ICT

Using the iOS Multitasking Bar

It is easy to move between applications in iOS by double tapping the menu button. If you want to close down an application completely tap the application icon and hold for a few...

Managing Apps on the iPad

As you grow the number of Apps (Applications) on your iPad you may want to organise similar apps in folders. To create a folder hold your finger on an app icon until it begins to...

Teaching with Comic Life eBook

A few years ago I put together a really rudimentary teaching guide to using Comic Life in the classroom. It was thrown together as a series of test lessons but I was asked for a...

A Parents’ Guide to Facebook

There is no doubt Facebook is one of the biggest social networks in the world being a great way to keep up with old school friends, share photos or generally socialise online....

Ten Uses for Video in Education (Flip & iPad)

There is nothing more motivating (and exciting) as digital creativity in the classroom. I personally think you would be hard pushed to find a teacher who doesn’t love offering...

Securing Video in E-Learning

A number of teachers have asked how we manage the growing amount of video based teaching resources that are being produced. From screencasts to Moving Image Arts coursework, from...

Protecting Moodle with an AUP

One problem with introducing a Virtual Learning Environment is quite often pupils have signed a School Acceptable Use Policy that doesn’t include this type of learning platform....

Final Cut or iMovie for the Classroom?

We are frequently asked what Mac video editing we would recommend for general classroom use, iMovie or Final Cut Express.  Personally speaking, although I  primarily teach...

My first 10 iPad Apps

Like many other iPhone users the jump to iPad was viewed as an extension to my mobile computing experience. Planning the downloads in advance was easy as many of the apps have...

How Wallace uses EyeTV in Teaching and Learning

I have been asked a number of times about our school’s deployment of EyeTV and the role it plays in teaching and learning. We have been using Elgato’s EyeTV for recording...