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 […]
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The “Rare Book Room” site has been constructed as an educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.
Over the last decade, a company called “Octavo” digitally photographed some of the world ’s great books from some of the greatest libraries. These books were photographed at very high resolution (in some cases at over 200 megabytes per page).
This site contains all of the books (about 400) that have been digitized to date. These range over a wide variety of topics and rarity. The books are presented so that the viewer can examine all the pages in medium to medium-high resolution.
My intention with this site is to make immersive panoramic images also called VR Photography more known among the general public.
Interactive panoramas is a young media and as such it has for many years been known among entusiastic photographers and multimedia creators. An interactive VR panorama can not be seen in a book or on a printed image. If you print the panorama it gets a completely different expression.
The New 7 Wonders: Colosseum – The Great Wall – Petra – Taj Mahal – Machu Picchu -Christ Redeemer Rio – Chichén Itzá Mexico
View them all in 360 degree interactive panoramas from internationally known
Today, many organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to manage the sheer volume of data relating to their business. Although more data is invariably better, this is only true if the data can be processed into useable information, delivered to the correct audience in the correct format and allow for the right decisions to be taken at the right time.
Data visualisation is an ever evolving concept whose boundaries are continually expanding and at Shoothill we see our mission as to help our clients communicate their information clearly and effectively to their audiences through new, graphical and ultimately useful ways.
A History of the World is a partnership between the BBC and the British Museum that focuses on world history, involving collaborations between teams across the BBC, and schools, museums and audiences across the UK. The project focuses on the things we have made, from flint to mobile phone.
The site uses a unique interactive time-line tool which pulls data, objects and images onto the screen relevant to the year selected on the time-line tool. What is nice about this resource, is that it also allows users to add objects to the time-line too.
We have an extensive collection of military records — from naval officers lists dating back to the 1600s to the essential WWI Service and Pension records and beyond.
Military records are a great way to enrich our understanding of our ancestors’ lives. If you’re new to family history, military records can help bridge the gap between you and the lives your ancestors’ lived.
After all, more than seven million Britons fought in World War One — so the chances are that most of us will have military stories somewhere in our family history
Depending on the record collections, you can build up an amazing amount of information about your ancestors.
You can find out about where your ancestors served and their regiment, medals they were awarded, injuries they suffered and how they died in battle. But that’s not all.
If you search the WWI British Army Service Records or the WWI British Army Pension Records, for example, you can often discover little-known information like physical description, next of kin, family information, clues as to their character, occupation and more. So you can build up an amazingly real picture of your ancestor.
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.
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, promote human dignity, and prevent genocide. A public-private partnership, federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanence, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by donors nationwide. Although a US resource, a very useful and interactive set of digital maps based on WWII have relevance for UK students T+L. The maps use narration and voice-over that explains some of the key moments in the history of the war. Just like a video, it is possible to pause the resource to expand on points within the classroom, and if used with IWB software, adding your own content and annotations is certainly possible.
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. […]