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Tutorials — blender.org

Getting Started<p>Aimed at beginners – or people who are new to Blender – this 5 hour video course will bring you all the way from learning to navigate …

Game Development

Ed-Tech Trends to Look for in 2015: Project-Based Learning, Maker Spaces

<i>Guest blog by Sean Cavanagh</i><p>Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent …

BBC Schools - Computing

Creating a digital leaders initiative in your school

Digital leader programmes are becoming increasingly popular in schools. Sal McKeown looks at what resources and support are out there and how digital …

Stop-frame animations

Learners have recently used an iPad app called iMotion to create stop-frame animations.<p>After watching a short video that demonstrated how to use the …

Joomag Review

Joomag is a fantastic tool for teaching and learning. You and your students can create your own interactive digital magazines and portfolios. But …

Create your own Apps

Create your own apps with Adsy.me<p>Adsy is an innovative and inspiring classroom tool. Students could create their own digital artefacts with this app. …

Web 2.0 Tools

<b>An A to Z of useful links to Web 2.o tools to support teaching and learning:</b><p>abcya<p>Lots of fun educational and interactive games covering a range of …

Logotacular Review

Logotacular is a superb learning app for introducing text based programming languages to young (or old!) computer scientists who are studying …

Smore Review

I discovered Smore recently and think that this is a fantastic online tool for the classroom. There are so many ways that Smore can be used in the …

Top 100 Tools for Learning

Did you know that Twitter is the number one tool to support learning? Check out the Top 100 Tools fo

Digital Leaders

This post discusses advantages of appointing Digital Leaders within school 😀<p>Digital Leaders are students who have a responsibility to support …

Logotacular Review

Twitter CPD

Thank you Dr Bennett, for introducing me to Twitter. I have found that Twitter is a fantastic tool to support my professional development as a …

Design Project

Below is a link to the Design Project ‘Brilliant Bloggers Blog’<p><b>Design Project Rationale</b><p>Introduction<p>This aim of this project is to create an …

Pi Project

During the past couple of weeks, my students have been learning about the Raspberry Pi credit card sized computer. Each student has now had between …

ICT for Education Conference

Dissertation Word Cloud

I think word clouds are great for creating a visual representation of a narrative.<p>I’m currently working on my Dissertation, here’s a word cloud …

GCFLearnFree.Org Review

GCFLearnFree.Org is a fantastic website that has 125 free eLearning tutorials ranging from tutorials to learn Microsoft software, computer basics, …

Flappy Birds Intro to Scratch!

During the first school term in September, I introduced my students to Scratch visual programming language via Code.Org. After following an elearning …

Scratch Review

Scratch is a free programming language aimed mainly at the 8 to 16 year old age range. Using drag and drop visual programming elements, students can …

Codepen Review

Codepen is a free “programming playground” that is definitely worth exploring if you are a Computing teacher. You can sign up to create a free …

Weebly for Education Review

A colleague recently discovered Weebly for Education and recommended I take a look at it. I’m so glad that I did!<p>The free version of Weebly for …

Picademy Review

I have recently attended a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator course aka Picademy at the Raspberry Pi Foundation in Cambridge. The course is a fantastic …

Anne Frank

Here is a project-based interactive multimedia eMagazine about Anne Frank – I created the eMagazine with Joomag. The resource is ideal for learning …

Experimenting with infographics

News Headlines

Make lessons more interesting with this fun resource! You can generate a newspaper clipping with this free and interactive online resource. Simply …

Going 4 Google

A guide for schools who are considering ‘Going Google’.<p>Tip: If you haven’t used Joomag before, you can zoom in and out of the pages and navigate to …

Creating Interactive eMagazines

Joomag is a fantastic tool for teaching and learning. You and your students can create your own interactive digital magazines and portfolios. But …

Brilliant Bloggers’ Brag!

My first elearning project, like a seed, has been planted, and carefully nurtured with a mixture of TLC, innovation and some risks. Also assisting …