Sunday, October 4, 2009
Any suggestions would be appreciated. What has worked well at your school?
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The children have already found the microphone and webcam features on the discussion boards. They are happily recording comments to one another. They have picked the tools up very quickly without any formal tuition.
What are you doing with Media Tools?
Friday, June 26, 2009
During the last week the Year 6 children have really enjoyed creating animations using Anithings software. The beta version is free to download and if you like it there is a special preorder price. I was really impressed with how quickly the children created an animation. The two animations above have been embedded into our Learning Platform.
Over the next couple of weeks I am going to get the Year 6 children to work with the Year 2 children, to create some Oceans and Seas animation which will link with their topic work.
Have you tried Anithings yet?
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Media Tools are an exciting set of very simple, easy to use tools with more creative methods of contributing to discussions, blogs, surveys etc. They will be great to use with my Year 2 children who are just getting started on the LP.
- Simple text editor
- Advanced text editor
- Webcam recorder
- Sound recorder
- Sketch pad
- Simple picture importer
Can't wait for the simple picture importer, I am sure it will benefit many teachers as well as children. They are due out sometime in June.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I have been using a website recently to create headings for Interest Spaces and wikis on the LP platform. They are fantastic, you can choose style, font, size and colour. Some of them are also animated. It's definitely worth a try.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Next week I am going to start Myst:Exile with them. I have begun to create a wiki ready for Monday. The children are really intrigued as I have called it their MYSTERY project. They have all been given a topic book to age. I can't wait for us all to have some fun, now SATS are over.
Have you used Myst:Exile?