Literary Connections: making the right connections with literature
Writing in South Africa - the MirandaNet e-Lapa project
At work in South Africa
with a MirandaNet project


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.")