Plan Your Lessons With The Guardian Teacher Network
The Guardian is embarking on a new and exciting project that provides free access to 70,000 pages of lesson plans and modern interactive teaching materials for teachers. As opposed to other online media sources who are testing the prospect of putting material behind paywalls, The Guardian is liberating premium content from learn.co.uk and making it completely free for teachers and schools.
With our new Guardian Teacher Network, teachers can access content covering every objective from age four to 18 in the national curriculum. We offer a vast repository of resources that are available for free on our website, http://teachers.theguardian.com.
Our content is both diverse and extensive. We offer literacy and numeracy materials designed as whiteboard interactivities for primary school children. We have science whiteboard activities for secondary school children that allow for a complete demonstration of key active concepts such as calculating velocity or developing shapes in 3D. Our site also offers video and game-style content that is presented in a mixture of text and animation, making it particularly powerful for revision purposes or for students who are working in pairs. Our immensely powerful test center is available for secondary schools as well, with a flexible bank of over 20,000 questions that allows teachers to build bespoke tests and deliver them online or on printed handouts.
We have digitized a huge archive of resources pages from Education Guardian, all for teachers to browse on the Teacher Network. Furthermore, we have animated most of the diagrams, making them more interactive and easier to understand.
All of our content is developed by classroom teachers to address specific curriculum or examination objectives, and all has been designed by skilled web developers to run easily and work simply. There are roughly 33,000 individual lesson assets that teachers can pick out and do what they want with: incorporate in PowerPoint, "mash" into other lesson content, or whatever they like.
Our goal is to make this material free and easily accessible for teachers, providing them with a straightforward-to-use learning platform that can be used to download content, timetable it, adapt it, add to it, upload it, review it, recommend it, and pass it on. The future of digital learning lies in content that individual teachers and students can manipulate and order to suit their own needs, in their own time.
As a teacher, you will now have access to this content and are welcome to build and adapt it yourselves. We encourage collaboration, creativity, and best practices within our network. It will be your network – a place where we hope you will engage with each other on your own terms, talking about what matters to you.
To sign up, simply go to http://teachers.theguardian.com. Registration is quick and easy. If you’re already registered at theguardian.com, you can sign in as usual. Enjoy the content that we are offering and please share it with your colleagues.