Google – resources for UK Schools

Google have put up a resource page here, to help teachers use their tools (Search, Maps, Earth, Images and News). It’s got lesson plans, classroom ideas and links to other Google sponsored projects such as digitalexplorer and the Google UK Carbon Footprint Project (or GUKCFP as we call it :). It’s aimed at Secondary Educators but there’s some nice stuff there and some pretty innovative links – the CarbonGame for instance is a live – pan european simulation, where European schools compete against each other in a carbon trading game.

via OUseful Info



Rotoball Homepage

Neat collaborative art project. Students contribute a 15 sec rotoscoped clip of themselves receiving a black ball from the left of the screen – transforming it – and then passing it out of the right of the screen. So far schools from China, New Zealand and the US are signed up, the end date is March 08 and the result will be screened at the Shanghai film festival and you-tubed.

via Classroom2.0