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Site Update: 29th May 2011 May 29, 2011

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Hi everyone. Just a small update of 10 new resources the time as we head into the half-term break here in the UK. Full details and links to the new additions are given here. Thanks to everyone who sent in contributions this time! Find out how you can support the site by clicking this link.

BBC Doomsday Reloaded May 25, 2011

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday
25 years ago the BBC and communities all across the UK were involved in an ambitious project to create a modern-day Doomsday Book. Stored on special Laser-Discs (a technology that never really caught on) and readable only by BBC Master microcomputers the data has been virtually inaccessible for years. The BBC have now produced a website to display a collection of the material and have launched a new project to produce entries to bring the archive up-to-date. There are suggestions of how schools and communities can get involved on this page of the site together as well as some activity packs connected to the project.

Google Translate May 24, 2011

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http://translate.google.com/
Google‘s translation service is very useful in helping users get a quick sense of what text written in another language means. The service currently supports 57 languages (including Welsh). Users of the Google toolbar can also translate websites on the fly and the service is also integrated with Google Documents. You can read about new features and developments on the Google Translate Blog.

Siarad cymraeg? May 23, 2011

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http://www.estyn.gov.uk/
This video from Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales, looks at looks at effective ways of developing children’s Welsh language and bilingual skills through the use of  incidental Welsh in daily routines, songs and discussions.

My Green School May 20, 2011

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http://open-city.org.uk/education/schools/MyGreenSchool.html
These downloadable cross-curricular My Green School lessons on the Open-City website have been designed to help children learn about sustainable architecture through first hand investigations of their own school building.

Site Update: 20th May 2011 May 20, 2011

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Hi everyone. 24 new resources have been added to the main website this week. Full details (and links) are listed on this page of the site. Thanks to everyone who sent in contributions this time! Find out how you can support the site by clicking this link.

Interactive Solar System May 19, 2011

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http://nineplanets.org/tour/
Teachers may find this interactive tour of the solar system from the Nine Planets website a useful resource when looking at the earth & beyond topic in science.

Digital Dialects May 18, 2011

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http://www.digitaldialects.com/
The Digital Dialects website features free online interactive activities and resources for teaching sixty different languages. (Teachers should be aware of the Goggle Ads on the site when using the resources with students)

Stop Frame Animator May 17, 2011

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http://www.filmstreet.co.uk/flashapps/stopframeanimator/
Stop Frame Animator is a new Flash activity on the Film Street website where students can create their own simple animations using a virtual camera and props. Students can even add sound effects and music to their creations.

School Science May 16, 2011

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http://www.schoolscience.co.uk/
The Association for Science Education have produced this database of links to online science resources and activities. Browsable by year group, there are also sections on science competitions and events.