Plumbago – A Free Digital Notebook App for Windows
May13

Plumbago – A Free Digital Notebook App for Windows

Plumbago is a free digital notebook from Microsoft which, although designed with tablets in mind, works really well on an interactive whiteboard. Plumbago will work on any device running Windows 8 upwards, so it’ll run on any brand of Interactive Whiteboard that’s connected to a Windows 8/10 computer. It’ll also work fine on Windows tablets. Like most notebook software, Plumbago offers a range of papers and inks, and...

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What’s New in Smart Notebook 16?
May03

What’s New in Smart Notebook 16?

SMART have just released version 16 of Smart Notebook.  On the whole, it’ll look the same as older versions, but there’s a few new features worth knowing about. Such as: Image search Tool You can now easily add images to a Notebook page, without having to leave the software. The new Bing-powered image search automatically filters for royalty-free images, allows you to toggle between clip art and images and has safe-search...

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Prowise Presenter v6 is Out. What’s New?
Oct18

Prowise Presenter v6 is Out. What’s New?

Prowise users should be aware that Prowise Presenter has had a facelift and the new version (v6) is now live and better than ever. For those that have not yet taken a look at Prowise, now is the time! Prowise Presenter is browser-based interactive whiteboard software that stores your files in the cloud. This means there’s nothing to install and you always have your files with you. If you’re teaching in a school with...

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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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Webwhiteboard – An Online Whiteboard in your Browser
Feb07

Webwhiteboard – An Online Whiteboard in your Browser

Webwhiteboard is a new website that provides users with interactive whiteboard software that runs in a web browser. It will run on any brand of interactive whiteboard, all you need is a web connection. There’s nothing to install, and your whiteboard files live in the cloud so you can access them anywhere. Having your files in the cloud also means you can easily access them on tablet devices such as iPads without having to...

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Free CAD Software for UK Schools from Autodesk
Jul17

Free CAD Software for UK Schools from Autodesk

UK Design and Technology teachers, did you know that your secondary school or FE College is eligible to access full versions of CAD software from Autodesk, for free? Design software company Autodesk is currently running a “Design the Future” campaign, and is offering its full software suite free of charge to every high school and FE college in the UK. The software available includes Autodesk Inventor, 3ds Max, Revit, Maya,...

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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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Using interactive whiteboards without whiteboard software
Jan24

Using interactive whiteboards without whiteboard software

This is my contribution to an Ed Tech Blog Carnival, you can find out more by going here. While I wandering around the BETT show the other week, there were many interactive whiteboards on show that did not come with what I’d recognise as Notebook/Flipchart software. This was especially true of some of the cheap chinese boards who seemed to purely be demonstrating that you could use their board to to use Google Earth. Some brands...

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Sankore – free open source IWB software
Nov08

Sankore – free open source IWB software

Open-Sankore is free interactive whiteboard software that is compatible with all types of IWB. It’s based on what was previously called Uniboard software. It’s been in beta for a while, and from what I can see this is a recent release, although it still needs some work. The basic tools that you would expect are here. You can write with a pen (4 colours only) and a pencil. There’s a rubber tool, lines and text....

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Easiteach Next Generation – version 1.3 released
Oct19

Easiteach Next Generation – version 1.3 released

If you are an RM Easiteach Next Generation user then you’ll be pleased to know that RM have just released Version 1.3 for Windows. This latest version of RM Easiteach Next Generation offers many new features, including: Integrated Download Center to search and download thousands of lessons from www.easilearn.com “Record my screen” captures Easiteach in action, ideal for screencasting Import files directly from PowerPoint and...

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Serif DrawPlus X5 Review
Oct03

Serif DrawPlus X5 Review

I’ve always been a big fan of Serif products* – they provide a much more affordable alternative to the likes of Photoshop or CorelDraw. Just out is version X5 of their popular DrawPlus vector drawing package. As well as creating standard vector drawings – SerifDrawPlus X5 also lets you generate both Keyframe and StopFrame animations which you can export as either animated .gif files, or as Flash .swf files. DrawPlus...

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Hue Animation Studio
Jul08

Hue Animation Studio

Hue Animation Studio is an all-in-one kit to kick start your animation project.The pack includes a webcam and some animation software plus some modelling clay to get you started. I was sent a trial version of the pack to review The studio includes Zu3D animation software which I wrote about last week which is a very user friendly piece of software. I found it very simple to create a simple stop motion animation and add sounds and...

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