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.

SoundBible.com

SoundBible.com 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 SoundBible.com 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 http://3design.edublogs.org/  . 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.

Art.com

  Art.com  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.

The House of Sounds

The House of Sounds is another great site by Northumberland Grid for Learning. This interactive site is suitable for Junior Primary students. Students are required to listen to and repeat sound in order to complete the House of Music. Permission to link sites and use image received 2/6/2012 by R Taylor, http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/ .

Virtual Orchestra

Virtual Orchestra , created by Northumberland Grid for Learning, provides opportunities for students to view and listen to instruments that they may not have access to at school or at home. You can search brass, percussion, stings or wind instruments. Permission to link sites and use image received 2/6/2012 by R Taylor, http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/ .