Archive for August, 2011

Google Image Chart Editor or Chart Tool

| August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments 

Another Google tool and this one could be really useful. Even though it is still in the Beta phase, Google Image Chart Editor or Chart Tool, is fairly simple to manipulate. It enables you to create graphs and charts with your own data and is a good alternative, or add on, to the results you can create in Excel, or another database. The map option is particularly useful.

Chart Tool doesn’t require a Google log in and yet you can embed your end results, or working graphs, on sites, easily.

When I become a teacher…

| August 27, 2011 | 0 Comments 

When I become a teacher is light hearted, comical video despite how it might feel on first listen. We all have had teachers, or even colleagues, over the years that may have become some of these things. I first saw this film a while back, yet the “message” has stuck with me.
If you are about to start a new career, you ARE entering the most rewarding, challenging, yet fulfilling vocation possible. Keep your head up and don’t let that flame of the first days fade.

(By the way, sit down at the end of the first day, before you fall down. Your energy WILL return. Honest.)
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Teach Parents Tech

| August 26, 2011 | 1 Comment 

The Teach Parents Tech site is really designed for you to be able to send simple “how-to” lessons to your own mum and dad who are, maybe, starting out for the first time into the world of computers.

However, it could be useful with parents at school who have little experience. The tutorials could also be great visual aids when teaching new skills to a class of beginner students.

Keep Calm-o-Matic

| August 26, 2011 | 0 Comments 

 With the “Keep Calm and Carry On” mania that seems to have swept our nation, there have been some delicious variations,
“Keep Calm I’ve Kept The Receipt” being a favourite, along with
“Keep Calm and Have A Cupcake”!
Keep Calm and Make your Own with the Keep-Calm-o-Matic

How about making one for the classroom, (especially when studying WW2) the office, staffroom, or home, as I have done here.
Remember: “Printers have Ears”

Animaps

| August 25, 2011 | 0 Comments 

I am trying my best to get to grips with Animaps, as a way of plotting our next few months.

A marvelous, yet mildly manic, trip which includes North Somerset, Durham, Derby, Denmark, Newcastle, Penarth, Cowbridge, Newport, Evesham, Denmark, Uttlesford, Warsaw, Denmark, Manchester, Doncaster, Wirral, Blackpool, Qatar, Wirral, Birmingham, Geneva, Somerset, London, Chepstow, Vietnam, India, Holland… and more…

Maybe you’ll be better at it than me and might find it useful 🙂