28 June 2013

27 June 2013

Print Conductor

Print Conductor



PrintConductor is a great tool for big printing jobs.
You can print batches of documents without opening them one by one,
which saves you time.  Simply create a list of your Word, Excel, PowerPoint
and PDF files. Then click the Print button and sit back.


25 June 2013

free printable dice maker

free printable dice maker


The free printable dice maker  is a worksheet wizard that allows 
you to create dice with pictures, dice with text or printable dice 
with both images and text.
Very cool!


Scribus Graphics

Scribus Graphics


Scribus is a free, open source layout editor similar to Microsoft Publisher and Adobe InDesign.
It has plenty of modern features such as color separations and support for CMYK and Spot Color.
It's user-friendly and meets all the industry standards for publishing.
The Scribus website also has many tutorials and guides to help you on your way.

24 June 2013

BYOD

What BYOD really stands for ...


23 June 2013

Free ibarraReal Font

Free ibarraReal Font

Microsoft recently released the high-quality IbarraReal font for free.
This font is based on a print type from 1780. The type was created by
the Spanish artist Jerónimo Gil. It originally appeared in the Royal
Spanish Academy's edition of Don Quixote.

Office Timeline

Office Timeline


The aptly named Office Timeline is a free add-on for PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.
It helps you create attractive and clear timelines in just minutes.
The add-on fully integrates with PowerPoint and uses PowerPoint objects for simple editing.
Installing the add-on is easy. Just download the file and follow the instructions.
Note that the add-on may require additional software from Microsoft to run properly.
The add-on should download and install this software for you.
Very cool and easy to use!!

22 June 2013

School Booster Math

School Booster Math


This is a useful flash maths resource to practise the 'bus stop' method of division.
It's great on e-whiteboards and it gives instant feedback as the user completes the problem.

Active Presenter

Active Presenter


This is very cool
It can capture and record (Images and Full motion video), do annotations,
audio/video editing with options like pan/zoom, exporting to high quality video
formats including AVI, WebM etc, have transition effects, Narration, spotlight, blur, cursor path etc.

Wink Screen Capture

Wink Screen Capture


    Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at
creating tutorials on how to use software.
Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons,
titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
The tool allows you to grab images of what you’re up to on your PC and build
a ‘How to’ with ease.



Kurt Screen recorder

Kurt Screen recorder


Krut Computer Recorder is a free software for capturing screens, videos
and recording streaming audios that pass on your PC.
Simple and easy to use, the application automatically detects streaming audios/
videos broadcast on your PC and offers to capture them.
It is possible to set them for better quality.
One of the highlights is the Follow Mouse feature which keeps shifting the focus of the frame according to where you point your mouse.

18 June 2013

Online Convert

Online Convert


This is one of the best free, online file conversion website I have found.
Convert anything to anything.
Great resource for educators with the 'need for speed'.

xtramath

XtraMath



XtraMath is a free web program that teaches
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
facts which are critical to success in mathematics.

This is really AWESOME!!

17 June 2013

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives


WOW!!!
This provides interactive online math lessons, activities, and assessments.
Topics include fractions, functions, geometric transformations, integer arithmetic,
patterns and sequences, probability, right triangle trigonometry, slope, triangle
geometry, and writing equations of lines.


Interactive Whiteboard Resources

Interactive Whiteboard Resources


This is a steadily growing bank of free interactive whiteboard resources 
well worth checking before you spend ages creating your own.  
To find the files use the Foundation, KS1, KS2, KS3 links on the top bar, 
then search by subject.  
The pop out help files on the right hand side have useful pointers for 
 using Promethean, Smart, Easiteach, ActivStudio, ActivPX and Textease.  
Very useful indeed.

16 June 2013

Primary Games Arena

Primary Games Arena


This is absolutely awesome.
ICT, Maths, Science, English, History, Geography ...
 You can also sort according to grade level as well.
Definitely worth a look!!

Scoot & doodle

Scoot & doodle


A wonderful collaborative real-time drawing space which connects to
your Google Plus account, allowing you to illustrate, explain and
teach remotely across the world.
Very cool!!

15 June 2013

Internet Safety

Internet Safety


Get involved and help raise awareness of Internet Safety.
There are lots of resources here for all ages and there are many 
things you can do from spreading the word to running activities.  
This year's slogan is "Connect with Respect" and aims to get 
children thinking about their rights and responsibilities as they 
explore the online world.  Vitally important!

14 June 2013

Mixlr

Mixlr


This site allows users to stream realtime audio on the web and
make your own radio station.
The site links to SoundCloud so you can stream music legally.
It's a great a resource for setting up a school radio station or streaming a CPD event.
AWESOME!!


Artflow Studio

Artflow Studio


This is a great Android drawing app which has a good array of tools to
help you and your students show off their artistry skills.
You can share your creations online.
Very easy to use!!


Real Time Earthquakes

Real Time Earthquakes


This is a shocking resource which shows all of the earthquakes
that have happened over one week on a map.
The site separates the quakes into colours by strength.
It's astonishing to see how many earthquakes happening around the world

United Nations Environment Program

United Nations Environment Program


The United Nations Environment Program has developed a series of
free posters based on data from the UNEP's Geo Data Portal.
These posters visually and graphically display information about
environmental data. Some of the topics covered in these posters include
electricity production and consumption, CO2 emissions, ecosystems
management, and hazardous materials. Each fact sheet, poster, and
infographic is available as a PDF that you can download and print.

Very nice!

10 June 2013

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension


Students play detective in this free, fifth-grade Reading Comprehension lesson.
Students help Jermaine find his Grandma’s lost hat by using context clues in
her email and in witness testimony. Students are actively involved throughout
the lesson by interviewing witnesses, keeping careful notes, and narrowing
down the clues to solve this mystery. 
Very nice!!


Compass directions

Compass directions


This real-world lesson helps children understand and use the
compass directions north, south, east, and west.
Children must compose and follow multiple-step directions and
explore locations on a grid map to help Carlos find his way
home from the playground.
In the end, children can use the tickets they earned from
correct answers to play a fun arcade-style game.


Geometry co-ordinates

Geometry co-ordinates



This is super cool!
Children join Raleigh in an effort to put together the pieces of the Narthex stone
and uncover the lost temple. In order to find each piece, students must locate
and plot ordered pairs and use the origin of a coordinate plane as a point of reference.
Exciting interaction, cool characters, and specific feedback make this
lesson a favorite amongst parents and students.


09 June 2013

Clay yourself

Clay yourself


/This is a really cool idea to create your own avatar.
Make one from clay.
Make yourself or friends.
Very easy to use!!

08 June 2013

Word it Out

Word it Out


Although you could do the same with wordle and Taxedo,
Word it out has some really nice features.
One of them is that you can embed it straight from there website for free.

This is really cool