Creating Composite Creatures Resources – NAPE 2016

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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…

Create your own mini worlds using Streetview Stereographic.

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

Find, and display, images in a floating solar system with TagGalaxy. Take your time in the solar system, before clicking on the “sun”. A great place for discussion.

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 wild self, 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. 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”!

Simple English Wikipedia, Wikipedia written in basic English.

Snappy Words, an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words.

Wordle, create word clouds; Tagxedo, brings a word-cloud alive in a chosen shape. ThingLink to put hotspots on an image to create interactive scenes.
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.

Animate faces using Morfo and CrazyTalk and Chatterpix Kids.

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

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.


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.

Twitter is such a powerful tool ~ superb way to find links, information and the latest changes in the world of learning. Here’s a quick guide on Twitter for teachers. A few of the people we referred to include @dughall, @kvnmcl, @xannov, @deputymitchell. There are many more… (We are @timrylands and @sarahneild).

There are many of classes worth investigating, try @giraffeclass

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).