Student Learning and Creativity

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Skype in the Classroom

One of the performance indicators for this ISTE standard requires teachers to develop and model cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with colleagues and students of other cultures using digital age communication and collaboration skills.  Many of us already use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, now Skype … Continue reading

Blackboard – A learning Management system

McGraw-Hill have their version of a learning management system which can be found at the following link. The blackboard website gives this brief introduction to its resource: Building a Better Education Experience Blackboard works with our clients to develop and implement technology that improves every aspect of education. We enable clients to engage more students in … Continue reading

Creative Commons: What every educator needs to know

This is an informative and (dare I say it), CUTE slideshare presentation explaining Creative Commons and asking the question:  In a connected world how can we teach ‘creative integrity’

Best of the Ed Tech Web 2010

Richard Byrne, author of top resource sharing blog freetech4teachers has produced this slideshare which showcases “67 tools in 60 minutes”.  How many of these tools have YOU used in your classroom? Share your experiences with digital tools in the classroom by leaving a comment below.

Book Trailers

Book trailers are a  useful way to “sell” a book to your students and other members of the school and wider community. One can design a book trailer or view a wide collection of resources available on the web. Book trailers are an effective tool in the evaluation of suitable reading material for your students.  … Continue reading

Interactive White Board – The Smart Board

The use of the smartboard is becoming increasingly common in schools. It is a useful digital technology that will enhance the learning experience for students and enable effective collaboration and communication.  The link below will take you to the Promethean website which contains a series of videos showing classroom applications for their brand of interactive whiteboard, the ActivBoard. The site … Continue reading

Moodle – A learning management system

  Moodle is an Open Source Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).  It has become very popular among educators around the world as a tool for creating online dynamic web sites for their students. Moodle permits password protected use of forums, chats, online … Continue reading

Creative Commons

The Bright Ideas blog published this poster created by Brazillian Karlisson Bezzera, a blogger who goes under the name of Nerdson.  Bezerra manages to explain creative commons in an easy-to-follow comic strip.   If you haven’t already done so, visit (and subscribe to) the Bright Ideas blog.  Here’s a brief introduction, taken from their about page: Bright … Continue reading

Google Earth

Google Earth is a digital tool that supports research and learning. It enhances the sharing of knowledge and collaboration between student and teacher. Using amazing new 3D tools developed by Google Earth your classroom can be as vast as your imagination. Accompany your students on a journey of discovery. Fly to any destination on Earth. … Continue reading

Xtranormal Videos

One of the videos on our homepage was generated using this site:  xtranormal.  The site allows you to produce videos using sets, characters, motions, emotions, camera angles and various other options of your choice.  All you have to do is key in the script and make your various choices.  It is no longer a free … Continue reading

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