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News of the Future ~ “You are my density”

| July 3, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

“Back to the … …” With a news theme this week, it might be timely to mention the quirky site that is News of the Future. Who needs a Delorean time machine when you can link to future news? Oil at $180 a barrel, Talking search engines, First Marathon Under Two Hours, and Euro Banknotes […]

Newswordy ~ Be less intransigent about news vocabulary

| July 2, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news. These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions […]

‘Tools to tell a tale’ ~ Birmingham

| July 2, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Another, joyous, gathering of Baldylocks and the Three Hairs. Together with Pie Corbett, and David Mitchell, we shared a day entitled Tools to tell a tale – Improving reading and writing through ICT at The Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham Tools to Tells a Tale, is an intriguing experience, bringing together the three bald blokes, for an […]

Newsmap ~ What’s making the news? Where?

| July 1, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Another fascinating news explorer is Newsmap, which is an application that visually demonstrates the constantly changing landscape of the “Google News” aggregator. Another fascinating, and discussion provoking, tool. The more frequently a story is reported in the news, the larger it becomes in the “map”. It is also possible to compare different countries, and to […]

10 X 10 ~ Picturing the news

| June 30, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

10×10™ (‘ten by ten’) is an interactive exploration of “the words and pictures that define the moment”. It is also possible to look back, in great detail, for the last ten years! Every hour, 10×10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale. Each hour is presented as part of […]

Recce ~ Explore London in style

| June 27, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Recce is a fast, beautiful, and fun way to explore London and everything that is going on in the immediate environment. It is available, for free, here through iTunes or Google Store. A Super-fast, fully interactive and immersive 3D way to discover some fascinating aspects of the capital. Recce features built-in GPS and Compass functionality […]

History Today’s History Dictionary

| June 26, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

The History Today dictionary is a compendium of facts, figures, mini-biographies and definitions of historical terms. It covers people, places, & key events. Each entry is concise and expertly written, and the dictionary is ideal as a study tool or to improve your knowledge of history. Search those intriguing terms.

Hampshire Primary ICT Conference, Winchester

| June 26, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A great day, alongside 130 delegates, from primary schools, one secondary school and four special schools, from across Hampshire. Today, we explored the range of technology, and approaches to using it, that are essential across the curriculum. Sue Savory, ICT Adviser, for sharing her thoughts below: Still an “ICT” Conference, with the new Computing programme of […]

String ~ Augmented reality experiments ~ Oooh AR

| June 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

To celebrate the launch of their Augmented Reality technology, String™ have released a showcase ~: String™ Augmented Reality Showcase Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a dragon flew out of your screen, or out of your wall? Try the AR Dragon. Investigate Scrawl, the first world’s first 3D augmented reality drawing app. […]

Frog 14 ~ ICC Birmingham

| June 24, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Each year Frog Trade hold the Frog Annual Conference, to explore and celebrate the role technology plays in facilitating outstanding learning in the classroom, and this year we are delighted to have been invited to present a Keynote, at the ICC Birmingham. ‘Celebrating outstanding education and awesome technology’ Whilst we have no link to Frog, […]