Schools' Home Page
* Check with your teacher/lecturer to ensure you are permitted to use this selection.
Guidance for Teachers
Synergise.com offers pages to help schoolchildren and older students get to know the world better — on a website registered as child-safe. Set up this page as their Home Page, or save it in their Favourites list. The Students' Menu above will lead them to the best pages from which they can surf.
We recommend the Travellers' Tales and our Travel Videos pages as the best places to start from to explore the world. You might also wish to suggest students use the Picture Gallery link to reach the picture gallery. Here they can watch a selection of pictures with captions that cover worldwide destinations; clicking any of these pictures opens a related travel article.
To verbally give the web address of the Schools' Home Page please use: www.synergise.com/schools
If students click the recommended related article from a video page, tell them to use their browser back button to return to the Schools' Video Home Page; then use the browser back button again to return from there to the Schools' Home Page. (This prevents them wandering elsewhere on the site.)
Controlling Download Usage
If you allow students to watch travel videos, be aware of the Internet 'download usage' implications of many students downloading many different videos. It is suggested you restrict the number of videos any student may watch during a session or use a process to control this.
You could save on download usage by getting students to take their turn watching a selected video using the video player's 'replay' facility on a selected computer during the same lesson. This way the video is only downloaded once to a given computer and then it simply replays the same downloaded material for different students in turn. So, if you wished them to watch several videos, it pays to set-up the chosen videos at given computers and then move the students around. (This method also offers the benefit of giving you tighter control over what they are watching.)