Monthly Archives: November 2005

Blue Ball

A follow up to the Big Red Button, click on the link if you are bored Tweet This Post

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Google

Google seems to be the topic of conversation all over the net nowadays. If they aren’t introducing a new service, Googlebase being the most recent then someone is using Google for other ‘creative’ purposes. The latest purposes I have come … Continue reading

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MindManager Smart

Free mind mapping software for use across the curriculum and across all Key Stages. As a member of the West Midlands Regional Broadband consortium, all Shropshire schools are eligible for free copies of MindManager Smart. This product has been installed … Continue reading

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More DiDA resources

Managing your Project – more DiDA resources from “DiDA delivered” – via WMNet, our Regional Broadband Consortium, including a free (but rather limited) mind maping tool. I’d be interested to hear what people think of these – note I found … Continue reading

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Using cSwing in schools

This post on the ShropshireHOS blog outlines the way that cSwing Performance Analysis software is starting to be used to great effect at Thomas Adams school in Wem. PE Staff have used some of the school’s HOS allocation for training … Continue reading

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DiDA links

Here are a couple more links to DiDA related resources: MSN group set up by Jacqui Edwards (http://groups.msn.com/EdexcelDiDAResources). Lots of messages being discussed daily and several resources to support the teaching of DiDA. Chris Sharples’ current list of DiDA hints … Continue reading

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Planning Document for Unit 9.1

While in Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College, Telford, I observed part of a year 9 lesson, taught by Tim Curtis, with the students following Unit 9.1. The students were using Excel to plan the water ride in Flowol. Here are … Continue reading

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The Map Detectives Urban Mystery (Sherston)

Many schools will already have, and know the value of, the original Map Detectives. This is a new, updated adventure game in the same genre, combining problem solving with map reading and geographical skills. Tweet This Post

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Making The News

Article taken from NAACE newsletter: Making The News, created and hosted by the Regional Broadband Consortia, allows pupils to research, write and publish news reports, interviews, articles and flash-blogs online. With advice and tools to create fully designed ‘newspapers’ and … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE REVIEW | September/October 2004, Volume 39, Number 5

An interesting article on the future of education, with input from five of the leading blue-sky thinkers in educational technology. The emphasis is on game-based learning, although other avenues are followed. It’s interesting to see how visions of the future … Continue reading

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