AirServer version 2 released: AirPlay your iPad onto your Interactive Whiteboard
Jun26

AirServer version 2 released: AirPlay your iPad onto your Interactive Whiteboard

AirServer have just released version 2 of their iPad-mirroring app for Windows and Macs. The new version now lets you record your iPad screen to play back later. With AirServer you can wirelessly beam your iPad display to your Mac or PC and from there to your projector, interactive whiteboard or HDTV. This gives you the freedom to move around the class with your iPad in hand. AirServer also supports multiple simultaneous connections,...

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Google’s Made with Code Project Aims to Get Girls Coding
Jun20

Google’s Made with Code Project Aims to Get Girls Coding

Google has just launched Made with Code, an initiative aiming to inspire millions of girls to learn to code, and to help them see coding as a means to pursue their dream careers. These efforts are based on Google’s new nationwide research, which shows that Computer Science exposure is crucial in pre-college years, parental encouragement is key and that girls who have positive perceptions of CS as a career, and understand its potential...

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Magellan Universal Education Portal for the BYOD Classroom
Jun19

Magellan Universal Education Portal for the BYOD Classroom

Magellan is a universal education portal, which aims to allow schools to implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies effectively by providing a common web desktop which works across all devices. The Magellan desktop provides secure access to apps, cloud based learning tools, locally hosted programmes and files hosted on a school’s own server, delivered through a web connection to a teacher or student’s device wherever they are....

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Create Music with the Incredibox Human Beatbox
Jun18

Create Music with the Incredibox Human Beatbox

Incredibox is a fun music creation tool that lets you you to create music using what is best described as a virtual human beatbox. As you add people to the screen you can choose different sounds for them to make. The sounds then play on a loop to create your own unique piece of music. It’s very simple to use, and would work well on an Interactive Whiteboard. I first wrote about Incredibox about 4 years ago, and since then they...

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Create fake conversations with the SMS Generator from Classtools.net
Jun16

Create fake conversations with the SMS Generator from Classtools.net

SMS Generator from the Class Tools website is a fun little tool that lets teachers or students create fake SMS conversations. This would be a great way for the students to recreate great moments in history, or discussions between fictional characters that they are studying. It’s very simple to use, and generated conversations can then be saved and embedded into other websites. You can access SMS Generator here:...

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Explore World War 1 and 2 Images with History Pin
Jun04

Explore World War 1 and 2 Images with History Pin

Seventy years ago this week, Allied forces were preparing for the D-Day Landings in Normandy that would eventually turn the tide of World War 2 . This year we are also commemorating the start of the First World War in 1914. Many schools are covering one or both of these events in their lessons and there are some good online resources to help teach them. One site I’ve written about before is called HistoryPin and it’s well...

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