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    Best Web Tools for Education

    Here is a great compilation of the best Web Tools for Education

    Food for thought….if you have not used these in teaching….

    http://edublogawards.com/2013awards/best-free-education-web-tool-2013/

    Using Visualisers: YouTube Videos

    What is a Visualiser ?

    Put simply, it is a ‘camera  on a stick’ !

    The output from the ‘stick’ can be connected to a projector and/or a computer.

     

    How can a Visualiser be used ?

    In a basic mode it can be used to display the page of a book on your screen, or any other two or three dimensional object. This enables users to display objects, documents, pictures to the whole class.  In more advanced usage it can capture and save/store images and videos, and imported into documents if required.  It can be used to zooming right in on an object to provide a more detailed examination.  It is a great way of sharing work with the class. It is quick and easy to use. Just place the object under the camera for it to be presented on the screen.  A visualiser means that everyone can see what is being displayed, without the need to crowd around the teacher’s desk.

    2. Introductory Videos

    What’s Included? (CP300)

    Get Started : Hooking up your AverVision Visualiser

    Introductory Produce demo for AverVision Visualiser

    Capturing and Downloading Images

    How to connect your visualiser

     Key Features of a visualiser 

    3. How would YOU use a Visualiser?

    How would you use a Visualiser? 

    Case Studies

    Specific Uses:
    Formative Assessment
    Maths
    Connecting to a Microscope
    Saving Images and Videos 

    21st Century Learners

    Are YOU  ready for the paradigm shift ?

    What can Visualisers do for me…and my classes?

    Think about a digital camera linked to your electronic  whiteboard. You now have the ability to examine  and display text, images, objects  and even living things. Ditch your overhead projector, this is the kid on the block.

    Now connect it to your  PC using the visualiser software, you now extend the range of uses and applications.  You can now display  slow motion events, time-lapse events. Capture, store and review any object, including 3D objects.  Use the split-screen operation and display mirrored images. You can also display negative images and generate and store  videocasts.

    Need to find out more?

    Using Visualiser in the classroom 

    http://www.whiteboardblog.co.uk/2009/03/using-a-visualiser/

    http://www.elmo-visualiser.co.uk/lessonideas/search/default.html

    http://www.aver-europe.com/blog/post/2011/02/04/Using-Visualisers-in-Schools-Looe-Cornwall.aspx

    http://www.rm.com/Primary/ICT/Article.asp?cref=MICTS1999873

    http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk/videos/visualisers

    Manufacturers/Distributors

    Elmo Visualisers :  http://www.elmo-visualiser.co.uk/

    AVerMedia Technologies UK:   www.averm.co.uk

    Interactive Education: www.interactive-education.co.uk

    AVM Ltd (Elmo L-1N): www.avmltd.co.uk

    Cool Applications for Schools

    Don’t know what is out there?

    Here is a great compilation of  exciting applications/tools for using in schools….

    Cool Tools for Schools