Veho Movi Mini Camera
May31

Veho Movi Mini Camera

I’ve recently bought myself a Veho Muvi video camera. It’s a tiny pocket sized camera that comes with a handy clip so that you can attach it to your clothes or to anything else that comes to mind! My aim is to finally take a small enough camera skiing with me so that I can record some skiing footage. I was too worried about taking my FlipCam out of my pocket to use it on the move! The camera comes with a 2GB Micro SD Card,...

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Online games for Biology Students
May31

Online games for Biology Students

rEvolution is a collection of online games, designed to introduce and reinforce key concepts in biology, ecology and plant science. They might make handy activities for your science students at the end of term, as a plenary, or for a STEM Club. Suitable for KS3/4/5 You can play the games here : http://www.saps.org.uk/secondary/beyond-the-classroom/545 This is part of the Science and Plants in Schools website which has some excellent...

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Create Music with Isle of Tune
May30

Create Music with Isle of Tune

Isle of Tune is a music sequencer with a slight difference. You create music from street layouts. It sounds like an odd idea, but it’s brilliant. Draw a road, and place a car on it. Then place different items next to the road such as houses, trees and lamps. As the car passes these it plays a sound. The type of sound/pitch of the note can be changed. You can have several cars moving round at the same time, on several different...

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Mathematics eToolkit for any Interactive Whiteboard
May30

Mathematics eToolkit for any Interactive Whiteboard

The Everyday Mathematics eToolkit is a collection of maths tools which you can access via your browser. It has a variety of different manipulatives for demonstrating a variety of maths concepts along with pen, text and line tools. There is also stopwatch, timer, and a calculator along with various backgrounds and other tools. The fact that it runs in a browser makes it a very useful tool for users of IWB’s where their own...

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Tracking Blogs with RSS in Google Reader
May29

Tracking Blogs with RSS in Google Reader

There are some excellent blogs out there with a wealth of information for teachers. The biggest problem is keeping track of them. It can be very time consuming to go from blog to blog to see if there’s any new content. A much better way is to get the blogs to come to you. And you can do that very easily using a Blog reader and RSS. RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. Many people describe it as a ‘news feed’ that you...

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Sign and Image/Text generation tool
May27

Sign and Image/Text generation tool

Here’s a really quick link to a fun website that lets you generate your own signs with short snappy messages. This would be a fun way to display keywords, learning objectives or to help introduce a story. Take a look and see what you think : http://www.redkid.net/generator/sign.php Other generators are available on the site including banners, avatars and road signs. Check it out....

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Brainstorm and share ideas with Popplet
May27

Brainstorm and share ideas with Popplet

Popplet is another online Brainstorming tool, joining the ranks of other tools such as Wallwisher, SpiderScribe, and Grapholite A popplet is a big pinboard that you can put boxes or “popples” onto. A popple is container that holds text, photos, and other interesting things such as Google Map or YouTube video. The whole thing was very simple to use, it was very easy to get started. You can also upload media from your...

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Primary Maths Learning Clips
May26

Primary Maths Learning Clips

Learning Clips is a growing bank of resources for teaching Primary (Elementary) maths. Some resources are free Free Learning Clips can be accessed here. You will need to register, but it’s free. Additional resources are available by subscription. The resources are ideal for KS1 and KS2 for use with Interactive Whiteboards and include video, interactive activities and some worksheets. If you just want to take a look, you can...

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Espresso Whiteboard Photo Galleries
May26

Espresso Whiteboard Photo Galleries

If you are an Espresso subscriber in the UK you already know how brilliant it is for videos and interactive activities. What you might not be aware of is a slightly hidden set of image galleries that are really useful for use on your IWB. They are tricky to find, which is a bit of a shame. Here’s how to find them. First – go into Espresso in your usual way (either in-school or via your Home Access link). Then you will need...

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Fusion SMARTboard Video Guides
May25

Fusion SMARTboard Video Guides

Smartboard users should definitely take a look at this website from Fusion Universal which offers more than thirty SMART Board tutorial videos on their website. The videos cover lots of useful stuff for those starting out with a SMART board : from turning on a your board, showing how to orientate the board and how to use the gallery. You can’t download the videos, they have to be viewed via the Fusion Universal website. Each...

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Teachers TV lives! As Teachers Media
May24

Teachers TV lives! As Teachers Media

Teachers Media is the new professional development service for everyone working in UK education, brought to you by the team behind Teachers TV. This site contains a free library of over 3500 high-quality videos to help you and your team develop your professional skills, and support teaching and learning in your school and classroom. The whole of the now defunct Teachers TV archive is available on the site. You can only view through...

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10 Popular Posts You Might Have Missed
May23

10 Popular Posts You Might Have Missed

The blog has been getting a lot of new visitors recently, which is great to see. So a big hello to all new readers. Thank you for coming here, and I hope you find something of use. You might have missed a lot of the older content of this blog, and I’m aware that blogs can become quite unwieldy after a while without a little help to show you the good stuff. I’ve listed below 10 of the most popular posts that people have...

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