Archive for October, 2011

Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes

31 October 2011

Fireworks night is such a good context for using a paint package such as Revelation Natural Art. Other resources also include:

and for safety advice – Bonfires and Fireworks Night – Education Resources for Teachers

Or play the following fireworks game by clicking on the picture:

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Generating Word Clouds

24 October 2011

Have you used Wordle to create word clouds from text? It is a lovely tool which allows you to tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and colour schemes. Tom Barrett shares 52 (and counting) interesting ways to use Wordle in the following presentation.

Just be aware that unfortunately you can come across inappropriate content uploaded to the Wordle Gallery.

ABCYA.com has a number of activities on the site including a word cloud generator for children. It has simple functions to help manipulate your clouds, save them as jpegs and there is no option to upload to a gallery.

Or, if you prefer clouds in different shapes then try tagxedo

Safer Internet Day: A date for your diary.

5 October 2011

Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2012 with a theme of ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’, and the slogan “Discover the digital World together…safely!” Find out more and register here.
Registered schools will receive a SID kit in January 2012 including information about SID, promotional materials, suggested learning and awareness activities, and E Safety resources.