The Samsung Digital Classroom Project
Jul21

The Samsung Digital Classroom Project

Last week I had the pleasure of heading to Oxford to attend an event run by Samsung to celebrate their Digital Classrooms project. As part of this 3-year project, Samsung gave participating schools a suite of Samsung technology, including tablets, chromebooks and digital cameras. They also provided teacher training, connectivity and maintenance support. 15 schools are currently involved in the UK, and over 2400 globally. The schools...

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The HUE HD Pro Webcam and Visualiser
Sep09

The HUE HD Pro Webcam and Visualiser

The HUE HD Pro is a great value classroom camera and visualiser rolled into one. It’s the big brother of the Hue USB camera I reviewed the other week. The camera can view a full A4 page and project it onto your interactive whiteboard via your PC and projector. The camera has a solid base and a flexible arm. You can remove it from the base plug the arm directly into a USB port on your laptop if you wish. The HUE HD Pro camera...

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Get Animated with the Hue HD Animation Studio
Aug19

Get Animated with the Hue HD Animation Studio

Hue Animation Studio contains everything that a budding animator needs to start creating stop motion animation videos. The pack includes a USB camera, animation software and book of ideas to get you started. The HUE HD USB camera is a flexible plug and play camera with built-in microphone. The HUE camera is perfect for stop motion animation, as well as for taking still pictures and recording real-time videos. It can even be used as a...

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iVisualiser Lets You Use your iPad as a Wireless Visualiser
Nov11

iVisualiser Lets You Use your iPad as a Wireless Visualiser

iVisualiser is a brand-new app that lets turns your iPad into a wireless visualiser. iVisualiser uses the iPads camera to grab images which you can then annotate and display on a large screen such as a whiteboard. If you have Apple TV or software such as AirServer then you can do this wirelessly. If not, then this will still work via a VGA cable. Use it to give the children a close up view of objects such as flowers or seeds without...

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The Iron in your Food : A Fun Science Practical
Jul23

The Iron in your Food : A Fun Science Practical

Here’s an idea for a summer practical to test out your digital microscopes or visualisers. I’m sure you know that some of the foods we eat are “fortified” with extra iron. What’s not always known is that it is possible to use a strong magnet to extract this iron and take a look at it. Get yourself a breakfast cereal with the highest amount of iron you can find. Check the nutritional labels for the highest...

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ASE Article : Using a Visualiser in Primary Science
May20

ASE Article : Using a Visualiser in Primary Science

For a while now (ok, a year) I’ve been in the process of writing an article for the Association of Science Education (ASE) for their Primary Science journal on the topic of visualisers in primary school science. Well, after a lot of documents flying backwards and forwards, the final version has made it into print. You need to be an ASE member to read the full journals, but selected articles are available on their site free of...

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Learning with Visualisers Video
Sep13

Learning with Visualisers Video

Discover the benefits of using a visualiser with primary pupils, along with useful tips and resources in this handy video from Teachers TV. This video shows how you can use a visualiser to take photographs, how to create videos for pupils to reference, and how to use a visualiser to encourage pupil self assessment. Year 3 teacher and ICT Coordinator Dave Orritt travels to another primary school to get see how they use visualisers to...

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Using a Visualiser
Mar31

Using a Visualiser

I ran a training day last week for a college where we looked at Visualisers (sometimes called Document Cameras). Through the day we tried out some different things that you could do and I took some screen grabs. I have put the screengrabs, and a few photographs from the day into a short presentation. Hopefully it will help to illustrate some of the ways that you could use your Visualiser in conjunction with your interactive...

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Visualisers
Mar24

Visualisers

In advance of a training day I am doing on Friday about Visualisers, I’m putting this short post together to collect together some useful resources to direct teachers towards. A visualiser, (sometimes called a Document Camera) at its simplest, is a video camera mounted on a stand that connects to a data projector. You can then place objects below the camera and project the image onto your interactive whiteboard. You can pretty...

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