Videos – Issue 76, December 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!

You can also view these videos on our YouTube channel. Check out the playlist for our December 2016 issue at

Microsoft sees future in 3D

Microsoft is updating its Paint app to include 3D capability. Paint 3D is available in the Windows Store, but the app requires the Windows 10 Creators Update to work, which is only available if you join the Windows Insider Program.

Join the ‘Hour of Code’

Three years ago, the ‘Hour of Code’ was launched. So far, an estimated 10 per cent of all the world’s students have tried it. The 2016 Hour of Code events take place 5-11 December.

“For this year’s Hour of Code, we want to expand participation by the community, and we want more schools to join the movement to grow their computer science programs beyond just one hour,” said Hadi Partovi, founder of “We have a whole new set of activities, designed to engage every teacher, at all grade and experience levels.”

Widbook Explainer Video

Widbook is a digital collaborative community where you can read, write and publish ebooks. It’s easy and free to use but you need to sign up. Students can import their Word documents, use images and videos, and share all in one single file.

Sick Beatz – Fair Go ad awards

Entry for Fair Go Kids Ad Awards, from students at Churchill Park School.

Getting Started with Stile Webinar

Stile is a learning app for teachers and students. It’s like a digital workbook or portfolio that can be used for a whole range of things from interactive lessons and project spaces, to hosting videos and formative assessment.

Students make and promote a museum

Pukerua Bay School Museum is the first official public museum, recognised by Museums Aotearoa, that is founded and run entirely by children. Now, digital technology is being used to connect it to a wider audience.

Getting Started with Adobe Premiere Clip

From Adobe, Premier Clip is a video editor that can transform your clips into quality visual productions. Use it to cut, edit, add effects and music, and more, then simply share.

NOVA Elements app

Did you ever wonder why the periodic table is shaped the way it is? Or what gives each element its own unique set of properties? Learn about chemical elements and molecular structure with Nova Elements.

Welcome to Freepik Universe

Freepik is a search engine for graphic resources. Find free vector art, illustrations, icons and photos. Browse popular and recent additions. The site also provides templates for flyers, posters, and brochures.

The History of the Romans: Every Year

Watch the progression of Roman civilisation from the city-state all the way to the last Byzantine successor state with The History of the Romans: Every Year. This map animation – which is part of a series – visually shows the rise, spread and fall of the empire, although it’s quite long. Animated Intro

Annotate, highlight and share web content with Hypothesis. Paste in the search bar the URL of the site you want to work on and off you go. You can highlight text and add notes, including text, hyperlinks and tags. Invite others to view and collaborate on the page.

DropSend: Send Large Files Instantly

DropSend lets you send five files a month up to 4GB for free (up to 45 sends and 8GB if you pay for it). It’s browser-based, so it’s all done on the web, although also available as an app for iOS and Android. Files supported include JPGs, PDFs, and MP3s.