Technology Ideas

Welcome to our links page, we hope you find this useful. This page highlights technology, teaching ideas and companies that provide services to schools. Some are free and others may have a cost attached to them. If you think you have a service or website that would be useful on here feel free to contact us via our contacts page.

For more recent updates to this section check out our blog.

(http://www.jetpackjourneys.com/)

I am always on the lookout for new resources and ideas to inspire learning about Space so welcome to this new site ‘Jetpack Journeys.’ A developing site that hopes to enthuse younger children about this topic.

This site has been built by a developer who is also a father, who was inspired to develop apps for younger children when his son became interested in the topic. Unfortunately most of the resources out there were for older children so he went on and made two new apps, Jetpack Journey and Astronaut Trainer. These apps allow small children to explore the topic in a fun and engaging way.

He is slowly building up the site to contain information for parents on buying good apps for their children as well as a new magazine http://www.jetpackjourneys.com/magazine/jetpack_mag01.pdf one to watch

 

Friends of Tivoli Park (http://friendsoftivolipark.blogspot.co.uk/)

As a company we believe in giving something back so we run this blog for the friends of a small park in West Norwood who are working to keep it in good shape. The friends group are intending to develop projects with local schools so that they can help the children appreciate parks in their area.

Furthermore, Technology To Teach believe that children should be able to contribute to blogs such as this so that they develop their interest in the local environment as well as have an audience for their writing and possible science projects. Watch this space for any updates

St Mary's Primary School Bucknell (http://www.bucknellprimaryschool.org)

This is the small school in Shropshire that took part in the evacuation project in 2011. The school is based in a lovely village called Bucknell. The staff of the school and all the villagers made everyone from Oliver Goldsmith’s Primary School in Peckham very welcome when we turned up in June 2011. See this section for more details about the project

The headteacher is also very positive about using technology in her school and Technology To Teach have undertaken some other projects there recently. See our projects section for further details

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Gaggle Net (https://www.gaggle.net/)

Want to provide good email for your school?  Well I highly recommend this system which I have used in two primary schools in London. The children loved sending mail and logging on to the chat room at the weekend, yes the teacher can restrict this just to the school or class. The children enjoyed chatting knowing that they were in a safe environment.  If they send inappropriate messages via email they are blocked. If they use the chat system and say anything incorrectly, then the administrator gets a copy so what has been said can be discussed with the child concerned.

The free version comes with child friendly adverts but you can pay for the advert free system. I used the advert version which also proved useful as a teaching resource. Lets face it, they will encounter adverts on webmail when they get older (if they haven’t done so already) so why not teach them how to handle them.

Oh and the address they get will be @gaggle.net no more long winded email addresses which often include the schools name