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Smart Searching Tips


Google Searching Tips:

Check out these tips for smart searching on Google.

On Google’s Advanced Search page, you can type any of the above in the bar next to “Domain” to eliminate any .com or personal website hits.

Go to “Google Web Search Features” and try the shortcuts offered for searching.

Here’s a video on Google search Tips and Tricks:

 

*  The following domains in an internet address indicates reliability. 
.edu (US higher ed)
.sch (school – used outside of US)
.k12 (most US school sites)
.gov (US government (add country code for outside US)
.ac (higher ed outside of US, usually with country code,

example:    .ac.uk

.mil (US military)

 

* The following may indicate you’re on a personal website:

~ (tilde sign)
% (percent sign)
the word “user” or a personal name “jaba” is in the    address after the domain name and the first forward slash “/”

 

*  Try scholar.google.com or academic.live.com designed for academic searching.

 

* If you can’t find the owner or publisher of a website, go to easywhois.com and enter the URL of the site you would like to research.

 

*To see where a website ranks, go to alexa.com

 

* If you want current news articles, only minutes or hours old, go to Google’s news.google.com.

In a nutshell:

 

Educational Sites

*** = Great website

 

1.  www.ambleweb.digitalbrain.com

General Resources Site – Literacy, Numeracy, History, Geography, Science, Interactive Whiteboard Activities and Games.

 

2.  www.educate.org.uk

General Resources Site with plans and worksheets – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, PE, ICT, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT

 

3. www.enchantedlearning.com

A website with lots of different activities – Art, Literacy, Geography, Science, French,

Also has time filler activities such as quizzes. Also good for Christmas and Easter art activities.

 

4. http://www.focusonphonics.co.uk

A great site focusing on phonics – Literacy

 

5. www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/websites/junior.html

A website offering a long list of links to resources – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Interactive Whiteboard

 

6www.tre.ngfl.gov.uk

A website offering resources for all subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE,

 

*** 7www.primaryresources.co.uk                  (Superb Website!!!)

A great website offering resources for all subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

*** 8. www.snaithprimary.eril.net

A great website offering History and Geography resources – Geography, History, Interactive Whiteboard

 

9www.teachernet.gov.uk/teachingandlearning

A website offering resources and lesson plans in most subject areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Assemblies

 

*** 10. www.teachingideas.co.uk

A website offering resources and ideas in all curriculum areas. – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard, Time Fillers

 

11. www.teachingpets.co.uk

A website offering resources in many curriculum areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, Art, Music

 

12www.geocities.com/tesprimaryronan

General resource website for most subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,

 

13. www.thinks.com

Website with all sorts of puzzles and brain teasers.

 

*** 14www.topmarks.co.uk

A website offering resources for all the subject areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard.

 

*** 15. www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk    (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic school website. Has a mixture of resources, games and activities for all curriculum areas. Also has many links to other websites. – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard.

 

16. www.sln.org.uk/geography/primary.htm

A geography resource website – Geography

 

17. www.mape.org.uk/activities/index.htm

A website offering Literacy and Numeracy resources including some onscreen big books – Literacy, Numeracy

 

18. www.enjoymaths.co.uk

An website offering a range of Numeracy worksheets and other materials –  Numeracy

 

19. www.tes.co.uk/teacher/brainteasers/index.asp

This site has loads and loads of Numeracy brainteasers. Good for extension work – Numeracy

 

20. www.emaths.co.uk

Has many Numeracy activities including some for the interactive whiteboard – Numeracy, Interactive Whiteboard

 

21. www.n-yorks.net/curriculum/subjects/maths/info.html

Another site offering many Numeracy worksheets – Numeracy

 

22. www.nrich.maths.org.uk/public/index.php

Numeracy problems mainly for the higher achievers – Numeracy

 

23. www.cardiffschools.net/~roelmann/whiteboard/general1.html   (Interactive Whiteboard only)

Interactive resource site for all the curriculum areas. Also has links for other websites, –   Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,

 

24. www.counton.org/index.html           (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

This website has many games and activities for the interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy

 

25www.edcompass.co.uk         (Interactive Whiteboard only)

Loads of resources for the Smart board – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music

 

26. www.interactive-resources.co.uk   (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Numeracy activities for the interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy

 

27. www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities

Many resources for most curriculum areas – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,

 

28. www.standards.dfes.gov.uk/numeracy/publications (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Numeracy Interactive resources linked to unit plans – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy

 

29www.bbc.co.uk/schools/numbertime                    (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Interactive Numeracy Games – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy

 

*** 30. www.bbc.co.uk/schools (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic website offering a wealth of activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music

 

31www.mccollam.com/fun/geoquiz                (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A fun interactive quiz on the countries in the world – Interactive Whiteboard, Geography

 

