Some useful links

 

Computer sticker with the caption 'useful links'We’ve put together a list together of what we think are some of the most useful sites around. We haven’t had a chance to look at every single page of every site so the views expressed are not necessarily our own. If you have any other suggestions we’d love to hear them. Just leave us a comment or send us an e-mail to blog@thestickerfactory.co.uk, thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC Learning: Schools

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools

 

BBC Learning: Teachers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers

 

BBC Learning: Parents

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents

 

BESA

British Educational Suppliers Association. They provide information about their member companies and offer information and advice about their respective industries.

http://www.besa.org.uk/home

 

BAA: blog about anything

A niche editorial company specialising in blog writing and social media management. Run by a lovely guy called Paul. A great place to go if you’re looking for some help with your online business presence.

http://www.blogaboutanything.co.uk/

 

Department for Education

Formed in May 2010 and are responsible for education and children’s services. Lots of things from news, the school curriculum and pupil support.

 http://www.education.gov.uk

 

in2schools

They search high a low for a range of workshops, speakers, after school clubs, theatre companies and more which can be found quickly so you don’t have to spend lots of time searching. Great idea!

http://www.in2schools.co.uk

 

London Emblem

All about badges! They sell professional badge making machines for schools as well as lots of other handy badge related products and components. Through their service you can have simple button badges made, right though to high quality stamped hard enamel brooches. They also have lots of free images to download for their badge making machines. Their love for all things badges is contagious!

http://www.allaboutbadges.com

 

Mackman Group

The lovely people who built our website. They do web design, PR, social media and so much more… Lovely, professional group of people.

http://www.mackmangroup.co.uk/

 

missmernagh.com

Homework and learning fun for 3-7 year olds. A wonderful blog written by Miss Mernagh, under 6′s teacher, packed full of great ideas and useful content. The Blog Awards Ireland 2013 winner, and featured in The Times and Irish Examiner.

http://missmernagh.com

 

My Events Cloud

Compiling resources from people around the world to help teachers and parents motivate learners.

http://www.myresourcecloud.net

 

Parent Brain

An interesting blog aimed at parents who want to get back to work, start a new business or just learn new things. Very genuine, nice blog.

 http://parentbrain.com/

 

Primary Resources

Full of free plans, activity ideas and resources for primary school teachers.

 http://www.primaryresources.co.uk

 

Scholastic UK

Early years and primary teaching resources for schools. They have moved both of their magazines online: http://www.nurseryed.co.uk and http://www.childed.co.uk

 http://education.scholastic.co.uk

 

TeachAldenham

A group of teachers from Aldenham School who believe in the power of collaborative learning, sharing good practise and have lots of great content on their blog.

http://teachaldenham.wordpress.com

 

Teaching Essentials

Lots of free teaching and classroom resources, a fantastic online resource for teachers!

http://www.teachingessentials.co.uk

 

TeachFind

Bringing together the best educational resources in one place through one handy search engine. Full of videos with ideas and also ones to use in the classroom.

http://www.teachfind.com

 

TeacherHit

A wonderful site for teachers looking to work in Europe, including the UK. Not only do they have a jolly nice website  (it all looks very well laid out and user friendly), they have a brilliant blog too, with, to quote them, “everything you to need to know about working as a teacher in Europe and the UK”. A great hub for teachers. Want to find out more? Visit them at:

www.teacherhit.com

www.teacherhit.com/blog

 

Teaching Ideas

Another useful site with lots of free lesson ideas, plans, activities and resources for use in primary school classrooms.

 http://www.teachingideas.co.uk

 

Teach Primary

 Lots going on here! Resources, news, book reviews, events, hot products and more!

http://www.teachprimary.com

 

Teachingnews.co.uk

 A popular blog with educational news, links and resources.

http://www.teachingnews.co.uk

 

TES

The largest network of teachers in the world! Jobs, resources, forums and more!

http://www.tes.co.uk

 

The Sticker Factory

We are very proud of all of our motivation products and have been supplying the education sector, homes, health sector and businesses for over 10 years.

http://www.thestickerfactory.co.uk

 

Twinkl

A lovely site with resources for KS1 and KS2. They also have a great calendar with lots of different events and noteworthy dates that are going on throughout the year.

http://www.twinkl.co.uk

 

For our Australian friends:

We love to write, our favourite topic is stickers (not surprisingly!). So when Aileen got in touch to let us know about a few writing and communication sites she’s found helpful and would we include them here, we were more than happy too. Thanks Aileen, and happy writing everyone!

Australian College of Journalism http://acj.edu.au/courses/writing-and-communication

Open Colleges http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/courses/writing-and-communication/

 

 

 

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