Topmarks – Educational Search Engine
If you’re anything like me, you spend forever searching the internet for that ‘perfect’ resource to help illustrate your point on a topic, or to engage a student whilst teaching a new skill. Hours tick by, and you end up ‘exploring’ a variety of sites you may use ‘one day’ …. but not really what you were looking for. 🙂 Wouldn’t it be great if there was one location you could go that has already screened the educational sites, and weeded out the less than useful resources? Well …. I found just such a site called Top Marks.
Topmarks is one of the largest independent educational websites in the UK. It was established in 1998 with the aim of making it easy to find the very best free educational resources whilst providing a safe environment for children to use the world wide web effectively for learning.
According to the site, all of the content on Topmarks is carefully reviewed by qualified teachers and regularly re-checked because of the changing nature of the web.
The site has resources for just about every learning area you could want, interactive whiteboard resources and a great parent section.
We show how you can help your child with learning to read, a vital skill for accessing knowledge and information in the modern world. Our Learning Numbers article has advice on how you can help pre-school children learn and understand numbers.
What a great inclusion to the site! Helping guide parents to enhance their child’s learning at home. The parent section includes:
- Cook to Learn
- Sand & Water Play
- Learning Numbers
- Learning Words
- Homework Help
- Learning to Read
- Toys and Games
Take the time to have a look around. I am sure you’ll be excited by what you can find …. and how quickly you were able to find it!!! (I know I was 😉 )