guesses about how these games were played.

Published by: Northern Grid
Across the Board - The Royal Game of Ur

Play the Royal Game of Ur! Board games were popular in Mesopotamia. Different types of boards and game pieces have been found by archaeologists. The remains of this board were found by Leonard Woolley in a grave at Ur.

Published by: Northern Grid
Ag Fágáil an Bhaile

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar an eisimirce. Spreagann sé páistí grianghraif, greanadóireacht, dialanna agus amhráin a scrúdú chun foghlaim faoin am atá thart. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
All Aboard

Interactive resource. You’re a train driver and the Steam Age is well under way. To succeed you must get the train to the station as fast as possible by answering train related questions.  

Published by: Northern Grid
All About Money

Using Money – recognise coins, getting change, paper money etc. A PowerPoint resource containing colour coded levels to suit different abilities – special needs. Self checking and interactive.

Published by: C2k
Amy's War

History KS2/3 – A Local Study of South Shields during WW2.  The teaching programme is focused through a fictional story set over 3 generations.


Published by: Northern Grid
An fheirmeoireacht san am atá thart

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar na hathruithe atá tagtha ar an fheirmeoireacht le himeacht ama.  Spreagann sé páistí grianghraif a úsáid mar fhianaise phríomha agus iad ag fiosrú an tsaoil san am atá thart. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Analysis of a Shoe - Downloadable activities

Downloadable activities and teacher resources all about shoes!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe - Shoe Designer

Using this brilliant interactive, design your own shoe!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe - Shoe Gallery

Browse through shoes from across the world and throughout the ages!

Published by: Northern Grid
Analysis of a Shoe- Shoe Analysis

Find out more about the history and design of shoes throughout the ages and across the world!

Published by: Northern Grid
Andy Weber: 'Draw the Buddha's Face'

Andy Weber, a leading western exponent of Tibetan Buddhist art, demonstrates the traditional grid method of drawing the Buddha’s face.
In addition to footage of the process, there is a short feature on the value of copying a drawing upside down (as advocated by Betty Edwards), an interactive exploration of the symbolic meaning of aspects of the Buddha’s face and the ability to download a blank grid and finished drawing in order to produce your own copy.

Published by: CLEO

Sutton Hoo burial site

The material in this section  supports the following sections of the QCA Scheme of Work for History unit 6b ?Why have people invaded and settled in Britain in the past? An Anglo-Saxon case study?:

  • What was in the Sutton Hoo grave?
  • Whose grave was it?

First produced for BECTA, this activity consists of a range of tasks based on pupils searching an NGFL approved Internet site for information on historical artefacts. The British Museum web site contains the Compass database with over 3000 entries including the Sutton Hoo artefacts used in this investigation.

Pupils work through, individually and collectively, a number of tasks:

  • Use an online database to find out about the past
  • Examine in detail a range of artefacts
  • Collect information about an artefact
  • Make inferences about artefacts
  • Sort artefacts into categories
  • Interpret and present the results of their investigations
  • ? Summarise the general characteristics of artefacts from one historical period

The activity supports the development of generic research processes

Published by: LGFL
Animal carnival

This whiteboard lesson explores the music of Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens. It encourages pupils to use movement or drama to represent different animals as they create and perform their own version of Carnival of the Animals.  Can be used at key stage one for whole class teaching and small group work.

Published by: C2k
Art Online

A resource showing you all of the art collections in the Laing Art Gallery and Shipley Art Gallery.

Published by: Northern Grid
Art skills for teachers launched

Simple yet highly effective Art and Craft techniques that non specialist teachers can feel confident at trying in the classroom.

The Art skills for teachers resource is a website that has been created by the Ben Uri Gallery to support the teaching of Art and Design. It is targeted at the non specialist. It aims to offer simple, yet highly effective, ideas and techniques that both teachers and children can feel confident at trying both at school and at home.

The ideas and techniques can be used to create artworks in response to the Ben Uri Teaching Resources produced by the London Grid for Learning: A Sense of Place, Relationships and Movement, however their application can occur across many and varied contexts in the Primary and  Secondary classroom.

A video case study filmed at Richard Cobden school in Camden shows the impact of using the Ben Uri Art resources and explains how the resources can be used in a range of Key Stages.

  • The resource features an image viewer that is designed to allow teachers to move an image around freely on an interactive whiteboard display
  • All the resources are available for .pdf download
  • All pages in the online book interface have unique web addresses so that links from other resources (such as the London MLE) can be created


Visit for more information.

Published by: LGFL

'ArtisanCam stimulates ideas, shares enthusiasm and promotes imagination and creative thinking. There is nothing else that offers anything similar.' - BETT Award judges 2007

ArtisanCam provides an insight into the lives of contemporary artists. Using a mixture of video and interactive activities, we introduce children to the world of contemporary visual art before encouraging them to have a go themselves in fun and exciting ways.

The website is divided into the Artists Zone, which contains classroom-based activities and the Activity Zone, which is full of games and fun interactive activities, designed to encourage children to continue their learning at home.

ArtisanCam has been designed to help teachers deliver a creative curriculum and inspire young artists of the future. All of our activities support the national curriculum in specific areas at Key Stage 2 and 3, many aspects of the site have also been successfully used to support learning in younger and older age-groups.

Published by: CLEO
Assessing Primary ICT

CEA@Islington Primary ICT Assessment Portfolio on the London Grid for Learning


These downloadable resources show top, middle and bottom levelled examples of pupils' work for each unit of the ICT scheme of work


This set of documents may be copied and adapted for non-profit, educational purposes, providing CEA@islington copyright is acknowledged




Published by: LGFL
Audio Network

The Audio Network Education Licence has been developed to provide Schools with world-class music recordings over the National Education Network and the UK's national education broadband networks.  It is hosted at London Grid for Learning and delivered to schools throughout the UK over the NEN.

Schools have FREE access to the same high-quality music resource that is used by professional film, television and media producers. Just right for ICT and digital video projects across the curriculum. Works for Primary, Secondary and FE. Ideal for vocational courses and developing a sense of the world of work.

The service enables the FREE download of Audio Network music files for use in school and college projects including ‘synchronisation’ use in audio-visual productions together with general guidance on music copyright.

Summary of benefits

Ease of use: digital and on-line over the education broadband networks. Standard file type.
Free: school and connected college users do not have to pay.
Choice: huge range of types of music.
Quality: industry quality recordings.
Clean: no viruses...non pop-up advertising.
Legal: all rights cleared for education use in school/college.
Creative Licence: resources can be used creatively.
Restrictions: can’t be distributed or performed outside school/college or on the WWW without additional licences...but...
Additional licences: provide a one-step process for public performance/distribution.
Curriculum relevance: meets the needs of e-learning and 'Harnessing the Technology' and supports many areas of the curriculum in Primary, Secondary, Further and Higher Education.
Examinations: meets requriements of examinations and the new generation of e-assessment.
World of work: uses industry procedures and supports of vocational courses.





