What a fun way to start the New Year: a day with staff from Brockenhurst Primary School, in Hampshire, joined by visiting colleagues from across the county (listed at the bottom of this post).
Thank you to Head Teacher, Trudie Cawthra, for organising our visit.
Using hyperlinks in PowerPoint sounds basic and limited. It actually enables some quite magical choice-centred end results to occur. We looked at the virtual tour of the school concept we have been lucky enough to develop in a few places.
Inserting “invisible” hyperlinks on transparent shapes, overlayed above pictures, means you can navigate through some immersive tours of real, or imaginary, locations.
It was good to meet up with the incredibly busy Ian Addison (@ianaddison on Twitter).
Ian is a primary school teacher and ICT co-ordinator at St John the Baptist Primary School, Waltham Chase, Hampshire. He is also a Google Certified Teacher, and completed the Google Apps certification process and is now a Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer.
As well as to having his own, brilliantly useful, blog (ianaddison.net) Ian also contributes to the Teachers Pet blog, and the 2Simple blog. Ian is also a major force behind Hampshire Better Learning using Technology. He helped to setup the website for the network, so that teachers throughout Hampshire can share ideas and resources.
Ian, as a passionate blogger, also realised how valuable it could be for the children at his school to blog. He set up a blog per class and for things like after-school clubs, outdoor curriculum and sports teams. He wrote about how he did it here. Take a look at the St John’s blog collection: www.stjohnsblogs.co.uk.
As well as all of this (!!) Ian also runs a site where he shares all of his ICT planning!
Category: 1) Events and Training days