Swindon Primary ICT blog

Updates about all things relevant to Primary ICT.

Tag Galaxy August 26, 2009

Filed under: Art,Literacy,web 2.0 — afairhurst @ 11:30 am

tag_galaxyTag Galaxy is a different way of exploring a topic through seeing what related pictures people have put on the Flickr images site. Type any topic or concept in, and it will coat a globe with images, which you can rotate or click on to enlarge. A good IWB tool to get children thinking?



Filed under: Literacy,web 2.0 — afairhurst @ 9:12 am

etherpadEtherpad is a totally fantastic collaborative word processor. No logins required – simply click to start typing. Send the link to anybody else (by email, through a Learning Platform or simply by writing it up on the board) and they can start typing too, in real time, with each person’s additions in a different colour. At the end, export it into Word or a variety of other formats.


Great ideas website May 15, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — afairhurst @ 8:12 am

Jon Kitchen from Seven Fields has started a new website, Adventures in ICT, with lots of great ideas. Definitely worth a look.


IBoard February 5, 2009

Filed under: Early Years,Literacy,Mathematics — afairhurst @ 12:06 pm

iboardIBoard is a new site for Interactive Whiteboard activities for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Each LA has 70 free activities: visit the site here to use them. If you register your school, you get another 30 free activities, then others cost 99p each.


Northern Grid E-safety Games

Filed under: safety — afairhurst @ 11:51 am

To promote European Safer Internet Day, the Northern Grid have produced these games. The e-safety content is very good, though some children might not like to shoot ducks or squash a fly!


Picnik December 19, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — afairhurst @ 10:54 am

picnik_logo In an earlier post I was singing the praises of Pixlr, a fantastic online photo editor. Picnik is another which is less sophisticated, so more suitable for younger children and, dare I say it, more fun! I’ve seen adults spend hours on this!



Filed under: Early Years,Literacy,web 2.0 — afairhurst @ 10:50 am

vocaroo1 Vocaroo is a marvellous little online voice recorder program. That’s what it does: you record your voice, then you can send an email to your friends so they can listen to your voice. It’s also going to be ideal for Merlin or My First Place.