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.
EuroCreator is an educational initiative designed to encourage students and teachers throughout Europe to create at least one piece of media. To support this initiative, the EuroCreator website has been developed to facilitate educators and recognise and reward the creativity of young people. EuroCreator offers a pan European platform for students and educators to get creative and share their work.
The website will be delivered in 10 European languages and offers certification from the EU Commissioner for Education, Youth & Culture, Ján Figel’
Students: The students media is uploaded by the teacher, they then receive positive feedback about their submission from one of the EuroCreators team members. They also receive a signed certificate from the EU Commissioner Ján Figel’ congratulating them on their work.
Teachers: Training will be offered through video exemplars and “how to” tutorials for teachers who have never before participated in media related activities. For the experienced media related teacher excellent exemplars are made available to guide them on their way.
A short while ago I became involved in a collaboration about the vision of ICT within education over the next five years. The document which was created by many fellow Tweeters has now been published by Stephen Lockyer. A worthwhile read for anyone within the education sector:
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 […]
Blogger Matt Davis has highlighted resources that can help students make the transition into elementary school, into middle school, into high school and beyond, featuring information for parents, teachers and administrators. […]