Category: Teaching

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YouTube as an Educational Resource

Look, there are only ever two key questions from teachers when talking about Youtube. The first is ‘why is it blocked in school?’ Good question, but then again some many educational tools are blocked by the educational establishment; Google Image search, Ning to name a few. In fact I think it was Alan November that…
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30 Dec ’08 2

#6 5 Minute Meals for ICT

‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science.’ Topic or Tool: Many Eyes. A project and website set up to enable anyone to share data and data analysis. More importantly it allows anyone to create, edit, share data visualizations. What does it cost? FREE. How it could…
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21 Dec ’08 2

Communicating through Windows Live

In November, Microsoft released a major update to its Windows Live online services. The Windows Live suite included updates for mail, messenger, photo gallery and more, I was particular interested in how Movie Maker would work. I blogged about the  Windows Live Family Safety features although I am not sure our students won’t find numerous…
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20 Dec ’08 0

Helping Parents

Following a conversation with a colleague, I was asked about how they as parents could support/monitor their children’s online time, what the government refers to an e-Safety. So I posted a short answer on the Colleges blog. Here it is, can we add to it? In reflection, I realised that this information may be welcomed…
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20 Dec ’08 0

NCSL – Ten Years Younger

Its been too long since I spent time on a Middle Leadership CPD learning task. Accepted, I read technology and education blogs most days, I try and write to my blog most weeks and I have taught myself how to use a few new software tools. I continue to contribute to my Personal Learning Network…
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14 Dec ’08 0

SUMO Image Editor – FREE

No, not ‘shut up and move on,’ but a rather impressive in browser image editor, SUMO. Yes, I like our Serif draw, but more and more we (staff and students) are using GIMP as their image editor of choice. Now Dr Pic was neat for quick touch ups, picnik was good for photos, SUMO is…
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12 Dec ’08 0