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 […]
Imagina is a next-generation image viewer and editing tool. Based around 3D technology, it offers the finest viewing experience yet for Windows-based PCs. Developed by a graphics programming veteran with the sole intent of having one of the most satisfying and intuitive user interfaces around, you just won’t want to go back to anything else. We wanted Imagina to be a totally desirable image viewer, without being overly fussy or contrived. We also wanted it to be able to fix your pictures in all the most common ways you would want, as easily as possible, without ever having to leave the software. But the editing had to be good, really good, as only the very best results will do when it comes to your treasured photographs. We think we’ve succeeded on all counts, but don’t just take our word for it, let yourself be the judge …
Psykopaint is a photo painting tool which uses the colors of an image to paint.
With a bit of experience you can obtain paintings that can be pretty close from real painting! But you might as well want to explore a bit more and do something more contemporary or abstract. There are endless possibilities!
Whether you’re pregnant or a new parent, you’ll know what a confusing time it can be! Start4Life is here to provide you with the most up-to-date advice on breastfeeding, introducing solid food and active play, and tips on how to use them to give your baby a better start in life.
Floorplanner is the easiest, quickest, and best looking way to create and share interactive floor plans. Using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools, you can make your house plan in minutes, and rearrange it as often as you want. Then you can save, send, and print your designs to share them, or place them on your own website.
Floorplanner is an online CAD (Computer Aided Design) system specifically developed for bringing good-looking, complex floor plans within reach of everyone. Since its international launch in 2007, Floorplanner has been embraced by almost one million registered users, ranging from individuals to small business owners to leading real estate companies.
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.
FotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or a beautiful landscape into a painting, a sketch or a drawing then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in just a few seconds.
Thanks to FotoSketcher you can create stunning images to make original gifts for your friends or relatives. Create birthday cards, season’s greetings stationary or simply print your work of art and hang it on the wall.
A fantastic ‘FREE’ tool which will allow students to create 3D models. In this example (video), Sketchup is used to create a model of a current curriculum project (A Bird Feeder). The 3D model shown in the video was built using Google Sketchup which is a very ‘Easy to use’ CAD program…. and its ‘FREE!’
Pixlr is the creator of online cloud-based image tools. Today we have two applications in our suite, one we call Pixlr Editor and the other is Pixlr Express. They are built in Flash and you need to have a Flash plug in (get flash) to get it to work.
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.