Animoto Hits the Spot

Now I must admit I have always like this mini web app. I used it to create short films for family, for CPD and for mini showcase films of student events. I plan to create my first feature length animoto of the Hamble College students talent that is LIVE tomorrow evening. I was pleased to read, in many different places, that Animoto is now free for educators. It’s a really easy web app to .... Read more and bookmark.

24 Apr ’08 0

Practicing What We Teach

The NEW curriculum states ‘explore the ways that ICT can be used to communicate, collaborate and share ideas on a global scale, allowing people to work together in new ways and changing the way in which knowledge is created.’ I am lucky to be able to work with an experienced ICT colleague and we have started to collaborate on the NEW curriculum. We have decided to try and .... Read more and bookmark.

20 Apr ’08 0

Motion Tool

I am not easily impressed by the visual frills, but I do remember the passion and expertise with which Hans Rosling presented at TED and Trendalyzer, the visualisation tool he used to enliven his presentation. … I also faintly remember Trendalyzer being acquired Google somewhere in my distant memory….. and then I duly forgot about the tool but I must have recommended Han’s .... Read more and bookmark.

18 Apr ’08 1

26.5 Hours a Day

I have squeeze a lot into today; reading my RSS feeds and sharing the best with my most immediate colleagues, tagging for those a few clicks away, browsing one or two selected websites. Listening to, (watching) and syncing my podcasts (most positioned for later listening). I emailed a little, talked or rather ‘Skyped,’ I caught up on my tweets and twiends (twitter friends, it seems .... Read more and bookmark.

17 Apr ’08 0

Dont Water the Rocks

[kml_flashembed movie="" width="150" height="200" wmode="transparent" /] Its been a long tough term and I thought I would summarise the journey so far using the web tool, voki . A very simple, easy to create animated .... Read more and bookmark.

6 Apr ’08 0

Online Media

A number of staff have asked about showing online media in their classroom and sadly, many of the sites they use personally are filtered here in educationland and sadly I dont have time to support them individually, so here is my online response. In addition to watching online media you can store, ‘grab’ or convert files that you may wish to use at a later date. My .... Read more and bookmark.

1 Apr ’08 0