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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 […]

The Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance, Wiltshire ~ Day 1

| April 14, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Today, we explored some of the potential for imaginative, inventive and INNOVATIVE, “creative” use of technology, to bring our learning environments alive with the Pickwick Learning Teaching School Alliance at Springfields Community Centre, Corsham, with delegates from Corsham Primary School, Malmesbury Primary School, University of Gloucestershire, Sea Mills Primary School, Headley Park Primary School, Emlea Infants […]

Chipping Norton Partnership, Oxfordshire

| April 11, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

A great way to start the Summer Term: Inset for The Chipping Norton Partnership of schools at Middle Barton School. Thank you to headteacher Jane Tailby for inviting us and coordinating today’s INSET. ‘Having seen Tim present at the Headteacher’s Conference in March 2015,  are now delighted to be hosting Tim Rylands for the staff of […]

Sculptris ~ digital sculpting

| April 6, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

If you are up for something slightly more complex, then set some of your students the challenge of mastering Sculptris. Sculptris is a free piece of software from Pixologic the makers of all-powerful Zbrush. Go play…

Ffired ~ after requests again. Thanks all. A fun couple of nights. More?

| April 2, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

I used to be a potter, but I got fired! I worked lifting heavy sieves, but I strained myself! I used to be a butcher, but I backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in my work. I used to be a cobbler, but was given the boot @xannov I used to […]

FlockDraw ~ together

| March 23, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

We often talk about collaborative drawing packages. Here is another one. Flock Draw gives you the opportunity to draw, mindmap and collaborate on line Paint a simple masterpiece. Make a point visually. Do whatever you want. Do it together. Grab a tool. Pick a color. Draw something. Show a friend. Show the world. Share your vision. […]

Noisli and more…

| March 17, 2016 | Add Your Thoughts 

Noisli is another simple, but really effective, ambient soundtrack creator. Use the basic graphic interface to manipulate the range of sounds, building an atmosphere for use in descriptive narrative, or setting an atmosphere in a room. Try the Ambient Mixer for a more complex version of a similar concept. You might also experiment with Go […]