I am pleased to be able to announce that, when you book me for animation training with your school, you qualify for a 10% discount on ZU3D animation software…. Which is nice! Give me a call to discuss your requirements and book a date. 07999 584480.
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Zu3D, which was previously available only for Windows, is now available for the iPad. At the time of writing, the cost of the download was £4.99. The core animation, sound and titling features are supported, and the navigation is intuitive.
I was lucky enough to receive a Raspberry Pi for Christmas. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized ‘enthusiast’ computer for hobbyists. My primary purpose for the Raspberry Pi is as a media device for watching iPlayer and YouTube videos, though I quite fancy dabbling in a bit of ZX Spectrum emulation, and maybe
Over the past few weeks my pupils have mastered some pretty tricky aspects of Microsoft Excel. The pupils were set the challenge of seeing how a self marking maths quiz worked. The spreadsheet had a hidden column which calculated the correct answer of the maths problem. An ‘IF’ function compared the actual answer with the
In school, staff have been using a shared Outlook calendar to book laptops for use in lessons. The shared calendar (unlike their own calendars) are not available off site via Outlook Web Access. The decision was made to move to a Google powered calendar, which is part of our Google Apps for Education suite. Accounts
I have given training in animation and have used it in the classroom for years now, but was introduced to Sam Animation for the first time by Oscar Stringer today at #BETT2011. The software from www.samanimation.com/ is cross platform. It starts from the great price of FREE. Although the interface is a little unpolished and
There is something about the simplicity if the Alphasmart Neo that keeps drawing me back. The fact that it allows the children to focus solely on the content of the text rather than the formating and frills is, in my mind, a real boon. I had not seen the wireless functionality before. The demo of
When animating: Rather than use card that marks and creases easily, and tears and moves around, use some cheap flooring lino. This is a lot heavier than card so will stay put when you are working, is strong and reusable. You can buy lino from around £4 per square metre. It is well worth the
To delete a file on an Easi-Speak recorder, play it and pause part way through. Press and hold the Record button.
Did you know that if you press and hold the star button on an Easi-Speak it changes mode between mp3 and WAV format? If the LED is flashing, you are in mp3 mode (more useful + smaller files). If the LED is solid you are in WAV mode (better quality but very big files).