Site-seers;Reviews;Television, Set plays and web sites

27th March 1998 at 00:00
CHANNEL 4 SCHOOLS. www.channel4.comschoolsindex.html

The feature most likely to appeal to teachers in this well-designed Web site is the offer of free notes to support many of Channel 4's popular schools television programmes.

These "Net Notes" are tailored for use alongside the programmes, with follow-up information and Internet links. So, for instance, if you have been following the English Programme or Geographical Eye, you can visit the Web site and print out a set of supporting notes. There are notes for more than 20 programmes, with the promise of more to come.

The site also has a searchable database of the channel's schools service which tells the user what programmes and resources are available for any particular subject.


Museums all over the world have set up Web sites, but not all of them are particularly worth visiting. This museum, mapping the development of London from the first signs of prehistoric habitation until today, has created a Web site that is worth a virtual trip, with plenty of illustrations, clear descriptions and an attractive design.

If you are considering a visit to the museum, then this would be a useful way of planning your trip. But if you are just curious, then there is enough material to give you an impression of how the galleries reflect the phases in the growth of the city, including images from RomanLondon, the city's transport and the lives of children growing up in the capital through the centuries.

Exhibitions have their own section on the site and you can read about the life and times of N M Rothschild, the 18th-century founder of the banking dynasty and subject of a special exhibition at the museum until July.

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