Livebrush – another painting application
Sep29

Livebrush – another painting application

Thanks to Cali Lewis on GeekBrief.tv for mentioning an application that I just had to go and check out once i saw it. Livebrush is another free paint package, that should work well on an IWB. The size of the brush stroke depends on the speed you drag across the page, the faster you go the broader the brush stroke. It runs on the Adobe Air platform, so if you can run applications like Tweetdeck then you should be able to run this no...

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Making Music with the Myna Sound Editor
Sep23

Making Music with the Myna Sound Editor

I’ve written about Aviary before. If you haven’t seen it, Aviary provides a suite of online tools that allows you to take screengrabs and edit / host images. For free. Twitter has been buzzing this week with talk of their latest addition to their application suite. They’ve called it Myna, and this time they are entering the world of music and audio editing. Again, the application runs in a browser window – so...

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What happens when you give children an iPod Touch?
Sep23

What happens when you give children an iPod Touch?

I had the pleasure of meeting up with Leon Cych at Teachmeet SUKE last week, and he was telling us about the great things he’d seen when a class of kids were given an iPod Touch each. Here’s his video which shows more: You can view the video at Blip.tv here. The movie was filmed at Burnt Oak Junior School, Bexley, Kent. The class have been using a class set of iPod touches for a couple of weeks. The video interviews the...

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Digital Oscilloscope from Aartpack
Sep23

Digital Oscilloscope from Aartpack

Here‘s a nice simple resource that could be used to teach Sound and Waves in Science. There are several sites that show oscilloscope traces when looking at sounds, and this is another one. It’s produced by Aartpack, and they call it a Digital Theramin – named after the staple musical instrument of 50s sci fi movies (wikipedia info) 🙂 What I like about this one is its simplicity. Plus it would work well on an...

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TeachMeet SUKE – some links from the night
Sep21

TeachMeet SUKE – some links from the night

So I have had the weekend to digest the great event that was TeachMeet SUKE (09) held at the impressive Hop Farm, Tonbridge (below). Traffic problems on the M25 and A21 nearly thwarted my plans to get there. A 1 hour journey took me 3 hours! … thankfully I left very early with a plan to help set up, so I did get there in time, but missed the set up. There were some fantastic ideas being shared – and if you want a full...

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Did You Know 4.0?
Sep15

Did You Know 4.0?

The new version of the Shift Happens / Did You Know video has been released on YouTube. This one focusses on the changing media landscape. Some interesting information here. Thanks to Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod for this latest version. I think the shift to pocket devices is the most interesting. I use my Nokia N95 a lot to check my email, but I only use it on a few websites. Mainly to check football scores, twitter and facebook....

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They Might be Giant Scientists
Sep11

They Might be Giant Scientists

Following on from my post a few weeks back about Here Comes Science – the CD of Science songs from the band They Might be Giants, here’s another song from the CD. (via @BadAstronomer). The song is called “Science is Real” and it would a good introduction to Science, or a good way to start off a discussion on scientific thinking The CD is available from Amazon.com (and Amazon UK on import)...

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TeachMeet Kent / Sussex 09
Sep06

TeachMeet Kent / Sussex 09

Just another reminder that if you are a teacher in the Kent/Sussex/South London regions then you really should consider attending TeachMeet SuKe on Friday 18th September. It’s taking place at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent on Friday 18th September from 7pm. (Map Link) Like other Teachmeets it’s the usual mix of short presentations by teachers using technology in their classrooms. It’s a great chance to see what...

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ActivInspire 1.2 Upgrade Now Available
Sep01

ActivInspire 1.2 Upgrade Now Available

News on the Promethean website that there is a new upgrade for Active Inspire. Version 1.2 is now available to download for free for all Promethean users (and also users of other IWBs) Features include improved support for Visualisers, Dual Pen capability and some improvements to searching for resources from the library. ActivInspire V1.2 now supports the creation and execution of Self-Paced Question Sets, available for use with...

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