Category Archives: Web

Online videos for kids

Looking for some great videos to watch, aimed at children? Check out these two great sites – Kideo Player,  (when you are watching them, just hit the space bar to skip to the next, or press the F to watch full screen) and the great Zuitube which claims to have the largest video collection for kids.

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Build a Wild Self

During my online research to find interesting things for you,  I sometimes have to stop myself having too much fun.
This is a my Wild Self  I just made – it’s what happens when you stay up too late on the computer!!!!

http://www.buildyourwildself.com is where you can build one too.

This is a Wild Self made by Hellokitty –

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Balanced argument

Two wordles of the same thing – a balanced argument.  I love wordles, they are soooo much fun to do.  My problem is I can’t just make up my mind which ones to choose! Which one of these do you prefer?

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Wordle – online software

I really enjoyed using this online software!  This is a Wordle of all the words on our main school website.   Click on the image to see it bigger, and be taken to the Wordle site.

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.  (If you make a Wordle – share it with us! Leave us the link to it as a comment below)

44 Ways to use Wordle in the classroom – http://docs.google.com/present/view?pli=1&id=dhn2vcv5_157dpbsg9c5

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Sign the Guestbook!

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It’s always great to hear from everyone – sign our guestbook and say hello!

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New Slideshow Software – Slide.com

Hiya, I have discovered a new tool for you to play with.  It’s different from Flixtime. One thing I like about it is that you can upload more than one picture at a time from your computer. (Just highlight however many you want, then click upload).  Also, you can add text to each slide – very good when referencing what is what in a picture.

The choice of music is…. erhm…. a bit noisy for my tastes – but I am sure you will enjoy it!  Anyway, have a play with it and tell me what you think.  Click here to watch the  Slideshow that I made, showcasing the many Flixtime videos we have already made.  If you do make any – post the url for it in the comment box, so we can find it.  I have started a group within Slide.com and I can add you as a member if you make any Slideshows, then we can share amongst ourselves. Good luck!

If you do open an account with them (it’s free), please remember to please USE YOUR USER NAME (not your real name).     www.slide.com

Breaking news:  one of you has already sussed out the new software!

Click the picture, or here to have a look at it…

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Radiowaves

Hiya – for all of you out there wondering what on earth that wonderful site was where we have our own station, and can write blogs and stories…..

It’s:   www.radiowaves.co.uk/riversdale Many of you have been having a great time already, and have posted blogs, stories and updated your profiles.   We will be talking about this in class tomorrow – a lot of things have come up to talk about.  (Remember, we are all learning together how to do this – I have not done it before either!)

But – just until then….

Create an avatar – excellent tutorial with two free websites mentioned where you can create your own avatar image. http://iprimary.co.uk/tutorial.php?tutorialID=015

1) Some of you have been posting links that are ‘dead’ or ‘broken’, or even slightly lost!  Meaning, when you have posted a link to your Flixtime videos, they have just linked to the Flixtime log in page. No video.  Also, you can always check the link before you post it on your blog!

2) All ‘stories’ have to have titles, and certainly be more than two words long. (You know who you are!).  Descriptive, catchy titles are good!  Think like a reporter – this is a headline  for your ‘story’.  I have been talking to Amy about this, and we will be discussing it as a class, i.e the success criteria for a good story, blog, profile etc etc. For Radiowaves, what they call a ‘story’ can be a report, an interview, a diary, a review, or even – a story!

3) Check out the other features of Radiowaves.  Search through other stations/reporters/blogs/HQ.  You will notice on our station that the stories have numbers next to them – this tells you how many people have read your story!  Read some of the stories on the HQ pages – they have interesting stuff there.

Check this out: http://www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/106367/title/ReporteroftheMonthforFebruary2010%E2%80%93CupCakesIceTea tells you about the reporter of the month. (Would be great if one of you could get this one day!)

And: http://www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/106352/title/StationoftheMonthforFebruary2009RockFM their station of the month.

This is great! I see some of you doing stuff like this…. http://www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/105137/title/PrimeNumbersGreenGroupNumeracy

See you tomorrow! p.s. if you come across any stuff on Radiowaves you would like to share with the rest of us – leave a comment.  Also, leave a comment and let me know what you think about the whole thing…..

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