Published on July 29th, 2013 | by What2Learn0
New satellite website – cool-math.co.uk
A little while ago we received an email at What2Learn that read “how do I find my way around this little world of a website?!”. It was a delightfully written message but one that really hit home with us. What2Learn began development many years ago, when web design systems like WordPress were in their infancy. Things have moved on a great deal since then!
We feel that the inside system of What2Learn (ie the bit you need to log in to) is still relatively easy to find your way around as you simply pick your age group and the topic you want to work on, and all available activities are listed for you. However, the ‘outside’ system is certainly not easy to find much on. It provides access to literally tens of thousands of interactive learning games, but finding what you are looking for is no easy task. Despite ongoing efforts to improve and revamp the front end, the system simply became so big so quickly that a total restructuring is almost impossible.
As such we have decided to take a quite drastic approach to revamping our ‘outside’ system. We will be developing a series of websites to act as satellites to the main What2Learn website. Each of these smaller websites will place a specific focus on one subject area. The first of these websites has today been launched – cool-math.co.uk.
The features of cool-math.co.uk include:
- Modern, responsive web design so that it works well on whatever device you view it on.
- A directory of the very best interactive learning games for Mathematics from What2Learn and anywhere else on the web.
- All activities categorised and indexed to make it easy to browse through those relevant to your chosen topic or age range.
- Reviews of all games by teachers.
- Rating systems to help you find the best possible activities (and add your own ratings).
- A printable worksheet to use alongside EVERY interactive activity – a great means of enhancing learning through classwork or homework.
Please click the link above to visit cool-math.co.uk today.