Published by: NEN
Audio Network in the Classroom

Teachers from all Key Stages in Hounslow schools have developed a series of exemplar lessons on using Audio Network across the curriculum - not only Music but also Literacy, Personal and Social Education and ICT, as well as looking at the use of AN files for classroom and behaviour management.

Videos, worksheets and lots of good creative ideas

Published by: LGFL
Barnet Migration Project

Britain and London haven’t always been so diverse. Taking a look at history can help us understand how our population has changed over time and the reasons for this. People have been moving to and from Britain for hundreds of years. This is called immigration and emigration.

Jewish people are one of the many immigrant groups that has contributed to the richness of our society both now and in the past. This group of people is the focus of our local study.

It includes the personal story of Bertha Leverton, a Kindertransportee from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. She came to England from Munich at the age of 15years with her brother and sister. Bertha dedicated a large part of her life collecting stories about other kindertransportees. For this work she was awarded the O.B.E. from her Majesty The Queen in 2005.

Published by: LGFL
Beamish Collections

Beamish Museum online is a source of classroom activity packs, online museum collections: images, video, and audio. You can also find out about educational activities on site at the museum.

Published by: Northern Grid

This resource looks at the impact of the Blitz on London from the 111 continuous nights of bombing raids in 1940 to the use of V! and V2 rockets in the later stages of the war. It contains a host of photos and other resources form the Imperial War Museum on the impact of the Blitz, sheltering from the raids, evacuation of London children to the countryside and the impact of rationing. Many of the photos included were taken by Bill Brandt.

There are downloadable worksheets to support all age groups in KS2

Published by: LGFL
This site was produced for the City of London Festival’s 2007 commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and celebrates the extraordinary achievements of George Bridgetower, a Polish-born black Londoner.
The site and resource pack takes a close look at George Bridgetower and his relationship with Beethoven. It also examines other artists, writers and musicians who were working at the same time as Bridgetower, with a special focus on their relationship to the anti-slavery movement.

This website provides many supporting materials, including all activity-related music and video clips, copies of images and worksheets. There is also an interview with Julian Joseph, who composed the jazz opera, Bridgetower - A Fable of 1807, with libretto by Mike Phillips, for City of London Festival's bicentennial commemoration of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, and toured by English Touring Opera
Published by: LGFL
Cad iad na cearta atá agam?

Cuidíonn an ceacht seo ar chlár bán le páistí coincheap chearta an duine a thuiscint agus foghlaim faoi Choinbhinsiún na Náisiún Aontaithe um Chearta an Linbh. Déantar fiosrú ar an cheangal atá ag freagrachtaí le cearta. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Carnabhal na nAinmhithe

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar an cheol i gCarnabhal na nAinmhithe le Saint-Saens. Spreagtar páistí gluaiseacht nó drámaíocht a úsáid chun a leagan féin de Charnabhal na nAinmhithe a chumadh agus a chur i láthair. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim a hAon do theagasc ranga uile nó grúpaí beaga.

Published by: C2k
Castles of Wales

 This website is designed to provide a collection of virtual tours around Welsh medieval castles and fortified houses in order to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Welsh heritage.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Cé a dhéanann cinneadh?

Cuidíonn an ceacht seo ar chlár bán le páistí fiosrú a dhéanamh ar na cumhachtaí agus na freagrachtaí atá ag an chomhairle áitiúil, ag Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann agus ag Tithe na Parlaiminte. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Cé a reáchtálann an scoil s’againne?

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán tá intreoir ar chomhairlí scoile. Déantar fiosrú ar roinnt de na ceisteanna tábhachtacha atá le réiteach agus comhairle scoile á bunú nó ullmhúchán á dhéanamh le haghaidh toghchán ranga. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar na féilte atá ag na pobail éagsúla i dTuaisceart Éireann, ar an bhunús atá leo agus ar na traidisiúin a bhaineann leo. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Celebrating Languages

Celebrating Language has a number of aims:

  • To use e-learning to raise awareness of and celebrate the diversity of language and cultures in this region.
  • To promote an appreciation of language in both written and spoken forms.
  • To exploit broadband and multimedia technologies so that learners can share a rich set of resources from across the region.
  • To provide a unique resource for schools that links with many aspects of the curriculum - RE, Geography, PSHE, Art, MFL, English.
  • To provide a database of language, including words common to many languages , accessible through ICT tools.
Published by: E2BN
Changing Time

Split screen interviews with 1880 and 2008 footballers. Filmed at the National Football Museum, Preston.

Published by: CLEO
Chez Mimi

How good is your French? Join the residents of Chez Mimi who have some great games for you to play to help improve your knowledge of French. Even if you are a complete beginner there will be a game in Chez Mimi for you. Play the games, collect the tokens and see if you can make it into the Chez Mimi Top Ten.

Bonne Chance!

Published by: Glow
Chopwell Wood Heritage Trail

Northern Grid for Learning, in partnership with the Friends of Chopwell Wood, has developed a new interactive educational resource for KS2/3. This features 18 locations around the Heritage Lottery funded forest trail.

Educational questions, activities and projects that supplement the interactive activities, cover aspects of Numeracy, Literacy, History, Geography, Science, Design Technology and ICT curriculum areas.

Published by: Northern Grid
Circuit World and ElectroShock


In Circuit World, the user can create circuits using standard symbols, animation characters or images of real circuit elements. When the circuit is run, it accurately simulates the result of the user’s design. The circuit can be saved or printed and the activity functions on e-whiteboard or standalone computer.

ElectroShock gives the user the chance to apply what they have learned from Circuit World in an Arcade Game-style challenge with a Highest Score table.

The idea for this software came from Ms Toni Roethling, Assistant Headteacher at Hodgson High School Technology College.

Published by: CLEO
CLEO KS2 Religious Education Materials

"CLEO is a vast collection of authentic, contemporary and challenging stimuli for RE. Access is essential for every RE Classroom." - Rosemary Rivett, Director of Professional Services, RE Today.

Published by: CLEO
Climate Change Portal

A one-stop shop for all climate change resources

Published by: WMNET

The Digital Storytelling site is a place where learners can publish video and animations. It is similar to YouTube. However, all videos and animations and any comments added to published materials are viewed by an administrator before publication thus ensuring that the site is free  from inappropriate material.


Published by: E2BN
Clues to the past

This whiteboard lesson helps children to think about historical sites and old buildings in their locality. Children can explore a fictionalised town and investigate the differences between old and new photographs of two towns in Northern Ireland. Can be used at Key Stage 1 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
Colin CO2

An interactive story and games to help children aged 4 - 8 understand climate change.

Published by: WMNET

CookIt is more than an online recipe book. Learners can submit their own recipes, watch short videocast programmes, find out about food in the past and link recipes to festivals and seasons.


