Belong Believe Achieve is an album created pupils on the Music Tech course at Willows High School in Cardiff. The music the pupils recorded has been taken into the local community and performed, hundreds of copies of our album Believe, Belong, Achieve have been given out to all residents of our school community. Read More
The MaKey MaKey – by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, made by JoyLabz! enables you to play games on the internet using Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World. MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between!
Recently I have been playing about with the XBOX Kinect plugged into my laptop. It really has opened my eyes to the potential of the kinect in the classroom. How often do our students say “oh sir not another PowerPoint”. By using the kinect it gives presenting information a new dimension for our students. For those teachers out there that are saying under their breath “why not just use a mouse”. You really have no idea. Not everyone teaches in a private school where the students are switched on all the time. Students in my classes now want to create presentations because they know once they have completed their work they can present it in a way that reflects a science fiction film (Minority Report for those who don’t watch films). Read More
This tutorial shows you how to connect your wii controller to your PC or laptop and start using the Smoothboard software.
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Photosynth allows you to snap and stitch together entire panoramic views of your world and share them with the larger world. Here I show you how you could use the technology in school
Songsmith is a fantastic free resource from Microsoft that allows you to easily create a backing track from your vocals in minutes.
It’s fun, quick and easy and allows you to create a track in any music style you want.