Dr.Overy’s Science KBase now open

A Knowledge Base with an emphasis on Science Resources (for KS3, KS4 and A-level) and resources for Global Matters is open at



Once upon a time….


Becta was once  the UK’s  government agency leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning.  It was established in 1997 and closed in March 2011. Becta provided leadership to embed the effective use of technology and provided rigorous research to evaluate the impact of technology on the education and skills sector.

Their website www.becta.org.uk  no longer exists, except in archived form at


So, once upon a time they took issue with me in using the domain www.becta.org

The ‘legal’ proceedings (subsequently dropped) were reported in the TES at



Offgrid Living…..

Hackberry: Route 66, Arizona

Williams, Arizona

Good Morning…Arizona!

100 tools for teaching and learning

Here is a good compilation of 100 tools for teaching and learning. The list was based on the results of  the votes of more than  50 learning professionals from 48 countries worldwide.


Interactive Physics

The following collections should be useful for A/AS Level and a range of GCSE Physics topics.  In many cases you will require Java or Shockwave to be installed on your computer for the programs to run.

Java Applets on Physics

The Applet Collection

Fowler’s Physics Applets


Virtual Physics Laboratory

Maths,Physics and Engineering Applets

Free Mind Mapping Software

Mind mapping software is used to create diagrams of relationships between ideas or other pieces of information. A concept map is a special form of a web diagram for exploring knowledge and gathering and sharing information


Hundreds of Animated Explanations

Watch hundreds of animated explanations, interactive tutorials and instructional videos and Explania.com !  They can also be embedded into your own website.



Here is an example …. (click on the image to start the animation)

The Human Heart Explania