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Find Sounds

| August 26, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

“Do you know any good places to find sounds?” How about trying a useful little site which is appropriately called just that, “Findsounds“: http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Bubbl.us

| August 25, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

In our sessions on mind mapping how some of the many ideas might be applied back in the classroom, we often have a quick discussion on the power of recording ideas visually, and a discussion of how it can confuse some students who DON’T think or work in a visual way. It is useful and […]

Studyblue

| August 22, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Studyblue enables quick creation of study aids, and revision tools. Useful when reviewing information on a vast range of subjects. There are iOS, Android & Web Apps. (Requires free sign up)

Kahoot ~ Games based response system

| August 21, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Kahoot is a great game-based, blended learning tool, & classroom response system. Kahoot doesn’t take a vast amount of time to set up, but is superb for engagement, and involvement. Enjoy!

Ystad, Sweden

| August 21, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

Our last event, for this tour of Sweden, and now we have made our way down to Southern Sweden, and the coastal town of Ystad. In a meeting with the directorates and principals, and a long afternoon/evening session with the teachers, we looked at how education has to start running in order to catch up […]

Google for education ~ Classroom

| August 20, 2014 | Add Your Thoughts 

It could be so easy to overlook, or take for granted, Google for education, and a great collection of teaching and learning tools. Classroom integrates Google Docs, Drive, and Gmail to enable teachers to create, collect, and organise assignments, and extend classroom communication. Google is offering Classroom to anyone with a Google Apps for Education account. Classroom is […]

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 […]