How to use Yammer in your School

John CowellBlogging, Classroom Resources, Collaborative, Pedagogy, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

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Yammer is a secure & private chat and message platform for 0365 Education. Originally developed as an internal communication system, the site allows for school users to easily collaborate with one another to meet school needs.

Apple TV Vs an Interactive whiteboard

John CowellClassroom Resources, Learning platforms, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

Apple TV Vs an Interactive whiteboard
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If you would like a simple but effective set up in your classroom and you are happy to work with Apple Tech, then the AppleTV solution is the way to go. The cheaper option at about £500. The judgement is an easy one for me. An interactive whiteboard is a great tool, but its functionality has now been surpassed by the AppleTV & iPad. Combined with the fact that the installations are considerably less costly. I hope that we begin to see this technology creeping into our classrooms more and more as interactive whiteboards need to be replaced.

Science360 – Amazing Video

John CowellClassroom Resources, Internet Resources, Learning platforms, Pedagogy, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

Science360 – Amazing Video
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Science360 exposes kids to a wide variety of science, nature, space, and engineering topics via videos, photos, and text. As students watch and read about cutting-edge science, they learn about the relevance of science topics to everyday life and school subjects.

Screencast-O-Matic

John CowellBlogging, Internet Resources, Learning platforms, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

Screencast-O-Matic
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Screencast-o-matic is a free one-click screen recording web app on Windows or Mac. It’s extremely easy to use and you don’t even need to sign up to use it. It’s a very interesting tool to create tutorials. When ready you can upload your recording straightforward to YouTube. Requires Java.

Book Creator – making your own iBook

John CowellClassroom Resources, Collaborative, Learning platforms, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

Book Creator – making your own iBook
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Book Creator performs as advertised – students can create digital books. Book Creator is completely open-ended, inspires children to use their imaginations, and has unlimited use in any content area. It is by far one of the favourite bookmaker apps for teachers and children around the globe.

Google Expeditions

John CowellClassroom Resources, Collaborative, Internet Resources, Teaching & Learning, Whole School

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Expeditions is a venture, based on the ‘Cardboard’ developed by Google, which uses virtual reality to take pupils on journeys to over 250 different locations, the Great Wall of China, the moon and even a trip to Mars! Teachers direct the expedition from a tablet and can identify landmarks or other points of interest on the expedition.