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How old is a tree?

Not really e-learning but thought I’d share this anyway – a great idea for really understanding how old trees are as well as getting some sense of history.  You could hype it up a bit by getting the birds in the tree tweeting to each other about what they could see at any point in  Full Article…



Building and rebuilding concept maps and sharing them with others is a great reflective activity. The Mindomo application can facilitate this habit of reflective thinking, while it can play a social role by discussing and building shared maps. From my experience, concept maps in science, mainly with abstract concepts, centre attention on a few important  Full Article…



Click to Run I believe that the use of animations and simulations, like those from PhET, enables  the manipulation of parameters and variables in different combinations, and facilitates the questioning of some issues, the systematic study of the causal relationship between variables, the formulation of alternative hypotheses and basis for conclusions. The exploration of a  Full Article…



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…


Movies with Moovly

Moovly is another neat way of making fun animations, presentations and posters. Record what you want to say then use the ready made clip arts to illustrate. You can upload your own pictures too. Use it to record explanations of theories or concepts in physics, to describe chemical processes or to tell some science history  Full Article…