The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
e History is a nice cleanish site that has a wealth of resources for the teaching and learning of History. This is an american site, but many of the resources will be appropriate for UK education. One very nice tool/ activity is flash based knowledge game which covers many aspects of World War II.
Click on the image below, or use the link posted under the image to go to this resource. Could be used with whole class for exploration and discovery via an IWB or by individual students for revision, and personal study.
LineRider is a brilliant little set of unique games, all based on the laws of Physics. Could serve as a nice way to extend a math or science project, help students model acceleration and gravity, or could be used ‘just for fun’ as educational gap fillers.
UK manufacturer Elonex International launches the world’s first TV Games Dock, iGAME FAMILY, for only £79 and opens up games development to the general public in line with the Apple App initiative. iGAME FAMILY opens the gateway to “impulse priced games” ranging from 99p to £4.99
iGAME FAMILY is the next generation in immersive gaming- it’s as much about playing the game as having fun and interacting with the rest of the family while you’re playing. The iGAME uses 2.4GHz wireless technology to convert real life movements of the iGAME controller into the actions of the virtual iGAME characters on-screen.
CLICK HERE for more information about this resource.
Xoolon is a unique and revolutionary sports community designed to increase primary and secondary school children’s health and fitness and improve sporting prowess. Schools around the UK use Xoolon to evaluate pupils’ key mental and physical strengths, identify Gifted & Talented pupils and support lower abilities, through 360-degree assessment and performance profiling.
Xoolon is an online interactive sports community bringing together schools, pupils, clubs, associations and governing bodies within the sporting industry. Each school has access to their own internally editable PE website enabling communication and assessment around sport and fitness.
Bringing highly relevant, customisable content directly into the classrooms and homes of teachers and learners.
Magic has been developed in conjunction with museums, publishers, teachers and pupils to provide an easy to use and highly engaging approach to visual, web based learning.
There are two parts to Magic;
The Magic Content Exchange combines content and resources from museums, archives and publishing houses with resources built and shared by other teachers. It is can be searched via the web or directly from a schools learning platform. Resources in the Content Exchange can be used in the classroom, free or on a pay as you go basis from as little as 10p per resources.
Magic Studio gives access to a number of simple to use web-based tools to either customise existing resources or to build new resources using audio, video and pictures, either from the Content Exchange or your own personal media from Flickr, You Tube, Picasa or your home PC.
Individual users can get a free personal account at www.magicstudio.com. Magic Studio Pro is an enhanced, paid for service to schools and Local Authorities wishing to take advantage of cross-platform collaboration, sharing and community building amongst teachers, learners and parents.
Simulations. Sorry if that sounds a bit formal and a bit dull. In fact, Simulations are an exciting, different way of understanding and learning. And that’s what this site is all about – bringing you something different – a new way of getting to grips with the underlying concepts for various subjects. It could be History or Geography, Information Technology and more. However we have decided to start with Science. But, watch out – there’s more to come in the near future.
Discovery Education provides engaging digital resources to schools and homes with the goal of making educators more effective, increasing student achievement, and connecting classrooms and families to a world of learning.
Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, LLC the leading global nonfiction media company. The leader in digital video-based learning, Discovery Education produces and distributes high-quality digital resources in easy-to-use formats in all core-curricular subject areas. Discovery Education is committed to creating scientifically proven, standards-based digital resources for teachers, students, and parents that make a positive impact on student learning. Through solutions like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Science, Discovery Education Health and more, Discovery Education helps over one million educators and 35 million students harness the power of broadband and media to connect to a world of learning.
Try the FREE puzzel maker, and a variety of different puzzels to use in your classroom.
ExploreLearning.com offers the world’s largest library of interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3-12. We call these simulations Gizmos. Gizmos are:
fun, easy to use, and help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration.
research-based, flexible tools used by teachers across all 50 states in a wide variety of ways. Gizmos are ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard.
WIKITUDE World Browser presents the user with data about their surroundings, nearby landmarks, and other points of interest by overlaying information on the real-time camera view of a smart-phone. AVAILABLE for DOWNLOAD through your G1, G2 & myTouch phones in the Android Market Place.
Out now: Wikitude World Browser for your iPhone in the iTunes Store.
Mobilizy is very proud to announce the launch of WIKITUDE.me, a community of mobile augmented reality users and shapers, empowered with a powerful tool to embed unique points of interest (POI) and location-specific, hyperlinked media content which can be viewed on theWIKITUDE World Browser.
Sharing resources between colleagues, schools and IWB users just got a little bit easier with the newest addition of Promethean’s IWB software: ActiveInspire. Sometimes a resources which are used on SMART IWBs would be a nice addition for users of Promethean IWB’s to use. With ActivInspire, you can import files and items made for SMART IWBs. Below is an example of a SMART gadget which could be used to randomly select a word or number, for example student names can be add to the dice, to allow teachers select a student from the class at random, for Q’s and A’s or other classroom activities.
CLICK HERE to download this and other (similar) resources and tools for your IWB.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
In this month's blog post, I'd like to share a lesson you can do with your students in Physical Science. This lesson could work for any grade that studies matter and the changes matter goes through as it becomes a solid, liquid and/or gas. As students learn about matter and the changes matter goes through when heat is applied or removed, introduce […]
Concluding her three-part series about supporting preservice ELA teachers with videos, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole lists the professional websites that are her go-to resources on word generation, explicit instruction, graphic organizers and text difficulty.
Guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole, a reading and literacy methods instructor, presents her experiences with video in effectively training preservice teachers how to instruct students in the critical skill of close reading.
Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin looks at the classroom management strategy of correcting student misbehavior by offering choices, and asks us to consider the difference between controlled outcomes and real choices.