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Cedar Primary School, Strood, Kent ~ Day 1

| March 13, 2014 | 7 Comments 

Thank you to Mrs Jacquie Keelan Headteacher Cedar Primary School for organising our two day visit to the school. We started with a massive emphasis on analog responses, to a digital stimulus. A massive well done, and thank you, to all of the teachers today, for joining in so fully, in all of the opportunities, [...]


| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments 

We’ve been experimenting with tilt shift for a while now. Tilt-shift photography is basically using  your camera to make the photo taken seem miniature. You could spend hours with camera movements,  selective focus, shallow depth of field, a tilt-shift lens, rotation of the lens plane relative to the image plane, “tilt”, movement of the lens [...]

Circuit GoGo Lite ~ Electronics on an iPad

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Circuit GoGo Lite is a great way to investigate, and learn about, circuits and electronics. An interactive electronics handbook for kids ages 6 – 12. Follow Loopie, the little alien, in an adventure to build simple circuits for Neanderthals living on planet Earth. Aspects of circuitry are revealed in one bite-sized chunk at a time. [...]

ICT Computing and E-safety Conference, Shropshire

| March 6, 2014 | 36 Comments 

Great to contribute a keynote session to The Shropshire ICT Computing and E-safety Conference, at The Shropshire Conference Centre, Mytton Oak Road, Shrewsbury. Steve Compton, Education Improvement Adviser, from the Education Improvement Service, Learning and Skills Group, shared these thoughts: A day of juggling? 70 staff from schools across Shropshire attended the Shropshire ICT, Computing [...] ~ & an Hour of Code™

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments 

Take part in an Hour of Code™ (as a starter, & more) with your students at The Hour of Code™ is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. You can also teach the Hour of Code all year-round. Tutorials (which can be found HERE) work on browsers, tablets, smartphones, [...]

Superlame ~ speech bubble maker

| February 28, 2014 | 4 Comments 

With the Superlame speech bubble tool, you can add life and comments to a picture with great ease. Add zaps, kerpows and thwacks too! Whilst there are many comic creators, this tool is quick and easy, quite simplistic, but powerfully intuitive. Bubbles can creep outside the edge of your picture too. A useful tool when [...]

Raising Standards Using ICT Conference, Middlesbrough

| February 28, 2014 | 83 Comments 

Great to deliver a couple of keynotes, and workshops, at the Raising Standards Using ICT Conference, Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough’s renown ICT Conference is back! This superb event featured a wide ranging ICT marketplace and top “inspirational ICT professionals” from across education. Middlesbrough is very proud of its ICT achievements over the years. Supported by the now [...]

Mapping Our World (Oxfam)

| February 27, 2014 | 2 Comments 

Mapping our World from Oxfam, is a whiteboard teaching concept for 8 to 14 year olds, which explores the relationship between maps and globes, and how different projections influence our perception of the world. It challenges the idea that there is one ‘correct’ version of the world map. It shows that the sizes of countries [...]

Education Innovation Conference, Manchester

| February 27, 2014 | 47 Comments 

Education Innovation is a national conference and exhibition taking place in Manchester that brings together leading education experts, thought leaders and inspirational practitioners to share expert advice, training and guidance about integrating innovation and technology into learning. In our session, entitled “Out of This World”, we shared some accessible, and hopefully inspiring, tools and ideas, for [...]

Bee~Bot: free iPad programming basics

| February 26, 2014 | 4 Comments 

Bee-Bot, an established name in the world of programming in schools, have developed a FREE app that acts as a superb introduction to control. The familiar yellow and black striped robot character, we have seen whizzing across the floor of many classrooms, now forms the central character in an iPad/pod app. Use the Bee-Bot keyboard [...]