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Green Screen and virtual worlds

by chrisp11 on Wed, October 22, 2014

Imagine playing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, walking tightrope above Niagara Falls or performing magic to a packed house in Las Vegas. Such feats are technically possible when real-life green-screen video footage is combined with scenes recreated within a 3D virtual world like Second LifeTM. This article details how students at Ashcombe School recently visualised their own a cappella version of Pharrell Williams' tune, 'Happy'.
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Computer Science - Resources?

by Jeff Howson on Mon, September 24, 2012

This is an update about the work done by Next Generation Skills and other campaigners who want to improve computer programming skills in education.
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Content for the IPad

by Jeff Howson on Tue, February 14, 2012

Create iBooks for the IPad.
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Money saving tips in school using ICT

by Jeff Howson on Wed, February 08, 2012

School budgets are tight and getting tighter every year. In the next couple of months I intend to look at a whole range of money saving tips in school using ICT, by reviewing a variety of technologies, applications and resources.
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Be an MP for a Week

by Director on Thu, March 04, 2010

Did you know that the UK Parliament has an Education Service that works with schools to support young people's understanding of Parliament and democracy?

'MP For A Week' - new from Parliament's Education Service - is a new multi-level online educational game that drops players into the shoes of a backbench MP.
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Quality Content from the NEN

by Jeff Howson on Fri, January 22, 2010

There are many schools who are regular users of Making the News , Flashmeeting and the NEN Gallery , as well as the well publicised projects from the SEGfL, including: Birdbox and Puffin Cam, the Xeno Project, GCE Physics Outreach Programme, Microsites, Riverwatch, Screen Online and Second Life, but are you aware of other projects from other members of the National Education Network (NEN)? Here are just a few that are top class and well worth exploring.
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How to use the Google Motion Chart (Gadget) to liven up those tables of data.

by Jeff Howson on Thu, January 21, 2010

Wouldn’t it be nice to apply the same kind of motion chart to your own data? Well you can, using the Motion Chart (Bubble Chart) Gadget from Google. It is easy to do via Google documents.
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Want a Second Life?

by chrisp11 on Fri, November 06, 2009

A brief description of the Second Life project
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The Magic Powerpoint

by Joe Dale on Thu, July 16, 2009

One of the creators of the magical draganddrop macro, Hans Werner Hofmann left a lovely comment on this blog recently saying how pleased he was that his creation had generated such a positive response.
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The Magic Powerpoint

by Jeff Howson on Mon, June 08, 2009

One of the creators of the magical draganddrop macro, Hans Werner Hofmann left a lovely comment on this blog recently saying how pleased he was that his creation had generated such a positive response.
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