Creating Composite Creatures – BeZee

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The bits of its body, are really quite shoddy, he’s all held together with string,
Discovered, they say, on the first day of May by an explorer out wandering the Nile.
The first thing he noted was the fact that it floated and its face was all covered in smile…

Padlet, works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.

Myst!!! to explore wonderful virtual landscapes.

Wild Earth African Safari, the Wii game where you become a photo journalist, and Endless Ocean to explore underwater worlds and its creatures.

Animal Splicer, a fun online game mixing animals together; Build your wildself, an enchanting mixture of elf/fairy-like graphics, and interesting scientific information, makes this a great little application to explore with children of many ages. Build a “you” then add animal characteristics that transport you in to a world of fantastic creatures and beyond.

Switchzoo, explore animals and their habitats.  You can make new animals, play animal games, solve jigsaw puzzles, learn about animals, join a zoo quest, and hear animal music. (Helpsheet for ‘Setting transparent colour to remove unwanted solid backgrounds here. Removing backgrounds, helpsheet here.)

 

Lego Movies Maker App you can “Build your own LEGO® adventure, then capture your story”!

Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 17.18.37Tim n Pandas ZooKazam, which (free at times, but well worth it ehen not) is a gorgeous Augmented reality app, bringing wildlife to life on your desktop, even with rain or snow. Lots of amazing settings to explore. Their partners, Zoo Atlanta, is free and has the Safari Animals HERE.

 

Quiver 3D Augmented Reality coloring apps for swimming fish, flying birds and prancing ponies. Not all of the colour sheet are free to augment; do try the dancing pumkins and fireworks which are free.

Wordle, create word clouds; Tagxedo, brings a word-cloud alive in a chosen shape.

(Tagxedo requires Silverlight installed. Google Chrome no longer supports Silverlight. Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge each has its own particularity with respect to Silverlight. Here is a fix for Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser – In Windows 10 open the Microsoft Edge browser. Go to the top right (under the x for closing) and click on the 3 dots ‘…’Choose ‘open with Internet Explorer’.)

Animate faces using Yakit, Morfo and CrazyTalk.

ThingLink to put hotspots on an image to create interactive scenes.

Aurasma is available to anyone with an email address. Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new, interactive opportunities to engage learners through striking graphics, animation, video and audio. 

Create your own mini worlds using Streetview Stereographic.

Stand still in these Panoramas and 360 Cities, Arounder, before moving!

Create atmospheric soundscapes with Nature Sound Map, GoMixIt (convert using media.io), Ambient Mixer and Soft Sound Board; Audacity, Soundation, Garageband, and iMovie.

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – other stuff

Solar System Scope offers the chance to explore the planetary bodies orbiting around our sun. It is a Watch and Play model of the planets and constellations moving over the night sky. Fuel up and fly folks. Scale of the Universe, Scale of the Universe 2, zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between; Extreme Planet Makeover to create your own planets.

Runkeeper, a smartphone app that enables you to use the built-in GPS in your phone to track all of your outdoor activities.

Explore, find and log geocaches around the world with Geocaching.

Another useful ….

Gadwin 5 point 4Gadwin Printkey is an easy to use Freeware utility that allows you to capture any portion of the screen, save it to a file, copy it to your clipboard, or both. See this helpsheet on setting up Gadwin. (Scroll down their page to find the Gadwin PrintScreen free download option).