32www.literacymatters.com

Full Literacy plans for all year groups – Literacy

 

*** 33. www.teacherxpress.com                         (Superb Website!!!)

A fantastic web page which has links to other websites covering the whole curriculum – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music

 

*** 34. www.mathszone.co.uk

A website offering Interactive and other Numeracy activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Numeracy

 

35. www.ltscotland.org.uk/storybook              (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Literacy resource website which includes story telling and activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy

 

36. www.geocities.com/SEN_resources/resources.html

Numeracy and Literacy resources mainly aimed at SEN children – Literacy, Numeracy

 

37. www.storiesfromtheweb.org                        (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

Online stories and associated activities – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy

 

38. www.tlfe.org.uk/home.htm

General resource website for most subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music,

 

39. www.victorians.org.uk                       (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A great online site for the Victorians. – Interactive Whiteboard, History

 

40. www.ancientegypt.co.uk                   (Interactive Whiteboard/ Class PC only)

A great online site for the Egyptians. – Interactive Whiteboard, History

 

41. www.request.org.uk

A good RE resource website – RE

 

42. www.eduwight.iow.gov.uk/curriculum/foundation/geography/keystage2

A good geography website – Geography

 

43. www.mathslessons.co.uk/resources/resources.htm

An alphabetic list of Numeracy resources and plans – Numeracy, Interactive Whiteboard

 

44. www.qualityteachingresources.co.uk

Resources and worksheets for a variety of non core subjects – DT, Art, Geography

 

45. www.e-gfl.org/e-gfl/curriculum/resource/pss.cfm?subject=Mathematics

A resource site for a variety of subjects – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

46. www.keystage123.co.uk/worksheets_03.htm

Links to other pages with lots of resources! – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

47. www.firstschoolyears.com

Excellent resource site for KS1 children. May be good for Lower Achievers in Year 3/4 – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN

 

48. www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/greenwich/accounts/subjects/ictteam/web/resources/primary

 Great website offering full ICT plans with resources – ICT

 

49. www.lgfl.net

Lots of really good content for the classroom and interactive whiteboard – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, Geography, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

50. www.cadburylearningzone.co.uk

A super site for the Victorians – Numeracy, History, Interactive Whiteboard

 

51. www.train.stockton.gov.uk 

Another really good website. When you load page click on Curriculum along the top and then resources which is down the left hand side – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, Interactive Whiteboard, Christmas Activities

 

52. www.plattsy.co.uk.

A good little website with some useful links. Resources are linked to year groups which is particularly good – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN

 

53. www.thegrid.org.uk/learning

A variety of resources for all the curriculum areas – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, SEN

 

54. www.galaxy-h.gov.uk

An interactive website looking at PSHE areas including healthy eating – , Interactive Whiteboard, PSHE

 

55. http://www.fours.co.uk/

A site offering a variety of resources – All Subjects

 

**** 56. www.ict.oxon-lea.gov.uk/whiteboards.html

A superb site for Interactive whiteboards – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy

 

57. www.lgfl.netwww.lgfl.net

A site which offers and links for many different areas of the curriculum. Also hosts some superb ICT plans – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

*** 58. http://nwnet.org.uk/pages/index.html

A fantastic site for the Interactive whiteboard – Interactive Whiteboard, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, Geography,

 

59. http://www.iwb.org.uk

Another great Interactive whiteboard site – Interactive Whiteboard

 

60. http://www.ithink.org.uk

A good site to use when teaching PSHE

 

61. http://www.syntheticphonics.com

A website to use when teaching synthetic phonics – Literacy

 

62. http://stories.lgfl.org.uk

Website with talking stories – Literacy

 

63. http://holnet.lgfl.net/lgfl/accounts/holnet/upload/index.htm

Website which covers the History of London including the Victorians and the War – History

 

*** 64. http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk       (Superb Website)

An amazing website which includes interactive links and resources for all subjects. A must visit! – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

 

65. http://www.teacherbooks.co.uk/

A site offering free catalogues on a variety of subjects.

 

66. http://www.thinkingoutofabox.co.uk/

Thinking cards produced by Chris Henshaw. Excellent challenges for children to try in the morning or if they finish early.

 

Website which also has a teacher links area:

 

*** 68. http://www.timeforcitizenship.org – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

A great new website designed for teachers, parents and children.

 

69. http://www.fours.co.uk – , Numeracy, Science, History, ICT, PE, DT, Geography, Art, RE, Music, Interactive Whiteboard

A superb website with loads of resources.

 

*** 70. http://www.ks1resources.co.uk – KS1 Resources – Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, History

An excellent brand new website which has loads of fantastic resources on. Well worth a visit, especially if you teach in KS1

 

71.  http://www.primary-teacher-uk.co.uk – Primary

Probably the best Primary Blog available on the Internet at the moment. Well worth a look!