Marks and Spencer Education Resources
Apr30

Marks and Spencer Education Resources

The Marks & Spencer Company Archive has just launched a new online learning resource for UK schools to make elements of the company’s collection of over 70,000 historical objects, photos and documents accessible to students and teachers for the first time. In partnership with My Learning, the M&S Company Archive eLearning Hub will be available to schools and educational establishments free of charge. These themed classroom...

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Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad/iPhone
Apr26

Photo Manipulation with Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad/iPhone

Adobe Photoshop Touch lets you modify your photographs on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. I’ve written about it in the past, but this version has been tweaked and updated since then. You can work on photographs taken directly with the iPad camera, or load images from your Camera Roll. You can also carry out a Google Image search or pull an image in from Facebook from within the app. You get a range of effects and filters to...

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Be a News Reporter with the I Can Present iPad App
Apr22

Be a News Reporter with the I Can Present iPad App

Kudlian software have released an iOS version of I Can Present, their popular presentation software. The app allows students to write and edit their own teleprompter script and record video as they read it out. The app is available for all iPads and iPods and will soon be available for Android devices. I Can Present can be used in three different modes including video only, video and script and script only. The split screen mode...

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Smart Notebook Extreme Collaboration : A closer look
Apr18

Smart Notebook Extreme Collaboration : A closer look

The Extreme Collaboration beta add-on for SMART Notebook 11 brings student collaboration from mobile devices to the SMART Board so students can text ideas to a single SMART Notebook page using an iPad, iPod or Laptop. In fact you can use any device with a web enabled browser. I wrote about it a few months back, with instructions on how to get the Extreme Collaboration plugin. Go here and take a look first. The extreme collaboration...

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Explore Paris in 3D on your Whiteboard or iPad
Apr11

Explore Paris in 3D on your Whiteboard or iPad

Billed as “A time-travel through more than 2000 years of history: discover Paris’ most famous monuments” Paris 3D provides a virtual tour of many of the landmarks of Paris, and lets you see how the city has developed since its Roman conquest in 52 BC right up to the present day. Users can take guided tours from the 3D Paris website here or on the accompanying iPad app. A small plugin is needed for your web browser,...

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My Favourite Scientist
Apr08

My Favourite Scientist

Who is your favourite scientist? That’s the question film-maker Brady Haran has posed to leading researchers at Nottingham Trent University. They came up with an assortment of men and women from the past and present ranging from household names to unsung heroes. The nominations have then been filmed and animated as short YouTube videos on the My Favourite Scientist website. This site would be very useful for introducing the...

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Daisy the Dinosaur – an iPad app to introduce programmming
Apr07

Daisy the Dinosaur – an iPad app to introduce programmming

Learn the basics of computer programming with Daisy the Dinosaur! This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen. Kids will intuitively grasp the basics of objects, sequencing, loops and events by solving this app’s challenges. It’s a simple, easy to use app which gives children an easy introduction into simple programming. And even better,...

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