Videos – Issue 71, May 2016

Throughout the magazines, wherever we come across a video that’s about or relevant to a resource we’re featuring, here’s where we’ll post the link. Just click and watch!

Surface at St Andrew’s College

This video shows how Microsoft’s Surface device is helping to transform the teaching and learning experience at St Andrew’s College in Christchurch.


What Is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized, single-board computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It was developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intent to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools.

Several generations of the device have been released, the latest being the Raspberry Pi 3 model B in February 2016.


Synap – Learn More, In Less Time

Synap is a website and app for creating, practising and sharing Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) quizzes. See how it can help you study smart.


AGRAV – Trailer

AGRAV is a fun game that lets you control gravity itself. Create black holes at the touch of your fingertips, and guide your lost space ship along carefully plotted trajectories. The first 30 levels are free.


SoGoSurvey – Online Survey Tool

This is the overview and demo of SoGoSurvey – an online survey tool.


Create an online poll with SurveyRock

Create unlimited free online surveys or polls with SurveyRock, quickly and easily.


Bullying for beauty

Donara dreams of becoming a psychologist to work with teens and help them overcome bullying. In this talk, she discusses the harmful impact of bullying on young people around the world.


The art of special effects

Enzo is a young video blogger who uses special effects to entertain his YouTube audiences. In this talk, he shows us some of his own special effects projects and summarises the past, present, and future of special effects.


Third Culture Kids

This talk by a Year 6 student about his experiences of a phenomenon known as TCK or Third Culture Kids. He has lived in Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Argentina, and it’s about how students live and experience moving a lot, how they can lose and make friends, and how parents should support them.


Kōrero Mai

This interactive multi-media creation that combines kōwhaiwhai graphics designed and created in Inkscape that are then laser cut and put into this panel format. The story behind each person’s panel is activated via a 3D Printed conductive button

“Just wanted to share a 3D printing experience that is happening in Christchurch City Libraries. It is called Kōrero Mai and is a combination of design, laser cutting, electronics, 3D printing and sound.

“The project originated from an idea to capture local Māori stories within our Community. Then I discovered a totem pole that I could touch to hear about North American Indians. I knew then that was what I wanted – a touch panel display to hear local stories. So, I created a programme, and with the help of my colleague and in collaboration with Fab Lab Chch to produce this multimedia presentation.”

Audrey Campbell, South Learning Centre, Christchurch


Classroom Collaboration: Exploriments

Exploriments is a collection of simulation-based, interactive activities, animations, and virtual experiments. Use the directory to find content covering conceptual understanding and learning in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.


30 Dialects of the English language in the UK

Explore accents, variations and dialects found around Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland with 30 Dialects of the English language in the UK. Watch the video to hear how words are spoken differently at various location on the map.


Earth to scale

It’s easy to forget how small our Earth is within the known universe. Space is not just big, it’s absolutely enormously big. Earth to Scale is a fascinating video giving to-scale visuals that will help you to keep the astronomical distances in perspective.

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