You Tube Downloaders Again
Nov29

You Tube Downloaders Again

Following on from a training day in Birmingham yesterday, I promised the delegates I’d try and produce a summary post on some of the various ways to download videos from You Tube to use offline. I have written about this before, and a list of all the posts on this blog that mention video can be found here. The method I tend to use the most is this script which basically gives you a piece of code which you drag to your toolbar in...

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Podcast & Blogging Day Links
Nov25

Podcast & Blogging Day Links

Just a quick blog post in advance of the Podcast/Blogging training day I’m delivering tomorrow in Kensington, London. I just wanted to provide links to some of the resources that will be mentioned on the day Teacherblogs – trainees blog posts My Documents on Scribd My Slideshare Presentations My Podcasts on Podomatic Podcasting with a Dictaphone – guide and presentation The Think Bank Example Wiki Twitter Web 2.0...

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TeacherLED resources
Nov25

TeacherLED resources

Thanks to Jim over at Teachers Love Smartboards for reminding me about the Teacher LED site. If you haven’t seen it before, there are some great Flash resources on there. Mainly for Numeracy, but also a great little scrollable world map for geography. There’s also a nice Flash version of the Blockbusters game show. Very nice, and more interactive than my static version. You need to read out the questions yourself –...

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Making Video Screen Shots
Nov18

Making Video Screen Shots

I’ve written about this before, but it’s something that gets asked a lot when I am doing IWB training, so I thought it was worth flagging up again. If you want to make screen grabs from some Windows Media videos, you may find you get a black box rather than the screen shot you were expecting. To make the computer render the video so that you can actually capture images from it, you need to make a quick change to the video...

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Creative Commons Images and Sounds
Nov13

Creative Commons Images and Sounds

In the last blog post I mentioned how to use FlickrCC to search for creative commons images to use in your presentations. There are some other search tools out there too. I’ve just uploaded to Scribd a document I produced for the blogging/podcasting course about ways of finding creative commons images and sounds/music. I’ll embed it below. Creative Commons Images and Sounds Get your own at Scribd or explore others:...

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New IWB Presentation
Nov13

New IWB Presentation

I’ve been writing a new powerpoint presentation to use on my Interactive Whiteboard training days. I’ve previously used an IWB file but I wanted something that had less text and a better use of images. Having it in powerpoint format also means I can share it via SlideShare which is handy. I used the Flickr Creative Commons search tool to find images to use. I’ve credited those images at the end of the presentation....

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Primary Science Lesson Starts
Nov05

Primary Science Lesson Starts

Just wanted to point you in the direction of a very nice video that’s available on the Teacher’s TV Website It’s aimed at Primary Science teachers, and gives 7 different lesson starters to use on your Interactive Whiteboard. All the starters are in one file, so I would suggest making a note of the time that each clip starts (or download the timings file from the downloads page) so when you use it with your class you...

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