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Why use a Smartboard? In Dutch!

We now have the three "Why use a Smartboard?" videos subtitled in Dutch, courtesy of Ton: video 1video 2video 3This is a first for me, interesting to experiment with the Amara subtitling platform.  I think you should be able to choose Dutch at the box…See More
Sep 24, 2013
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Sep 5, 2013
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Why use a Smartboard? In Dutch!

We now have the three "Why use a Smartboard?" videos subtitled in Dutch, courtesy of Ton: video 1video 2video 3This is a first for me, interesting to experiment with the Amara subtitling platform.  I think you should be able to choose Dutch at the box…See More
Sep 5, 2013
Phil Ackroyd commented on Laurence Cuffe's blog post 'Some tips on using youtube with a whiteboard'
"Hi Laurence, I'm a fan of tubechop too, which allows you to get a link to a specific section of a video. http://www.tubechop.com/"
Jul 22, 2013
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Using students' own devices?

The idea of using students own devices to interact with the screen are probably not quite there yet, but let's future gaze.  I have successfully used poll everywhere  (free for audiences less than 40) to create questions I can put into standard Powerpoint shows.  The audience can then choose how to respond, via a text message, a web interface, or Twitter.  This means the audience can participate, even with a basic phone.  The question…See More
May 17, 2013
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May 16, 2013
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The humble wireless mouse

You would have to be very lucky to have an interactive whiteboard in every classroom you teach in, so what can you do?  A cheap bit of kit and some lateral thinking can help: the humble wireless mouse.  A good one costs less than GBP12 or so, and I reckon teachers should regard them as the equivalent of the the box of chalk I started my career with: don’t enter a classroom without one.  You can pass it round the classroom, and combined with some of the software mentioned already in this blog…See More
Mar 5, 2013
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The humble wireless mouse

You would have to be very lucky to have an interactive whiteboard in every classroom you teach in, so what can you do?  A cheap bit of kit and some lateral thinking can help: the humble wireless mouse.  A good one costs less than GBP12 or so, and I reckon teachers should regard them as the equivalent of the the box of chalk I started my career with: don’t enter a classroom without one.  You can pass it round the classroom, and combined with some of the software mentioned already in this blog…See More
Feb 28, 2013
Phil Ackroyd commented on Angela Higgins's blog post 'Dan Meyer's Capstone speech'
"Hi Angela, I think you are right, it is sometimes possible to be caught in a blizzard of new possibilities, tools and information.  The danger then is it is easy to put off doing anything, as a new fad will be along soon.  In many ways I…"
Feb 28, 2013
Angela Higgins liked Phil Ackroyd's blog post I'm a Wordle fan
Feb 18, 2013
Wendy O'Sullivan commented on Phil Ackroyd's blog post 'I'm a Wordle fan'
"Great resource! I use this all the time in presentations and training. A much more creative way of revising exam topics too."
Feb 14, 2013
Ton Koenraad commented on Phil Ackroyd's blog post 'The wheel non-reinvention unit: sharing!'
"At the iTILT project library section we are also collecting locations where IWB resources and IWB related blogs and research lit. can be found. Although our focus is Modern Languages there might well be some interesting stuff for VET colleagues"
Feb 11, 2013

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City College Norwich

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Why use a Smartboard? In Dutch!

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 11:30 0 Comments

We now have the three "Why use a Smartboard?" videos subtitled in Dutch, courtesy of Ton: 

This is a first…

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Using students' own devices?

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 9:35 0 Comments

The idea of using students own devices to interact with the screen are probably not quite there yet, but let's future gaze.  I have successfully used poll everywhere  (free for audiences less than 40) to create questions I can put into standard Powerpoint shows.  The audience can then choose how to respond, via a text message, a web interface, or Twitter.  This means the audience can participate, even with a basic…

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Mouse Mischief

Posted on May 9, 2013 at 9:00 2 Comments

Why not take class interaction a step further than an interactive whiteboard?  Whiteboard manufacturers also produce response handsets, but they tend to be expensive. The free Microsoft  Mouse Mischief just uses standard wireless mice, plus a USB hub, so you can put together 10 mice and a hub for under £120. There is a glossy Microsoft promo video here, (for some reason, aimed at…

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Back to whiteboard basics

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 9:19 3 Comments

Calling all new visitors...welcome! I am conscious of the fact that new members may be joining this community all the time, so perhaps I can use this posting to recap some Interactive Whiteboard  (IWB) basics.  There are some short instructional videos (each just a few minutes long) which demonstrate some possibilities, and also build confidence in using the hardware and software. Also don’t…

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At 16:15 on September 17, 2012, Keith Clarges said…

Hey Phil,

Just saw the new video. Pretty cool. Good work :)

 
 
 

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