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Sculptris ~ digital sculpting

| April 6, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

If you are up for something slightly more complex, then set some of your students the challenge of mastering Sculptris. Sculptris is a free piece of software from Pixologic the makers of all-powerful Zbrush. Go play…

Ffired ~ after requests again. Thanks all. A fun couple of nights. More?

| April 2, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

I used to be a potter, but I got fired! I worked lifting heavy sieves, but I strained myself! I used to be a butcher, but I backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in my work. I used to be a cobbler, but was given the boot @xannov I used to […]

FlockDraw ~ together

| March 23, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

We often talk about collaborative drawing packages. Here is another one. Flock Draw gives you the opportunity to draw, mindmap and collaborate on line Paint a simple masterpiece. Make a point visually. Do whatever you want. Do it together. Grab a tool. Pick a color. Draw something. Show a friend. Show the world. Share your vision. […]

Noisli and more…

| March 17, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Noisli is another simple, but really effective, ambient soundtrack creator. Use the basic graphic interface to manipulate the range of sounds, building an atmosphere for use in descriptive narrative, or setting an atmosphere in a room. Try the Ambient Mixer for a more complex version of a similar concept. You might also experiment with Go […]

Sumdog ~ games for learning

| March 15, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

This is not a new site and is, in fact, the most common link we find in the side bar of school blogs, but… SumDog is one you should see, if you haven’t done so already. SumDog’s maths games can be good to play, either at home or at school. Most are multi-player, so you […]

Spring Lane Primary, Northampton ~ Day 2

| March 15, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Today saw another new steps taken in the age of adventure, with the children. What fun was had, in the lands of technology today! Exploring uncharted territories, discovering distant digital domains, and generally stretching technology in wild and wondrous ways. We set foot in the high~ways, low~ways, no~go~ways, by~ways, here~ways, share~ways, there~ways, slow~ways, up~ways, down~ways, […]

Co Sketch

| March 14, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

CoSketch is a multi-user online whiteboard designed to give you the ability to visualize and share your ideas as images. Anything you paint will show up, for all other users in the “room”, in real time. It only takes one click to save a sketch, as an image, for embedding on sites and blogs. Runs […]

Spring Lane Primary, Northampton ~ Day 1

| March 14, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

The first of our two days at Spring Lane Primary. A school situated in the centre of Northampton town, serving with respect a diverse and vibrant community. Thanks go to Headteacher Alex Owens for inviting us, her staff and her colleagues from neighbouring schools and the Collaborative Academies Trust: St Barnabas Church of England School, […]

On screen digital keyboard

| February 29, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Can’t get much more simple than this: a virtual keyboard, that can be used on whiteboards, in musical activities, …including playing along to X Factor! Click the mouse pointer on one of the ‘piano’ keys, or press the letters on your keyboard. The ‘Chord Mode’ button allows you to select sets of notes. Click the […]

Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School, Dublin

| February 29, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

A wonderful opportunity to spend a day with the pupils and staff at Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School. A huge THANK YOU to Susan Nic Réamoinn, Junior Infant Teacher for coordinating today’s sessions and to Tomaś Ó Dúlaing, Priomhoide of Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School for accommodating us and making us so welcome. […]