These are links to some of the organisations I have worked with. If you are looking for sites that support the teaching of English, please visit the resources pages.
- Becta Schools site
- This site from the official agency for ICT in UK education provides advice, services and tools for those who use ICT in schools. It's a daunting site at first but contains useful advice and materials for English teachers. (This is the replacement for Becta's ICT Advice site, which is no longer being developed.)
- English and ICT
- Consultancy and more from Esther Menon, Trevor Millum, Tom Rank, Lorna Smith and Chris Warren. Visit the site to learn a little more about how ICT is transforming English teaching and to contact other members of the team.
- English Online
- A subscription site for English teachers which I edited for some years. Now owned by Pearson Education, this site has some first-rate subscription material and still contains useful free resources in the old site tour - including the invaluable Collapser tool.
- MirandaNet supports 'web based communities of practice'. It works to establish communities of 'e-citizens' around the world. My work with the Free State Department of Education was part of an exciting MirandaNet project - that's where I met the cheery young man whose picture you can see here. Find out more on my MirandaNet pages.
- National Association for the Teaching of English
- NATE is the UK subject teacher association for all aspects of English
from pre-school to university level. NATE has a good publications
section, a network of local branches and organises courses both
for members and non-members. Publications include two very useful books on making the most of ICT: Twenty Things to do with a Word Processor by Trevor Millum and Chris Warren (for secondary schools), ICT and Literacy by Trevor Millum (for primary teachers) - and a CD-ROM resource for GCSE poetry: Unlocking Literature.
For some more NATE information and materials, see the NATE pages here.
- Surely every English teacher knows about Teachit? If you don't, go there now and find out why! (Clue: "Over 7000 pages of materials - from Austen to Zephaniah.")