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 […]
iSpeech’s free version converts text to audio instantly, without any experience and without any software. Files can be embedded anywhere on the Web and shared quickly and easily. It’s a great tool for students, professionals or anyone who wants to listen to text as clear natural sounding audio
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.
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.
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.
Bookbite is here to help you get more out of reading and writing. Whether you always have your nose in a book or just flick through a local paper; whether ‘writing’ to you means penning stories, keeping a diary or a note in a greetings card. Join our reading group or writing club, take part in competitions, browse book lists, tips and more.
Bookbite can offer:
• Something to dip into for a quick read • Inspiration to write something from a letter to a story • Ideas to polish up some old skills – or to try something new • Information on where to find people who share your interest.
This 2008/9 Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has about 5500 articles (as much as can be fitted on a DVD with good size images) and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia(34,000 images and 20 million words).
Topics were chosen for interest to children, by relevance to the National Curriculum and including much of the very best of Wikipedia. The selection is vast, and covers core subjects but does not try to be uniformly detailed: for example it has more depth on Llandudno, which is featured in the curriculum, than other similar places.
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 […]
It’s almost the end of the school year, or maybe your local district has already released for summer. In either event, teachers all around are reflecting upon the school year. What went well? What will I change for next year? Perhaps you’re already planning for your next group of students! The summer months (or weeks, as in my district!) are a sacred time in […]