Tag: free software

In:Tuition life-skills resources to support Health and Wellbeing

http://www.intuitionkit.com In:Tution is an excellent online downloadable  resource which combines lesson ideas on using a host of free online tools, all adapted to teach various health-promoting topics. All of the detailed step-by-step lesson plan ideas for using the free online tools show immediate application to supporting health and wellbeing issues in the classroom, but will also demonstrate for staff, who …

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The Great Behaviour Game – a free online tool to support Classroom Behaviour Management

The Great Behaviour Game is a free online tool which a classroom teacher can use to help turn managing classroom behaviour in a primary classroom into a game with a class of pupils. At the same time this provides a serious tool to help identify behaviour patterns of individual pupils for a teacher, which can greatly help in resolving …

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Fun or fear? Spreadsheets for Problem Solving in the Primary Classroom – fun over fear!

Mention spreadsheets to some teachers and there may be a visible shudder!  For those unfamiliar with the use of spreadsheets in a primary classroom they don’t tend to conjure up ideas of a fun activity for pupils.  Part of the reason for that is that for those who have used spreadsheets in their adult life, …

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Hear the text of Word documents spoken with WordTalk

Wordtalk http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/ A Windows text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word, free for Scottish schools. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary and a text-to-mp3 converter. Click on this link to see Wordtalk in action (using the Scottish “Stuart” voice) Stuart speaking text from …

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Create collage pictures from your photographs with Microsoft Research AutoCollage

Would you like to be able to create a collage of your own photographs where the images blend into one another, but you don’t feel you have the skills to blend them together?  Then step up Microsoft Research Autocollage.  All you do is put your chosen photographs into a folder on your computer, open the Autocollage …

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Creating animated movies with narration with Photostory 3

Microsoft Photostory 3 is a free software download which lets you add photographs and narration to create animated movies with various effects. Create slideshows using your digital photographs.  You can modify, crop, or rotate pictures. Add special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. For helpful …

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Hear! Hear! Tools for Creating and Editing Audio Recordings in the Classroom

So you want to make an audio recording? Here are some free tools to help you do that in the classroom. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ – Audacity is free software to download which lets users record and edit audio in order to create mp3 files for use on websites, blogs, podcasts or anywhere online. Audacity is a free, …

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Picasa 3 for your Pictures – working with images

Picasa 3 is free downloadable software (from http://picasa.google.com/) which lets you manage and manipulate your photographs.  You can apply several effects to each photograph, you can resize, crop and create collages , slideshows or videos.  You can create large posters to whatever size you wish from your photograph which prints on the paper in your printer …

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Image Manipulation Tools

There are many image manipulation tools available for teachers, or their pupils, to use.  Many of these for free. Some require software to be downloaded and many are able to be used online. Schools use images in so many ways – both in print form and for use on websites, blogs, or elsewhere. Here are some of the …

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