Great to be back in Kirkby, for a second, three day, “ICT to Inspire” project, alongside the Kirkby Collaborative.
Today, we enjoyed a day of investigations, with the staff, and children, of Park Brow Primary School.
We have been fortunate enough to collaborate with the collaborative (!) in our first three day project in 2012: Day 1 ~ Day 2 ~ Day 3 and a previous visit to Northwood Community Primary. Continue Reading
Exploratree is a free web resource where you can access a library of ready-made interactive thinking guides, print them, edit them or make your own. You can share them and work on them in groups too.
It provides a series of ready-made interactive ‘thinking guides’ or ‘frameworks’ which can support students’ projects and research.
Exploratree guides can be used as a basis for whole class discussion. They can also be used as a presentation tool to share your findings and thinking with others.
As well as providing a set of ready to use thinking guides, which are completely customisable and shareable, Exploratree also enables teachers and students to create their own simply and easily.
A solid root (!), and basis, in thinking processes. As things grow (!) and you’re knot (!) stumped (!) yew (!) could spruce (!) things up, branch out (!) and design your own thinking structures. Very poplar (!). What are you waiting fir? (!) Don’t leave (!) anything out. Tree-mendous!
Generator is a creative studio space, designed by The Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI) where you can explore the moving image, be inspired, create your own moving image works and share your creations.
Find out more about what you can do on this site, by visiting About the Project.
It is free, and quick, to register with Generator. By registering, you will be able to download and access thousands of copyright-free images, video footage and audio sfx from the Free Media Library. You will also be able to upload and share your creative work both to the Video Gallery and to the Free Media Library. You can also save and share your storyboards created with the Storyboard Generator. Experiment with such things as variety of camera shots, & transfers.
By moderating content, ACMI make sure that all users can enjoy the site with the understanding that the content that is contributed is safe and does not breach privacy or any other legal concerns.
The content on Generator is designed primarily for students in Year 7 to 11.
Younger students in Years 5 to 6 will also enjoy the content. Occasionally, there will be video content that is best suited to an older audience. If this is the case, a note will appear for teachers and parents in the video synopsis.
ABC Splash is a great collection of free learning experiences, for English, Maths, Science and History, organised in to Early Primary, Upper Primary, and Secondary sections, based on the Australian Curriculum, but useful in many countries. A massive, and remarkable, collection of activities, for independent use or in lesson sessions.
My Pyramid Blast Off! is an interactive computer game where space folk can reach Planet Power by fueling their rocket with food and finding a balance with physical activity. Fuel tanks for each food group help students keep track of how their choices fit into a healthy diet. Go for it Commander Blast-Off!
Enter a first name, gender, and age. Select food items from 1) Breakfast, 2) Lunch, 3) Snacks, 4) Dinner, and select exercise from 5) Activity. Make sure you fuel up all your food groups but don’t overload! Good Luck!
Durham ICT Services hosted a conference at the Education Development Centre, Spennymoor, investigating the latest developments in ICT, and how its use can make for more effective working, and learning?
With a full programme including ICT Services stands, supplier stands, breakout sessions, and more, the event offered a great opportunity to learn more about the services the team offer, see technology in action, and gain practical advice on how the use of ICT can improve people’s working or school life. Continue Reading