Ideas shared at the Oxfordshire Headteachers Conference during our Keynotes and Seminar March 2015.

Searching for images in interesting ways: Cooliris and TagGalaxy.

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.

Make your own ‘move in-able’ panoramas with Photosynth.

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

Streetview Stereographic to visit a mini world of a place. Removing backgrounds, helpsheet here.

Google Treks for that adventure!

Epic Citadel, a peaceful medieval landscape, to wander through, on your iPad.

Thinking Dice, the thought provoking question starter cubes to extend higher order thinking skills.



Some creative iPad apps PotteryHD, Phyzios Sculptor, Geared, Brushes, iDough, Colorsplash, Puppetpals, (get the Director’s Edition for PuppetPals as it includes all the downloads)

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.

A Camelephantelopelicanary’s a strange and wonderful thing,

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…
Screen Shot 2014-11-17 at 17.18.37Tim n Pandas ZooKazam, which is free at the moment, on the App Store 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.


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

Switcheroozoo, explore animals and their habitats.

Spicynodes, allows you to add pieces of information and embed images and youtube videos to a spider-diagram.

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

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

Zooburst for the pop-up book creator.

Advanced Search, narrow down your search, and find what you really need, at speed, by searching with extensions.

Simple English Wikipedia, Wikipedia written in basic English.

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

Seminar Tools

Myst, Riven, Exile, Revelation and Real Myst iPad, the peaceful games to explored.

We spent time in Myst IV: Revelation.

Places to stand still, in.

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

Voicethread to add annotations to an image.

Fun with photos using Lunapic and Photofunia, Multicolr, when hunting for images with a specific colour, or range of colours.Get comical with: Comic Life and Chogger.