Archive for October 3rd, 2011

Knoword

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Knoword is a game of quick thinking, smart decisions and great words. When you begin, you will be given one randomly generated dictionary definition along with the first letter of its corresponding word. You must fill in the rest of the word to experience a gain in points and an added time bonus. You will start off with one minute before the game ends, and every word is an opportunity to extend your time. If you’re ever stuck on a word, just hit the skip button and a new puzzle will present itself.

If you’re able to string together correct answers, you will notice your Word streak counter increasing. You can accumulate badges and additional points by achieving certain amounts of consecutively correct words… How far can you get?

A good warm up, or end of the day activity, maybe
If you’re ready, click here to get started!

Don’t forget FREE-RICE as an alternative and help to raise much needed funds too.

Bredon Hill Middle School, Evesham

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A thoroughly enjoyable day at Bredon Hill Middle School, in Evesham with staff and students.

The morning was a joyous time, with half a year group, 75 pupils, in the school hall with their teachers and visiting colleagues. We modelled some of the ways that virtual worlds can be used to inspire confidence and creativity in writing. Continue Reading

Stellarium & Wikisky

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Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.

Wikisky allows you to imagine yourself viewing the Universe through one of the most powerful telescopes in the world. By changing the scale with your mouse, you can watch the entire sky in one window and receive the detailed images of distant galaxies and nebulas in another. Click on an interesting object and you will get the detailed scientific information about it.

Combine Stellarium and Wikisky and you’re a star! (Sounds like a fascinating cocktail too, eh? Hic!)

Segway Fun

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Whilst out in Denmark for our most recent trip, we were fortunate enough have the loan of a segway… and nobody ended up knocked in to the harbour!

Thank you to Stephan Stephensen, who describes himself as “a technology and gadget freak”, and, like me, thinks the Segway is an amazing piece of equipment …and a brilliant toy too. Continue Reading