Continuing to add to the
being more than "just internet access", we are pleased to announce that 5 new online resources are now available FREE OF CHARGE as part of your BLN subscription.
This is to complement your current access to:-
Audio Network, British Pathe, EducationCity, SCRAN, BigBus, Podium, Sam Learning (Secondary Schools Only)
All these resources will be easily available through the new Bradford Learning Portal which is being launched at the
Roadshow on Friday 22nd January 2010.
Sums Online -Primary Schools
SUMS Maths activities are designed to drop easily into the structure of existing lessons and lectures, adding interest and challenge. Because each activity has a tight focus on a learning point, they are ideal for introducing topics on an interactive whiteboard, and for extension material on individual computers or in a computer suite. All activities have two difficulty levels to support differentiation. SUMS is designed to work easily from your learning platform and is compatible with PC's, laptops, interactive whiteboards and handheld devices.
j2e -Primary Schools
J2e (Just2Easy) is a web based document processor, designed for education. It can be used for all your word processing / DTP needs and allows the creation of simple web content.
Birchfield - Primary and Secondary Schools
Birchfield Interactive Ltd was established in 1997 and has developed an extensive portfolio of primary and secondary curriculum interactive resources and applications. In 2007 Birchfield became one of the first UK companies to offer truly Learning Platform compatible curriculum content for VLEs, developing Content for secondary schools for 15 subjects collectively amounting to over 15,000 multimedia resources. This is complemented by Content Editor, allowing teachers and pupils alike to modify the resources and create their own. In 2009 Birchfield launched VLE Games & Question Editor, preloaded with over 34,000 editable questions for 19 secondary school subjects. Birchfield also has a primary curriculum offering with a primary Learning Platform compatible range, focusing upon Literacy, Numeracy and Science.
Shoofly -Primary and Secondary Schools
Shoofly are providers of engaging stories across all keystages that come with a variety of resources and ideas that are ideal for use on the whiteboard for whole class learning or through your VLE for independent study. For more information on shoofly please visit www.shooflypublishing.co.uk and keep an eye out on www.curriculumict.com for free training sessions on the Shoofly products.
Guroo -Secondary Schools
Guroo produces fantastic learning resources for students aged 14-19 studying Functional Skills, ALAN and Key Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT at Entry level, level 1 and level 2. The Guroo learning materials are based around a series of real life problem solving tasks and challenges. At its heart is a large bank of functional skills resources that are specifically designed to engage today's 14-19 learners. They're set in real-world contexts, include the types of media your students can relate to, and help today's learners become truly functional in Maths, English and ICT. Guroo also has the facility to allow teachers to set tasks and monitor learner usage and performance.
To support your use of these FREE resources we will be running a number of workshops, as well as working with the Transforming Learning Consultants, to ensure you get best value from your BLN resources.