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 …
PHOTOWORKSHOP.COM is an interactive community, the vast majority of which is open free to the public. We are committed to providing an education in photography, where the quest for knowledge is fueled by inspiration.
PHOTOWORKSHOP.COM also contains a private community, where serious beginners and professional photographers interact, learn about equipment, techniques, and the creative process, while transitioning their images into professional portfolios. PHOTOWORKSHOP.COM is a place where our member-driven support system inspires you to achieve your photographic goals.
Learn how to draw, paint and design by following our free illustrated art lessons. You can also brush up on your art history in our art appreciation section.
Artyfactory is designed, illustrated and written by myself, John MacTaggart, an art teacher from Glasgow, Scotland. I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1974 and have more than thirty years teaching experience. One day several years ago, I sat down with a library book to teach myself something about web design and just kept on going. Artyfactory is the result so far.
Artyfactory offers free art and design lessons for all. Learn how to draw, paint and design by following our illustrated step by step instructions. We are building a growing resource of tutorials, art history notes, ideas and techniques designed to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.
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!
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.
This free resource could be used in a number of curriculum areas for building family trees or history time-lines. For example Art and Design students could build a family tree for an artist which they may be studying, History students could build a family tree about an icon from the past to help explain origin and historic links.
This resource could also be used as a research tool too. There are many family trees available of many famous people to browse and explore. Below is an example of a family tree for Al Gore:
Geni enables families to connect, share, and preserve their lives.
Users can build their family tree through our fun simple interface. Relatives who are added to the tree can join Geni and add other relatives. This makes it easy to grow your tree.
Everyone in the tree has a profile which shows more about them and enables other family members to stay in touch with them. Families can work together to build profiles for common ancestors.
Family members can also share photos, videos, events, discussions, and more. A family timeline shows the history of everyone in the family.
Geni is private. Only the people in your family tree can log in to your tree and your profile. Geni will not share your personal information with third parties. We will not sell your email address or spam you.
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 […]
This blog was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero. There is a variety of digital tools in today’s technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of this tool and choose the solution that best fits […]
[VIDEO] Since Edwards Middle School in Boston added three hours to their school day through the Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Initiative, they have seen great improvements both academically and in the overall school environment. […]
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program. […]