Axon – neuroscience game from Wellcome
Mar30

Axon – neuroscience game from Wellcome

AXON is the latest addition to Wellcome Collection’s growing portfolio of free online games which has been commissioned to accompany their latest exhibition Brains: The Mind as Matter. It’s made by Preloaded, who I’ve written about before. AXON is set inside a foetal brain, modelling real biological phenomena found in neural development. AXON offers players a rare glimpse of how the brains is formed and an ‘inside the...

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Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad
Mar23

Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad

I’m a big fan of my iPad, and while I use it a lot for viewing and sharing photographs I have taken with my digital camera, I don’t really use it for editing or tweaking them. This might change with the arrival of Photoshop Touch which is now available for the iPad First up it’s worth mentioning that Photoshop Touch requires at least an iPad 2 and iOS 5. It won’t work on the iPad 1. You can work on photographs...

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SunAeon – a solar system simulator for your IWB
Mar18

SunAeon – a solar system simulator for your IWB

SunAeon is a new solar system simulator from the makers of Solar System Scope and Sun Moon Scope. It allows you to explore the solar system, look at each of the planets up close and see how they move relative to each other. The planets are rendered beautifully although there are no moons (even our moon). I hope these will be added later. There’s also no additional information about any of the planets. You can switch between...

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Draw a StickMan : A New Chapter
Mar17

Draw a StickMan : A New Chapter

If you liked the Draw a Stickman thing I posted last year then you will be pleased to know there’s a second chapter available taking your hero on another adventure. If you haven’t seen it yet, you start by drawing a stickman and then… well go see for yourself. I won’t spoil it for you. This would be great on an interactive whiteboard to help with the drawing – but works just as well with a mouse. You could use this...

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Interactive Whiteboard Activities from Scholastic
Mar15

Interactive Whiteboard Activities from Scholastic

The Scholastic website contains, amongst other things, a section with interactive activities that you can use on your whiteboard. The activities cover a range of topic areas from languages to maths to science and they’re quite a mixed bag in terms of the type of activity. You can access the resources here. As I’ve said before a full-screen feature would be good – just to make these easier to use on an IWB, some of...

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Fuel the Brain – interactive maths and literacy games for your IWB
Mar11

Fuel the Brain – interactive maths and literacy games for your IWB

Fuel the Brain is a great little site which has numerous games, interactives and printables to help enhance and practice basic skills in Maths, Science and Language Arts. Games are grouped by topic area to make it easier to find ones to suit your lesson objective. You can also search by grade. From the look of it, the site is suitable for years 1-3. The games look pretty good for use on the interactive whiteboard, although I’d...

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Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources
Mar08

Virtual Nerd Maths Teaching Videos and Resources

Virtual Nerd is a selection of dynamic videos and award-winning content that helps boost students’ mathematics skills. The resource aims to help pupils to master algebra and geometry by bringing content to life through images and sound, while making it relevant to 21st Century learning. To celebrate World Maths Day (7 March), the Virtual Nerd interactive whiteboard mathematics lessons are now available free to teachers via Promethean...

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Crowdsourced Twitter Video Guides
Mar06

Crowdsourced Twitter Video Guides

One of my Twitter PLN, Australian languages teacher Jess McCulloch has crowd-sourced an excellent guide to using Twitter. Jess drew on her own Twitter PLN and asked them to record short videos to explain different aspects of Twitter to a new user. You can view the videos here: http://stepintoasia.wikispaces.com/Twitter My own guide was on choosing a suitable Twitter username: It was put together for a course Jess was running, but I...

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