January 24

Free online resources for teaching and learning

Here are some useful free resources for teaching and learning


Prezi  When powerpoint is simply not good enough!      https://prezi.com/index/4/

Animto   Create extraordinary videos      http://animoto.com

Wordle  An online facility for creating ‘word clouds’     http://www.wordle.net/

Popplet A tool for the iPad and web to capture and organise ideas…    http://popplet.com/

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November 9

Using Visualisers: YouTube Videos

What is a Visualiser ?

Put simply, it is a ‘camera  on a stick’ !

The output from the ‘stick’ can be connected to a projector and/or a computer.


How can a Visualiser be used ?

In a basic mode it can be used to display the page of a book on your screen, or any other two or three dimensional object. This enables users to display objects, documents, pictures to the whole class.  In more advanced usage it can capture and save/store images and videos, and imported into documents if required.  It can be used to zooming right in on an object to provide a more detailed examination.  It is a great way of sharing work with the class. It is quick and easy to use. Just place the object under the camera for it to be presented on the screen.  A visualiser means that everyone can see what is being displayed, without the need to crowd around the teacher’s desk.

2. Introductory Videos

What’s Included? (CP300)

Get Started : Hooking up your AverVision Visualiser

Introductory Produce demo for AverVision Visualiser

Capturing and Downloading Images

How to connect your visualiser

 Key Features of a visualiser 

3. How would YOU use a Visualiser?

How would you use a Visualiser? 

Case Studies

Specific Uses:
Formative Assessment
Connecting to a Microscope
Saving Images and Videos 

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September 20

What can Visualisers do for me…and my classes?

Think about a digital camera linked to your electronic  whiteboard. You now have the ability to examine  and display text, images, objects  and even living things. Ditch your overhead projector, this is the kid on the block.

Now connect it to your  PC using the visualiser software, you now extend the range of uses and applications.  You can now display  slow motion events, time-lapse events. Capture, store and review any object, including 3D objects.  Use the split-screen operation and display mirrored images. You can also display negative images and generate and store  videocasts.

Need to find out more?

Using Visualiser in the classroom 







Elmo Visualisers :  http://www.elmo-visualiser.co.uk/

AVerMedia Technologies UK:   www.averm.co.uk

Interactive Education: www.interactive-education.co.uk

AVM Ltd (Elmo L-1N): www.avmltd.co.uk

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September 20

Edudemic.com keeps you updated


Edudemic is a  superb resource  to keep you up to date with the latest ideas, developments and to provide inspiration for using technology to enrich and enhance teaching and learning:



About Edudemic:

“Social media is making a big impact on education. The threading of new technology with old standards has created new and exciting opportunities for teachers, school administrators, and students. What is the best way to improve education using social media?

That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer. You’ll find regular doses of helpful ideas, infographics, news, videos, and more when you visit Edudemic.

Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media?

Students are often early adopters, frequent users, and overall lovers of technology and social media. Edudemic is run by a few graduate students and teachers with a passion for learning and educating. “

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