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EdTechRoundup February 22, 2008

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If you’re interested in using ICT to improve achievement (or even just enjoyment!) across the curriculum then it’s worth checking out the EdTechRoundup podcast. It’s a new podcast with a British take on using technology in education. It’s being produced by a group of UK teachers with the aim of spreading good practice and innovative tools in education.

At the time of writing there have been two episodes of the show so far. As with any new podcast, the team is still finding their feet. At the moment I would say that teachers with a good level of experience using ICT would get the most out of the shows. However if you’re new to podcasting, twittering or Open Source then why not email in some questions? I’m sure that they’ll include some “101” introductory features in the future if that’s what listeners want.

Check out the podcast and get involved.

TeacherLED February 11, 2008

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This site, by teacher Spencer Riley, contains a great collection of interactive whiteboard teaching tools. These super activities are perfect for whole class teaching. There’s currently material on symmetry, probability, graphs, fractions and several other maths topics.

Spencer hopes to regularly add to the collection of resources on the site so go and visit it now and let him know that his hard work is appreciated.

Heritage Explorer February 4, 2008

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English Heritage Education have just launched this new web site which over 360,000 rights-free images, lesson plans and interactive resources for history teachers.

I’ve noticed several useful worksheets on the site as well as some brief teachers notes, timelines and a small selection of interactive whiteboard files (Smart Notebook format). It’ll be interesting to see how the web site develops, at the moment it’s worth checking out for the selection of photographs.

CBBC Me and My Movie February 1, 2008

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From the latest BBC Schools Newsletter

CBBC me and my movie is a unique film-making initiative inspiring and enabling children to make movies and tell their own stories. The website provides fun, interactive film-making tutorials and a safe space where children can upload, share and rate each other’s films including the winning films of the first me and my movie award, in association with BAFTA.
The free me and my movie film-maker’s pack for children is also available to download from the site in the How To section.
Coming soon – a free Teacher’s downloadable pack plus details of me and my movie activity in 2008.

Looks interesting.