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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,...

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Essential Anatomy

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

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Essential Skeleton

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...

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Challenge Chalk and Talk – Vive Le Video

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...

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Is it Possible to Have Education Excellence and Equity?

In recent decades comparison has been at the forefront of educational change.  Since the creation of the league tables in 1992 schools have been ranked with the aim of helping contribute to education excellence.  The stated aim...

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Going out with a Big Bang – inspiring the next generation to: heal, build, design, programme, & innovate

The Big Bang Fair proved to be a great inspiration.  The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK certainly lived up to its explosive name. At school the subjects which...

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Gastronaut – inspiring children through graphical grossness!

An amusing, inspiring, gross and generally entertaining journey through some weird and wonderful ‘foods’.  Stefan Gates was very engaging at the Big Bang Science & Engineering Fair; he took the audience through his weird and wonderful experiences...

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Educating for Application

I was recommended to a TED lecture called ‘use data to build better schools’ given by Andreas Schleicher.  Andreas is from an OECD funded organisation called PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).  It was a great use...