Saturday, April 14, 2012

The digital leader network

So this blog has been a bit neglected lately, mostly because of the growing Digital Leader Network. Employing digital leaders at school really got me thinking about how this could be a great way of sustaining ICT developments in school and it has really taken off.

If you are interested and want to read more, check out the digital leader blog which should get you going. Join in with #DLchat on twitter on a Thursday night at 9 too, to keep up-to-date with news. There are lots of things happening!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Videoconferencing with Father Christmas!

Talking to Santa in the North Pole was a great reason for videoconferencing! We used flashmeeting, which you can sign up for here. We have used skype in class before, but coming soon will be accounts of how we have used 'face time' on the ipads to talk to one another.

It was so exciting for the children! Watch the short clips to see.

Some questions from the children to Santa!


Xtranormal is an easy animation creator. All you have to do is type and the 'actors' will automatically lip synch. You can control their movements and gestures too. To see how this one was used in class, take a look here.

You can find xtranormal here.

Crazy talk!

Crazy talk 6 is a great piece of software that will allow you to animate photographs. This can help you bring all sorts of characters into your classroom, which is very useful if you use drama techniques such as mantle of the expert. Underneath each blog is the link that will take you to another blog, which will put each 'character' in context.

The voices were made using audacity - please forgive me, they are not the best!

Click here to visit the gnome's post.

Dr Who?!

See more of the Dr's requests here.

Read more about this Egyptologist here.

Access Crazytalk 6 and the new crazytalk animator here.