Learning resources

E2BN offers a wide range of high quality online resources. These have been developed in partnership with teachers and other education experts. Some of the resources are made available to members by our partners from NEN - The Education Network.

E2BN resources are free at the point of delivery to our member schools and can be accessed by teachers or individual learners. 

Resources range from online tools to learning materials and resource repositories. Many of the resources are interactive and encourage learners to create, publish and share their work with their peers online in a secure environment.

All comments and material published are monitored by E2BN and/or registered school teachers making it a very safe environment for publishing content.

Here is a selection of what’s available:

 

Cookit
Cookit

Cooking - KS3/KS3, English - KS2

This is so much more than a collection of online recipes. Cookit includes lots of opportunities for pupils to think and write about the food they eat, to learn about healthy eating and to improve their cookery skills via the how-to-cook videos.

History Cookbook
History Cookbook
History - KS2/KS3
By focusing on food, the History Cookbook illustrates similarities and differences between what and how people ate and cooked at various points in history.
 
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends 

English & History (Ancient Greeks) - KS2 

Over 50 beautifully animated and narrated myths and legends from around the world, this site is bound to capture your pupils’ imaginations.

Story Creator 2
Story Creator 2
English - Lower KS2, less able writers KS3
Story Creator 2 enables pupils to create animated and narrated stories. It is a safe publishing platform which gives pupils a genuine audience and feedback from their readers. 
 
The Gallery

Cross Curricular - All Key Stages

School-appropriate, copyright-ok images. Search for images without the distraction of too many choices. Over 70,000 high quality photographs which can be used for any educational, non-commercial purpose by teachers and pupils.

Audio Network
Audio Network
Cross Curricular - All Key Stages
Music is so powerful and can add real value to learning and teaching in a variety of contexts. Audio Network offers a vast collection of music clips and sound effects covering a multitude of genres, which can be legally downloaded and used within school in whatever way you wish.
 
Clips
Clips

Cross Curriculuar - All Key Stages

Many children and young people will be familiar with the idea of producing a short video or animation and publishing it on a website such as YouTube. Clips provides a safer, more appropriate area for them to share their videos.

Victorian Crime and Punishment
Victorian Crime and Punishment
History - KS2/KS3
VCP provides a wealth of information about the Victorian justice system. It includes a searchable prisoner database, in-depth case studies with detailed court documents and pieces of evidence as well as suggested teaching activities.
 
Risks and Rewards
Risks and Rewards

Business Studies - KS3

Risks and Rewards aims to improve financial understanding by the use of materials in the Baring Archive. It allows pupils to try their hand at investment banking in a safe, secure, game-based environment.

History’s Heroes
History’s Heroes
History - KS2/KS3
This site explores the concept of what makes a hero and encourages pupils to decide if various people included on the site were heroes or not. What sort of people were our heroes? How did they reflect the times in which they lived?
 
MuseumBox
MuseumBox
Cross Curricular - All Key StagesWhether you want to provide a structure for your pupils’ persuasive writing, reports or investigations or you just want them to present their work a little differently, MuseumBox is the tool for you.
 
History Lines
History Lines

History - KS2/KS3/KS4

History Lines is a comprehensive resource that covers History as set out in the new National Curriculum. It is organised into the major periods of British history and structured around nine main themes relating to political, military, social, economic and cultural history. Each period also has a section on everyday life.

History of Computers
History of Computers
www.hoc.lgfl.net     
Computing - KS2/KS3/KS4
History of Computers promotes the idea that by understanding our digital heritage we can better understand our digital future. HOC can be used either to improve your own understanding of how computers work or as a teaching and learning resource to support the new Computing and History curriculums.
 
History of Computers
The Abolition Project
History - KS2/KS3/KS4
The Abolition Project looks at the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists who fought for emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies.
 
History of Computers
NEN Resources
  
The internet provides a wealth of teaching and learning resources. In addition to those resources which are available on the public internet, the NEN also has a range of resources only available to NEN connected schools. Click on the link to explore.