Published by: E2BN
Copyright website

NEN launches a new website for schools 'Copyright in the Digital Age'

NEN has launched a new website and guidance on 'Copyright in the Digital Age' to support UK 
Schools are increasingly using digital resources and applications, not just as users of other people's materials but also as creators of new materials and applications.
Copyright has a significant role across the curriculum and in schools' wider community activities:
  • While we are all used to copyright as users or consumers we can often be unsure what is 'OK' for education use and what is not
  • Digital technologies, in particular schools' VLE, IWB systems and websites, have brought to the foreground the 'reuse' of other people's copyright materials
  • The extension of the virtual school to include the home and anywhere/anytime access through mobile devices is today as much a copyright consideration as the school location itself
  • Schools are also in effect publishers and distributors of copyright materials, as schools increasingly use networks, 'cloud services' and activities such as 'podcasting'
  • Copyright is an aspect of E-Safety
  • And last, but far from least, 'copyright' for creators - an aspect that is highlighted by the widespread use of websites, cams and imaging devices, teacher and student produced presentations and resources and will be significant in the new ICT curriculums with their increasing focus on developing 'code' 
'Copy Rights and Wrongs' brings together information about copyright and licensing from a school's point of view with introductions to the UK regulations, school licences, open licences such as 'Creative Commons', and how they work for schools and young people. 
There are also sections on 'Good Practice' covering: School Policy, Training and CPD, Risk Management and annotated lists of other resources relevant to UK schools and what colleagues in Europe and other countries are doing. There is also a case study on how 'Wikipedia' manages copyright. 
Early feedback regarding this resource appreciated the detailed introductions but requested some kind of 'speedy intro' to it all, so 'Quickstart' was provided - though even here 'Copyright' remains somewhat complex as the rules differ media to media and with each different situation that pupils and teachers engage in day to day, in and beyond school. FAQs and Quizzes in the main sections provide alternative routes into the issues of copyright. 
There is also a 'Student View' of copyright which considers the issues in terms of specific media - websites, images, film, music, etc. - and provides another way into the subject. 
'News and Updates' feature on the homepage keeps schools abreast of the developments in UK copyright - and there are likely to be some significant changes in the next year or two. Since the Gowers Review of Copyright in 2006, NEN has responded to consultations about copyright providing a voice for schools and is currently preparing its response to the final consultation following the recent Hargreaves Review of last year. 
Further materials and case studies will be introduced in the coming months.
'Copy Rights and Wrongs’:  
NEN 'View of Copyright' and the 'Copy Rights and Wrongs' project:  
Contact: Marshall Mateer:
12th January 2012


Published by: NEN
Crabble Mill Project

One hundred and thirty pupils from twenty-six Kent primary schools took part in the Crabble Mill Writing Project in October 2007. The mill is a delightful living museum in Dover which became the inspiration and source of research material for this innovative broadband communications project.

Planned and managed by Advisory Service Kent staff, Leading ICT Teachers and South-East Grid for Learning Project Officers the project involved pupils using a wide range of web based technologies to support story writing. Applications used included video conferencing, blogging, Podcasting and “On-line” Publishing.

Published by: SEGFL
Crossover Project

All the resources you need to run a successful, collaborative D&T project.

In brief, one site designs and builds a bridge and another site designs and builds a buggy to cross the bridge. Both are designed and built to a pre defined specification and the work is supported with the use of videos and worksheets available on this site.

Published by: WMNET
Data Handling
A resource which presents how to sort, search, graph and create a database.

All the units follow the same pattern e.g. searching:
  • Teacher notes
  • Starter activity - an animation which shows what searching means.
  • Session 1 - interactive activities which give the pupils an opportunity to see if they have understood what was presented in the Starter Activity.
  • Session 2 - An introduction to a computer simulation. The animation presents how to search with data handling software.
  • Plenary - interactive activities that give the pupils an opportunity to see if they have understood what was presented in Session 2.
Published by: NGfL Cymru
Discovering Bewick

Discovering Bewick is a website devoted to the works of the 18th century wood engraver Thomas Bewick, featuring collections from the Laing Art Gallery and the City Library in Newcastle upon Tyne.


Published by: Northern Grid
Discovery Box

This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

Published by: E2BN
Does the Middle Passage deserve its awful reputati

The Middle Passage has been described as ‘agonising and insufferable’. This resource uses a range of sources to establish how the veracity of this statement. 


Published by: Northern Grid
Dorset and the Sea

Dorset's dramatic ties with the sea are revealed in museums across the county. This web site enables you to view the collections and enjoy the real-life adventures they represent.

Published by: SWGFL
Dover Boat Project

The “Dover Bronze Age Boat Project” was a five week writing project involving a hundred Key Stage 2 Kent pupils. It provided pupils with the opportunity to use new technologies and digital resources to improve their writing skills. Set the challenge to write about the world famous “Bronze Age Boat” the project report examines how effectively the pupils used web conferencing, blogging and other ICT resources to inform their planning and later to edit their work.


To assess the impact of new technologies, the pupils’ comments will be of interest to all primary teachers who strive to use ICT to plan meaningful writing activities for young learners. Almost all the pupils believed that the web conference sessions helped them to plan their stories and half felt that the voice recorders were of benefit, whilst less than a third commented so positively about the blog.


To view the pupils’ work, more analysis of their comments, and all the project resources click on the link below

Published by: SEGFL
E-CO2 Home

A fun way to control an Eco home and make decisions to cut energy costs and carbon emissions to help reduce climate change. Spreadsheet modelling in the background allows you to learn to use spreadsheets to control the house.

Published by: WMNET
Published by: E2BN
E-Safely Pupil Video

Pupils from a school in Redcar and Cleveland know all about the opportunities the Internet provides. They also know about the risks.

The pupils, aged from 6-8 years old, worked with their class teacher and Creative Partnerships to produce this powerful message about how to stay safe online.

Please note that this video can only be viewed from a connection on the National Education Network


Published by: Northern Grid

Indexed resources, help and advice for pupils, parents and carers, governors, schools and local authorities covering a wide range of esafety issues.

Published by: Northern Grid
Essex Life in Archive Film

This resource uses streamed video to compare and contrast life in Essex between 1914 and 1953 with life in the 21st century. It uses material from the East Anglian Film Archive and new material produced by five Essex schools.

Published by: E2BN

The Outbreak of WW2! This interactive resource asks you “what would you take with you if you were evacuated?”.

Published by: Northern Grid
Far Away Fruit Salad

An interactive resource that promotes healthy eating whilst encouraging pupils to consider where the food comes from and its effect on communities and the planet Earth.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Farming in the past

This whiteboard explores how farming has changed over the years. It encourages children to use photographs as primary evidence to investigate life in the past. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
FARNE - Folk Archive Resource North East

Resources produced by Northern Grid to support the Folk Archive Resource North East music archive.

Published by: Northern Grid
Films for Learning

Films for Learning is a resource for extending and developing film making, supporting children as they reflect on the activity, the filming and their learning. Pupils can comment on each others films and exchange ideas in the forum area. There are teacher support materials and high quality examples of films from learners.

