Archive for the ‘HOS Recommends…’ Category

Lovely Bubbly…

March 2, 2006


Very excited to share BubbleShare with you. This Ajax based app allows you to upload photos, create albums, add audio, create slideshows that you can post to your blog, create a photocast and lots, lots more. The look and feel of BubbleShare is top notch – it’s fast and very slick. It has the coolest zoom tool ‘thing’ too – you’d be mad not to take a look at this.


Survey Monkey…

January 24, 2006


We are going ape for this online offering. It works. It’s brilliant. It’s free. It saves trees. You heard it here first!

Bringing the world to your classroom…

January 20, 2006


…no, I’m not talking about Google Earth but one of our other favourite resources It’s what projectors were invented for! What a magical way to motivate children to think, discuss and write. Don’t forget that you can use the capture tool in most IWB software to bring these images into your flipcharts.
If you’ve used this in a lesson, please share your ideas with us!

Virtual Victorian Classroom

January 20, 2006


A great Key Stage 1 resource from the learning innovation centre ….

Do you have any links that you’d like to share… click on ‘comments’

60 second Shakespeare…

January 20, 2006


Take the 60 Second challenge!

The BBC is looking for UK school students to take up the challenge of creating their own sixty second interpretation of Shakespeare. Make a film or audio, interpret a scene or a whole play, keep it classic or make it modern, it’s up to you.

If you’d like to have a go at this let us know – we’d love to come and help you!

On a very similar note, the beeb also offer you the chance to get your one-minute movies published online. Great site this – loads of help and advice on offer and you can watch other peoples efforts online. This movie from the site shows just what you can do with pen, paper, a camera and a computer – wow!  Once again, the HOS team can help you to bring your own ideas to life!

Superstar VJs

January 18, 2006


In the bbc’s own words:

Radio 1 Superstar VJs is part of a new kind of service the BBC is piloting, which is not just about enjoying its content but using it to create your own. On this site you’ll find nearly 100 clips to download, watch, mix and share under the Creative Archive Licence, all chosen with VJ’s in mind and including skylines, sunsets, seascapes, wildlife, time-lapse photography and retro gadgets. We will be adding more clips and programmes soon and have just launched the Open News Archive offering around 80 iconic reports for download.

Something for the weekend…

January 14, 2006

Last fm

This has been keeping me company whilst I’ve been gathering and posting links on here – highly recommended!

Oops.. looks like this is another cool app for home use only – won’t install on the network 😦