clicZone - Downloading and installation of JClic Downloading and installation of JClic JClic is a Java application distributed through the WebStart technology. The first time you click on the links of this page the programme files are downloaded, and will remain installed in the computer. From there, the programmes can be launched either from the Java WebStart control panel or through the icons created on the desktop and in the start menu. Five apps that are taking my classroom by storm Many teachers are embracing online resources with great gusto, and few meet the enthusiasm of Amy Kingsley. Here, the Manchester-based Primary teacher lists five apps that are doing the trick for her. [As seen in the April 2015 edition of our magazine] Explain Everything: Without a doubt my signature app, I have used Explain Everything in a number of ways. It is ideal for editing and improving pupils’ written work. By simply taking a photo of the child’s work, I record myself reading it out, using the cursor tool to encourage children to read along with me, and the pen and shape tool to annotate positive features of their work.
Make and Do ESL Printable Worksheets and Exercises Make or Do? Matching Exercise ESL Grammar Worksheet A fun ESL grammar exercise worksheet for kids to study and practise using make and do before certain expressions. Look at the words and expressions below and write them in the correct places. Make or Do? Thinglink Goes Social! Introducing another cool feature of Thinglink—quick and easy ways to share interactive images on your favorite social networking sites! Yep, it’s true! With the click of a button, users can easily send images to all of their followers on Facebook, Twitter and/or email contact lists. 11 Tips For Finally Starting Your Own Sketchbook, And Sticking To It It was artist Paul Klee who said, "A drawing is simply a line going for a walk." His quote aptly captures the simplicity of sketching -- an art form so beautifully uncomplicated it requires only a piece of paper and a writing utensil. You don't have to be a successful early 20th century painter to excel at the technique.
The Test Generator Testmoz is a test generator that sports 4 question types, automatic grading, a really simple interface and detailed reports. Testmoz is free, and does not require you (or your students) to register. You can build a fully functional test in about a minute, so why don't you give it a try and generate a test? 10 Online Tools to Create Content Like a Boss (with infographic) Never has great web content ever been so important. Back in the day, website administrators simply put in keyword-dense material on their sites without regard to the actual value or quality of the content. They paid for that atrocity when the Penguin (not the Batman villain, but rather the Google algorithm) gave them the what-for! Today, if you want your site to rank and get the exposure you need for your business, you have to make sure that your content is not only search engine friendly, but also relevant, organic, and gives value to your audience.
New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. Whether you're a technophobe or a geeked-out early adopter, there's no denying that the world is run on computers, and the language of computers is code. It seems only natural that there's a wave of interest in the idea of teaching kids to code -- some say it should be a requirement in every school. I think no one would argue that every kid is cut out to be a programmer, but a basic understanding of code couldn't hurt. In fact, this knowledge could give a leg up in an increasingly technology-centric society. Hopefully this playlist of videos will help you learn more about some of the people and organizations who are working to change the opportunities available for kids to learn code.