Story Remix – At Last a Worthy PhotoStory Successor

PhotoStory 3 (Windows XP’s slideshow creation tool) first released in 2004 continues to hold cult status among many teachers. Photo Story was (And is) a free Windows XP program for creating video presentations from photos complete with titles, captions, sound effects, narration and background music. It’s simplicity and flexibility made Photostory an instant success with teachers and to this day is in regular classroom use, right across the curriculum. Whatever…

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Khan Academy–Start Learning Now

On a recent browse through the App store a reference to the  Khan Academy app  reminded of a great TED talk (embedded below) given by the Academy’s founder Sal Khan on how it first started and as with so many great ideas how it pretty much came about by accident. Whilst many readers will already be aware of this vast and free educational video portal , for those not, let…

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Creating E-Portfolios

Before the Summer, I received an email from my sister-in-law in Australia, entitled “Maeve in Daycare”. She included a link to a Tumblr account and a password. When I visited the site, I was thrilled to see pictures and videos of my 11 month niece, painting, playing with blocks and dancing to her favourite songs. The daycare she attended had set up password-protected Tumblr accounts for each child and provided…

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