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AuthorStream ~ do more with your presentations, online

| August 19, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

AuthorSTREAM 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 

Our next steps, in Sweden: “To inspire teachers in Huddinge municipality, just outside of Stockholm.” With more than 100,000 residents, Huddinge is the second largest municipality in Stockholm County. The teachers at today’s event came from Huddinge’s primary and secondary schools. Thank you to Conny Steinmo, Deputy Director of Education at Huddinge Kommun, and Ostra […]

Face Sketch

| August 18, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Face 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 […]

Sollentuna, Sweden

| August 18, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Back to it, and in superb Swedish style! A great trip to Sweden, and the first of three big days of working alongside a few hundred teachers, from across the country. Today, we shared some magical ideas with teachers from Sollentuna, near Stockholm. Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun) is a municipality in east central Sweden, and […]

(Almost) Analog August

| July 16, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Traditionally, each year, we have Almost Analog (Almost) August, ~ a chance, and a challenge, to “switch off”. This year, we will be working in Sweden for some of August so won’t be able to achieve the total shut down of previous years. However, wherever you are, and whether, and whatever your role, and setting, […]

Did you Sir? Did you miss?

| July 13, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Metro Map Creator (& a walking tube map)

| July 11, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Metro Map Creator could be a superb way to draw things like a finished “mind map”, or a guide to an interesting process. You could use word, or PowerPoint, but this is easy. Start a fresh map, draw your routes, and add stations. Choose the direction of texts, and other settings, with the control panel. […]

Computing to Inspire, Nottingham

| July 11, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

A great, full on day, at The Nottingham Computing to Inspire Conference, Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, with opening and closing keynotes, and three workshops. Liz Kitts, Education Improvement Consultant for the county, shared these thoughts: “Computing to Inspire”, the Nottinghamshire Education Improvement Service’s summer conference, was a great event for subject leaders to […]

Wordles of Character

| July 10, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Here are a few more examples of some Wordles of Character. They are worth watching through, or reading, slowly. Poignant and thought provoking. A real development of empathetic writing. A slightly overworked and stressed doctor, an embarrassed teacher caught in a bit of a pickle, a “cool and trendy” vicar, (or so he likes to […]

Freemake Video Converter & Video Downloader

| July 9, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

FreeMake Video Converter is a useful tool for any Windows users who need to change a file from one format to another. You might also try FreeMake’s Video Downloader as an alternative to Firefox video Download Helper You’d have to think about copyright elements, but you can edit out the culturally sensitive elements of a […]