Films for Learning is a project led and moderated by Mark Richardson and Peter Roe from the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester. The project is supported by Microsoft and it is entirely advert free. It scores highly for e-safety. Mark and Peter also very keen that students are taught the importance of copyright and they give support to those who have added copyrighted commercial music sound tracks. Sign up and join the community.

Search and browse the excellent examples including a student's clip on how to upload. Films for Learning is an excellent way for all teachers and learners develop their curriculum ideas with film making.

Published by: SWGFL

FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server. The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.

During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak. This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the 'unique' replay url.

FlashMeeting users belong to one of three account types; Guest, Sign In and Booker.

Published by: E2BN
Floods – Is climate change the cause?

Enquiry-based learning to explore flooding and its links with climate change. Pupils consider different opinions, possible solutions and the decision making process supported by video clips, photographs, and web links. Supporting notes for teachers included.

Published by: WMNET
French Reference Grammar

This resource contains some basic French grammar for primary teachers. It covers verb forms, nouns, articles, adjectives and language relating to dates, numbers and weather. You can also download the entire resource as a PDF or Word document.

Published by: Glow
Gaelic On-line Gàidhlig Air-loidhne

Gàidhlig Air-loidhne is a website for Gaelic teachers. Because it is aimed at the Gaelic community, there is no English version of the site. However, we recognise that non-Gaelic-speaking Head Teachers and others have an interest in Gaelic education. Therefore, a section of the site provides summaries of the main site and a small selection of dedicated pages designed for those people who are connected to Gaelic education but do not have a strong command of the language.

Published by: Glow

Gain access to a huge searchable database of rocks, fossils and minerals with Geo Finder.

Published by: Northern Grid
German Reference Grammar

This resource contains some basic German grammar for primary teachers. It covers nouns, adjectives, verbs and verb forms, word order, numbers, time, date, greetings and the weather. You can also download the contents in a Word or PDF document.

Published by: Glow
Grace Darling - the famous Victorian heroine

You are able to watch the animated story of Grace Darling and see how she rescued the crew men from the steamer SS Forfarshire near the shores of Northumberland.



Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling Diary Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2

KS2 Lesson Plan - Grace Darling lesson plan to write a diary account.


Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling Museum Teachers’ Pack

A comprehensive education pack featuring pre and post visit (to the Grace Darling Museum) lesson plans with accompanying resources, worksheets for use at the museum and all necessary visit information for teachers.

Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling RNLI Teddy Template


A simple cut out template of a teddy bear with Grace Darling, William Darling and RNLI uniforms to accompany it, which can be coloured in.


Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling Story - Read and Printout


Here you are able to read and print the story of Grace Darling's famous rescue.


Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling Whiteboard Activity for Key Stage 2-


Literacy whiteboard activity. Encourages you to exploit language and structure of sentences to create effect.


Published by: Northern Grid
Grace Darling Whiteboard Literacy Lesson Plan for


Lesson plans to develop and extend vocabulary according to age and ability using a range of strategies and linguistic techniques.


Published by: Northern Grid
Greek and Roman Myths

Images and objects depicting mythological tales and characters are combined in this module to help children learn about myths and how they are portrayed. Pupils can follow interactive trails guided by Apollo, Cupid, Helen of Troy and Mercury or they can learn about individual works of art in the gallery. This module is ideal for topic work on Greeks or Romans and provides ideas for art and literacy activities and class discussion.

Published by: Northern Grid
Guess What? Archaeology

Archaeology is the study of historic or prehistoric peoples and their culture by excavating and studying their artefacts, inscriptions and remains. This resource will show you different aspects of archaeology. Find out how Archaeologists evaluate the site, the sorts of things they find and how they put pieces together.

Published by: Northern Grid
Guess What? Romans

Many Roman buildings and objects survive to show us what life in the Roman Empire was like. Guess What! is made up of lots of images of objects from Tyne & Wear Museums. You can see many of these objects if you visit Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum and Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths & Museum. Find out more by exploring Guess What!

Published by: Northern Grid
Guess What? Tudors

Kill or Cure? Become a Tudor Doctor! You’re an apprentice to a Tudor doctor named Dr Kyrssope. The Doctor turned a funny colour suddenly this morning- and died! You’ll have to treat his patients! Read the notes about Tudor treatments and ask the patients questions to find the right diagnosis to save them! 

Published by: Northern Grid
Guess What? Victorians

Many objects and their stories survive to show us what life was like during World War II. Guess What! is made up of lots of images of objects from Tyne & Wear Museums. You can see many of these objects if you visit Discovery Museum and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Find out more by exploring Guess What!

Published by: Northern Grid
Guess What? World War 2

Many objects and their stories survive to show us what life was like during World War II. Guess What! is made up of lots of images of objects from Tyne & Wear Museums. You can see many of these objects if you visit Discovery Museum and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Find out more by exploring Guess What!

Published by: Northern Grid
Hennings Haus

How good is your German? Go to Hennings Haus to play some great games which will help improve your knowledge of German. Even if you are a complete beginner, Henning will have a game for you. Play the games, collect the tokens and see if you can make it into the Hennings Haus Top Ten.

Viel Glück!

Published by: Glow
History Heroes

You won't find Batman here, nor the Incredible Hulk. But you'll find people who really did exist - people who made their mark on history.

But what sort of people were they? Did they have incredible powers, like Batman and Superman? Or were they more like you and me?

Find out about Alan Turin, Elizabeth Fry, Nelson, Cromwell and others and decide for your self whether they deserve to be call 'hero'.

Published by: E2BN
History of Transport

This topic covers the impact of canals, railways, trams, tube, road, motorway and air travel, over a 250 year period on one area.

Ten teachers from the London borough of Hillingdon have been working collaboratively on a local History project.  They have provided KS2/3 teachers and children with quality resources that can be used in the classroom to show the how the development of transport has effected the growth of the borough.

Published by: LGFL
Hole Lot of Fuss

This resource is a multi-disciplinary activity intended, to aid the transition from primary to secondary school. By taking a topic which requires the application of different subject knowledge to achieve understanding and a group approach for successful delivery.

Published by: Northern Grid
How did so many Africans become slaves?

Using printed and manuscript material dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, this resource looks at the ways by which Africans were enslaved and the reasons for that enslavement.

Published by: Northern Grid
ICT Assessment

Planning and assessment resources for ICT. Includes: an electronic portfolio, scheme of work, assessment materials, lesson plans and shorter focussed tasks.

Published by: Northern Grid

Explore Imagine, a website showcasing 15,000 images of objects and paintings celebrating North East culture.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The 1930s Family

The 1930s were a time of great change for many people in the North East. Find out more about life in the 1930s- housing, education, health, leisure, transport- with this fun interactive!

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The Amazing Mask Adventure

An exciting adventure taking you across continents and cultures to show you more about mask design.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The Beach

A fun interactive looking at the history of holidays at the seaside.

