25 Questions for Suppliers of Interactive Devices
Jan23

25 Questions for Suppliers of Interactive Devices

Are you in the market for interactive devices for your classrooms? With Bett and several other conferences coming up, guest contributor Terry Freedman has produced a checklist of questions you may find useful. You may wish to amend some or discard some as appropriate in your circumstances. What is the make and model of the product? (These are obvious questions, but are intended to remind you to write down the answers.) Does this...

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PhET Science and Maths Simulations – now an iPad App
Nov09

PhET Science and Maths Simulations – now an iPad App

The PhET website has been a favourite of mine for a long time. Created by the University of Colorado Boulder it hosts a wonderful array of interactive science and maths simulations for students. Recently, many of the simulations have been converted to HTML5 to make them iPad-friendly, and now they’ve released an app too! The app delivers all their HTML5 sims with these extra features: Automatic updates: get the latest HTML5 sims...

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Explore the Moon with ESA’s Interactive Guide
Apr25

Explore the Moon with ESA’s Interactive Guide

ESA’s Interactive Moon guide is a new interactive website launched by the European Space Agency to explore questions about lunar exploration and explain what future moon missions may entail. From radio telescopes on the far side of the Moon to how Earth’s natural satellite formed, the interactive documentary is a comprehensive guide. It features interviews with real lunar scientists from all over Europe as well as a timeline of...

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Promethean ClassFlow : Version 4 Released
Mar04

Promethean ClassFlow : Version 4 Released

ClassFlow is Promethean’s cloud-based whiteboard software and classroom management suite. ClassFlow can be used to connect classrooms by creating collaborative lessons which encourage the sharing of ideas across front-of-class interactive displays, laptops and handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets. It’s been around for a while now, gong through various iterations. Version 4 has just been released, and with it...

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Explore Your Eyes with this Interactive Guide
May14

Explore Your Eyes with this Interactive Guide

This resource from Lenstore provides an interactive guide to the human eye. It takes you on a journey through the eye, with detailed explanations for each of the different parts. Rather than the usual cross-section view, you can explore the eye in first-person, zooming in through the pupil all the way to the optic nerve. The pop up labels give a short description of each part, with a link to find out more. This would be very useful...

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Get Gas Safe – Resources for Teachers
Mar13

Get Gas Safe – Resources for Teachers

The Get Gas Safe website makes it easy for teachers to equip their pupils aged 9 to 11 with the information that they need to stay safe using engaging age-appropriate resources. Every year carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions cause deaths and injuries which could be prevented if everybody followed a few simple safety precautions. The programme is supported by Electrical Safety First and RoSPA. The site contains...

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Word Wall – Interactive Activity Maker for your IWB
Mar11

Word Wall – Interactive Activity Maker for your IWB

Wordwall is an interactive activity maker which allows teachers to make resources to use with a whole class. You can use them on an interactive whiteboard, or just with a projector. Word Wall allows you to make dynamic interactive activities to use with a class. It would be ideal for users of some brands of whiteboard or interactive projectors where the software that comes bundled with the boards is not as user-friendly as the...

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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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TeachTweet Presentation : Interactive Science Resources
Oct31

TeachTweet Presentation : Interactive Science Resources

I’m taking part in a TeachTweet session this evening. This is a Teachmeet that takes place virtually via video presentations and then discussion via Twitter. It’s being run by UKEdchat, which if you’re not already is a good twitter account and hashtag to follow! I decided to demonstrate a few of the useful interactive resources that are available for free on the Internet. These include Zygote Body, Solar System Scope...

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WordWall Activity Maker – free download until Xmas
Nov28

WordWall Activity Maker – free download until Xmas

Wordwall is an interactive activity maker which allows teachers to make resources to use with a whole class. You can use them on an interactive whiteboard, or just with a projector. Word Wall allows you to make dynamic interactive activities like you would in other IWB software. It would be ideal for users of other IWB’s /Interactive Projectors where the software that comes bundled with the boards is not as user-friendly as the...

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Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate
Oct10

Quickly Create Interactive Text Activities with Textivate

Textivate is a simple web tool which allows users to automatically generate a range of interactive browser-based activities based on any text of up to 500 words. To use Textivate you simply type or paste a chunk of text into the text box on the textivate front page and click on the “textivate now” button to see the available exercises that can be generated from that text. The exercises are generated automatically based on...

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Learning Spot Lessons : Interactive Whiteboard Content for K-5
May29

Learning Spot Lessons : Interactive Whiteboard Content for K-5

Carson-Dellsoa has recently launched a product called Learning Spot™ Lessons providing content for teachers to use on their interactive whiteboards. The units cover grades K – 5 with topics range from language arts to math and, science. Each Common Core-based unit includes lesson plans, extension activities, state correlations and more. . The units I looked at were currently matched to the US and Canadian standards and I understand...

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