Switched on Science Scheme for Primary is Launched
Dec18

Switched on Science Scheme for Primary is Launched

Switched on Science is a brand-new scheme from Rising Stars which has been written to support primary school science in line with the new changes to the National Curriculum. The Key Stage 2 pack is now available with the Key Stage 1 pack arriving in January 2014. The scheme is packed full of hands-on experiments, creative investigations and new approaches to traditional topics, the series offers teachers original ways in which to run...

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British Library Releases 1million Images Into The Public Domain
Dec15

British Library Releases 1million Images Into The Public Domain

The British Library have this week released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books in their collection, digitised and then released into the Public Domain via the Flickr Commons site. The images themselves cover a wide range of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire,...

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Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform
Dec05

Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

Promethean have announced ClassFlow, their new cloud-based teaching platform which will connect the classroom IWB to other devices such as iPads and laptops. According to the ClassFlow website: ClassFlow™ is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful. With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lessons from any web browser. ClassFlow connects...

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Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace
Dec04

Allow Students to Create Their Own Apps With AppFurnace

AppFurnace is a new online tool which enables pupils to design, build and edit their own mobile device apps then transfer them for use on a smartphone or tablet device. The finished apps are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Launched by Kudlian, AppFurnace is aimed at schools looking for ways to support the new computing curriculum in creative ways. Designed to be a cross-curricular tool, AppFurnace apps can be created for...

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L4LTV Launches – Online CPD by Teachers for Teachers
Dec01

L4LTV Launches – Online CPD by Teachers for Teachers

Learn 4 Life (L4LTV) is a new web-TV service for the education community, filling the gap left with the demise of Teacher’s TV. Learn 4 Life aims to provide updates on pedagogy and practice in education – documenting what is happening in teacher communities in the UK and sharing it in an easily accessible manner. The channel is the brainchild of Leon Cych (@eyebeams) who has a wealth of experience of filming Teachmeets and other...

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10 Creative iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling in Class
Nov27

10 Creative iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling in Class

Put simply, “digital storytelling” is just using computer-based tools to tell a story. There are many different ways to do this – from making movies, recording voices, creating animations or electronic books. In schools they can help to take a task that might be seen as mundane – write a report, write a story, explain a process, describe an experiment – and turn it into something a whole lot more...

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Smart Announces Smart Amp – cloud collaboration with Google
Nov23

Smart Announces Smart Amp – cloud collaboration with Google

SMART released some very interesting news yesterday when they revealed that they have joined up with Google to to create a comprehensive software solution for education that brings people, student devices and learning environments together. SMART amp™ collaborative learning software is a cloud-based solution hosted on the Google cloud that takes advantage of Google’s newest cloud services. It is the ‘glue’ that connects interactive...

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BaiBoard : A collaborative whiteboard for iPads and Macs
Nov21

BaiBoard : A collaborative whiteboard for iPads and Macs

BaiBoard is an interesting free app which enables users to collaborate on a shared whiteboard as well as annotate on PDF files across the Internet on  iPads and Macs Using the app it is possible to set up a whiteboard and then have other app users connect to the same space. Anything drawn on the page from any of the users connected will be visible to all the other users. It is possible to also set the whiteboard up in Presentation...

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Educational Games from Funbrain
Nov20

Educational Games from Funbrain

Funbrain – Funbrain offers several interactive educational games for use with IWBs s well as online books and comics. These fun games cover a range of subjects and grades. Funbrain, is suitable for children from preschool age up to through to upper KS2. The site contains more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in maths, reading, and literacy. Plus, there are also a variety of popular books and comics available...

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Create Engaging Presentations with Moovly
Nov19

Create Engaging Presentations with Moovly

Moovly is a free online tool that lets you create interesting presentations and animations. You can incorporate both the hand-drawn style of apps such as VideoScribe and the hand-moved objects style that you’ll have seen in videos such as CommonCraft. Moovly lets you add voice, sound and music and synchronize everything using the simple timeline interface. Animations such as “hand drawn”, “drag on” and...

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Computing Guidance Booklet for Primary Teachers
Nov18

Computing Guidance Booklet for Primary Teachers

With the changes to the National Curriculum now published, and teachers now trying to prepare to deliver the new computing and coding requirements, any guidance is very welcome right now. And this guide fits the bill quite nicely. Written by Naace in partnership with Computing at School, this easy to follow guide for primary teachers is being sent to all schools in England. It gives an overview for non-specialists of the 2014...

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Primary Teaching Resources from Teaching Packs
Nov15

Primary Teaching Resources from Teaching Packs

Teaching Packs offers collections of high-quality teaching resources that can be used in the primary/elementary classroom. The contents of the packs varies, but packs may include audio quizzes, ebooks, classroom display banners, printable posters, activity sheets and more. The site offers packs of teaching resources linked to different topics, including Fractions, Maths Vocabulary, Pirates, Punctuation and more, available for a small...

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