Published by: Northern Grid
Imagine - The Jewellery Trail

Find out about the history and design of jewellery with this great interactive.

Published by: Northern Grid
Important jobs in the community

This whiteboard explores the roles of important community services. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
Infantryman's Diary

An original dairy from World War One, made available by Tyne and Wear Archives. The resource includes the diary, transcripts, support materials and activities.

Published by: Northern Grid
Investigating Number Patterns

These activities introduce pupils to a fully open ended maths investigation focusing on number patterns.

There are detailed teacher notes aimed at non-maths specialist for support in the teaching of this topic.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
John Ruskin: Seeing Clearly

Cross-curricular resource featuring the Ruskin Foundation's superb comic book treatments of one of the most influencial of 19th century writers. Also contains a fascinating insight into his artistic techniques and video footage of Paul O'Keefe's celebrated portrayal of Ruskin.

Published by: CLEO
Key Stage 1-3 Teaching Resources


In addition to lesson plans for teachers of Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 there is a range of whiteboard activities for each Key Stage which are regularly expanded.


Published by: Northern Grid
Learning about Learning

Helping young people to become successful learners is one of the key aims of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.

Our knowledge about learning is continually changing in the light of research and there is still much that we do not know. This site provides an overview of current thinking on how people learn. 

Published by: Glow
Leaving home

This whiteboard explores the concept of emigration. It encourages children to examine photographs, engravings, diaries and song to learn more about the past. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
Leideanna faoin am atá thart

Cuidíonn an ceacht seo ar chlár bán le páistí smaoineamh ar sheanfhoirgnimh agus ar láithreáin stairiúla sa cheantar acu. Is féidir le páistí baile nach bhfuil ann dáiríre a thaiscéaladh agus fiosrú a dhéanamh ar an éagsúlacht atá le sonrú idir seanghrianghraif agus grianghraif nua de dhá bhaile i dTuaisceart Éireann. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim a hAon do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Let's celebrate

This whiteboard explores the origins and traditions of festivals associated with different communities in Northern Ireland. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k

Football themed resources providing stimulus for whole class introductions, individual short tasks to be completed at the computer and longer tasks to be completed away from the computer.

Published by: Northern Grid
Loch Ness

  A feature on the new film Water Horse.This resource gives more information about Loch Ness and its monster and about the movie, how it was made and fun activities connected to the story.

Published by: Glow

Making the News 2 (MTN2) is a website designed to introduce students to the world of online media publishing and broadcasting for the 21st century. Teachers may register, doing so will create a homepage on MTN for their school. The teacher may then create student accounts.

Students can then login and create articles and programmes which will be submitted to the teacher and if approved published on the school homepage. Well rated articles will be added to the National MTN2 site.

Articles may be text and images or they may be video, audio or a sequence of images.


Students can use any media editing tools you wish to create and upload video/audio articles, or use the tools embedded in the MTN2 website.


This is an E2BN project that has been jointly funded by: CLEO, EMBC, LGfL, NorthernGrid, SEGfL, SWGfL, and YHGfL. Teachers at schools in these RBCs may become registered users without charge. Teachers in schools in other RBCs, in schools outside the NEN, private and overseas maybe subject to a subscripton fee of £250 per school per year.

Published by: E2BN
Material World

A number of themes look at the different types of materials used to create the objects held in the 5 museum collections. The module will enable pupils to discover the processes artists went through to turn raw materials into priceless works of art and find out where the artists sourced these materials from. Pupils will be able to explore materials and their properties through exciting interactives.

Published by: Northern Grid

Memorynet is a collection of oral histories, photographs and images exploring the lives of communities linked with the sea in the North East of England.


Published by: Northern Grid
Memorynet: Jewish Lives

Explore this collection of oral histories, photographs and images from a number of people from the Jewish community in Tyne & Wear today.

Published by: Northern Grid
Memorynet: Swan Hunter

Memorynet: Swan Hunter is a collection of oral histories, photographs and images exploring the lives of people working and living near the iconic Swan Hunter shipyard, based in Wallsend in the North East of England.

Published by: Northern Grid
Mini Apps

Mini applications produced by Northern Grid in response to requests from teachers.

Published by: Northern Grid
Morecambe and Back

Morecambe and Back...
contains all the Mitchell and Kenyon footage shot in Morecambe in 1902.

Two of the film clips, the exterior of the Winter Gardens and the congregation leaving the Parish Church are also available as ‘then and now’ parallel videos.

Another ‘raw’ resource is an online comparison of the front and back pages from1903 and 2008 editions of the ‘Morecambe Visitor’ newspaper.

The module also records the spectacular way Morecambe Bay Community Primary School used the footage as the base for a term-long cross-curricular theme covering; Music, Dance, Drama, History, Art, Geography and Speaking and Listening.

The project was supported by the British Film Institute, Lancashire Sinfonietta, Ludus Dance and the Lancashire Public Records office.

Published by: CLEO

Roman Design meets Tetris!

Published by: Northern Grid
Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends is for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling. The British Isles is rich in myths, folktales and legends. Almost every town, city and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable.

Published by: E2BN
NEN Gallery

A collection of high quality images, sound and video files that can be repurposed by teachers and students. All materials can be used for educational, not for profit activities.

Registered users can also upload images, sound and video files to the Gallery for use by other members of the educational community.

Published by: E2BN
Numeracy Resources

More than 80 flash module activities for the National Numeracy Strategy from Coventry. Ideal for use on Interactive Whiteboards 

Published by: WMNET
Operation Sustainable Future

Through the scenario of an adventure game, pupils make lifestyle choices which can influence global warming, air pollution, deforestation and the future of planet Earth.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Picture Teller

This tool allows you to use your own pictures and audio to build a presentation or demonstration. A simple zoom tool allows you to focus in on the items in a picture you are talking about, as you outline information you can zoom and pan around an image.

Published by: E2BN
This resource provides guidance and ideas for ways in which pneumatics can be utilised in model making. The ideas are provided within the context of creating a monster but the skills learnt can be easily applied to other projects.
Published by: NGfL Cymru
Poist thábhachtacha i mo phobal

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar sheirbhísí tábhachtacha pobail. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Poole - A Local Studies Kit

This web site has been created to complement the Local Studies Pack that was created by the Poole Museum Education Service in 1998. This was designed to be used either alongside a visit to the town, or completely in the classroom if a visit was not possible or planned. It provides a useful focus for a comparative study within the National Curriculum requirements.

Published by: SWGFL
Portraits and Portraiture

This module contains in-depth information about portraits and key figures in the world of portrait painting. Portraiture is discussed through themes, such as Pose, Expression, Clothing and Materials, and large printable images are available of all portraits featured on the site. Children can enjoy learning about portraiture through stimulating and thought-provoking interactive activities.

Published by: Northern Grid
Problem Solving in Mathematics

This resource represents the breadth and range of information which has become available on the acquisition and development of problem solving and enquiry skills in mathematics.

