Category: Edtech stuff

’21C Tools for Teaching – People & Learners’ via Scoop.it

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Whilst browsing the wondrous world wide web we stumbled upon this terrific curation of ’21st Century Tools for Teaching-People and Learners’ by Gust Mees. It acts as a central point for blog posts, articles, tutorials etc on many web2.0 applications for teaching & instructional purposes, and its well worth checking out for those interested in […]

Active Administration in Schools via the Cell Phone

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There’s a great buzz surrounding this blog post by Lisa Nielsen – AKA: @InnovativeEdu. We love it simply because it encourages school leaders to get out of their offices and use technology to amplify the things that they see via simple technology: their cell phone. As avid enthusiasts of the use of such tech, we […]

Claymation Studio 3.0 – EdTech Review

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When we got out hands on the Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe we were looking forward to becoming the next Nick Park of Wallace and Grommet fame. Yet whilst a product that costs £39.99 obviously won’t allow you to create the next ‘Wrong trousers’, students can effectively use it to storyboard their ideas and to make […]

Livescribe Echo Smartpen – Edtech Review

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The Livescribe Echo Smartpen has tremendous potential for use in our schools. We were blown away after playing with one for a few weeks. We showed it to teachers and students and our findings are below, but needless to say – we were mightily impressed. Livescribe smartpens digitally capture everything people hear and write. To […]

WatchKnowLearn – YouTube alternative

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We love WatchKnowLearn. Why? Because it has an ethical approach to educating students via the medium of video – with an additional emphasis on staying safe. Within a few sentences the organisation states: ‘Imagine hundreds of thousands of great short videos, and other media, explaining every topic taught to school kids. Imagine them rated and […]

iClone 4 pro – Edtech Review

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We loved Reallusion’s CrazyTalk Animator Pro that much we decided to venture even deeper into the world of 3D animation via the company’s ‘iClone 4 pro’. Some of the product features include 3D filmmaking, environment productions, motion & interactivity, and video effects all via instant virtual sets. As Teachers we love tutorials – and with […]

Google Mapping Native American History

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Google Mapping Native American History We love this great teaching approach for learning about Native American History from David Freeburg. His website ‘Epic Epoch’ is a place full of great teaching ideas. David describes himself as someone ‘who enjoys his experience in the classroom teaching his students how to use the web, social media, Interactive […]

QWIKI: a new way to experience information?

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Now this looks interesting for quickly introducing a new topic at a moment’s notice. Qwiki is a new way to experience information and at first glance it looks ideal for classroom use. You simply stick the name of a location, person, object etc into the search bar and sit back whilst a lovely computerised lady […]