Promethean Announce ActivInspire v2.0 with ClassFlow
Aug14

Promethean Announce ActivInspire v2.0 with ClassFlow

Promethean have just announced the release of ActivInspire version 2.0. This new version represents a key milestone in ActivInspire with the integration of the new ClassFlow functionality. I have yet to download and install it myself yet, but here’s the details from Promethean: Be aware that ActivInspire 2.0 WILL NOT auto-update when “checking for updates”.  You have to download the product and install it....

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Explain Everything Screencasting App Now Available for Windows 8.1
Jul14

Explain Everything Screencasting App Now Available for Windows 8.1

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere. I’ve written about using the iPad version for digital storytelling in the past, and now it’s available as a Windows 8.1 app. Explain Everything allows you to create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a...

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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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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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Record and share lessons with PixiClip online whiteboard
May23

Record and share lessons with PixiClip online whiteboard

Pixiclip is an online whiteboard that lets you record your annotations as you make them, along with your voice and even webcam footage. If you’ve used iPad apps like Explain Everything then you’ll get the idea of how this works. The number of tools are limited, but enough to do basic drawings to illustrate simple concepts. You can also upload images in advance then add them to the canvas while you talk.   Drawing with...

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Use your iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri
May14

Use your iPad as an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri

Doceri is a free screencasting app for the iPad that when coupled to a large screen lets you use your iPad like an interactive whiteboard. Doceri lets you create presentations, add handwritten annotations, insert images from the camera roll and record screencast videos you can easily save or share. There are several ways to connect Doceri to a large screen, if you already have an Apple TV in the classroom then you can connect your...

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Free BYOD Class Polling in PowerPoint with Participoll
May09

Free BYOD Class Polling in PowerPoint with Participoll

ParticiPoll is a free audience polling plugin for PowerPoint that allows polls to be run quickly and with no need for additional clickers to be used. Students can vote via any internet-enabled device. Signing up with ParticiPoll is free for basic features. Once logged in, download the free plugin for PowerPoint. The makers claim that the plugin doesn’t need admin rights, and so should be easy for teachers to install themselves....

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Interactive Whiteboard, Science and Computing CPD for Schools
May08

Interactive Whiteboard, Science and Computing CPD for Schools

A short commecial plug. I’ve mentioned before that I am a freelance interactive whiteboard trainer – I specialise in delivering CPD sessions on the use of Interactive Whiteboards (Smart/Promethean) and also on Science training for teachers and student teachers. As an interactive whiteboard trainer I regularly deliver bespoke training sessions on how to use interactive whiteboards in schools and colleges around the UK plus...

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Create Jeopardy-style quizzes using FlipQuiz
May02

Create Jeopardy-style quizzes using FlipQuiz

FlipQuiz is a free site that allows you to create Jeopardy-style quizzes to use on your interactive whiteboard without the need for any technical skills. FlipQuiz was created to provide educators with a quick way to create gameshow-style boards for test reviews in the classroom. With FlipQuiz, questions are displayed on-screen and boards are saved for later use. Sign up is free for the basic FlipQuiz, and you can quickly start...

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Smart Notebook iPad App Updated with More Tools.
May01

Smart Notebook iPad App Updated with More Tools.

The Smart Notebook iPad app has had a bit of an update, with some more useful tools and features being added. And it looks a lot better for it! New features include better integration with Dropbox to keep your SMART Notebook files up- to-date across multiple devices. One tap on the Dropbox icon in the SMART Notebook app for iPad file manager and you can quickly login to your Dropbox account to import and export SMART Notebook files....

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Happy Numbers – an interactive numeracy website for IWB’s and tablets
Mar26

Happy Numbers – an interactive numeracy website for IWB’s and tablets

Happy Numbers is a new interactive maths resource aimed at young children from reception to Year 2 designed to work on interactive whiteboards as well as tablets and chromebooks. Happy Numbers aims to create connections between targeted skills and develop the foundational learning necessary to understand them. Each skill can be approached it from multiple angles, with various different activities, with the aim of building deeper...

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