Free online tools
Links to free online resources that we've developed - click on the project names or images for further background details.
Create-A-Scape is a website that provides resources for creating digitally-enhanced learning experiences, using mobile technology to experience location-sensitive sounds and images that have been 'attached to' the local landscape. Can be used right across the curriculum with all age groups.
Go to: www.createascape.org.uk
Education Eye is a free, engaging and easy-to-use online space that gives access to a wide range of exciting, relevant and useful innovations which are selected from the best of the web and updated daily.
Go to: www.educationeye.org.uk
Enquiring Minds is an approach to teaching and learning that takes students' ideas, interests and experiences as its starting point, and provides them with more responsibility for the direction and content of their learning. Free guide and supporting resources available online.
Go to: www.enquiringminds.org.uk
A free web resource which can be used for downloading, using and making interactive thinking guides. Thinking guides can be useful for supporting independent and group research projects with frameworks for thinking, planning and enquiry.
Go to: www.exploratree.org.uk
Infocow is a social site designed to connect 14-19 year-olds with useful stuff to help take control of life - sites, stories, information and inspiration. It’s made for and created by young people and links to hundreds of different websites and sources of information that can help young people to make positive changes, whether that’s finding out what to do after GCSEs, or what the first steps are to leaving home.
Go to: www.infocow.org.uk
Million Futures aims to identify what people think are the biggest challenges facing education in the future. The site invites visitors to launch their thoughts about future life and learning via virtual paper planes, and explore what others have written. A lesson plan is available.
Go to: www.millionfutures.org.uk
Power League is a free web resource for exploring any topic, through sampling group opinions and provoking group discussions. Create your own online leagues or use our existing ones. Can be used right across the curriculum with all age groups; includes lesson plans.
Go to: www.powerleague.org.uk
Vision Mapper is a free web resource to support long-term planning and decision making in education. With its wide range of group activities and inspirational materials designed to inspire broader thinking, challenge your views and create realistic, achievable action plans, Vision Mapper can help you create a long-term vision and strategy for your organisation. Go to: www.visionmapper.org.uk.