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The West of England ICT Conference

| June 30, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

This year’s theme is unlocking and opening Digital Doorways that will takes delegates on learning journeys to make new discoveries and explore new places, exploring how technology can empower teachers and learners, as global citizens, to unlock learning and connect to new opportunities. Thank you to Jo Briscombe, Teaching and Learning Adviser and CPD Lead, Integra Schools, […]

Myst III: Exile at Park Mead Primary School

| June 28, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

A huge well done, and thank you, to Mr Driscoll, from Park Mead Primary School. We have heard from Jack before back in 2013 when he has sent us his pupils creations – Some Crazy Cranleigh Creatures. Here are some more of his celebrations, this time using Myst III:Exile.             I […]


| June 28, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Wordsmyth is a suite of dictionary-thesaurus resources, useful for many ages & abilities. There are different levels of dictionary, each with their own style and structure. The Beginners’ Dictionary, for example, has very easy-to-read entries written with a simple defining vocabulary of 2000 “starter” words. The differences between the dictionaries could be useful when looking […]

Harry Potter’s Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine

| June 24, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Designed to accompany the Harry Potter Exhibition, organised by the US National Library of Medicine, the Online Education Resources are a touch of magic in their own right. Follow the clues, to discover similarities between Harry’s fictional world and ours. Investigate the Potions section and find answers to things such as the difference between the […]

IT16 Conference & Exhibition ~ Kent

| June 23, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

A Keynote and workshops at the IT16 Conference & Exhibition at the Ashford International Hotel in Kent. There was an other Keynote from Peter Twining. Our keynote was called Animal Magic! A Mission Improbable. We spent some fun time exploring the power of inventive technologies and see how they can have a huge impact on […]

Culture Street’s Picture Book Maker

| June 21, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Culture Street’s Picture Book Maker Whilst it is not perfect, you can, quite quickly, create some little gems. Choose your characters, some backgrounds, objects and artefacts, then get composing your tale over multiple pages. This can help break down simple stories in to distinct sections, perhaps as a plan for a more extended tales Younger […]

| June 20, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

SoapBox is a controlled digital space, designed to “improve student engagement by breaking down the barriers students face when deciding whether or not to participate in class, and gives teachers a concrete assessment of student comprehension, in real time”. Soap Box is a service that enables teachers to gather instant feedback from students through their […]

The Levelator®

| June 20, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

“Do you believe in “magic”? You might after using The Levelator® to enhance your podcast. An old and archived piece of software but genuinely useful So what is The Levelator®? It’s software that runs on Windows, OS X (universal binary), or Linux (Ubuntu) that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file […]

email dodo

| June 20, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

With eMailDodo you can create and administer email groups in one central place (‘in the cloud’). Because eMailDodo is a cloud service, all members in your group can use the same single email address for the group on any pc or mobile & it’s easy to remember. Never again worry about misspelling an address or […]

Hertfordshire Deputy & Assistant Heads Conference

| June 16, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

‘Resilience’, the Enabler or Barrier to Effective Leadership  – A one-day national conference for primary deputy and assistant headteachers. Strong leadership in schools is key to driving up standards and ensuring all young people get the good education they need at The Auction House, Luton. Exploring the power of inventive technologies and see how they […]