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Studystack

| August 27, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

StudyStackstudy stack typessslogo-noreflection gives you the chance to create, & use, different forms of quizes, flashcards, (and even games of hangman) on any subject.

The Classroom of The Future…

| August 27, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

The Classroom of The FutureIngram MicroThinkbdaThank you to Chris Gent, and Steve Hudson, of ThinkBDA   (and Tony Draper, headteacher of Water Hall Primary, Bletchley in Milton Keynes, for the location), for a session of filming, on behalf of Ingram Micro, about the classroom of the future…

Find Sounds

| August 26, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

palette_animation2.gif“Do you know any good places to find sounds?” How about trying a useful little site which is appropriately called just that, “Findsounds“: http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Bubbl.us

| August 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

3054014574_8faae07ec4_oIn our sessions on mind mapping how some of the many ideas might be applied back in the classroom, we often have a quick discussion on the power of recording ideas visually, and a discussion of how it can confuse some students who DON’T think or work in a visual way.

It is useful and reminds us of the “old style topic webs” we started using to plan at the beginning of our careers.

3054014680_c9fbc5871c_mBubbl.us lets you create thought bubbles and connect them together.

You also can easily move the bubbles around or change the links connecting them to each other.

Being an online application there are some collaborative feature, and if you can fit your thoughts into little connected bubbles, try it.

There are several “mind mapping” software products available, a favourite being 2Simple’s brilliant, and adaptable, 2Connect.

3053181055_61b566fbf5_mBubbl.us isn’t in that class. But it’s free and it’s fun, and it might help you see connections in your own thoughts.

• Brainstorm online
• Create colorful mind
maps
• Share work with others
• Embed your map in
your blog or website
• Email and print map
• Save map as an image

Studyblue

| August 22, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

StudyblueStudyblue enables quick creation of study aids, and revision tools. Useful when reviewing information on a vast range of subjects. There are iOS, Android & Web Apps. (Requires free sign up)

Kahoot ~ Games based response system

| August 21, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

kahoot-for-educatorsKahootKahoot is a great game-based, blended learning tool, & classroom response system. Kahoot doesn’t take a vast amount of time to set up, but is superb for engagement, and involvement. Enjoy!

Ystad, Sweden

| August 21, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Ystad

Our last event, for this tour of Sweden, and now we have made our way down to Southern Sweden, and the coastal town of Ystad. Continue Reading

Google for education ~ Classroom

| August 20, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Google for educationclassroom-logo-heroIt could be so easy to overlook, or take for granted, Google for education, and a great collection of teaching and learning tools.

Classroom integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to enable teachers to create, collect, and organise assignments, and extend classroom communication. Google is offering Classroom to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account. Classroom is intended “ to give teachers more time to teach and students more time to learn.”

AuthorStream ~ do more with your presentations, online

| August 19, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Author StreamAuthorSTREAM enables storage, presentation, and interaction with presentations of differing forms. Share your PowerPoints publicly or privately, for free. Convert your PowerPoints to video. Broadcast your PowerPoints live, communicate and collaborate in real time.
Unlike many online PP sites,
AuthorSTREAM retains your animations, audio narrations and in-slide videos. Useful.

Huddinge, Sweden

| August 19, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Huddinge

Our next steps, in Sweden: “To inspire teachers in Huddinge municipality, just outside of Stockholm.” Continue Reading

Face Sketch

| August 18, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Face sketchFace Sketch is a SUPERB tool for creating …sketches… of …um … faces! Who’d’ve guessed it eh?!

Indentikit and more. A great way to look at the proportions of faces on a whiteboard in an art lesson.

Face sketch is also really good for making some cartoon faces which you could animate in CrazyTalk, or Morpho, possibly the ultimate face manipulators.