Pandora: Free Internet Radio

Pandora is a free internet based radio. It is the product of the Music Genome Project. All you need to do, is visit the site, enter the name of a song, artist or genre and the Music Genome Project data base will start. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to […]

Jamendo: Free music

Jamendo offers free streaming and download of music published under Creative Commons licenses. On Jamendo, artists grant use of their music for private uses free of cost. You can for a particular track or refine your search via genre, instruments or mood. This is a great resource for music teachers and students who are looking to include music in presentations. offers free sound clips for download in either wav or mp3 format. For SMART board users you will need to download the sound file as a mp3 in order to insert it into a SMART Notebook document. Once you have downloaded the sound file, right click on an word/image, select the drop down menu, select ‘sound’, ‘browse’ and then find your sound file. I like because no ‘sign […]

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 […]

New Australian History/Art Unit Y3

I was recently inspired to create a unit of work after travelling to the Northern Territory for a family holiday. The unit of work is suitable for Year 3 students and is linked to the Australian Curriculum. Anyone is welcome to use my program. I only ask that my resources are not uploaded onto any other website and that if you use my program, you acknowledge me as the original source. Here is the […]

Minecraft and isle of tune

Recently at a conference I presented my latest edublog on 3D design using Google Sketchup 8  . I also mentioned that this same activity could be created using Minecraft creative mode. Below is a video of a school which my son designed using Minecraft creative mode and isle of tune to create the music. Please note, we couldn’t find free recording software which would play the two simultaneously, hence, it […]

My latest work: 3D design unit

I have been working on a new online unit of work called 3D design with Google Sketch up 8. The edublog is designed for 120 Year 3 and Year 7 students at my school. They will begin blogging next term (approximately 6 weeks). The unit of work can be downloaded from the ‘curriculum page’ for educational purposes only (I would hate to see it uploaded on any other site). Why […]

Timetoast: Interactive timelines

Timetoast is a free online site which enables students to create interactive timelines which can then be shared on the web. Students can also search via category (music, film, science, technology, business, politics, art, culture or history) to view interactive timelines that have been created by other people. Source : Edmodo Society Group Forum.  is great for use on an interactive smartboard of individual PC. Students can paint, select a frame, replay their painting, hang in a gallery and even save and send. Suitable for Junior Primary students.