Work is very demanding at the moment, on top of the curriculum, printer rationale, VLE, Website, ‘new build,’ and of course data management, we are currently hosting a PGCE student. The experience of working with a ‘teacher in training,’ has been very rewarding and today was the first day I saw education lighten up his face. The moment when his starter activity fully .... Read more and bookmark.
Well we didnt expect that! We had 46 students arrived and two can after other clubs. Thats nearly a 80% increase from week 1. We started with a few annoucements and then gave a short demo of GIMP. We were not expecting so many students, registration was awkward. I might asked if we can have an official register in Sims? Students dipped their toes in the graphics art water and we set a DMGC task .... Read more and bookmark.
Look, I have been reviewing a number of tools, as an introduction I picked some simple and very easy to access tools that I believe could have a real impact on teaching and learning. As these were not nouveaux but nevertheless valauble, I threw in Google Rome. Very hip! Now I am throwing down the gaunlet to anyone who wishes to join me. I am going to attempt to learn to use something free. .... Read more and bookmark.
Topic or Tool: Ancient Rome in Google. Wow. Google has released an “Ancient Rome 3D” layer for their popular Google Earth browser. The new layer shows many of the buildings and structures that made up the city during the rule of Constantine the Great. Some of the buildings even have interiors. What does it cost? FREE as part fo the Google Earth tool. Another great amazing .... Read more and bookmark.
Topic or Tool: Social Bookmarking. Another term for website ‘favourites,’ only you can organise these bookmarks and share then with colleagues or with ‘your network.’ Still not clear? Then watch this Common Craft video. PS if you have not come across Common Craft before, have a good rummage, plenty of CPD goodness here. What does it cost? FREE. It boast more than 5.3 .... Read more and bookmark.
LiveWeb allows you to insert web pages into a PowerPoint slide and refresh the pages real time during slide show. Bascially you can display web pages without ever leaving the confines of your PowerPoint slide show. I thought this might be really handy for my Colleague Tom Barrett when he shows the power of Google Docs, plus other sites. Let me know what you think? .... Read more and bookmark.