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Blokify – best 3D printer idea. Ever.

Actually, the only reason why I wrote the last post ‘I want one of those’ about 3D printers was that I wanted to post this about Blokify, which actually needs a 3D printer! It is a standing joke in the Pontydysgu office that I am officially boss of toys while the rest of them get on with  Full Article…

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Drawdio

Father Christmas brought me a great new toy and I  spent most of last weekend playing with Gethin, Ffion, Gweno and Bronwyn (diolch plant!) and the DRAWDIO ‘pen’. Drawdio is another amazing bit of kit from Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum from MIT Lifelong Kindergarten, the same stable as Makey Makey which we featured in  Full Article…

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Learning Gangnam Style in Ysgol Gyfun Gartholwg

I’ve been meaning to share this video for ages, I think it’s brilliant and it showcases what kids can do.  The video is in Welsh (because it’s a Welsh medium school) and the title ‘Atalnodi’ means punctuation.  It stresses the importance of good punctuation and gives some of the basic rules, including some peculiarly Welsh  Full Article…

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Melody Morph

Eric Rosenbaum, creator of Singing Fingers, is working on a new app called Melody Morph – iPad app for constructing melodies and making improvised music. He says.. “MelodyMorph …. removes a constraint of traditional musical instruments: a fixed mapping between space and pitch. What if you blew up the piano so you could put the keys  Full Article…

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Jott: Explore speech to text technology

www.jott.com Jott is one of the coolest application of speech to text technologies we have seen. Once you sign up for a free account, call Jott on your phone and you can leave a message which will be converted to text and posted on your blog, twitter speed or to do list. The conversion is  Full Article…

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Singing Fingers – lets you finger paint with sound!

Another fun-classic from Eric Rosenbaum and Jay Silver.  Have been driving my family nuts over the weekend painting music with Singing Fingers (well, I think it sounds musical!).  This could be the answer to teaching reluctant primary pupils the basics of composition.  And if it doesn’t – who cares?? It’s a fabulous exploration of synthesis  Full Article…

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