I recently set my pupils a challenge. Details are encoded in this QR code. Click on the code for the full size version. (It will scan more reliably).
Category Archives: ICT
I have been becoming more and more interested in GPS route tracking and using digital mapping tools like Google Maps. I have dabbled with a few iPhone apps – some that track data to capture your route over a given period and others that store individual way-points. The process of converting and uploading data files
A while back I stumbled upon the Sleep Cycle alarm clock. The idea of the app is that it monitors your sleep pattern and wakes you during a half hour window as you are in a period of lighter sleep. About a week ago, I started actively using Sleep Cycle. With a 4 month old
One of the excellent ideas shared at #TMBETT2010 was the use of Scratch programming environment in primary education. I was very impressed with the demonstration by Miles Berry (@mberry). Although I didn’t find it quite as easy in my 10 minute play tonight as it looked in the demo, I am keen to have a
A number of years ago, I used an iMovie plug-in produced by Kudlian Software. This allowed you to film a pupil presenting a weather forecast in front of a green screen. It included maps and weather symbols. iMovie 08 dropped the support for plug-ins as it was a completely new program. Weather Studio from Kudlian
Although it is not a new product, 2Publish+ looks like a very useful program to give the younger children a means to create printed work in a wide variety of forms – from Postcards to newspapers to comic strips and more. www.2simple.com/2publishplus/ £299 site licence.
One of the gaps that needs plugging at my school is ‘control’. We have a number of unserviceable Roamers, but no real solutions for the teaching of control technology. The Lego Mindstorm units have caught my eye for some time. The 2Simple 2Control NXT software offers a simpler programming interface than the Lego software. It
Some years ago, many schools from the Tonbridge cluster took part in a Podcasting project. Softease Podium, as it was known back then, was the software of choice, as it offered an all in one recording, editing and publishing solution. It was (and still is) very easy to use. In many ways the software proved
I had forgotten how to access the teacher options in 2Simple software. I needed access to address two irritations that I had on a regular basis: 2Connect auto connecting without me wanting ideas linked. 2Connect printing to a printer other than the one that I wanted it to. I have now been reminded: Press ‘Ctrl+Shift+O’
According the the BETT website, ( http://www.bettshow.com/page.cfm/link=196 ) “QR codes will be displayed prominently on BETT signage and other marketing collateral enabling visitors to access the site directly from their phones.” I purchased an iPhone app specially to be able to take note of contact details easily as was suggested on the BETT site. I