TeachMeet Takeover Presentation – Digital Storytelling Links
Jan31

TeachMeet Takeover Presentation – Digital Storytelling Links

For those who attended my talk on Digital storytelling as part of TeachMeet Takeover, here’s a collection of the links and resources I demonstrated: Digital Storytelling covers many different types of activity – 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,...

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Embed YouTube Videos into Smart Notebook with this new Widget
Jan30

Embed YouTube Videos into Smart Notebook with this new Widget

Brand new to the Smart Exchange is a little widget which will let you embed HTML into a Smart Notebook 11 page. This includes YouTube embed codes, but should also let you use other html codes as well. You can download the Embed Widget Here. From that page, download and save the file. In Smart Notebook 11, click on the Gallery tab,Right Click on My Content and a drop down menu should pop up, like this: Click on Add to My Content, find...

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SMART Release a New Web Version of Notebook Software
Jan29

SMART Release a New Web Version of Notebook Software

Smartboard users will be interested to hear that SMART have announced the release of the beta of  a web version of Smart Notebook Web. This was previously known as Smart Notebook Express. Now called  SMART Notebook Web, this allows you to access Smart Notebook via your web browser with no need for any software to be installed. It’s currently in beta, and so is optimised for Google Chrome  and Safari 6. SMART promise that soon it...

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Daydream Education Maths Content Pack for your IWB
Jan28

Daydream Education Maths Content Pack for your IWB

Daydream Education have been making wall charts for 14 years and in recent years they have been converting these wall charts into interactive versions that can be displayed on Interactive Whiteboards. Their interactive wallcharts currently cover 10 subjects, Business Studies, D&T, English, Geography, ICT, Maths, Music, P.E, R.E and Science. There are versions of their Interactive Packs for both Primary and Secondary (and Sixth...

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25 Interactive Primary / Elementary Maths Games for your IWB
Jan17

25 Interactive Primary / Elementary Maths Games for your IWB

Dreambox provides a set of free maths tools to use on your interactive whiteboards. There are 25 flash-based interactive resources to use, suitable for KS1 and lower KS2 (Grades K-4) Games include Numbers 1-10, 1-20, Matching Number pairs, Ordering Fractions and fraction addition. Plus many more! These will work on any interactive whiteboard (and even just on a Projector). As a free resource, it’s well worth taking a look and...

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iOS Apps for Science Teachers : Teaching about Sound
Jan15

iOS Apps for Science Teachers : Teaching about Sound

Teaching about sound in the classroom used to involve lots of fiddly bits of kit such as Signal Generators and Decibel Meters that would cost a lot of money and only get wheeled out once a year. Thankfully if you have an iPhone or iPad you can replace quite a bit of that kit with a couple of handy apps which are either free or relatively inexpensive. Here’s a couple to get you started: Signal Generator : Audio Test Tone This is...

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eQuizShow – Create Gameshow Templates Online
Jan11

eQuizShow – Create Gameshow Templates Online

eQuizShow is a free website that lets Teachers and students can create educational quiz show templates like the TV game show Jeopardy. Created quizzes can be access online – and also shared with others. It’s easy to build a quiz. You just need to enter a title, a password for editing, and the question categories. eQuizShow will then create a grid where you can enter questions and answers. There is also a gallery of quizzes...

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Anatomy 4D – An Augmented Reality Human Body App for IOS
Jan08

Anatomy 4D – An Augmented Reality Human Body App for IOS

Anatomy 4D is a very cool free app for iPhones and iPads which allows you to explore an augmented reality 3D body. Augmented reality makes use of a webcam to superimpose animations over the world you usually experience. When the webcam sees special markers printed on paper it replaces them with a 3d model which you can move and manipulate simply my moving the piece of paper around. In Anatomy 4D, as you ipad relative to the piece of...

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Edcanvas – an online lesson designer
Jan04

Edcanvas – an online lesson designer

Edcanvas is a nifty website that lets teachers collate online resources into a single page for their students to access. The lesson (or canvas) can be shared with students via a URL link or embedded into a blog/Learning platform. For example here’s a canvas on Photosynthesis:     Creating a canvas is quite simple. Down one side of the page is a search column that lets you search YouTube and Flickr as well as add...

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