Category: Digital Learning


The catalytics are coming

Back in October 2012 I show cased three catalytics, real time response systems, that were front and centre. This time let me share with you ExitTicket. It is a little more sophisticated than the earlier catalytic systems and of course relies on wifi, the availability of wifi connected devices and of course staff confidence. Of…
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6 Feb ’14 0

QuotesCover for your classroom or corridor

If you were looking for a quick way to dress your classroom, then Quotes Cover turns any ordinary saying texts or quotation (searchable by keyword) into a relatively attractive classroom or corridor poster. Add a little emphasis with an carefully placed asterix before Flicking clicking through various text font and colour combinations, add photo effects…
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1 Jul ’13 0

Alan Wake – bringing it together (part 5)

It has been a busy few weeks and the project development has slowed down a little. On the plus side, Kelvin has managed to make real headway with the 4 station Xbox cabinet with the help of some sixth formers… … the XBOX station designed and built by students. We used different materials: wood for…
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26 Jun ’13 0

Alan Wake hardware choices (part 4)

Gaming in school – for literacy? Gaming for literacy is not any easy sell to other staff, before you have had a proven track record of success with students, but as they say ‘Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ Andre Gide I am by no…
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18 Jun ’13 0

Wake-ing a thirst for literacy (part 1)

I had been on the look out for a cinematic, highly narrative video-game title to re-purpose as a writing stimulus for some time now, inspired by Tim Ryland’s use of Myst and following on from the success of using US hit series Flash Forward as a writing stimulus for lower ability sets. I say ‘lower…
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9 Jun ’13 0

Hey good lookin

Looking for a landing page? Something that is simply, fast and sharp.Vizify remixes what is already there in the online mix (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and urls) and let’s you customise where you need to. Profiles are big, bold, and bright, presenting you and all of your data in a rather trendy chart-like, infographic way, with…
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19 Nov ’12 0