Making your Interactive Whiteboard POP with BrainPOP UK : Free Webinar
Oct29

Making your Interactive Whiteboard POP with BrainPOP UK : Free Webinar

I’ve teamed up with those clever people at BrainPOP UK to present one of their free online webinars in a few weeks time. The subject will be “Making your Interactive Whiteboard POP with BrainPOP“. In the webinar I’ll show how to make use of some of the basic IWB tools provided with Smart/Promethean IWB software (and also more generic tools for other IWB users) in conjunction with the BrainPOP UK service to...

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ActivTips – hints and tips videos for Promethean ActivInspire
Oct25

ActivTips – hints and tips videos for Promethean ActivInspire

If you are a Promethean user then you really should take a look at the ActivTips area of Promethean Planet. There you’ll find short video tutorials on how to complete a variety of functions in ActivInspire, from creating containers to working with Magic Ink. Watch the ActivTips video on the site, or you can download it to your iPod by subscribing to their podcast. After the video, be sure to download the associated flipchart so...

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PowerPoint Games and Other Game Templates
Oct18

PowerPoint Games and Other Game Templates

University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Ed Games website hosts a variety of free PowerPoint, Word, and Excel games that are really easy to use on your IWB to add quizzes to motivate your students. Many of the games are easy for teachers to customize with their own content. Once you have customized the game, you can save it for future use and also share it with other colleagues.  There are also some games that are ready to use...

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Syncspace – A shared whiteboard app for iOS and Android
Oct15

Syncspace – A shared whiteboard app for iOS and Android

SyncSpace is an app that provides a zoomable drawing space that can be shared in real time over the net, so in effect it acts as a shared whiteboard. The document can be shared with others who will be able to see your drawing and also make changes using SyncSpace. SyncSpace drawings can be updated by anyone with an iPad or Android device, anywhere on the Internet. You can invite others to collaborate on sketches by sending a link via...

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How to embed YouTube clips into PowerPoint
Oct11

How to embed YouTube clips into PowerPoint

When I want to share a YouTube video in a presentation I will usually hyperlink direct to the YouTube page of the video, but the problem with that method is a lot of teachers don’t want to display any of the other stuff on the video page, such as comments and adverts. Embedding the video directly into their PowerPoint slide gets round that issue since you are only showing the video itself. In PowerPoint 2007 and 2010 you should...

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Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate
Oct10

Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate

Textivate is a simple web tool which allows users to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words. To use Textivate you simply type or paste a chunk of text into the text box on the textivate front page and click on the “textivate now” button to see the available exercises that can be generated from that text. The exercises are generated automatically based on...

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