Friday, September 04, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
The things I've been thinking about are here: Not in blog form but as a Google Site shared with the staff in 2014 - https://sites.google.com/a/cloud.wellesley.school.nz/state-of-play/
I'm about to produce a 2015 edition of this.
In the meantime, here are some cool links which might help your digital learning programme:
This free resource aims to encourage young people to engage in creative writing. Designed by current teachers, the LMYL Picture of the Day can simply be shown on a Smartboard screen to give an instant writing stimulus.
The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015 – So Far
Design for modern classrooms. Some examples:http://www.fieldingnair.com/videos/
Ewen McIntosh on Fuzzy Thinking:
Derek Wenmoth ( Core Ed) on Rethinking Education
Google Expeditions are coming.......
Google Art Project https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/art-project
Is this the future of news? Crowdsourced video via Youtube and Storyful.
Google Apps : 20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools
Video: “Evolution On Earth In 60 Seconds”
Monday, August 18, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
From Teacher Only Day Friday 25 July
Sunday, October 13, 2013
From The Ulearn Conference last week
The nature of Transformative Learning. Keynote speaker Ken Shelton:
Student Questioning from Trevor Bond
School Staff as readers – from the National Library:
Want to try handwriting lessons on an Android tablet? Try this:
Some excellent android and IOS apps on this site created by a New Zealand teacher:
If you or any of your students are interested web page design, Google make a free editor which looks ok to me.
Interested in doing video with your class? Have a look at this cross country collaboration:
Try this science app for Android tablets. Goreact.
With goREACT, you can become a virtual chemist. Whether you're a novice or expert, the free play and guided modes make it fun and fascinating.
- Initiate nearly 300 virtual chemical reactions by dragging elements into the Reaction Area.
- Amazing images and videos illustrate the molecules you create.
- Select alternate views of the Periodic Table to discover different aspects of the elements’ chemical properties.
- Touch any of the Periodic Table's 118 elements to see an image and fun fact about it.
- With helpful hints about reactions to try, there’s always something exciting to explore.
- “Featured Reactions” menus guide you through themed sets of chemical reactions related to particular applications,such as the environment, beauty products or cars.
- Learn more about how the Periodic Table is organized, and follow links to additional educational resources.
This site lets you interact with the London Symphony Orchestra
The fun theory escalator video.
And finally, I think there’s a lot of sense in this: Teaching Children to be their own Internet Filters
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
First of a number. I get a lot of interesting stuff through my personal learning network. Here’s a quick sample which you can access through this email or through the ICT and Learning Blog
Great little blog from Tahatai Coast School Year 2 Class. There are some interesting Ipad apps used here….
Pounamu is a free, online NZ game set in a future world. Register now to play Pounamu on the 29th and 30th August
Anyone using rubric generators? These 3 Rubric Makers That Will Save You Time And Stress
Do rubrics stifle creativity?
Use the free Flickr photo storage site and the free photo editing tools embedded in the site.
Blog site of a NZ quadblogging school --- Melville Int in Hamilton
Try dividing 1 by 998001. Always good for a discussion
Learning with Minecraft. here are some ways you could integrate Minecraft into your classroom planning
A selection of hand made slow motion science videos:
Visual Poetry: Creating word clouds using an Ipad
A guide to Free Image collections on the Web:
Searching intelligently with Wolfram Alpha.
Web Tool of the week – Pinterest – 20 ways it can be used in a library
The future of learning. Interesting graphic….
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
TimelinesHere are some tools to help you create timelines. I love using timelines to get children thinking about events in history. Timelines are useful tools which can be used as a graphic organiser. There are also some on our web 2.0 tools site
Try dipity.com too
A List of Apps from Richard Byrne
IOS Apps: http://ipadapps4school.com/
A list of Android Apps: http://android4schools.com/