‘ICT stuff’ boys get engaged with…
This is just a collection of ideas and software (free) that I put together in a year when I taught a group of mostly disengaged intermediate age boys.

Maths


http://www.funbrain.com/brain/MathBrain/MathBrain.html
Maths arcade style games

http://www.poptropica.com/base.php - Fun maths game

ICT Games
Math Forum
http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelArticles/fun-with-excel.html

Science

OE Cake! -Great physics game - I LOVE this software, check it out on You Tube but be careful to check that all the clips are appropriate to show, some are not quite suitable for kids to watch.... BUT it is great physics modelling software and kids LOVE it!3D Physics software - free

Animation/ Programming

SAManimation Animation software – free
Scratch - Free control tech software
Robocup- expensive lego equipment, but well worth it.
Gamemaker

Thinking Tools

http://www.webspiration.com Online mind mapping tool – free
Explor-a-tree -–thinking guides need to register as a user first (free)
www.weebly.com website builder

Games

Lego Games
Online games
Cargames
Castle Defence
Kaboose Games
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/
http://www.wisc-online.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/
http://www.ugo.com/channels/comics/heromachine/classic.asp
http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/depts/tandl/mted/minitools/minitools.html

Other

Teacher tube
www.teachertube.com
http://www.howstuffworks.com/ Great resource fore interesting factual information
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Firefox - add on’s eg Cooliris, downloadhelper
$100 interactive whiteboard
http://sub-ict.blogspot.com/

"Interactive whiteboard" is an oxymoron, a bit like "colour radio". There is very little that is interactive about one, all you can really do is sit there and watch while someone (the teacher, the teacher's pet) fiddles with stuff on it, or writes on it, or shows you something. What else does it do? I'd suggest that they are really passive whiteboards rather than interactive. At least with colour radio you have to use your imagination.
Also look at
http://www.3pinteract.co.nz/