Archive for July, 2010
On Friday I sat for a couple of hours along with other colleagues being entertained by Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild. The circus was in town and the time passed rapidly – too rapidly.
About 50% of what they showed was new to me – especially the use of some old- and frankly disparaged software – Powerpoint. The other 50% was new in its use – or forced me to think again about just how effective I was being in using it. Continue Reading
Day One of the conference included keynotes from Rory Cellan-Jones, the BBC’s Technology Correspondent and John D’abbro, Apple Distinguished Educator presenting on mobile technologies. Over the two days the conference workshops covered four tracks : Teaching and Learning, Technology, Open Source and Information. Continue Reading
And now, a short drive across Liverpool, to Liverpool Hope University to present a keynote speech for the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE) Conference.
This year’s summer conference is titled “This time ITs personal”. Continue Reading
Savio Salesian College (formerly known as Savio Catholic High School or Savio High School) is a Roman Catholic secondary school in Bootle, Merseyside, England. The school is run by priests and was successful, in early 2006, to secure a bid for specialist Business & Enterprise status. The school has about 820 pupils on roll. The headteacher Fr G Briody joined the school in September 2005.
I find Cooliris increasingly useful when searching big folders of photographs or images.
Cooliris is a browser plug-in that revolutionizes how you find, view, and share photos and videos. Whether you’re browsing the Web, your desktop, or folders of media, Cooliris presents that media on an infinite “3D wall” that lets you enjoy content, without having to click from page to page, or step-by-step through a gallery.
Doodle Avatar Maker I made the doodle (to the left) with this one. Easy to master. At the moment there is no way to change the skin colour.
Simpsons Avatar Creator Doh! Change yourself in to one of the yellow bods with this one. (Follow the link at the top of the page).
Lego Minifig creator Block (!) out a little time to construct a Lego you. (I got all nostalgic and want to get the boxes down from the loft).
Bitstrips is an online comic strip creator that you can use to create a complete “strip”, but also a mini you. You can get quite detailed after you have gone through the “wizard” by going into the advanced features.
Wii Style Avatar You could spend all wiik on this Nintendo Wii generator. Wii did. Make a mini Mii
Manga Style Avatar Creator This last one is for you manga fans. Big eyes, spiked hair and all!
With my Year 2 class, at Otley All Saints, the Wii and African Safari have just come into play (now I have learnt how to link it up!).
Having listened to Nicola’s advice, rules of engagement had been negotiated, but nevertheless it proved so exciting that there is plenty of work to be done on communication skills. Nevertheless, the children in an observer/note-taker role did a fantastic job, and on Day 2 (in about 15 minutes) everyone had a go at writing up a journal page. Continue Reading
The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I’ll never even be as good as a wall.
Or get some good coaching videos for young players HERE
For tea love?
Whatever the weather (!) I like this quote from one of the great men of tennis:
“You’ve got to get to the stage in life when going for it is more important than winning or losing” Arthur Ashe