With online access speeds ever increasing and schools wanting to make sure that they get the most from their tight-budgets, new online resources such as Education City are proving to be very popular. The one big advantage of course, is that they are regularly updated and maintained, meaning there is no need for schools [especially ICT Co-ordinators] to have to do it all themselves.
Schools subscribe to the service and buy as many modules as they wish. All of the core subject areas are covered, with Science, Maths and English proving to be very popular with teachers and students alike. The activities are all presented in a cartoon-type format and mix humour with bright colours to present the topics. Children are motivated by the certificates awarded and teachers enjoy the flexibility that the resources offer.
With new modules being added all the time, such as relatively new Homework service], Education City is sure to be available for some time to come. Check with your local LEA to see if they have a subscription, as it is much cheaper to subscribe and run through a caching system if possible.
Price: Variable [dependent on LEA involvement] but otherwise around £100 per year, per module for a site licence.
Age Suitability: KS1 to KS3
Recommended: Broadband Internet connection, headphones and computers with at least 256 Ram and 1.5ghz + CPU.