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 […]
The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don’t have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.
Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data. Here’s an example of an embedded visualization:
Dilettante is an online classical music hub that supports classical musicians and music-making.
On Dilettante Radio you can listen to music performed or composed by Dilettante members
Our Shopping Tool makes it easy to buy CDs and downloads of recorded works from your favourite shop: Amazion, iTunes, DG Webshop or ArkivMusic
On our Events Calendar, Dilettante members big and small can upload concerts which sit alongside events from major performing organisations. You can read programme notes, watch videos of the performers, and click through to buy tickets.
Search the Dilettante catalogue for classical music CDs and downloads. Listen to samples, compare prices, and buy from four retailers. Find new releases, album reviews and recommendations.
Heritage Key Invites You to Discover and Share. You can start your online expeditions now. Get your keyboard and mouse ready for action! Read articles and blogs. Search the directory of ancient world sites and museums. View photos. Watch videos. Make an avatar and explore our virtual exhibitions.
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.
This web site (Riff Interactive) provides live interactive guitar lessons through the Internet! Lessons are given by a live, breathing teacher. You can chat with the teacher and students and ask questions during the lesson. Free live group lessons are given routinely and private lessons can be scheduled with a teacher of your choice.
This is the first and only such web site, using patented technology to provide interactive notation built right into the web page! Play, loop, slow down in pitch, see notes and position on a virtual guitar neck.
The Dance Store’s main goal is to promote partner dancing and to help people learn how to dance in an easy, affordable way. To achieve this, we will offer 1) free online information, and 2) video products that typically contain twice the content of those from other producers.
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.
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 […]
Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, suggest that exercise has physiological and developmental benefits for children's brains and offer ideas for putting a new spin on active learning.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns shares five websites that feature grade-specific lessons for teaching poetry, plus resources for learning about poets and even an app for helping students memorize written verse.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.
Edutopia blogger Terry Heick suggests helping students find their voice in the classroom through technology, whether a medium in which they're already comfortable or one that you believe will make them more articulate.