The 2011 BETT show is running all this week in London. Myself and Dan Roberts are presenting on the Microsoft stand on one of our favourite subjects, free applications for the classroom.
Our main theme for our presentation is ‘value for money’, but being free is not the only the criteria need, to be real value for money any application has to have an impact on Learning.
To illustrate this idea we will be demonstrating and discussing the following free applications with the delegates who spend time with us on the Microsoft stand this week. If you visited the stand, thank you, we hope you found it valuable, here are the links we mentioned.
- Flashcards are are great example of Web 2.0 technology. These allow teachers and students to build great revision resources, that can be shared online. - http://flashcards.educationlabs.com
-The Microsoft Partners in Learning Network supports professional development for teachers and schools through shared resources ,events in the UK and a network of connected teachers.
- AutoCollage , as a member of the Partners in Learning Network you can download this great application, and create a single image collage from up to 54 separate images.
- Mouse Mischief – Connect up to 25 mice to a single PC with this free plug-in for PowerPoint. Allows you to create interactive quizzes and activities.
- Math Add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote – Create and visualise equations and maths concepts, including 3D graph plotting
- Community Clips – Create and record your own instructional videos with this free screencast software.
If these free applications have whetted your appetite for more, then you can see a longer list here.