Archive for January 31st, 2012

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments is the source of an open source piece of software that would only be better if you smothered it with sauce.

XMind is brainstorming and mind mapping software and is a great way to share ideas.

With XMind, you can just double-click to create and edit topics anywhere on the map. Drag-and-drop for reorganizing topics, moving markers, taking a mapshot, and adding attachments. You can even search, on topic, with Google and drag images into your map without leaving the working window.

XMind‘s design, and features, let you, or your pupils, focus on your work and share it easily with others. You can export mindmaps into a variety of common formats, such as PDF, Word and PowerPoint.

The free version of XMind is powerful, with some inevitable restrictions, but still enough tools to make it worthwhile to experiment with, at least.

British International School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2

| January 31, 2012 | 2 Comments 

Today we spent a joyous day at An Phu campus and huge “thank you”s to Deputy Head Simon Higham, and Richard Vaughan, Head Teacher, for inviting us to their beautiful school to spend time with their delightful children.

The day started with 60 Year 5 pupils followed swiftly by a group of 40 Year 5 pupils.  A quick break, then a further 60 Year 6 pupils followed by another 40 Year 6 pupils – phew! This 5 form entry school has the most gorgeous children to spend time with: up for challenges, up for a laugh, and up for some creativity, in so many ways. Continue Reading