Thinglink – Create interactive images in the classroom

Thinglink is a great tool for creating interactive images that can be used in the classroom. It is really straight forward, non fuss approach to authoring –  create an account, upload an image and start tagging it with pinmarks. The pins are links to websites, images, videos or sound clips and you can select from […]

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Teachers Guide to Social Media

I found this info graphic today and thought I’d share it with you as it is a good overview as to how social media can be embedded into classroom practice. What are your thoughts? From: OnlineColleges.net

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The iPad as an information consumer, collaborator and producer

I found this image and thought it would be a great one to share with fellow educators. The iPad in the classroom is a great way to become a dynamic consumer of knowledge, with a variety of apps that can really engage and inspire. Like most things though, just giving someone the best tools does […]

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Results of 2012 Student IT Survey – Impacts on strategic planning

The summer term at The Costello School is an important time for us to take stock and reflect on the technology and resources our students have and often bring in to school. For the past two years we have completed an annual technology survey of our students to gain important management information on device ownership […]

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Great source of iPad PE Apps

Anyone wanting a great source of iPad Apps to use with their PE department should go and take a look at the fantastic work that Mr Robbo has done on his website http://thepegeek.com/apps/  He has created a fantastic resource for the PE teacher wanting to get the most out of iOS technologies in the PE curriculum […]

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Google new Privacy Policy – how bothered should we be by it?

Despite unrest for a number of key players Google has now gone live with all its changes to their privacy policy, rolling all the policies from their services into one more easily digested and understood. But why the big deal? When it comes to online presence and data we all seem to get quite agitated […]

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Google Updates Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

For some time now Google’s privacy policies and T&C of service have been unwieldly and cumbersome, with over 60 policies in place to cover the wide range of services available in their portfolio. Their new policy “covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.” You can […]

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Embracing Mobile Technologies in Schools

This week I have had an article on the use of Mobile Technoloiges in schools published in SecED, the full article can be read here. From reading the article you can probably guess that I am passionate about securing high quality learning outcomes for students using whatever means are appropriate. Often this can be through […]

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Enhancing student feedback by using the reviewing functions in Word

A colleague at work has prompted me to quickly put this post together after asking about how the use of Word can be extended in giving written feedback to students. As a result of the discussion we had, this was the screencast I have put together. This simple use of Word can really have a […]

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Supporting Movember

Hi everyone, I though tthat posting this here would probably be quitea good idea. It’s Movember, the month formerly known as November, now dedicated to growing moustaches and raising awareness and funds for men’s health; specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Now, I am donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an […]

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