Create professional looking videos. Just add photos, videos, text, music. All the editing is done for you, so you can focus on your story. Add maps, custom transitions. Set movie pace, individual durations. Add voice-over, set volumes. Trim videos, reverse or slo-mo.
GoNoodle gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves. Over 10 million kids each month are dancing, stretching, running, jumping, deep breathing, and wiggling with GoNoodle at GoNoodle.com
Fluency Tutor for Google makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need some extra support. It’s a big help for struggling and reluctant readers, as well as students learning English as a second language.
Other Resources Added
Flat.io - Whether you're a beginner or a professional composer, our user-friendly music composition software gives you all the tools that you need to make your own sheet music.
Touch Typing - Keep practicing each lesson until you get all five stars. It really doesn't take much to learn, a few minutes a day for one to two weeks and you will be a pro!
Movie It - Get moving! Busy working on your computer? Spending hours searching the internet? Get active with Move It, the easiest way to be reminded that you should integrate a break into your work online
Interactive Timeline - build visually rich, interactive timelines. Beginners can create a timeline using nothing more than a Google spreadsheet.
Google Earth - travel the world and view landmarks in 3D all from inside Google Chrome.
Explanation of Our Project:
We bought 10 Chromebooks to help improve ICT provision in the school. Primarily, they were bought in order to prepare the staff and children for the future roll out of Chromebooks for all P6 and 7 pupils within the next couple of years. They have been used by pupils across the school in a variety of different curricular areas. The Chromebooks are also used to help children with a variety of Additional Support Needs and we are continuing to explore how they can continue to support children with Additional Needs.
How has the technology enhanced learning and teaching within your school?
The Chromebooks have been used to support and enhance learning in a number of different curricular areas. In PE, they have been used in Gymnastics. Pupils have been creating their own floor routines, filming it, then with a partner, watching back and evaluating their performance, identifying movements which require further practice. The impact of the immediate feedback from the video and peers has proved to have been very effective. All great sports people are watching and evaluating their performance.
Google Docs has been used as a platform for co-operative learning and collaborative research. A class was given a research topic and within that, 6 different research strands for each home team. Each home team added their findings to the document, while also being able to see and edit/add to the other teams’ findings. By the end of the session the research question had been answered with supporting evidence on a single document that could then be easily shared.
Google Classroom is regularly used to allow the class teacher to set tasks which the pupils can easily access, whether at home or in school. Pupils in P7 have also been sharing some work with their teachers based on their World War 2 topic – a great way to save on printing and an easy way to edit and share their work with multiple people.
Due to the large number of apps on Chrome Store, the pupils have explored using a variety of different applications to support their learning. One of their favourites is Mind Mup 2.0. For a reading task, pupils created their own Mind Maps, based on a topic featured in a non-fiction text.
Due to the focus upon digital literacy in the curriculum, during the topic ‘Titanic’, pupils were challenged to create their own animation of the Titanic sinking.
Have a look at their animations here. They used the Stopmotion app to create their animations.
Staff have been keen to use the Chromebooks in their classrooms. They are very popular with the pupils too as they find them very easy to use and help to support their learning in so many different curricular areas.
Following the Digital Learning Blog gives you lots of ideas on how to use the Chromebooks as well as upcoming ICT news within the authority.
We hope to continue to explore the new and exciting apps and features available on the Chromebook to enhance pupils’ learning at Bridgend Primary School by training staff (and pupils!).
With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, and anything else they might dream up. All they need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story. It’s like a digital puppet theater… but with enormous interactive 3D worlds, dozens of customisable characters, 3D drawing tools, and an idea lab with sample stories to inspire new creations.
Toontastic 3D is available and free to download today for phones, tablets on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. We hope the app will empower kids to imagine, invent and explore while developing skills for the creative jobs of tomorrow—whether they dream of becoming a filmmaker, a teacher, a designer, a cartoonist, or just want to explore the boundaries of their imaginations.
The Digital Learning Team will add news or examples of good practice on here so keep checking back for up to date info.