It uses online and interactive multi-media resources including online CPD activities, video/audio clips of teachers and pupils, exemplification and practical strategies which reflect practice across a range of stages and relate the theoretical background to practice.


It has a range of other online resources which will help practitioners and managers to plan the development of problem solving skills in a classroom and whole school context.

Published by: Glow
Promoting Intercultural Awareness

“Knowing me, Knowing You!” Folk Tales from Britain and Nepal Healthy Living

An Intercultural awareness project involving Key Stage 2 pupils from two very different schools in the south of Kent. Dymchurch Primary has mostly white and British pupls, in contrast the pupils at Guston Primary 26km away where the pupils are mostly the sons and daughters of Nepalese service men and women from a nearby army barracks. Most speak very little or no English when they arrive in the United Kingdom.

The project was an opportunity for pupils from Dymchurch and Guston to use ICT to share information about themselves and their different cultures. Funded by the SEGFL and supported by the Kent “Hands on Support” programme pupils from both schools used ICT to:

• Regularly web conference
• Create multimedia presentations
• Publish video and audio files
• Send messages
• Comment on each others work

To support the project both schools received six ASUS minibooks provided as an evaluation exercise by the SEGFL.

Published by: SEGFL
Public Art Trail

Information about public art in the North East of England. Materials can be uses as a stimulus for a range of subjects.

Published by: Northern Grid

This project aims to develop good practice in managing the transition between KS2 and KS3 in Geography.
Here you will find  Schemes of work, materials and resources for two Units of work based on the River Quaggy Flood Alleviation Scheme in Eltham, SE London.

Published by: LGFL
Reading Scales

Children frequently find difficulty in interpreting data by reading scales. This demonstration supports their learning and provides a range of different scales, numbered marks and unnumbered marks on a scale. It also provides opportunity to discuss the different units of measurement.

The application provides a set of animated illustrations for use in demonstrating how to read and interpret the national weather monitoring data presented on the NEN Weather Station.

Individual elements of the monitoring scales may be operated manually to illustrate how increased activity affects the reading for each component

Published by: YHGFL
Recovering the Newport Ship

A KS2 History resource authored in partnership with the Newport Ship Project. Contains a number of interactive resources that give pupils the opportunity to compare the Newport Ship with other famous finds, consider artefacts found on board and find out more about Newport in Medieval times.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Remembering Slavery

An online exhibition of sources looking at different aspects of the transatlantic slave trade.

Published by: Northern Grid
Rich and Poor in Tudor Times



Find out more about the lives of the Tudors using a range of inventories from the period. 




Published by: Northern Grid
Risk and Rewards

What do you know about the world of high finance? How good would you be as an investor?

Using actual sources from the Baring archive, this site opens up the world of finance past and present.

Published by: E2BN
Robert Burns

Burns Night on 25 January is celebrated all over the world with thousands of people attending Burns Suppers to eat haggis and to toast the Immortal Memory of Scottish poet Robert Burns.

This area has a selection of teaching and learning resources about Scots literature and language, modern Scottish poetry, Scottish song and traditional Scottish music, the historical context in which Burns was writing and the continuing role of literature and language in shaping Scottish identity.

Published by: Glow
Roman Design

This is your chance to be a Roman artist! As well as great soldiers, the Romans were also great inventors, craftsmen and artists. In Arbeia’s re-constructed Commanding Officer’s house, murals must have been painted on the walls, similar to those that important Romans would have used to decorate their home.

Published by: Northern Grid
Royalty-free Illustrations and Photographs

These illustrations and photographs are free for any kind of educational use - whether you are a teacher creating topic worksheets or looking for ideas to spark creative writing, or a pupil who needs illustrations for a presentation or website.

You can download them, print them off or use them online.



A mixture of drawings, photos and images of the world around us. The collection includes pictures of seasons, landscapes and natural habitats. Other images concentrate on man-made environments including buildings and famous landmarks.


Animals and birds

Animals are always a winner! We have images (including some photos) of wild animals and birds from Britain and abroad, pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures and minibeasts.



A wide variety of images of people, from illustrations of babies, children's faces showing different emotions and people working in a variety of jobs, to anatomical drawings of the human body and fine art portraits. 



Many coloured and black and white illustrations of people in the past - Egyptians, Celts, Picts, Vikings, Greeks, Romans and medieval Scots as well as scenes from the two World Wars. Also have a look at the visual primary sources, such as 19th-century photos, medieval manuscripts, and portraits since 1780.


Art, music and literature

Great images of Scottish fine art from the Royal Scottish Academy and illustrations of musical instruments are available to download here, as well as information on how to use pictures and text from a beautiful medieval manuscript.


Leisure time

Activities and items for leisure - from musical instruments to cultural events, children interacting, photos of foreign holidays and paintings of holiday-makers in earlier times.


The prehistoric world

Scenes, people and animals from the prehistoric world including crannogs, standing stones, woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed cats.


Food and drink

Illustrations, photos and paintings of food and drink - some healthy and some not so healthy! Plus photos of restaurants and pictures of birthday cakes.


Language and numbers

Resources for helping pupils to develop language and number skills, including modern foreign languages. The images include colourful pictures of numbers, safety signs, notices for the classroom and photos from continental Europe which feature signs and notices in French and German.



Coloured and black and white illustrations of clothes, including children's shoes, different outfits for different types of weather and working clothes and uniforms such as those worn by police officers and firefighters. 



Photos and drawings of different types of transport, from around the world. Fancy taking the camel to school?



Ensure the digital natives are up to speed with today's technology from video cameras to tablet PCs, with these coloured and outline illustrations of gadgets and equipment.

Published by: Glow
Safety on the farm

This whiteboard explores safety issues and warning signs. It examines how to stay safe on farms and when cycling or walking on the road. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
Sainsbury's Virtual Museum

Sainsbury’s Virtual Museum contains a wealth of material, including photographic and documentary sources on Sainsbury's in the period 1869 to 1900. It is designed to help teachers use the internet to support the teaching of the following elements of the History National Curriculum:

KS1 - What were shops like a long time ago?

Welsh KS1 - Sut le oedd siopa 'slawer dydd?
KS2 - Victorian Britain.

KS2 - Second World War.

KS2, Year 6 - Online Activities

KS3 - History National Curriculum.

They contain:

  • descriptions of activities based on the pages in the website.
  • worksheets, which can be printed out or downloaded, to help pupils work through the activities.
  • analyses of how the activities relate both to the QCA scheme of work for History at KS1, National Curriculum for History and IT and also to the KS2 Literacy Hour.
  • Online resources include a talking story for KS1, a database of Sainsbury management memos during the Second World War on the impact of women workers and video interviews of Sainsbury staff who survived air raid attacks
Published by: LGFL
Salah: Muslim Prayer
Full performance of afternoon prayer sequence by Hafiz Khalid Mehmood at Marakasi Jamia Ghausia Mosque, Nelson, Lancashire.
Contains English translation and Arabic text.
Published by: CLEO
Sábháilteacht ar an Fheirm

Sa cheacht seo ar chlár bán déantar fiosrú ar chúrsaí sábháilteachta agus ar chomharthaí rabhaidh. Déantar fiosrú fosta ar na dóigheanna ar féidir le daoine a bheith sábháilte agus iad ag obair ar an fheirm, agus ag rothaíocht nó ag siúl ar na bóithre. Is féidir an ceacht seo a úsáid in Eochairchéim 2 do theagasc ranga uile agus grúpa agus d’obair aonair.

