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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Science Revision Videos In The Top 30!

Revision Universe

Recently I’ve been looking at a website – Revision Universe - produced by Arnav Rawat.  Arnav really has been doing his homework, and he has put together an excellent list of revision resources, in subjects ranging from Biology and Chemistry through to History and Geography.  I know that my students often get overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of information available on the internet, and it’s really useful to be able to point them towards a site that has many quality resources.

Revision Universe also has an active blog, and there are some excellent articles from Arnav, and also some guest bloggers.  I particularly like the ‘Top 30 Educational Websites’ blog post.  Arnav has used his own judgement to put together a list of websites that he considers to be amongst the best available.  The ‘big hitters’ such as BBC Bitesize are not included in the list, but there are some well known ones such as S-Cool and Planet Science.

I’m really excited because one of my sites, Science Revision Videos (http://www.sciencerevisionvideo.com/) appears at number 17!  I developed this site a little while ago to showcase some of my biology and chemistry revision videos, and it’s proved to be very popular with students preparing for their exams.  I’ve also done some work for the site ‘Education Quizzes’ and I’m really pleased to see the site at number 11.

Arnav has done a great job with the educational website survey, and I do recommend that you have a look at it (and that’s not just because my site is listed!).  To visit the Revision Universe website just click on the image at the top of this blog or the link below.

Until next time,

Graham

Top 30 Educational Websites

Steve Spangler Science

 

Steve Spangler

One of my aims in setting up Online Science Teaching was to bring together outstanding science materials for use by others.  I’ve been following Steve Spangler Science for a while, and I have been very impressed with his enthusiasm for science, his ‘showmanship’ and also his ability to make science a real entertainment through the demonstration of simple experiments.

Have a look at this video to see what I mean.  OK, it’s not perhaps an experiment you would want to do yourself (many school health and safety officers would throw their hands up in despair if you tried!) but it would be great to share this video with your students, and get them to discuss the science behind it.

This is what online science is about – finding resources that really will inspire your students, and encouraging them to ask questions.  The best questions often arise from the simplest investigations

Until next time,

Graham