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Newsmap ~ The news here and there

| September 22, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Newsmap is an application that visually demonstrates the constantly changing landscape of the “Google News” news aggregator. 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 see which elements are given more coverage in those countries. You […]

Bugscope ~ control an expensive microscope

| September 21, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

The Bugscope project provides free interactive access to a scanning electron microscope (SEM) so that students anywhere in the world can explore the microscopic world of insects. This educational outreach program from the Beckman Institute’s Imaging Technology Group at the University of Illinois supports “K-16″ classrooms worldwide. What we really like, is the interaction you […]

Winged Sandals ~ Greek Mythology

| September 18, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Winged Sandals is a perfect example of how a website can “inform, educate and entertain” at the same time. Winged Sandals explores the magical world of Classical Greek mythology, a place filled with awesome gods, daring heroes and fabulous monsters. Winged Sandals features modern interpretations of Classical Greek myths and characters. The audience is guided […]

St Andrew’s CE Primary, Oswaldtwistle ~ The Return

| September 17, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Following our previous visits to St Andrew’s Primary School, Oswaldtwistle, Day 1 and Day 2 we return ….for some wild and woolly extension, and travels into some new and unexplored territories… beyond. We explored the power of inventive technologies and visual literacy elements, and saw how they can have a huge impact.  Raising confidence in […]

iSpot ~ identifying & classifying

| September 16, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Found a plant, or minibeast, and you haven’t got a clue what it is called? Try identifying it through iSpot. iSpot is really a great way to get a class finding, and identifying, wildlife around the school, or neighbourhood, adding to data about habitats too. As part of Open Air Laboratories (the OPAL project,), the […]

Oughtibridge Primary School, Sheffield ~ Day 2

| September 16, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Back to Oughtibridge Primary School, Oughtibridge, Sheffield for a day of lessons, joined by children from Year Six and Year Two, and visiting colleagues from across  the Locality G:  Malin Bridge Primary School, Bradfield Dungworth Primary School,  Nook Lane Junior School,  Stannington Infant School, Deep St John CE Junior School, Royd Infant School, Stocksbridge Nursery […]

Lunapic ~ image manipulation

| September 15, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Lunapic is well worth a deeper investigation than just the first page. It is a very easy to use image manipulator. Both fun and useful. There are many, many different effects that you can add to your image. We have heated up the Lunapic logo, and the two lads, from one of our events, to […]

Locality G ~ Oughtibridge Primary School, Sheffield ~ Day 1

| September 15, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

A great day near Sheffield in Yorkshire, at Oughtibridge Primary School and visiting Tech Coordinators from Locality G – a learning community with style. It is always good to work alongside ICT/Tech Co orinators, especially when they have the open “up for it” understanding of those here today. Because, even though a lot of what we […]

Self Portraits in the style of Julian Opie

| September 14, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Experiment with another ArtisanCam creative delight, and their Explore Self Portraits, for the chance to create your own portraits in the style of Julian Opie. Julian Opie’s style is a very distinctive one, using as few lines as possible, & with limited colours & textures. When you have finished, remember to label your picture in […]

Wikisky and Stellarium

| September 10, 2015 | Add Your Thoughts 

Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go. Wikisky allows you to imagine yourself viewing the Universe through one of […]