Wearable Technology

Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users that take the form of an accessory. “The benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools, devices, power needs, and connectivity within a user’s everyday life and movements” (Horizon Report Wiki). Previously I  have blogged posts on wearable technology such as Google Glass Updates and Google Glass. Many teachers respond with the comment, ‘What will they […]

Explain Everything for iPad or SMART recorder for smartboards

Explain Everything app ($2.99) is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. It records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone. For teachers who don’t have iPads at school but do have SMART interactive whiteboards, you can use your SMART recorder to achieve the same affects. The SMART recorder enables you to record  screen action like a movie […]

Interactive Dice Games

With an outside temperature of 44 degrees Celsius today, it was the perfect opportunity to stay indoors and make some games. The documents below are SMART Notebook documents so you will require SMART Notebook software in order to open them. Alternatively, you can download SMART interactive viewer for free which will enable you to open and interact with the documents.   Dice_Games_1_JVillis Dice_Games_2_JVillis Scroll down for information in relation to […]

Looking for Jan 2013 Holiday Professional Development Training?

Inter-tech Education are offering 2 new sessions during the January 2013 school holidays. Please note: New sessions and new location!                 Professional Development Title 1: How to create your own website with user friendly tools! Date: 18th January 2013, 9:00-3:30 Descriptor: Throughout this day you will learn how to create your own website using a free educational web platform. Basic computing skills are […]

AR : 3D Mixed Reality Content

AR (Augmented Reality) is when the view of reality is augmented by computer generated sensory input in real time. Currently, conventional classrooms use two-dimensional (2D) images as pedagogical tools for teaching content and concepts. In order for students to conceptualise the content/concept in the ‘real world’ context, they need to mentally develop a three-dimensional (3D) visual representation. However, interpretation of the 2D image by students varies based on their educational […]

Halloween

Image: SMART Notebook Gallery Image A little early, but I will revisit this blog post later.  I have uploaded some SMART Notebook documents which I have created. You may download them and use them for educational purposes. I have also included a short video explaining elements of the Notebook documents. Hal_Hist_JVillis (updated 24/10) EY_Hal_JVilis Hal_Exp_JVillis Hal_Pyt_Th_JVillis Halloween Attendance Notebook By CLandry Halloween Adjectives By N deBettencourt Revolting Recipes Comprehension (scroll half […]

SMART iPad App

The upcoming release of the SMART Notebook app for iPad, will allow students to use SMART Notebook collaborative learning software on their personal or school-owned iPad. The application will enable transition between whole-class, small-group and personalized learning, allowing students and teachers with iPad to enjoy the engaging lesson materials of SMART Notebook software anywhere and at anytime. Features Page sorter view – View, add or delete SMART Notebook software pages […]

Interactive 3D cube perspective games

These games are great for developing 3 D perspective with Primary students. 1. Count the cubes : Cubes drop from the top of the screen and create a 3D structure. Students are required to count the cubes and enter the total number before the time is up. 2. Building houses with side views: Students are provided with 3 views of a particular 3D model and are required to reconstruct the […]