2012 in 366 Photographs : My Photo366 Project
Dec31

2012 in 366 Photographs : My Photo366 Project

For a few years now I’ve seen people doing Photo 366 projects, and I keep meaning to do one myself. But every New Year’s Day I forget. So for 2012, I really tried to remember to do one. And I rather surprised myself that I managed to keep it going for a whole year. 2012 was quite a year too with the Olympics coming to town, amongst other things. So plenty of opportunities for some rather cool photographs. Plus it was also...

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Blubbr : Create and Play Quizzes from YouTube Videos
Dec28

Blubbr : Create and Play Quizzes from YouTube Videos

Blubbr is a new, free, website that lets you create and play quiz games from YouTube videos. The site calls these “Trivs”. You can play trivs in different categories, from celebs and music to sport and education. These trivs can then be shared with anyone across the internet. For example, here’s a video quiz about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Once you’ve watched a short piece of video, the first question will...

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RabbleBrowser : A collaborative web-browsing app for iPads
Dec23

RabbleBrowser : A collaborative web-browsing app for iPads

RabbleBrowser is an interesting app for the iPad that turns web-browsing into a collaborative experience when used across a class set of iPads on a school network. The makers of Rabble Browser describe it as : “a curated, collaborative Web browser perfect for classrooms, board rooms or any meeting room. One person can lead a session, sharing URLs with a limitless number of participants. The others can share URLs back to the...

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Infuse Learning – A BYOD Student Assessment Tool
Dec19

Infuse Learning – A BYOD Student Assessment Tool

Infuse Learning is a new assessment service which works very much like Socrative. It allows teachers to set up quizzes which the students can answer via any device which can connect to the internet – whether that’s a laptop, netbook, iPod, iPad or other tablet device. Like Socrative it is a fantastic addition to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom. As well as the quizzes you can set up and save, you can also add Quick...

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2Build a Profile Early Years Record Keeping IOS app from 2Simple
Dec17

2Build a Profile Early Years Record Keeping IOS app from 2Simple

2Simple Software, creator of software for foundation stage upwards are going to be updating and relaunching their 2Build a Profile app, in line with the new 2013 statutory assessment and reporting requirements. You can download the current version here. The relaunch will take place at the BETT Show in January. Aimed at anyone involved in working with the Early Years Foundation stage, this record keeping app has been designed to help...

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Black Marble – The Earth at Night Interactive Google Map
Dec12

Black Marble – The Earth at Night Interactive Google Map

Here’s another cool resource that would be great to show as part of a lesson about Earth and Space (or populations). The “Black Marble” shows the Earth in darkness with all the city lights twinkling away – showing just how spread out we all are in some parts of the world, and how concentrated we are in others. A NASA satellite captured the nighttime views with a special on-board camera. Apparently it took 312...

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Make Word Clouds from Photographs with Typoeffects
Dec12

Make Word Clouds from Photographs with Typoeffects

Typoeffects is another Word Cloud maker website that lets you create cool looking images based on a photo that you upload. It requires Microsoft Silverlight, so you’ll need to be able to install that onto the computer you’re using (Check with your network admin) It allows you to upload a photograph then create a word cloud image from a few keywords, like this: Unlike other word cloud generators like Wordle there’s no...

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Primary Games Apps – Free Wipeout Wall IOS App for December
Dec05

Primary Games Apps – Free Wipeout Wall IOS App for December

I”m sure many of you already know of the excellent Primary Games resources produced by Mark Cogan, (if you haven’t go take a look). Well he’s also been developing apps for IOS devices, many of which you can see on the Primary Games Apps website. If you want to try out one of the apps, Mark has made the Wipeout Wall (Addition and Subtraction) app free for all of December. No adverts or in-app purchases! The object of...

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Augmented Reality 3D Spacecraft on your IOS device
Dec05

Augmented Reality 3D Spacecraft on your IOS device

NASA’s Spacecraft 3D is a free augmented reality (AR) application for IOS devices that lets you learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft that are used by NASA to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. From within the app you get the option to email yourself a pdf file with a special AR marker on it. Simply print this off and place it on your desk. You can then choose which spacecraft you...

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The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012
Dec04

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old : Top posts of 2012

The Whiteboard Blog is 5 years old! I can’t believe how time has flown. When I started I wasn’t sure I’d be able to keep blogging regularly enough, but I’ve stuck at it and, apart from the odd period of writers block or extreme workload, have managed to keep the blog posts coming. Over the years the number of hits per day has steadily grown until last week I had to finally bite the bullet and move to a...

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