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360 degree photography with the Ricoh Theta S

What is 360° photography? For most internet users, our first experience of 360° images has been on Facebook or YouTube. The idea of being able to move your phone and ‘look’ around a photo as if you are standing there is a

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Posted in App review, Learning Spaces

Add interaction to videos with Vizia

This week we want to introduce you to a great tool for creating interaction with videos. Video is increasingly being used in teaching and learning, from recorded lectures to short videos used as part of a Flipped Learning approach. Watching

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Posted in App review

Fun online quizzing with Kahoot!

This week we are reviewing one of my favourite classroom tools, Kahoot! Kahoot is a free online quiz tool that enables you to design quick fun quizzes for students for use within the classroom. It can be played competitively, cooperatively,

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Posted in Active learning, App review, Mobile learning

Padlet for collaborative learning.

Over the last couple of years we have often mentioned Padlet in our blog posts* and workshops but never devoted a whole blog post to this versatile tool. As there have been some useful updates recently this seems like a

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning

No time to read it now? Pop it in your Pocket for later!

This week we are  introducing a useful  tool for organising and collating interesting articles you find on the web. Pocket lets you save articles, videos or images you find online in one place. You can then access them from any of

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning, Social media

Tell a story with Sutori

Sutori (previously known as HSTRY) is often thought of as a timeline tool, but Sutori ‘stories’ can be much more. With options to embed videos, sound files, create quizzes and add discussion forums it can be used by teachers and

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Posted in App review, Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Rich Formative Assessment

From Poll Everywhere to Socrative to Google Forms, there is a huge range of tools available for formative assessment both in and out of face-to-face teaching hours. These methods of formative assessment can be extremely useful to gauge students’ understanding,

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Posted in App review, External events, Marking and assessment, Polling tools

Gamification using Poll Everywhere’s Segmented Responses

Gamification in education is a pedagogical approach in which elements of games are incorporated into teaching sessions and/or online delivery, with the aim of increasing student engagement. This could be achieved by introducing a competitive element (through, for example, the

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Posted in App review, Mobile learning, Polling tools

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