Discovering Teaching Resources

Useful Edtech Resources

Every day this May, we’re bringing you another great little reason to head to #exabytes17. While the 7th of July might seem quite a way off, we think now’s the best time to start thinking about arranging cover to be released on the day itself.

There’s a truly incredible amount of educational resources out there. Unfortunately, the sheer breadth of information available often makes it hard to find anything that’s genuinely useful in the classroom. At #exabytes17 and the Bradford TeachMeet we’re organising the day before, we really hope that every attendee comes away knowing about at least some kind of useful resource.

Across #exabytes on the 7th July, we’re planning to host over 30 different events, ranging from talks and discussions to hands-on panels exploring a number of topics, with plenty of opportunities for discovering valuable educational resources.

TeachMeets are typically fantastic places in which to share and find new educational resources. We expect to see at least 10 quick 5-minute talks on the day, along with a series of 3-minute SpeedMeets for briefly discussing various topics relating to classroom technology.

We’re getting a little ahead of the curve here. Below, we’ve linked some useful resources covering a few different areas - right now, we’re also working on developing some exa.foundation resources, so stay tuned there!

micro:bit resources: A huge collection of projects and resources for the BBC micro:bit courtesy of Carlos Pereira Atencio. We’ve also put together a small collection of projects for the micro:bit.

Raspberry Pi resources: Raspberry Pi’s official collection of resources, regularly updated with some fantastic projects and ideas for activities.

Free classroom tools: We’ve picked a couple of potentially useful tools that you can pick up for free - Spiral, a series of lesson planning tools that bring an interactive and collaborative element to the classroom, and Kodu, a game engine designed so students can create their own worlds (compatible with the BBC micro:bit).

Over on the #exabytes EventBrite, you can book your tickets for our conference today! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity for developing your career and approach to the classroom.