Skip to main content

DRET Teaching Resource Library deeper dive

A couple of days ago Guy posted an introduction to our new Resource Library. This post will hopefully give you more of an insight into what it is and how to use it.

This video should explain pretty much the basics to get started.

Plain and simply, DRET's new Resource Library is a collection of resources submitted by our Network of Star Classroom teachers across our academies which are downloadable and adaptable for staff and students across our academies.



The Resource Library can be found at resources.dret.cloud and you can search by subject, which then takes you to a page where you can search by Key Stage. From there, you can see what resources have been submitted and download anything you want to use/adapt.



You need to be logged in to your dret.cloud account to view the folders of resources. If you are not logged in, or do not work for DRET, you can see a collection of our featured resources on the page of the same name.

From the Home page you can also access our eBook library and DRET.TV as well.

We are hoping that others will now start contributing their resources, and there is a link at the bottom of the page for people to do so. As the library grows, we hope it to be one of the 'go-to' places in a teacher's arsenal of places to access lesson resources and content to enhance their teaching.
As primary subjects move to a common curriculum, the Resource Library is a perfect place for our teachers to share resources they have made to accompany the curriculum.

Click on the photo below to see our introductory video

Click on the photo to see the video
For more information please get in touch with the eLearning Team. If you are a DRET employee with a dret.cloud account, don't forget you can also access our training videos at training.dret.tv or our eLearning tips website at tips.dret.cloud



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Jamboard - New Tool

Jamboard has been around for a while as a high-end piece of digital office furniture from Google but the software is now part of G-Suite and therefore available to all dret.cloud users. Staff or students can either go to jamboard.google.com for the web version (which is really only useful for viewing and sharing boards) or use the iOS app available on the Self-Service store. What Jamboard provides is a lovely app to pull different kinds of documents from Google Drive or web pages, move and resize them and annotate over the top with different pen tools or a number of icons. I plan to do a couple of blog posts about Jamboard in the coming days - one about the whole premise behind this kind of software and other comparing it to what up to now have been my go-to pieces of software, Google Keep and Microsoft OneNote. If you'd like to see what Jamboard looks like in action, this (staged) teacher demonstration from Tom Mullaney gives a good overview.

Guest blog post - Pixi Maths

We recently started a new Spring cohort of our Challenge for eLearning CPD course with colleagues from the Corby area, including the author of Pixi Maths , Danielle Moosajee . As a plenary activity for the first session, we used and demo'd Plickers - 'a simple tool that lets teachers collect real-time formative assessment data without the need for student devices.' It's a great tool which we've blogged about before , and here are Danielle's thoughts on it after using it class post-training: I left the first Challenge 4 eLearning session full of biscuits and inspired! In a way, it was a shame that the Easter break fell so shortly afterwards as I was keen to try out some of the things we’d been introduced to. A couple of years ago, a colleague had shown me the Plickers app. Students each receive a QR code with 4 orientations (A, B, C and D) and they hold their cards up to be scanned by an iPad in answer to a multiple choice question. Previously, I had lamin

So External Hard Drives and Pen Drives are going to be banned...

We've taken the decision to ban external hard drives and pen-drives from all Trust computers and from all of our premises with effect from 1st January 2018. From that date they just won't work when you plug them into one of our computers. This article hopefully points the way for how to continue to work successfully without that trusted friend. This could inconvenience people - people that use them and me* Every school still has one or two people that carry everything  to and from work every day on that external disc they bought four or five years ago - I know of one colleague who has more than ten year's material on there, and another that lost everything  when the drive failed and they had no backup. The ban comes from a security review where these devices were identified as one of our highest risks because: From a data protection point of view, we know people know not to put any kind of personal or confidential data onto one, but there is always the risk of human er