Summer Hiatus
Jul31

Summer Hiatus

You may have noticed a slight drop in blog posts over the last fortnight, I’m taking a bit of a summer hiatus for a few weeks. There’s a small sporting event taking place in London right now (you might have heard of it!) which is taking up a lot of my time parked in front of the TV. I’m also trying to finish my latest assignment for my M.Ed, which is also causing a lot of distractions, oh and I’m also off to...

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WizIQ launches a virtual classroom iPad App
Jul18

WizIQ launches a virtual classroom iPad App

WizIQ have just announced the launch of the WizIQ Virtual Classroom App for iPad. The application is designed for students, giving them anytime, anywhere access to any WizIQ Virtual Classroom set up by their teacher. The WizIQ Virtual Classroom app offers all of the key features that users enjoy from their desktop web browsers without concern for Flash support on the iPad and all in the palms of their hands. If you haven’t seen...

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Screen Sharing with Screen Leap
Jul18

Screen Sharing with Screen Leap

Screenleap is a rather interesting website that lets you share your computer screen with anyone you want to for free. You go to the ScreenLeap website, click on the sharing button and the site will generate a URL. Share that URL with a friend and they’ll be able to see everything you do in a defined rectangular area. You can resize the rectangle to show all or just part of your screen. This would be great for demonstrating to a...

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Make Mind Maps with MindMaple
Jul16

Make Mind Maps with MindMaple

Mind mapping can be a very useful tool for students when revising, or when planning a topic or a piece of writing. I’ve tried a few different solutions over the years and have recently discovered a new addition called MindMaple. MindMaple is a nifty piece of mind mapping software for the PC. There’s two versions that you can download – a free Lite version and a paid-for Pro version. The lite version is slightly cut...

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Magic Town – a world of reading for primary pupils
Jul13

Magic Town – a world of reading for primary pupils

Magic Town is a rather cool website that creates a virtual world based on picture book characters and stories for young children. You can read and play on your computer (and IWB) at MagicTown.com or via the Magic Town app for iPad. The content is the same on both devices. All users have access to 20 free stories, as well as a new, free story every day. A subscription gives users full access to all the stories in Magic Town, and the...

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KS2 Educational Songs from Mr A, Mr C and Mr D.
Jul11

KS2 Educational Songs from Mr A, Mr C and Mr D.

Mr A, Mr C and Mr D are three Key Stage 2 teachers obsessed with teaching the best they can, often using music as a tool for learning. Their blog contains some of the excellent songs that they have produced, along with lyrics and a download link, so you can use them in your lessons. There are songs for Literacy, Maths and Science, with more songs being added every week. They’re not your ordinary educational songs – some of...

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Practical Multimedia ICT Projects from Serif Education
Jul06

Practical Multimedia ICT Projects from Serif Education

If you are looking for teaching resources to support the teaching of GCSE ICT, OCR/Cambridge Nationals or just to support your students in the creation of multimedia projects, then take a look at the Serif Student Project Resources. Previously available on CD, the resources have now been converted into a website to make it much more accessible to your students. They’ve also been updated for 2012. Currently, the units available...

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Share your Whiteboard Screen on Student iPads with TeamViewer
Jul03

Share your Whiteboard Screen on Student iPads with TeamViewer

I’ve been looking into some solutions for a visually impaired student who wanted to be able to see the teacher’s whiteboard screen on her iPad as it was easier to see. The various options I knew of, Splashtop and Log Me In, all gave the student control of the teacher’s computer, which is probably not an ideal solution. I discovered a very neat application called TeamViewer – which has an ipad app called Team...

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Education Fast Forward Debate #5 : 10th July
Jul03

Education Fast Forward Debate #5 : 10th July

Education Fast Forward (EFF) brings together leading global experts from the world of education to discuss the topics that matter most. The forum addresses the key challenges facing governments, educators and employers both now and in the future, and aims to find practical resolutions. The next Education Fast Forward debate (EFF5) is entitled From Learner Voice to Global Peace. It will be held on July 10, 2012, at 3 p.m. (GMT+1). In...

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Measuring the Universe
Jul02

Measuring the Universe

Here’s a cool film from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. It’s taken from their micro exhibition ‘Measuring the Universe: from the transit of Venus to the edge of the cosmos’.  ...

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