You can use the XtAdd button to gather any web page.
Normally the page you gather is the page shown to the learner, but one of the most powerful features of XtLearn is that - for certain sites - our technology will automatically extract the relevant content from a page and show that to the learner. XtLearn then maintains links to both - content gets delivered directly to the learner, while you (and other practitioners who might want to use the resource) can still view the info page. This is what makes XtLearn truly unique, automating a whole lot of technical tedium for you, and delivering an exceptionally streamlined experience to your learners.
Here's a list of the sites where we implement special handling of content:
Learning Zone clips from the BBC.
Most clips from the old Learning Zone site will be automatically embedded in the Learner View, so just the clip will be shown to learners.
High quality shared resources specifically developed for the FE curriculum.
Culture Street is a one-stop destination to introduce young people to contemporary artists, writers, curators and performers and their amazing work - both online and in the real world - on our Art, Stage, Museums and Book channels. Our passion is encouraging creativity in the classroom and beyond, and where a child lives shouldn't be a barrier to the arts.
So, our website is jam-packed full of interactive resources to inspire young people to get started and share their work. There’s everything from making a clay coil pot, an animation, or a book, to understanding what the Turner Prize is all about. Check out our have a go and reviews, and what is sections for more.
We provide practical support for creative projects in our workshop section. Here, we feature a wide range of filmed classroom workshops, led by our collaborations with professional artists from many different artforms.
The Excellence Gateway is supported by the Education and Training Foundation and is for everyone working in the wider learning and skills sector in England. It provides access to a breadth of resources designed to help you improve your learning provision.
XtLearn recognises content pages from the new Excellence Gateway site. Search for relevant resources, go to a specific resource info page, and click XtAdd. The content file will then be displayed to learners whenever possible.
A directory of links to useful third-party websites, personally selected by support staff, each with a write-up explaining its pedagogical uses. Intute closed in 2011, but we maintain an archive of many of the resources.
Visit our Intute Archive and select a resource. Buttons are available to directly view or use an Intute resource.
The National STEM Centre houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources, in order to provide teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of high-quality support materials.
We work with business, industry, charitable organisations, professional bodies and others with an interest in STEM education to facilitate closer collaboration and more effective support for schools and colleges, and promotion of STEM careers awareness.
The Centre provides facilities for STEM education partners to support their work with schools and colleges, including meeting rooms, event support, and hot-desking space. These facilities are available to partner organisations, schools and colleges – our STEM Associates.
Visit a specific resource page within the eLibrary section, then click your XtAdd button.
More than two thousand e-learning resources, free to use for the whole UK education and training sector, mapped to a variety of frameworks. Each resource represents about twenty minutes of self-directed study for the typical student, though they can also be used for group work, whiteboards, revision etc. Funded by the government and created by professional software developers.
We know the NLN Materials inside out, having provided the hosting platform for them for many years. This means we can provide the shiniest and easiest way to display them, with beautiful thumbnails and integrated navigation. Since 2015, XtLearn is now the official hosting platform of the materials.
See all the materials at XtLearn.net/NLN. Browse to a resource, and preview and add it to a collection using the buttons provided.
You can also customise how the LO is displayed to learners. When editing a collection, click an NLN resource for an option to navigate directly to a specific "page" within it.
Finally, if you were a user of the old NLN site that allowed you to create NLN Collections, we can turn them into XtLearn collections automatically! For more details, visit this NLN page.
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks.
Ensure you're visiting a specific sound's page, and click XtAdd. The sound will be embedded with it's cover art in the Learner View. In Tiled and List view, the sound will auto-play when launched.
If you are looking for high quality, downloadable classroom display resources, games and activities for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 then visit Teacher's Pet.
The Times Educational Supplement site has a large selection of learning resources.
Though our integration is still in beta, XtLearn aims to make use of TES resources as easy as any other, even when a resource includes multiple files. As usual, just click your XtAdd button.
Use XtAdd on an individual video page on YouTube, and the video will be embedded directly in the learner view. No more distracting comments, links, and other superfluity.
Other sites where we embed the content itself in the learner view, rather than showing the entire page, include prezi.com, slideshare.net, videojug.com, vimeo.com, and a growing number of others.
Want us to better handle content from your favourite site, or a site you run? Let us know!
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