Aviary for Education
Jun30

Aviary for Education

I’ve written about the fabulous Aviary before. If you haven’t seen it, Aviary provides a suite of online tools that allows you to take create images, edit screenshots, edit sounds and create music. All for free, and all through your browser. I was rather pleased to find out that there will soon be an special version for students and educators that lets them use Aviary in a completely private setting which is separate from the rest of...

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StarrMatica 50 States Contest
Jun30

StarrMatica 50 States Contest

US whiteboard users might well be interested in this competition that has just been launched by StarrMatica. StarrMatica is on a mission to help teachers in every corner of the United States!  They are giving away a $900 StarrMatica School Subscription in every state! StarrMatica school subscription gives all teachers and students in a building access to an online library of 3,800 K-6 reading, math, and science manipulatives,...

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‘Can I Play This at Home?’ World Cup Game
Jun24

‘Can I Play This at Home?’ World Cup Game

Can I Play This at Home is a fun free online game, in which you try to win the World Cup as any of the 32 nations – by answering questions on tricky spellings, spanish verbs, state capitals, world capitals… or whatever else the teacher decides on. Teachers can create their own quizzes on the site, and set the game to run using those instead, so it’s very versatile for revising any topic that you want....

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Free Labskills Science Software
Jun22

Free Labskills Science Software

LabSkills is an interactive software resource designed to help teachers and their students get more out of chemistry laboratory sessions at A-level and GCSE levels. Available as a USB stick, a teacher can use the material to prepare students for a laboratory session. LabSkills supports and encourages the student and enhances the practical work. It is not designed to be a substitute for practical work in science. It can however play an...

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BBC Learning Zone Videos
Jun20

BBC Learning Zone Videos

Here’s a great resource if you are a UK-based teacher looking for quality video resources for your lesson. Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips provides rich audio-visual material for use in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges. These short videos have been selected to match the curriculum. They can be used in many ways; from the stimulation and engagement of students to the delivery of very specific learning points....

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Blog the World Cup
Jun16

Blog the World Cup

If you are looking for good examples of pupil-created blogs then go take a look at the Blog the World Cup project. The idea is brilliantly simple: there are 32 nations in the FIFA World Cup and there will be 32 blogs on the site, one for each competing nation. Each blog will be managed by a different class (or school) with each one allocated a country at random. You can get a list of all the different blogs here. Take a look and see...

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World Cup 2010 Images
Jun15

World Cup 2010 Images

One of my favourite websites, The Big Picture, has again delivered the goods with some excellent images from the first few days of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. A great way of stimulating a discussion about such a global event. You can see the images here. Let’s not spend too long talking about image #28…… 🙂...

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Australian IWB Conference Aug 2010
Jun15

Australian IWB Conference Aug 2010

If you are in Australia then this conference may well be of interest to you! IWBNet invites teachers to attend the Seventh National Interactive Teaching and Learning Conference (formerly IWB Conference) at St Stephens College, Upper Coomera, Gold Coast, QLD on 12, 13 and 14 August 2010. Register by 30 June 2010 to secure the early bird rate and go into the draw to have a chance of winning an Apple iPad. Are you in the market for an...

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Anne Frank’s House Interactive
Jun14

Anne Frank’s House Interactive

History teachers might be interested in this interactive version of the Anne Frank house. Produced by the Anne Frank Museum, pupils can move and look around the house and see it as it would have looked during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam. The Secret Annex Online has been created using photos of the actual furnished Secret Annex, as it looked then. You can even see areas that you can’t see if you were to visit the museum in...

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Social Media Counter
Jun11

Social Media Counter

Want to watch the Internet grow before your eyes? This is quite a fun little app that shows the rate at which various social media sites are expanding and a few other stats too. You can find the original, and get a code to embed it into your own blog, here....

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World Cup Resource from Smart Exchange
Jun11

World Cup Resource from Smart Exchange

You may have noticed a small football tournament started today. To celebrate, Smart have made available a World Cup resource from Skoool, which you can download and add to your Smart Gallery. Skoool football has been developed to engage students in a range of activities that will improve their understanding of maths and science. All activities open with a challenge. Should students require support to complete the challenge...

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2010 Whiteboard Challenge Ready to Go
Jun08

2010 Whiteboard Challenge Ready to Go

The 2010 Interactive Whiteboard Challenge is almost ready to go! This challenge involves participants creating videos and / or screencasts of some of the great things they are doing with their IWB to share with teachers and students across the globe. The aim is to complete as many challenges as you can in the 10 weeks of each round AS WELL AS contributing a challenge of your own. There are 12 Challenges to do already on the site....

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