The first of two days at New Pasture Lane Primary School, Bridlington in North Yorkshire. Thank you to Alison Tadman Headteacher and Martin Coleman, Assistant Headteacher and ICT Coordinator for inviting us to their school, with NPL Rockin’ Radio broadcasts live during school hours.
New Pasture Lane Primary School is a small primary school in the seaside town of Bridlington in East Yorkshire. They have a 52 place Foundation Unit, two key stage 1 classes and five key stage 2 classes. They have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities available to all pupils. The school also encourages music and drama through lessons, whole class ensembles and performances. Continue Reading
Online Stopwatch.com offers a selection of interesting timers.
Whilst this is in Flash, and so won’t work on every platform, it could be a fun way of timing, and counting down, on some clasroom activities.
Can you beat the World Swimming Games?
Download Flash timers for use ofline too.
Our second day at The British International School, Budapest and today lessons with Year 4 and Year 5′s, and their teachers, in the morning, and then an afternoon with the Year 2 children and teachers. Exploring, adventuring, discovering, talking, writing, sharing … Continue Reading
As this IS so simplistic, it does focus a mind on elements of design.
If only life had a “cntrlZ” option::::::::>
Thank you to Hazel Gibbons, Head of Primary, at The British International School, Budapest, Hungary, for coordinating a three day visit and structuring, masterfully, a schedule that means we can spend time looking at both the analog, and digital, elements of learning taking place.
Our first two days working with the pupils, their teachers and support teachers, then the third day with the colleagues looking at so much technology and Web2 tools they might crackle and fizz.
Today, we set off on a journey with Y5 & Y6 pupils in the morning, & Y3 & Y4 in the afternoon. Our time with children are an exploration of the many ways that virtual worldscan be used as the stimulus for writing, & so much more. Continue Reading
Textivate is a web application which allows users to generate interactive browser-based, activities based on any text of up to 500 words.
Simply type or paste a text into the text box on the textivate front page and click on the “textivate now” button to see the available exercises. Exercises are generated automatically based on the length of your text.
Audio Tool is a “next step” audio creation tool, for those who are looking to extend their understanding of, and experiments with, modular music, & sound, manipulation.
Building blocks of audio, as in many other tools, AudioTool is then centred around modular effects units, encouraging advanced alteration, twisting, filtering and some quite remarkable bending of your original tones and beats.
Whilst daunting on first look, AudioTool’s interface takes very little time to master. Like GarageBand, it could be possible to, at the same time, become hooked on creating the next great hit, and learning a lot through the process.
Haiku Deck, a free iPad app, is a new kind of presentation software designed to “make your slides stunning, simple, beautiful, and fun”.
Slides can be shared via social media websites such as Facebook, and Twitter. You can also email them to your students and/or embed them in your website or blog. “Presentation software, to set your story free”.
The Haiku web app is now in private Beta, so you could request an invite to try it first.
Our second day at Westover Primary School, today an INSET with the teaching staff and visiting colleagues from Fernhurst Junior, Meredith Infant, St Georges Primary ,Wimborne Junior , Copnor Junior, St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School, Arundal Court Primary, Court Lane Junior School and Cottage Grove Primary. Continue Reading