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 […]
AROUNDER gives travelers a vivid sense of what a city has to offer: historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, breathtaking mountain-top views, quiet parks and gardens. Each issue contains a series of interesting panoramas giving you a full immersive view of the cities. Navigation is easy with Google maps of the city and surrounding area. Every issue also links to local merchants with virtual tours of hotels, restaurants, spas and stores.
With Arounder, you can also take a 3D Virtual tour of the Moon too!
And… there’s more. Arounder have also released an iPhone/ iTouch APP.
ArounderTouch puts the whole wide world in your hands
Created by VRWay Communication, ArounderTouch now brings Award winning Virtual Reality Panoramas from Arounder.comto your iPhone ands iPod touch. Pre-plan your travels by experiencing up-close the historical cathedrals, renowned art museums, majestic landmarks, glorious mountain-top vistas as well as those local cafes, shops and quiet places that make each city unique. Through vivid virtual exploring, you can time travel to a location without taking a step.
Classroom Monitor is an online markbook, to help you record pupil progress against criteria from APP (Assessing Pupil Progress), feed recordkeeping into tracking, target setting and reporting to parents.
Using Classroom Monitor gives you a consistent school-wide approach to your teacher assessment which you can access instantly, and a simple and manageable way of implementing both APP and engaging parents with effective and meaningful reports.
Classroom Monitor Secondary Benefits
We know that your time is precious and what time you do have should be spent actually teaching pupils. We believe in creating teacher friendly solutions to save you time and to ensure effective working practices across your school.
Classroom Monitor Secondary is simple, an online APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) markbook that saves you time, simplifies your APP recording and provides your school or department with a consistent approach to APP which can be shared and accessed anytime anywhere. We’ve created a simple, timesaving solution that can simplify your teacher assessment.
A private social platform for teachers and students to share ideas, files, events and assignments.
Applications for Education Edmodo could be used for a wide variety of tasks and lessons. Creating anEdmodo group could be a handy way to remind students of assignments and tasks they need to complete. It could also be a forum for open discussion in an online course setting. In a one-to-one computing environment you could post a story starter and have each student add a sentence or paragraph to create a collaboratively written story.
The number one feature request we have received for Edmodo is an iPhone/iPod touch or mobile web app. This is something that has been on our agenda since we launched Edmodo. Tonight we would like to give everyone an early holiday present and announce the beta of the Edmodo Mobile Web Application at http://m.edmodo.com.
Travis Allen formed the iSchool Initiative after coming to the sober realization that we can’t wait for government and school board bureaucrats to bring technology into our classrooms. This non-profit organization began with the simple idea that Apple’s popular iPod Touch just might be a solution for cost effective technology in schools. After sharing his iSchool concept with Teachers, students and eventually the Principle of his high school, he realized this idea had tremendous potential to save schools money and at the same time dramatically reduce their carbon footprint on the environment.
I’m sure this is only one of many presentations now available from the recent HHL09 conference. This one seems to be a useful starting point for any school thinking of bringing in mobile devices as teaching and learning tools:
iMapMy (powered by MapMyFitness is a location-based application that uses the built in GPS technology on your iPhone to allow runners, cyclists, (or any outdoor fitness activity) to track their daily training data, including:
Total Distance (in miles or kilometers)
Pace (minutes per km/mile) or current speed
Average Speed / Pace (km/mile)
View your running maps directly on your iPhone
Training Log including Distance, Calories Burned, Time, and Date
Add Your Workout to Twitter
This amazing technology is directly linked to the most powerful social networking, mapping, and fitness training site on the internet today at MapMyRun.com or MapMyRide.com. Our sites are famous for its mapping technology and now with iMapMyRun/iMapMyRide you can instantaneously download and view your maps on the site or in Google Earth, post them to your blog or website, email them to friends, or print them out for an event or group run!
FREE eBook reader: Stanza is a free application for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Use it to download from a vast selection of over 100,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on your phone. It’s a wireless electronic library that stays open 24/7.
Reading revolutionized. Forget carrying around stacks of books for school, work, or vacation. Stanza on your iPhone or iPod lets you hold a lifetime’s worth of reading in your pocket or handbag. Whether on a plane or waiting in line, your books are only a tap away.
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 […]
Photo By: Ilmicrofono Oggiono No one goes into teaching unless they want their pupils to succeed, and they believe that they possess the skills and perseverance to inspire their students to achieve and develop a love of learning. However, many NQTs - and experienced teachers for that matter - struggle with the idea of differentiating their teaching methods t […]
Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman proposes teachers help students see themselves as agents of imagination and members of communities larger than themselves, creating a foundation for a visionary curriculum. […]
Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at three edtech product review sites – EdSurge, ClassroomWindow and CommonSense Media – and compares their usefulness in providing teachers with a comprehensive picture of how to find the best available tools.
Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik isolates four steps to becoming a better writer - Purpose, Organization, Evidence and Thesis (POET) - and, with this prewriting exercise, encourages his students to 'be POETs' before writing their essays.
Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien explain how there are no bad test takers, but stress responses are real. Students can learn how to reset the visceral distraction of feelings that inhibit their test performance.