Tag Archives: elearning

Inspired – e-zine from Futurelab

Worth a look is Futurelab’s new online newsletter Subscribe to inspirED inspirED is a collection of news and stories to inspire anyone interested in innovative approaches to teaching and learning, updated three times a year. The first issue is now … Continue reading

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NEN resources

With the changes to the Shropshire internet feed I have received an email from Steve Horsfield of WMnet to remind me about the NEN facilities regulated by IP address i.e. access is only available from a recognised schools’ IP address. … Continue reading

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Time for Phun

There are a number of on-screen physics simulators that can be used to discover properties of materials.  Learners can use the computer to investigate the way things move and inter-react, generating questions and providing the means to find answers.  Using this … Continue reading

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Online animation at AjaxAnimator

Flash is the ultimate tool for creating animations that are easily transferred to the web.  Even though it is industry-standard it can be used at any level and we’ve seen some superb examples from people of all ages and abilities. … Continue reading

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Video on the cheap

Despite the obvious learning opportunities it offers, sometimes it’s difficult to justify buying a digital video camera for everybody.  There are limitations to using a DV camera; usually you need to connect the camera to the computer to get the … Continue reading

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DIY-Picasso – a source of starting points and stimulus.

Those doing work on Picasso might be interested in Mr. Picassohead, a site that allows you to create your own masterpiece in the style of the great master.  Using drag and drop onscreen, pupils can quickly and easily create those … Continue reading

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As part of a course I was running last night, I had cause to revisit Picasa, Google’s free image manipulation software, and I must say that it was well worth revisiting. I had forgotten how powerful it is. A particular … Continue reading

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Britannica Encyclopedia for free

Another freebie, this time for bloggers or website developers. Encyclopaedia Britannica Webshare is a special program for web publishers, including bloggers, webmasters, and anyone who writes for the Internet. You get complimentary access to the Encyclopaedia Britannica online and, if … Continue reading

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Prison Reform: Parliament’s role then and now

A new video conferencing programme for schools run by Parliament’s Education Service As part of a new video conferencing programme offered by the Education Service at the Houses of Parliament, these pilot sessions focus on the issue of Prison Reform … Continue reading

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700 free whiteboard resources

Dear Steve, Today, we’ve launched a new collection of free online whiteboard resources.  They are from our Absorb courseware, and offer a wide range of simulations, animations and models across secondary school science, D&T and mathematics. You’ll find these resources … Continue reading

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