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123D Catch

| September 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

123D Catch

123D Catch enables you to use your camera to capture the people, places and things around you as amazingly realistic 3D experiences, and automatically transform them into interactive 3D models.

• Take a series of photographs from different angles.
• Showcase your work and follow other amazing 3D photographers from around the world through the in-app gallery.
• Store your captured objects in the cloud to access them from all your devices.
• Export 3D models in a variety of formats from the 123D online community for use in other 3D tools and projects.
• Works on iPad/iPhone & iPod Touch.

South Gloucestershire Teachmeet at Blackhorse Primary

| September 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

SGlosTM

S Glos TeachmeetA big thank you to Headteacher of Blackhorse Primary, Simon Botten, for organising The South Gloucestershire Teachmeet. With a space theme, we went intergalactic ~ “To Boldly Go” where no teacher had gone before.

Teachmeets are fun! We try to take part in as many as we can during our travels. An informal gathering of those curious about teaching and learning. Anyone could share great ideas they’ve trialled in their classrooms, ask important questions or simply sign up to take part in learning conversations. Continue Reading

Blackhorse Primary, South Gloucestershire

| September 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Blackhorse Primary

Blackhorse PrimaryA full on day at Blackhorse Primary,  large primary school in Emersons Green, Bristol, South Gloucestershire followed by a twilight session with all of the staff, and their Teachmeet.

This is a a school with  an incredibly open, and “up for it” approach to technology across the curriculum. Our day was a shared between the analog learning that flows from virtual worlds, and taking a fast paced glimpse at some of the digital delights that are available to bring learning even more alive.

A fun filled day, starting with the upper Key Stage 2 pupils and their teachers in the morning… Continue Reading

Keybr.com ~ Learn touch typing

| September 24, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

keybrkeybr.com, a web application that will help you teach touch typing, or typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. It can improve any individual’s typing speed and accuracy dramatically.

A short tutorial explains how keybr.com works. Use the left and right arrow keys to navigate the site

Or maybe stay like Miss Print from A Load of Rubbish!: “On completing her studies at the Mavis Bacon school of typing Miss Print dived straight into the typing pool ..and sank. She has since resurfaced with great style and when pushed can type 65w.p.m. When shoved she can get up to 65m.p.h. !!!!

Anatomy 4D

| September 23, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Anatomy 4D

Through this free app and a simple printed image, Anatomy 4D transports students, teachers, medical professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about the body, into an interactive 4D experience of human anatomy. Visually stunning and completely interactive.

A journey inside the human body and heart, revealing our organs, skeleton, muscles, and body systems.

To get started, email, print, or save any set of target images from the “Target Library” inside the app from the main menu. A body of knowledge.

Goodleigh C of E Primary, Nr Barnstaple, Devon ~ Day 2

| September 23, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Goodleigh Primary

GoodleighDay Two and what a delightful day of lessons with Goodleigh C of E Primary School  pupils, their teachers and visiting colleagues from across North Devon.

We had the pleasure of working with all Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Goodleigh pupils. The day started with the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, where they shared their ideas with confidence and skill as we explored a virtual world in Myst IV:Revelation. Continue Reading

Interactive History of The Evolution of the Web

| September 22, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Interactive Evolution of the Web

The colour bands, in this visualization, The Evolution of The Web, work in multiple languages & represent the interaction between web technologies & browsers, which brings to life the many powerful web apps we use daily.

The web is a growing universe of interlinked pages and apps, teeming with videos, photos, and interactive content. What the average user doesn’t see is the interplay of web technologies and browsers that makes all this possible.

Goodleigh C of E Primary, Nr Barnstaple, Devon ~ Day 1

| September 22, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Goodleigh Primary School

GoodleighAn INSET Day at Goodleigh C of E Primary School, Goodleigh, Barnstaple, the first of our two days working alongside the staff, and children, from across the school and neighbouring schools: Pathfield School, Shirwell Community Primary, Georgeham C of E Primary, Holywell C of England Primary, Ashleigh C of E Primary, St Helens C of E Primary Abbotstown, Pilton Infants, Bratton Fleming Community Prinary, West Down School, Ilfracombe Infants and Orchard Vale Community Primary.

Today, we got all digital, with the staff, with stunning views all around us. Continue Reading

FutureMe

| September 19, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

futuremelogoA while back, it was surprising, and slightly spooky, to receive an email from Tim, …sent a year before.

It read simply “Hi there Tim. It works“!

Back To The Future may be a favourite films but, what the hoverboard, is this now?!

Visit FutureMe and work out the rest and how you could use it to remind yourself of events ahead, or in a creative way in lessons. We’ve road tested it (Took a year folks!) and have set up 2 more already. Wonder if we will still have the same email address in 2019? A message of encouragement from a past self might be just what is needed.

Coleshill C of E Primary, Coleshill ~ Day 2

| September 19, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Coleshill C of E Primary

Coleshill C of E Primary Following yesterday’s day with the children, today an INSET Day at Coleshill C of E Primary.

Thank you again to Andy Kershaw, head teacher, for sharing these thoughts:

The main reason for inviting Tim to Coleshill C of E Primary School was the fact that my daughter and daughter-in-law, who are both teachers, had attended one of Tim’s courses. They had spoken about how inspirational and motivational the courses had been.   They enthused about staff being empowered by the course to have a different perspective on the practical and the creative use of IT and media in education.

Coleshill C of E Primary School is continually striving to actively engage our pupils in an exciting and dynamic way which is relevant to the 21st Century. We believe that Tim will be able to inspire our staff in a fun and meaningful way.

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AppShed

| September 18, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

App Shed teachersAppshedApp shed allows teachers, or learners, to create free, online, apps, that can be accessed by mobile devices or online browsers

APP SHED  2It is very straight forward to use and has the potential to allow learners to become ‘creators of technology, not just consumers’.

The free student account offers: 1 user, 50MB storage, Unlimited App Downloads, Public/private apps, and is Ad-free.

Worth investigating before deciding whether to dig deeper maybe?