National Education Network database (Jon Witts)

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Jon says: This database contains links to around 50 of the UK's National Education Network's websites. Each entry has a description and fields for the relevant subject and key stage area. All of these fields are searchable; allowing teachers to search for relevant NEN resources quickly and easily.

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Subject: Art,; Design Technology
Key Stage: KS3
CLEO's ArtisanCam provides an insight into the lives of contemporary artists. Using a mixture of video and interactive activities,; it introduces children to the world of contemporary visual art before encouraging them to have a go themselves in fun and exciting ways.

A Virtual Geography Journey

Subject: Geography
Key Stage: KS3
A substantial,; colourful and interactive resource supporting the delivery of Key Stage 2 and 3 geographical concepts.

Circuit World and Electro Shock

Subject: Science
Key Stage: KS3
In Circuit World the user can create,; run,; save and print circuits using standard symbols or animation characters. Electro Shock is the new,; high-pressure game version.

Crossover Project

Subject: Design Technology,; ICT,; Cross Curricular
Key Stage: KS3
Crossover offers all the resources needed to run a successful,; collaborative D&T project between schools or classes. The work is fully supported with extensive lesson plans,; videos and worksheets.

E-CO2 Home

Subject: Geography,; Citizenship,; Maths,; ICT
Key Stage: KS3,;index&zz=20080827161946890
A fun way to control an Eco home and make decisions to cut energy costs and carbon emissions. Spreadsheet modelling in the background allows pupils to learn to use spreadsheets to control the house.


Subject: PSHE,; Citizenship
Key Stage: KS3
Engagelive is an interactive web-based system which offers students the opportunity to explore issues such as bullying,; drug education,; e-safety and personal safety through scenario-based activities,; delivered via the Internet. Relevant professionals are available live on-line to help pupils with their discussion and decision-making.


Subject: History,; English
Key Stage: KS3
Railways played an enormously important part in war-time Britain and many thousands of young people were transported from our cities to escape the bombing. With the help of local partners,; the Kent and East Sussex Railway,; SEGfL helped to make real an evacuation experience for over 600 children. The Evacuation website is a source of materials for anyone studying this period of history.

Floods - Is climate change the cause?

Subject: Geography,; Citizenship
Key Stage: KS3
Pupils engage in enquiry-based learning as they explore flooding and its links with climate change. They consider different opinions,; possible solutions and the decision making process,; supported by video clips,; photographs and web link. Supporting notes for teachers give ideas on how to use the materials.

HIstory's Heros?

Subject: English,; History,; Citizenship
Key Stage: KS3
What is a hero? This resource looks at this question by focusing on a number of historical figures from Boudicca to Alan Turing.

Myths and Legends

Subject: English,; Literacy,; History
Key Stage: KS3
This site is for pupils,; teachers and all those who enjoy stories and story telling. Read,; listen to,; watch and create your own myths,; legends and stories using text,; images,; sound and video.