Be Funky: Free Photo Editing Software

BeFunky is great. It is simple to use and it is free! With BeFunky anyone can transform their pictures into extraordinary works of art in just a few clicks. Changing your pictures into oil paintings, vintage polaroids, or pop art has never been easier. BeFunky also enables you to make corrections (ie fix red eye bad lighting or dull colours) and you can even add speech bubbles, graphics, frames and […]

Snipping tool

From a teacher’s perspective, school technicians often find it difficult to interpret our worded explanations that we send via emails in regards to what is not working on our classroom computers. The snipping tool will enable you create a screen capture of your computer screen, then enable you to send to your technician copy of the image. Your technicians will then have a visual as a guide in order to […]

Papa’s Burgeria, Cool Math’s latest game

Cool Maths provides a bank of interactive online Math games that students love and which can be played on your smartboard. Papa’s Burgeria is their latest game which involves logic, money and order. I must admit, I became hooked and played it for some time. A great to challenge all students. Another game which I particularly like is Lemonade Stand which can be used for students in Year 6 to […]

RE Resources Online: Catholic Education, the Internet and Learning

RESource is a response by the Catholic Education Office Melbourne to the challenge and opportunity offered by the Internet for learning both in and beyond the classroom. Its aim is to help Catholic educators to use the extraordinary technological advances of our time to fulfill the gospel imperative: “Go out to all of the world and tell the good news”. The site offers liturgy resources and Primary/Secondary curriculum materials which […]

21st Century Math: Re-building your text books

Dan Meyers explores visual and audio footage which is related to engaging  students. Do we still need text books? E-text books? Do we need to include a combination of multimedia and text books? What about game based learning? What about flipped classrooms where teachers record their lessons and the students are supported during the ‘activity or exercise process’ at school? Many challenges and yet not a simple answer. Food for thought. Source of videos: http://connectedclassrooms.edublogs.org/

Storybird: Free online books or create your own

Storybird is a gorgeous website which offers you a free library of stories which you can read online on your smartboard. You can even create and publish your own stories with your class online. It is very user friendly and I highly recommend it. I have embedded a quick tour of the site below.