Educational Web Resources
Award-winning Interactive Stuff
Tuesday, 27 January 2015.
Tessellations and Islamic Patterns - a TwinSite 2000 collaboration with a school in the Netherlands - one of four finalists.
Making Measurements - mathematical interactivities inspired by a visit to the Science Museum in London. Finalist in the 2000 STEM Project Awards
Telecommunications Interactivities - another Science Museum STEM Project site. Finalist in the 1999 STEM Project Awards.
Virtual Learning Environments and Learning Platforms
From September 2007, some of my Moodle resources moved to V-L-E.com. My plan was to widen the use of learning platforms at international schools in the Middle East. It was encouraging to see four other schools in Kuwait following the example set by Kuwait English School. My current project is to work with Google Classroom as a Learning Platform.
Interactive Educational Multimedia
Mathematical Interactivities - A collection of about 60 educational games and puzzles covering a wide variety of mathematical topics.
The ICT specialist website is still on-hold. It took me over four years to get to the point of developing it originally - but, other coding-related projects currently take priority. The site still contains some of the PowerPoint presentations, teaching notes and worksheets I would give to my Key Stage 3/Middle School-age and Key Stage 4/High School/IGCSE ICT students, along with some simple puzzles, quizzes and games.
I still need to do another new look for the Interactivities Forum - during summer 2015 there may be another relaunch of the weblog at www.interactivity.org. I shall eventuallytidy up some of the loose ends at the support site, but I probably won't re-devlop any Flash resources that become non-functional.
I have been acting as a national ambassador for EU Code Week.
After yet another hiccup caused by excessive sloth, summer 2015 might see yet another phase of development for educator.pro - a resource site for professional educators. Will see how that works out.
Around Autumn 2015, I might get round to working on the next phase of development for www.mathgames.info, along with a collection of additional sites as part of my Teachers' Timesavers series of interactivities..
Other Site News: After a number of server moves, I ended up with a cheap reseller account to act as emergency backup hosting in order to minimise downtime, along with a VPS for hosting my main projects. Development work is slowly, but surely taking place across a number of fronts.
From December 2007 the Reserved Word educational entrerprise project became entirely independent of this site. The innovative extra-curricular work I began in 2002 on Internet entrepreneurship for high-school students will eventually move to the l-earn.com website to be launched, hopefully before Summer 2016.
Popular Web Pages
Algebra Flash! practise solving linear, simultaneous and quadratic equations.
The Frog Puzzle a mathematical investigation based on a traditional puzzle.
International Education Articles and Presentations
Some of my presentations as a Google Certified Teacher are available on YouTube - I must link to them here at some point.
Global Learn Day resources.
At some point, I will have to add re-worked versions of my old IteachNet articles and my 1996-7 guide to becoming an international educator.
I try to keep up with the interesting things some educators are doing to develop personal learning networks via Ning and Twitter. If I have time, I'll blog more about this on Educator.pro
A couple of years ago, I started work on a blogging resources website. Mainly aimed at getting people started from a range of viewpoints. One day I'll get round to adding more to it...
St. Annes on Sea United Reformed Church have a new website. Still a work in progress, but worth a look.