Published by: C2k
Schools Global Footprint

The Schools' Global Footprint resource helps pupils to understand the environmental effect individuals and schools have on the planet and how to reduce this impact. It includes a Global footprint calculator for learners with introductory information on the six aspects of energy, transport, food, water, buildings and waste, and Resources for teachers with practical, curriculum-based teaching and learning ideas, designed for primary and secondary schools.

Published by: Glow
Seed To Saw

Designed to demonstrate how schools can use the forestry and timber industries within their curriculum, illustrating how pupils can learn the sequence of sowing, growing, harvesting and processing wood - literally from 'Seed to Saw'.

Published by: Northern Grid
Shape, Space and Measure

A suite of teacher led tools and resources that support the teaching of Shape, Space and Measure.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
Sir Francis Drake and the circumnavigation of the

Using original source material this investigation asks you to decide whether Drake’s journey was one of plunder or discovery?

Published by: Northern Grid
Study Skills

Activities for becoming an effective learner and managing your own learning. The site is divided into three age groups: 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18-year-olds; and four headings - Get, Understand, Remember and Do. Includes notes for teachers, parents/carers and students.

Published by: Glow

Imagine a search engine designed for KS2 children… What would it look like? It would be easy to use, allow safe internet searches and filter inappropriate results to give KS2 relevant, child-friendly online resources, helping children to find valuable sites with an appropriate educational focus. It would also ensure that children don’t interpret the search as ‘boring’ or ‘restrictive’. It becomes in short an ideal place from which children can explore the web.

Published by: SWGFL
Talk Money Talk Solutions

Talk Money, Talk Solutions is a collection of practical problem solving activities for use in primary school. The aim of the project is to help develop the financial capability of primary school pupils as part of their general education. Activities such as those described in this resouce give pupils opportunities to carry out tasks, to develop problem solving skills, and to do this in a very creative and enjoyable way.

The pack includes a PDF of the resource and a number of supporting spreadsheets and documents.

Published by: Glow
Taste of the world

This whiteboard helps children to explore the foods associated with different cultures and communities in Northern Ireland. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
The Abolition Project

This site looks at Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists who fought for the ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies.

This site has been designed to provide background information, lesson ideas and tools for teachers, but could also be used by pupils for research with support.

Published by: E2BN
The Birdbox Project

The SEGfL Bird box project 2010 is providing schools with an opportunity to share video and data streams collected from nesting boxes fitted with video cameras and other data gathering equipment. Schools are currently providing test broadcasts. We would expect nest-building activity to pick up at the end of March - beginning of April. Who will be first to broadcast pictures of nest building?

Published by: SEGFL
The EYE Project

Find out about wildlife in the North East and record your own sightings online! The EYE Project enables people to play an active role in recording wildlife and landscapes in the North East.

Published by: Northern Grid
The Grace Darling Factfile

Read all about Grace and how she became famous.


Published by: Northern Grid
The Great Plant Hunt

Free resources will be sent out by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to all State Primary Schools in Spring 2009 in a programme funded by the Wellcome Trust celebrating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday. The Great Plant Hunt invites school children aged 5-11 to explore the natural world around them in a series of activities, all clearly linked to the primary science curriculum. The Darwin Treasure Chests are packed with fun activities - which take place in the classroom, online and in the great outdoors - including exploring habitats, collecting seeds and growing plants.

Published by: SEGFL
The History Maze

Board the time machine and meet characters from a range of historical eras, from Roman times to the twentieth century. Use your knowledge of each era to find your way through the maze and get back to the present day with your gold pieces

Published by: Glow
The History of Computing: Understanding Our Digita

The aim of The History of Computing resource is to promote the idea that by understanding our digital heritage we can better understand our digital future.

This resource features unique resources to help understand how British Computing developments have influenced the world we all live in. It also provides an extensive range of material to show how British Innovation in Computing continues impact on our world today and shape all our tomorrows.

Published by: LGFL
The Red Squirrel

Eight interactive activities, suitable for KS1 and KS2 pupils. They range from labelling the squirrel to recognising leaves and are designed to enhance the pupil’s learning experience through studying the Red Squirrel in its natural habitat.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
The Romans in London

The resource features exclusive access to Roman remains in the City of London, the Museum of London Archaeological Archive and a gladiatorial re-enactment organised by the Museum of London. The resources are all presented in high resolution video and images – allowing teachers and children to explore and immerse themselves in life in Roman London.


Published by: LGFL
The Royal Mews

Working in partnership with The Royal Collection, the London Grid for Learning has produced unique resource about the daily work of The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.

Exclusive access has been granted to LGfL to film the key staff members as they go about their daily work. The resource features extensive video resources showing the techniques and rationale as to why centuries old traditions continue to support the Royal Household and the significance they have for wider society.

The LGfL ‘The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace’ resource features an extensive range of resources including:

Video Resources

Behind the scenes at the:

  • The Royal Stables
  • The Royal Saddlers
  • The Royal Farriers
  • The Royal Restoration Workshop
  • The Royal Cars
  • The Royal Livery's

Image Resources

Her Majesty the Queen has granted permission for LGfL to feature high resolution photographs and scans from the Royal Collection and Royal Archive.

All resources will have accompanying suggested activities that are supporting by the online resources.

New interface for new technologies

The launch of this resource represents the latest design and functionality for LGfL Online Learning Resources. It has been optimised to work seamlessly across a wide range of devices including mobile machines. The video delivery offers a high resolution than has been possible from LGfL resources in the past and will play on all apple mobile devices.

The launch of this resource represents the latest design and functionality for LGfL Online Learning Resources. It has been optimised to work seamlessly across a wide range of devices including mobile machines. The video delivery offers a high resolution than has been possible from LGfL resources in the past and will play on all apple mobile devices. A 'Resource Bank' feature allows access to the wide range of resources in a format that makes the resource suitable for Key Stages 2 to 4. All resources can be filtered by section, type and topic. The overall resource will features curriculum mapping to support its use across the curriculum.

The launch of this resource represents the latest design and functionality for LGfL Online Learning Resources. It has been optimised to work seamlessly across a wide range of devices including mobile machines. The video delivery offers a high resolution than has been possible from LGfL resources in the past and will play on all apple mobile devices. Bob Usher – LGfL Content Manager said 'The opportunity to work collaboratively with The Royal Collection on developing a unique resource about the daily life of the Royal Household has been highly significant. To be able to launch a resource of this quality and relevance in the year of the Diamond Jubilee is great news for the London and NEN school community.'

