Educational Videos for the Flipped Classroom from HippoCampus
Jan21

Educational Videos for the Flipped Classroom from HippoCampus

HippoCampus is a free, web site that delivers free videos, animations, and simulations, to secondary school teachers and their students., free of charge. The site can be used without a login, which would be good for students. Teachers can register to set up playlists, customise content and share these with students. Registration is free. HippoCampus was designed as part of a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for...

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New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice
Jan19

New to Interactive Whiteboards? Here’s some help and advice

Whether you’ve just returned to school to find Interactive Whiteboards have been installed over the Christmas break, or you have been using an IWB for years but never really got to grips with what it can do, here’s a summary of blogposts I’ve written in the past that hopefully will prove useful to you. Photo Credit : Library Cart by Sweetjessie General IWB Ideas Here are 8 ideas to keep it Simple when getting to...

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Student Assessment in the BYOD classroom with AnswerPad
Jan15

Student Assessment in the BYOD classroom with AnswerPad

AnswerPad is a free assessment tool that allows teachers to score and grade paper quizzes online. Unlike other tools, such as Socrative, the questions need to be presented to the students separately. This would usually be done via a paper-based quiz as normal so the students could work at their own pace, but you could display questions on the IWB and work through at class-pace. AnswerPad lets you set up an electronic answer sheet for...

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Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform
Dec05

Promethean Announce ClassFlow : a Cloud-Based Teaching Platform

Promethean have announced ClassFlow, their new cloud-based teaching platform which will connect the classroom IWB to other devices such as iPads and laptops. According to the ClassFlow website: ClassFlow™ is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more impactful. With ClassFlow, teachers can build and access interactive lessons from any web browser. ClassFlow connects...

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Smart Announces Smart Amp – cloud collaboration with Google
Nov23

Smart Announces Smart Amp – cloud collaboration with Google

SMART released some very interesting news yesterday when they revealed that they have joined up with Google to to create a comprehensive software solution for education that brings people, student devices and learning environments together. SMART amp™ collaborative learning software is a cloud-based solution hosted on the Google cloud that takes advantage of Google’s newest cloud services. It is the ‘glue’ that connects interactive...

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BaiBoard : A collaborative whiteboard for iPads and Macs
Nov21

BaiBoard : A collaborative whiteboard for iPads and Macs

BaiBoard is an interesting free app which enables users to collaborate on a shared whiteboard as well as annotate on PDF files across the Internet on  iPads and Macs Using the app it is possible to set up a whiteboard and then have other app users connect to the same space. Anything drawn on the page from any of the users connected will be visible to all the other users. It is possible to also set the whiteboard up in Presentation...

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Educational Games from Funbrain
Nov20

Educational Games from Funbrain

Funbrain – Funbrain offers several interactive educational games for use with IWBs s well as online books and comics. These fun games cover a range of subjects and grades. Funbrain, is suitable for children from preschool age up to through to upper KS2. The site contains more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in maths, reading, and literacy. Plus, there are also a variety of popular books and comics available...

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Create Interactive Video Presentations with the Touchcast iPad app
Nov15

Create Interactive Video Presentations with the Touchcast iPad app

Touchcast is a new app for the iPad that lets you create interactive video presentations to share online. The app lets users record a short video and then overlay widget-like elements (called vApps) on top. These vApps can hold live web pages, maps, live Twitter streams and more. Anyone watching the video via the TouchCast app (or website) can click on these multimedia elements and interact with them while the video continues to play....

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Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy
Nov14

Room Recess : Educational Games for Primary Numeracy and Literacy

RoomRecess is a free website which provides flash-based games for Primary/Elementary age children. RoomRecess.com was developed entirely by an elementary school teacher with the goal of reinforcing fundamental learning concepts in math, reading, spelling, language arts, and basic problem solving. The games are fun and engaging. Although I wish there was a way of turning off the rather annoying music! A full-screen option would also be...

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Become a Deep Sea Diver and Explore the Wreck of La Lune
Nov10

Become a Deep Sea Diver and Explore the Wreck of La Lune

Ever wanted to be a deep sea diver? Well now you can! Take your class on an underwater field trip and visit this 3D recreation of the wreck of La Lune,  the former flagship of King Louis the 14th, without getting your feet wet. The wreck has recently been discovered off the coast of Toulon with a treasure trove of over 60,000 different objects. You can visit it here and explore the objects that are strewn across the sea bed when it...

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6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives
Nov08

6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives

It’s commonly accepted that you should start every lesson by displaying the learning objectives. But they don’t have to always be displayed in the same, boring way. Here’s a couple of creative tools that you might want to use to display the learning objectives in a more exciting and engaging way. 1. Star Wars Crawl Creator The Star Wars Crawl Creator lets you turn any piece of text into the scrolling text seen at the...

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Create online quizzes for any device with Kahoot!
Oct28

Create online quizzes for any device with Kahoot!

Kahoot is a new quiz and survey creation tool that will work on any device. It allows teachers to set up and run multiple choice quizzes which their students can then answer via any device that has a web browser. In many ways it’s a lot like one of my favourite tools, Socrative. The teacher creates a quiz using the web interface. Questions are multiple-choice style, and it’s pretty straightforward to get these set up,...

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