Free online resources for schools’ lesson planning

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) develops online resource to help teachers with lesson planning

‘The Subject Resource Directory’ has been created to act as a source of inspiration for teachers and to help them access copyright licensed online material for lesson activities.

The Directory includes over 280 online resources, including popular websites such as Horrible Histories, Top Gear and Twenty First Century Science.

The new resource is developed by former teachers at the CLA, drawing on their practical experience of classroom teaching and activity-based learning.

All the materials listed in the Directory are covered for copying under the CLA Education Licence. Up to 5% of the material can be photocopied, scanned or copied from digital to be issued to students or used internally.

‘We wanted to give those working in schools and colleges an easy and effective way to access the material by subject area, so they can quickly access resources for lessons’

The Directory has categorised the resources into 26 different subject areas, so that teachers can browse for individual lessons.

Jo DeVito, Director of Education & Public Sector, at CLA, commented: “Websites and online publications provide a wealth of information that can be used to bring lessons to life, but what teacher has time to wade through them all in today’s over-stretched schools and colleges? We have a number of former teachers working at the CLA and we understand the pressures teaching professionals are under. We wanted to give those working in schools and colleges an easy and effective way to access the material by subject area, so they can quickly access resources for lessons. We are working hard to simplify copyright for education professionals and help them get the most from their licence.”

For more information, visit: https://schools.cla.co.uk/copyright-resources-for-schools/subject-resource-directory/

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINAR

How to simplify access to your institution

Thursday, July 1, 11AM (BST)