Here is another Kindle Fire HD introduced to shake things up again in the ever competitive tablet world, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Available from Amazon it is priced to compete with Apple’s iPad mini with hardware specification to rival even the iPad 4. At these prices, it certainly appeal to schools on a budget […]
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Introduction: Julie DeNeen looks at 25 ways of using Tablets in the classroom to enhance the learning experience, among them for Art, Music, Science, History, Writing, Photo, Research, E-books, Social Media, Simulation , Computer Skills, Special Needs, Foreign Language and News. Well not quite 25 ways to enhance learning. Some of the points that she […]
A couple of weeks ago, we came across MercierMagic, a blog an entire website run by a clearly, very dedicated teacher, Tracy Mercier. It has snippets of information for a variety of audiences, from the children in the classroom, to fellow teachers, to parents and a host of useful interesting links. The thing that particularly attracted us to […]
I noticed that some people are still on iOS5 because they don’t want to lose Google Maps and YouTube and thought, aren’t some of the features compelling enough to upgrade to iOS6. So I did some quick research and came up with a list of what you would get for going to iOS6. If you […]
28 things you need to consider when implementing BYOD in schools Many schools are looking to implement Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to give students and staff access to personal devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones in classrooms. As technology becomes more and more affordable, students will undoubtedly have access to internet enabled devices […]
I recently listened to Susan Cain’s TedTalk on The Power of Introverts and found it really interesting. While it seemed quite clear (at least to me), that she was uncomfortable on the stage, a little hesitant, even timid, I thought that, in essence, helped so much with her message – Quiet: The Power of Introverts. […]
With the holiday season upon us, it is without a doubt that a tablet (be it Apple or Android) would be at the top of many a Christmas list. How do you decide though which is the best tablet? Whether you are considering a tablet for your school, your work or home, what are the […]
Remember the days of Palm, Handspring Visor, Sony CLIÉ and Apple Newton, apart from being obsolete they had one thing in common and that was the little plastic stylus. The pen like input device allowed its user to write with short-cut pen strokes, tap on the on-screen keyboard and jot or doodle on the small screen. Fast forward […]
Whenever I think of how the developed countries, particularly the UK and the USA got their ‘knickers in a twist’ over the last PISA results, with the drop in placings and so-called poor-performance of the 15-year olds in their respective countries, I also wonder how much reflective searching these ‘poor performers’ have done within their […]
Tutoring Good or Bad… Possibly depends on where you are in the world As I read this BBC article (Meet the ‘tutor kings and queens’) yesterday, I was not really surprised at the success of these ‘Tutors’ in the East. After all, having been born and bred in Malaysia, where private tutoring has always had […]
So much has been said about embedding technology in to education, about how technology will revolutionise teaching. The truth is technology on its own does little.
The web as we all know it, is overcrowded with tools and services with the potential for making teaching and learning more exciting, engaging and fun. That said, we at Colour My Learning are always up for the bright and shiny, new and amazing, loud and wonderful tools that can potentially make classroom lessons and […]
A BBC article (Costly hi-tech kit lies unused in schools, says study) recently highlighted the findings of a report Decoding Learning by Nesta (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).
Learning to Tell the Time is a skill that we as adults often take for granted. This may be possibly because our modern lives are so driven by the clock that ‘keeping an eye on the clock’ or ‘telling time’ becomes pretty much second nature. For young children however, the concept of the clock is […]
Not so long ago, the 7-inch tablet was a pretty rare beast. Back then only Dell, Samsung and Amazon had their Streak 7, Galaxy Tab and Kindle respectively, with minimal impact on the market. However in recent times, the number of options for 7-inch devices has grown with even the large players, Google and Apple, […]
A cheap 10.1-inch android tablet with multi-core processor and a detachable keyboard is always good for students on a budget. All students would want the flexibility of being able to use a keyboard for taking notes during lectures and to work on those assignments in the library.
What if your child were asked to watch a video for homework? Not just any old video, though, instead of switching on the telly and watching soap operas or cartoons, they might instead be learning a thing or two from being in front of a screen. Let’s take a look at how videos assigned as […]