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“Improving Outcomes” using Technology Conference – Warwickshire

| May 20, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Today in Leamington Spa for the “Improving Outcomes” using Technology Conference hosted by Warwickshire ICT Development Service’s Summer Conference, delivering a keynote exploring the wonders of the web assisted by plasticine, googly eyes and feathers, followed by workshops developing story telling and writing skills, with and without technology. Huge thank you to Colin Talbot, e-learning […]

Français interactif

| May 18, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Français interactif!, is a huge & comprehensive, web-based French program developed at the University of Texas. In addition to interviews of native French speakers and a wealth of cultural information, the website also includes recorded vocabulary, phonetics lessons, grammar explanations, and Internet activities. Français interactif! helps you explore the French language and culture by following […]

Onelook ~ search with a difference

| May 17, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

OneLook® Dictionary Search a search engine for words and phrases: Have a word for which you’d like a definition or translation- it’ll take you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate it. If you don’t know the right word to use, it’ll help you find it. “No word is too obscure”: More than 5 […]


| May 11, 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 […]

May The Forth Be With You

| May 4, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Coming up ~ “Tools to Tell a Tale” at Oxford Brookes University Festival

| April 30, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

“TOOLS TO TELL A TALE” Improving reading and writing through tech       Book online here!   A one-day course presented by three key gures in primary education: Pie Corbett, David Mitchell and Tim Rylands. in conjunction with NAPE. “Be part of an evolving story alongside children from around the world, investigating a wondrous collection of digital […]

Gombinoscope & Monoface ~ Face Creators

| April 29, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Two of our favourite face generators: Gombinoscope and Monoface. Both could just be good fun, or, useful in art projects on the structure of the human visage. How about making characters for a whodunnit story? Watch it though: Monoface has a potential 759,375 combinations to try!

Nicer Tube ~ “A Nicer Way To Share YouTube Videos”

| April 24, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Cut out all of the “extras” around the edge of a film with NicerTube. YouTube is a massive repository of useful ‘How-Tos’, advice, research gems, & more. However good the films are, there are a lot of aspects around, and below, which are less than useful in an educational context. In many comments, people are […]

Quiet tube…

| April 16, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

One of the problems I am sure you often encounter, as we do as we travel, is a huge, and sometime illogical, set of filters on online sites and resources. Sometimes strict filtering, whilst understandable on some levels, is also frustrating and doesn’t allow people to fulfill their professional duties. I am not going to […]

The Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance, Wiltshire ~ Day 2

| April 15, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Following yesterday’s INSET for the Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance  today is a lessons day at Corsham Primary School. A morning with two Y5 classes and one Y2 class of pupils in the afternoon with teachers and TAs attending the sessions followed by an after school session with any staff who wish to come along and […]