Smart Notebook 15 is out. What’s New?
Apr24

Smart Notebook 15 is out. What’s New?

SMART have just released the latest version of SMART Notebook, their interactive whiteboard software. Version 15 does not look very different to version 11 or 14, but there are a few new features and updates to some tools that are worth taking a look at. If you haven’t upgraded to 14 yet, here’s what you’ve already missed! I’ve put together a short video which shows some of these features: Lesson Activity...

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Real Time Pupil Assessments with Formative
Apr24

Real Time Pupil Assessments with Formative

Formative is an online assessment tool that lets teachers set up questions which run on any device with a web browser (iPads, smartphones, laptops, iPod Touches, etc.) By logging into the Formative website, teachers can create a series of assessment questions. Then, by sharing a quick code with their students they can access it on whatever device they are using, as long as it has internet access. To answer the questions, the students...

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Explore the Sun with the DIY Sun Science iPad App
Apr20

Explore the Sun with the DIY Sun Science iPad App

DIY Sun Science for iPad allows children (and teachers!) to investigate and learn about the Sun, using live footage, archive images and practical activity ideas. The app was developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science in association with NASA. The observatory module allows children to view live (or very recent) images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO satellite. They can select images taken using different wavelengths of light...

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Make Great Looking Digital Stories with Adobe Slate for iPad
Apr07

Make Great Looking Digital Stories with Adobe Slate for iPad

Adobe  Slate is a new free Digital Storytelling app for the iPad that makes it easy to combine words and images into a story that can be published as beautifully laid-out Web content. Using Slate, children could create great-looking reports, mixing images and text to great effect. Slate creations are links that can be shared easily via email, embedded in websites, or posted on social media channels. Here’s an example student...

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Scratch Jnr is now available for Android
Apr02

Scratch Jnr is now available for Android

ScratchJr is a special version of the popular Scratch coding platform which enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. It’s been available on the iPad for a while, and now an Android version has been released. With Scratch Jnr, the original Scratch interface and language have been redesigned to make it developmentally appropriate for younger children. Like the other versions of Scratch,...

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