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Animation

ABCya.com is an on-line animation resource that your pupils can use to produce their own simple animations. The finished products can be easily shared with others. Click here to vist the website.

Minimum age for a Smartphone?

How old should a child be before they are provided with their own Smartphone? Professor Stephen Heppell believes that there should be no lower age limit: if the child can work the device without becoming frustrated, then they are old enough to have one. Click here to read more about Professor Heppell’s views on this […]

Motivating Pupils

The use of virtual badges is becoming an increasingly popular method of motivating pupils. Read about the thinking behind this initiative.

Scratch Animation

One of the most popular online destinations on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (MIT) network is not a website for scientists, engineers or college students, but an online community where children learn how to code a computer program. Click here to read about this excellent animation resource. How about giving your pupils the opportunity to work […]

Digital magazines

Pupils can make use of their own Android devices to create digital magazines to share their learning with others. The Flipboard app is one resource that pupils can use.

The Flipped Classroom Resource

Are you interested in flipping your classroom? Why not try out the TedEd resource to see if it works for your pupils. Click here for a tutorial on how to use the TedEd resource.

The Flipped Classroom

Are you ready to flip your classroom? Want to know what the Flipped Classroom looks like in practice? Click here for some background information. An example of using a commercial resource to support a flipped activity can be found on the Microsoft site.

Motivating Pupils

ClassBadges is a free online tool, to help motivate pupils, where teachers can award badges to pupils for accomplishments. Award badges can be customised for class or school use. Click here for further information.

Animation

Click here to view an animation produced by one of our Primary 6 pupils. Connor made use of  iMovie to produce his animation. I Can Animate is one of many PC animation programs. Do you have the next generation “Wallace and Gromit” lurking in your classroom?

It’s about the learning!

We need to keep reminding ourselves that the technology in our schools is there to help the pupils with their learning. Sometimes we can become too fixated with the technical aspects of the technology that we are trying to use and forget that it is just a tool to enhance learning. Click here to read […]

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