Published by: LGFL
The settlement at Roanoke

Based on primary sources this resource asks what went wrong for the earliest settlers in America.

Published by: Northern Grid
The struggle to end slavery

Find out what people who supported slavery thought and what motivated the anti-slavery campaigners to agitate for an end to slavery in the 19th century.

Published by: Northern Grid
The Weather Station

The Weather station application provides a numbered diagram of the NEN weather station to illustrate and describe each component, helping children to understand the elements included in collecting data for weather monitoring.

Published by: YHGFL
Thinking Through Climate Change

Supports 7-14 year olds’ enquiry into climate change.  It is designed by teachers to make the most of e-learning  and to support independent and group enquiry into this complex global issue.

Published by: WMNET
Using archives for literacy

A series of downloadable working sheets focusing on Britain in the Second World War that can be used in the teaching of literacy.


Published by: Northern Grid
Victorian Durham

Find out more about life in Victorian Durham in this online resource which also includes links to a trail around the city centre. 

Published by: Northern Grid
Virtual African Drumming

The Virtual African Drumming resource allows pupils and students across key stages 2, 3 and 4, to explore and participate in the exciting music of the Ewe people from Ghana. As they develop rhythmic material, learners listen, play and evaluate, using ICT to capture, change and combine the sounds. The class can work together or in smaller groups and combine the sections to perform and evaluate. It gives support with background information and quizzes on the Ewe culture and their drums, including the Kidi and the Atsimevu. The link with dance is made and the resource makes good use of a video of dancers.

Produced by the Wells Cathedral School, the producers of the Virtual Javanese Gamalan. This resource can be downloaded from the link.

Published by: SWGFL
Virtual Javanese Gamelan

Enter the mesmerising world of the Javanese Gamelan, which is available for immediate download. Through a 'virtual' environment, acccess a full course of study on the Lancaran.

Published by: SWGFL
Visual Literacy

Six Harrow Schools from Key Stage 1 and 2 completed an exciting multimedia project
using digital video cameras to express the visual literacy ideas of the students in their schools.

The topics vovered included Poetry, Fairy Tales, the Romans and Circuits.

All ctopics ome with full lesson plans and examples od children's work

Published by: LGFL
War Witness

War witness is a new and developing project that aims to provide a rich repository of digital resources including images, video and eye witness accounts from World War 2 and more recent conflicts.

Published by: E2BN
Weather Forecast

The Weather Forecast application develops children’s learning to read scales, an area which they often find difficult. Weather Forecast is designed for use on an interactive whiteboard and allows the teacher or pupils to interact with dials and gauges showing a range of scales.

It provides extension material from the Reading scales application enabling children to read and interpret the national weather monitoring data as presented online.

The application provides 12 datasets for comparison and practise in reading the scales on each component:

Published by: YHGFL
Weather stations

The NEN weather stations site, with live and archived online data from weather stations across the country

Published by: LGFL
West Somerset Railway

This website covers various areas related to the West Somerset Railway. Sections include: Let's investigate, the railway trail, evacuation, interactive requirements, activities, and a brief history of West Somerset Railway.

Published by: SWGFL
What a load of rubbish!

This thinking skill based resource introduces pupils to a Welsh town suffering from a build up of rubbish. Mirroring actual events happening now around the world pupils can debate the opinions of the townspeople, consider the impact of waste on the environment and evaluate the possible effects of these problems in their own areas.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
What are my rights?

This whiteboard helps children to understand the concept of human rights and learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It also explores how responsibilities are linked to rights. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
What to Wear

The What to Wear application provides a world map outline designed to promote discussion about climate in other countries. The activity is based on choosing suitable clothing for an adult male in a range of locations.

Published by: YHGFL
What was Durham like in the past?

This local history study focuses on the Market Place in Durham to show how and why it has changed. 

Published by: Northern Grid
What was slave life like?


This resource considers the life of slaves and asks whether Booker T Washington's description of life as "miserable, desolate and discouraging" is accurate.


Published by: Northern Grid
Who decides?

This whiteboard helps children to explore the powers and responsibilities of local councils, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Houses of Parliament. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work

Published by: C2k
Who runs our school?

This whiteboard provides an introduction to the topic of school councils. It explores some of the issues that are important to sort out when introducing a school council or preparing for class elections. Can be used at Key Stage 2 for whole class, group and individual work.

Published by: C2k
Wiltshire History Quest

Aimed at KS2, with this site you can visit the past, engage with interactive museum artefacts and download educational resources. It features Pre-History, Tudors, Romans, Victorians and Britain since the 1930s.

Published by: SWGFL

A number of interactive resources looking at the creation of CVC, Onset and Rime and Long Vowel words.

Published by: NGfL Cymru
World Wars Resources

Index of resources from the RBCs to support work on World War 1 and 2.

Published by: Northern Grid
Writing Welsh Myths

This unit introduces children to the conventions of a myth through the story of Dwynwen. They are then challenged to write their own Welsh myth by choosing character and problem cards as stimulus for their writing.

Published by: NGfL Cymru

Xeno (providing on-line learning and support for young people and those caring for them)

Xeno is a co-operative venture for members of SEGfL and Uniservity. We are building a ‘virtual learning community’ of professionals and young people that enables resources to be jointly developed and encourages co-operative learning.

‘Personalised learning’ will put the learner at the centre of provision and give every child access to online tools. Xeno is an online environment that will act as a virtual school for children who are disconnected from normal schooling. Schools and local authorities generally struggle to maintain levels of achievement with these groups and research recommends catch-up support and independent/individual learning opportunities out of school. SEGfL proposes to facilitate the combination of local authority efforts so that resources can be jointly developed or procured, good practice can be shared and children can store and retrieve their work and learning records

Xeno will become a focal point of opportunity for pupils going in and out of mainstream education and an opportunity for local authorities to support their own pupils but also to contribute towards the whole in terms of content, materials and staffing. It will be of particular interest to staff and children in pupil referral units, hospital and home tuition services, young offenders’ institutions, teenage parents’ units, young carers’ organisations, home education organisations and looked after children’s services as it will create a virtual community for these, often isolated, professionals. It could also be used by schools to support pupils that are temporarily excluded.

Through its partnership with Uniservity and using the cLc, Xeno will work closely with the relevant professionals to provide:

• Learning Platform functionality with secure, remote access and online storage.
• Links to a wide range of resources to provide curriculum materials, including the internet.
• Links to schemes of work that can guide students through a variety of curriculum objectives.
• Provision of an e-Portfolio that can be stored, updated and retrieved.
• Personal space for students to store and retrieve their work.
• Interaction with tutors (issue tasks, hand-in work, feedback grades and comments).
• Dialogue with tutors (leave questions and get answers).
• Dialogue with other students (a virtual school community).
• All in a safe, secure, on-line environment.

Published by: SEGFL

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