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Melon – turning focus into something measurable, understandable, and improvable.
It’s always great to look back 20 years or...
So if you dug through the earth where would you be?
Just like in the cartoons if you dug down...
Essential Anatomy
Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on...
Essential Skeleton
This app, which has been designed from the ground...
Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video
Long gone are the days of chalk and talk,...
Grammar, punctuation & spelling – Specimen SATs Questions
With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week...
We all need a coach – how comfortable are you with feedback?
The TED series of talks and their website is...
iPads in the classroom – dipping a toe in the digital potential
New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed...
The BETT Awards – a worthy winner demonstrates the art of the possible in app design
The use of apps in education is an important...
The Ubiquity of Apps – An Opportunity in Education
It’s difficult to think about a world without apps,...

Recent Articles

It’s always great to look back 20 years or so and see what TV technology shows were predicting for the future.  It usually brings a smile to your face as you watch a flying car, or a mobile communication device that can fit in your hand! There will soon be the equivalent of more than …[ read more ]

Just like in the cartoons if you dug down from where you are now, through the centre of the earth, where would you reappear? So how many of you know the answer? The smart answer is that you would appear at the antipode of where you started!  Before a recent trip to South Africa I …[ read more ]

May 14th, 2013
Essential Anatomy

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Like its free sibling, Essential Skeleton, which focusses on the human skeleton, this app allows the user to select and fly through the skeleton.  In addition it includes 6 additional systems which can be built up or dialled out from the skeleton.  The systems included are: Skeleton Connective tissue Muscle Veins Arteries Nerves Respiratory It …[ read more ]

May 14th, 2013
Essential Skeleton

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This app, which has been designed from the ground up for the iPad, provides an interactive 3D skeleton that the user can fly through.  You can zoom in and rotate around it either as a whole skeleton or using the menu select or remove various elements of the skeleton or individual bones.  By clicking on …[ read more ]

Long gone are the days of chalk and talk, five days a week.  Knowledge acquisition is not just about being told; being shown is vital.  Students must experience their learning through their senses.  In order to keep up with the changing way in which we acquire knowledge tapping into visual learning is key and with …[ read more ]

With 11 year olds taking new SATs this week in grammar, punctuation & spelling, the government has released a specimen paper. The new test is made up of a 45-minute grammar test and a separate 15-minute spelling test of 20 words, including many that are often misspelt.  The aim of the new tests are to …[ read more ]

The TED series of talks and their website is a great repository of short insights which millions of us think is of value.  So what could be a carry across to the world of teaching from this? Bill Gates recently spoke at a TED event in Edinburgh with the title “Teachers Need Real Feedback“.  Whilst …[ read more ]

New technology surrounds us; our lives are now managed by our technology.  We know that they are a part of our future.  So, what role should these new innovations play in our classrooms?  Can tablets such as iPads in the classroom be used to enhance learning, to: engage, motivate and extend pupils? The enormous potential …[ read more ]

The use of apps in education is an important area of innovation with many children getting access to their parent’s smartphones, tablets, and phablets.  Many schools are also looking at how these devices can be used in the classroom environment.  The annual BETT awards provides an opportunity for educators to acknowledge those who are making …[ read more ]

It’s difficult to think about a world without apps, however, it is only five years since the launch of the iTunes App Store.  In this time apps have become ubiquitous and found across all platforms and not just the Apple iOS.  Over the past few days there have been a couple of interesting reports published …[ read more ]

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