Thursday, 29 April 2010

2Simple goes PURPLE!

Have you noticed that 2Simple’s online tools have become Purplemash?

Purplemash contains all the tools as before plus 2Type, Simple City, Maths Games and 2Investigate online as well as a whole load of new apptivity templates which are currently being added to daily and are free to non subscribers. Non subscribers can save the children's work locally or print rather than save to a child's own area to edit if they did subscribe.

The free apptivities are for KS1 and 2 and can be found at put in ‘all’ into the search to see all the free activities.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Harnessing a Primary learning Platform

Ian Walford, a Year 6 teacher at Sandford Hill Primary School in Stoke-on-Trent, describes how he uses a learning platform to support learning and engage parents.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The safe use of new technologies

This report, published on February 10th, is based on evidence from a small-scale survey carried out between April and July 2009 in 35 maintained schools in England. It evaluates the extent to which the schools taught pupils to adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies, and how they achieved this. It also assesses the extent and quality of the training the schools provided for their staff. It responds to the report of the Byron Review, Safer children in a digital world.

Friday, 16 April 2010

BBC Learning Zone - Class Clips

Brilliant, short video clips for teaching key concepts and ideas. Search by Level (Primary or Secondary), Subject and Topic.
Some are also signed for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Animate to the Beat

Do you have any budding animators and/or composers in your school or are you yet to find out?

Kudlian Software are launching an exciting competition supporting the DCFS’s Tune In – Year of Music that challenges pupils to become animators and composers! There are great prizes to be won.
'Animate to the Beat' invites young animators aged 5 to 14 years from schools across the UK to create a character and introduce them through a short animation and a piece of theme music.

Don't be put off if you have no animation software as Kudlian are providing you with a free 5 day trial of their award winning animation software 'I Can Animate' to create your entries.
Follow this link to find out more: