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Education, education, education

Whether you want to educate your children or yourself, there are sites on this page that will help you. The subjects from the national curriculum are covered, and some sites are angled more towards adult learning. There are sites for educational resources for teachers and pupils, and for parents to help them catch up with their children.
Sections: MathsScienceKids educationEncyclopaedia and dictionaries onlineCoursesGeneral education sites
Maths
 
 

3 stars ZineZone Mathematics - Numeracy skills with games. Information about maths topics, along with some history and background. Good for both teacher and pupil.

2 stars MathsNet - Educational resource. Loads of maths help and puzzles. Approaches maths from a fun angle.

2 stars The Standards Site - Government approved standards for maths. Check the levels that children should be attaining at the various stages of the curriculum.

2 stars Dave's Math Tables - Comprehensive maths resource. Useful for teaching remotely, as well as at home. Good, well presented site.

 
 
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Science
 
 

5 stars The Virtual Body - Discover how the body works. Really, really excellent site giving easy details of the workings of the body. Site Guide

4 stars Robots In Space - Information about robots. Inventive way of educating children about robots, from 1998 Christmas lecture. Mixture of text, pictures and animation. Information on further sources provided. Site Guide

3 stars The Environmental Index - Green site exploring issues. Information-packed site, with lots of questions answered in easy to comprehend fashion. Site Guide

3 stars NASA - Education about space. Great mix of information, education and fun activities. Pages for teachers and kids of all ages with quizzes, pictures and stories. Site Guide

3 stars The Science Explorer - Home experiments. Packed full of experiments to do at home, probably good for the school holidays. Site Guide

2 stars NASA's Earth Observatory - Education about space exploration. Loads to look at and learn about, from heat and energy to oceans. Site Guide

2 stars Argosphere - Educational site for kids. Mixture of educational activities for children and advertisements for educational CDs & videos. More for teachers and parents, initially, than the kids. Site Guide

2 stars Science In Action - Puzzles and science games. For children, there is enough here to keep them entertained for hours. Good puzzles that get you thinking. Site Guide

2 stars The Earth Dog Site - Environmental issues. Plenty of animal-based info and games to play. A little hard to navigate sometimes. Site Guide

2 stars Association for Science Education - Teacher's revision site. For teachers by teachers, offering help and advice on teaching science Site Guide

 
 
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Kids education
 
 

3 stars KinderArt - Free art lessons for children. Bright, lively site that is full of art tips and info for kids. Site Guide

3 stars Crayola - Educational site for young children. Encourages learning through colour, masses to look at, print and colour. Site Guide

3 stars Bitesize - GCSE revision. Subjects are broken down into easily digestible chunks. Site Guide

2 stars BBC Education - Educational resource. Articles and info on wide range of topics, which are not sorted in any order. Site Guide

2 stars Schoolnet 2000 - Tesco's Schoolnet. Site for school web pages, including info posted by schools and pupils. Site Guide

2 stars Infant Explorer - Literacy for the very young. Well presented, angled towards the very beginning of the reading process. Site Guide

2 stars Campaign For Learning - Government site. More for the parents than the children, this site has advice for learners and those trying to help them. Site Guide

2 stars Kids @ National Geographic - Educational site. Concentrates on nature and environmental subjects, very well presented. Site Guide

2 stars Rainforest Action Network - Rainforest preservation education. Tells young people how they can aid the slowing of the destruction of the forests. Site Guide

2 stars Yahooligans - Children's version of Yahoo. Good site for searching out educational resources. Site Guide

2 stars Educate the Children - Literacy and numeracy. Loads of lesson plans and work sheets makes this a site for the teachers. Site Guide

2 stars Educate Online - Resource for home learning. Massive searchable database of articles for those learning from home. Site Guide

2 stars Internet for Schools - Educational news and links. Not really of any educational use, but gives good news from the world of learning. Site Guide

 
 
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Encyclopaedia and dictionaries online
 
 

4 stars Encarta Online - Encarta Encyclopaedia. Subscription is an option, but access is free for seven days. Brilliant articles, pictures and info on everything imaginable. Site Guide

3 stars Britannia.com History - Educational resource. British history from America. Packed full of articles and info about the events of the past two millennia in Britain. Site Guide

3 stars Roget's Thesaurus - Online thesaurus. Find all the words that are similes of the one you select. Also translation and games pages. Site Guide

3 stars The British Library - Information resource. Find out about a few limited books and scriptures, but in fine detail. Site Guide

