Sunday, July 27, 2008
  i-board Numeracy – Free beta until October

screenShot In the interests of finding bugs and gaining some feedback from those in the education sector, i-board Numeracy, a project I’ve been working on for the past 10 months or so, has entered public beta until October.

If you’re a teachers, teaching Reception, year one or year two in UK schools, you’ll find activities to match all of the objectives in the Maths curriculum.  Feel free to give it a go, and use the feedback to report any bugs, or to suggest new activities.

…And if you’re not a teacher and just fancy killing time, be sure to check out Chicken Catapult.

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  Annabel House – Web Site Launches

imageWe’ve gone live with a web site for nursing home, Annabel House, in Weston Super Mare.

The challenge here was to create a web site that was easy to use and clean, whilst presenting a nursing home, specialising in dementia, as desirable.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008
  Praise for Chicken Catapult

Finally, those chickens are getting some recognition!

chickenCatI was playing on the iboard site tonight and came across this brilliant activity in the maths trial Pack. First of all the name appealed, but then came the visuals. Picture three chickens, a stack of weights and a catapult! What to do? What to do? A serious Homer Moment arose, but with an inevitable outcome. As I expect any self respecting student would do, I put as many weights as possible on the trap door, loosed these on the catapult and then sat back as each chicken was thrust skyward beyond their roosts before, slowly drifting back to mother earth assisted by a parachute.

Putting aside for a moment the humour and obvious fun I had, my initial free and semi structured play engaged me in a series of trial and refinement processes, as I visually evaluated the effect that the simulated masses had on the catapult and its ability to raise the chickens to their roosts. Further play and I found myself estimating what masses would be needed to lift each.

Perhaps I am only 7 at heart rather than a multiple of... but I loved it!

From ICT Inspirations Blog.

This is still one of my favourite i-board activities I've developed (not including the Big Day Out stuff I'm working on at the moment) - Sara and I had great fun with this one (and the Woodlands Disco and Dance Moves of course!).

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  My Life In Cartoon...

Nothing Mika related here, just a cartoon which sums up my life at the minute...

(Click to enlarge)

Mega busy with work this week....  Days are being spent programming and project managing Big Day Out for the London Grid for Learning.  Evenings are being spent developing a web site for a nursing home and adding the final touches to a new web site and online store for a salon in Bristol, whilst getting ready to get stuck into editing 5:13 next week.

Somebody bring me coffee.  Please.

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Friday, July 11, 2008
  5:13 Teaser Trailer is now online...

5:13, the film that we are currently editing on, is now available in Teaser Trailer form.  The trailer doesn't give much away about the story, rather it demonstrates the style and the claustrophobia that the film conveys.  Having broken ground on the edit this week (video blogs coming soon), I'm looking forward to getting stuck in, as there's a really great script and some fantastic work behind it already and, obviously, I'm a big horror movie fan.

Embedded trailer below...

You can also view the video in magical Silverlight high(er) definition at:

You can also catch the video in the following places, where video blogs, etc, will follow:
MSN Video

Be sure to pass the link around, and if you fancy sharing the video on your own web sites, the embed code is included on both the MSN Video and YouTube versions.

Or, for Facebook fans, click below to share the trailer with your loved ones...

Share (the 5:13 Teaser Page)

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