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 […]
Our mission is to provide a fantastic range of learning resources that students use for learning Functional Skills in mathematics, English and ICT at level 1 and level 2.
Guroo uses a mixture of on-line and off-line learning resources including videos to engage students in the learning tasks, podcasts which are great for revision, test questions to re-inforce learning and provide instant feedback and a great range of learning tasks with solutions and learning feedback, all based on real life themes.
At the heart of guroo are realistic, relevant and appropriate on-line learning materials that support 14-19 year old students in the three Functional Skills subjects. Our materials include:
46+ Learning Challenges covering Mathematics, English and ICT at level 2, level 1, and entry level 3
50+ Videos and Podcasts
500+ Interactive questions based on Functional Skills tests
600+ Interactive questions based on Key Skills/ALAN tests
150+ Contextualised downloadable learning tasks supporting underlying learning for Functional Skills and KS/ALAN
150+ Learning feedback and solutions to learning tasks
Free logo maker. 100% free! Intuitive and simple design interface allows you to create your own world class logo designs in just minutes. You will receive various electronic files for both web and print use including the vector source files. File formats include eps, png, jpg and tiff. You can save and download as many as 10 free logo designs at any one time.
Suppose your school or class has a new club and need a logo? Or perhaps your students are working on a publishing and/ or graphics project, this FREE online logo maker could be a solution for you. No download required, simply create your logo using an easy to use interface and then export your work as a ZIP folder, extract your work from the folder and then your artwork is ready to use.
We present a system that composes a realistic picture from a simple freehand sketch annotated with text labels. The composed picture is generated by seamlessly stitching several photographs in agreement with the sketch and text labels; these are found by searching the Internet. Although online image search generates many inappropriate results, our system is able to automatically select suitable photographs to generate a high quality composition, using a filtering scheme to exclude undesirable images. We also provide a novel image blending algorithm to allow seamless image composition. Each blending result is given a numeric score, allowing us to find an optimal combination of discovered images. Experimental results show the method is very successful; we also evaluate our system using the results from two user studies.
PhotoLapse is a freeware jpg to avi convertor.
It will convert a jpg sequence into a, by codec compressed, movie.
I created it for making timelapse movies of large sequences of jpg stills
and couldn't find any freeware programs to do the trick the way i wanted it.
PhotoLapse needs no installing nor does it modify your registry, just one executable.
It’s visualization and storytelling without slides. Your ideas live on stage and on the web.
Have you ever wondered about presenting your thoughts as free as they come? Ever got tired of creating a slideshow? It’s been said, that the best innovations come from people who are unhappy with the tools they use. We realized that our ideas won’t fit into slides anymore. Putting together creative thinking and technology expertise, we have created Prezi, a living presentation tool.
Stupeﬂix is a REST web service that turns your pictures, videos, and text into professional videos.
Stupeflix video generation is extremely fast. It operates the rendering of your video faster than real time, so you can see the result of your creation right away, and try lots of different options in a few minutes.
The online editor allows you to create beautiful video slideshows very simply and in seconds. Click and drag to upload pictures, videos and music. Choose your captions, reorder your pictures, select Stupeflix animated effects and transitions to bring your pictures to life.Give it a try
The video ‘sample’ (above) shows how you can also make videos using text and picture sources such as Twitter and Flickr feeds.
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 […]
Throughout my career I have been a firm advocate for student-centered learning. I love to use projects with students where they are free to use their creativity and previous knowledge to solve problems. The new Common Core Standards allow the teacher to choose the order of math topics and topics can even be taught in tandem if the teacher desires. For exampl […]
Guest blogger Susan Riley, an arts integration specialist, explains that arts integration programs aren't the same as turning STEM programs into STEAM, but that interdisciplinary approaches can be pivot points across multiple content areas.
Guest blogger Vicki Davis, computer science teacher and IT integrator, reflects on Edutopia's top ten blog posts in 2013, why she likes them, and how their takeaways could benefit any teacher who reads them.
Guest blogger Sara Hallermann, Curriculum Development Manager at Buck Institute for Education, looks through the lens of PBL to show how six of the Common Core's big ideas are compatible with this activity-centered approach.