3 stars Webster's Dictionary - Online dictionary. Word of the day, fun & games, thesaurus, and translation service. Site Guide

3 stars Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - Subscription only information resource. Non-subscribers can get free 1 week subscription. Also free features on history. Site Guide

3 stars alt.culture - Encyclopaedia of youth culture. Massive resource, billing itself as an A-Z of the 90's. Type in any word and find info on it. Site Guide

2 stars Library of Congress - Information resource. Washington's library, full of online resources and books. Full US history with sound and vision. Site Guide

2 stars English Grammar Guide - Grammar site for the experienced. Correct your common errors, but also opportunity to get more involved in detailed grammar and structure. Site Guide

2 stars Common Errors In English - What's right and what's not. Correct your English usage, with the most common errors explained, and spellings righted.

 
 
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Courses
 
 

2 stars Language Studies International - "French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German courses." Learn a language at these residential courses that take place all over the world. Site Guide

2 stars University of North London. - Study in the capital. Browse the online prospectus to discover the course you want. Also gives accommodation details.

2 stars Westminster College - Business courses. Range of different courses in London designed to give the individual a vocation.

2 stars Westminster College of Computing - Computing courses. Offers range of London based computing courses from a simple DOS study to a two year diploma.

 
 
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General education sites
 
 

4 stars Topmarks - Educational resource. Intended to pool resources on the net for all schools to utilise. Site Guide

4 stars Student World - Information and advice for students. Extremely useful site for students with pages on finance, jobs, computing, and online shopping facility.

4 stars Red Mole - Information for new or existing university students. Great site for students to wile away the hours. Articles about booze and the best places to study. Site Guide

4 stars National Union of Students - Information for students. This site is all about helping students through the university process, with help and advice about issues important to them. Site Guide

3 stars UCAS - University and college admission service. Search for your course, with descriptions and availability listed. Site Guide

3 stars Eloquence - Language courses online. Learn English, French, German, Spanish and Italian online. Site Guide

3 stars Student UK - Student information. Pages for students updated daily with news, great advice, and entertainment slots. Site Guide

3 stars The Timeplan Virtual Teacher Centre - Resource for new school teachers. Designed to give newly qualified teachers a start with lesson plans and info resources for all subjects. Site Guide

3 stars Open University - Learn without going to school. Distance learning site designed as a resource for learners with libraries and databases for each course.

3 stars On Course - University clearing information. Lists of links to colleges offering certain courses. Read about the type of course offered, and the locations of the establishments.

3 stars a-levels.co.uk - Help to revise a dozen subjects. Site for those revision notes that are needed to polish up the A-level knowledge. Site Guide

3 stars The Discovery Channel - Discovery Channel online. Packed site, with info on science, weather, and exploration subjects. Site Guide

3 stars The Standards Site - Educational standards set down by the DFEE. Site for teachers and parents to see the levels of education that should be attained within the national Curriculum teaching.

3 stars The National Union of Teachers - Teachers' pages. Designed for teachers to get a fair deal, includes union news and action plans.

2 stars EduWeb - Online education service. Resource for teachers and pupils with a good mix of projects available.

2 stars The Teacher's Library of Resources - Resource for school teachers. Registration necessary but free before you can access info on whole subject range. Site Guide

2 stars Project Gutenberg - Electronic texts. Read selected texts online. Philosophy is that everyone should have free access to massive resources.

2 stars Justin Craig - Revision aids. Courses of revision at all levels in the school holidays. Pupils need to attend a venue, not for home study.

2 stars Lingua Franca - Online version of magazine. Review of academic life with career adverts, and articles about academic happenings. Site Guide

2 stars Bartlett's Familiar Quotations - Browse quotations. List of popular quotations ranging from the serious to the ridiculous.

2 stars Department for Education and Employment - Educational information resource. Published by the DFEE in order to explain the latest government education policies. Site Guide

2 stars Times Educational Supplement - Education information. News in the world of education. Includes discussion area and online bookshop.

2 stars The National Grid for Learning - Information about the NGFL. Predictably dull government info site about learning in your area.

1 stars The Office for Standards in Education - Information about OFSTED. Read school reports online, and learn about the work of school inspectors. Site Guide

1 stars Government Information Service - Educational resource. List of government departments that produce information for the internet. Site Guide

1 stars The Education Site - Online learning. Educational resource for pupils on a limited range of topics, but good detail. Site Guide

1 stars The Times Higher Education Supplement - Educational statistics plus more. Fresh looking site devoted to higher education issues. Site Guide

 
 
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