Videos – Issue 80, June 2017

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 June 2017 issue at

Make a Paper Circuit of a grid-tied solar house

How does an electric circuit work? Find out with this simple STEM activity from Schoolgen, designed to give students experience with circuits and how they work.

Classwize Overview

At INTERFACEXpo 2017, Linewize launched a brand new version of Classwize, its teacher dashboard that enables teachers to gain better visibility and control over class internet use. If you missed the event, here’s a handy video that explains more.

Introducing Offdanet

Kiwi teacher Anthony Hill has produced a series of tutorial videos explaining the use of Offdanet.


MakeCode for Minecraft Code Builder

One of the coolest new features from the Minecraft Edu team is ‘Code Builder’. This great add-in allows you and your students to learn how to code. The best part is that whatever you code links to Minecraft.

Introducing CoSpaces

Build your own 3D spaces and then explore them in Virtual Reality (VR) with a nifty app called CoSpaces.

Bitmoji – Personal emoji by Bitstrips

Create your own personal emoji with Bitmoji. Choose from a huge library of expressions, outfits and attributes. Insert into messages and social media posts.

Qzzr: Custom Quiz Tool and Platform

Quickly create and share quizzes, polls, and lists with Qzzr. The free account offers unlimited quizzes and basic customisation (including eight colours and a background image). An introductory video explains all. Publish your quiz to receive the link, embed code, or share using social media.

What is Animaker? DIY Animated Video Making app

If you want to create great animated videos check out Animaker. Choose from five styles: 2D; 2.5D; Handcraft; Infographics; and Typography. It’s very easy to use, plus there are plenty of tutorials to get you started.

Satzuma USB Mini Fridge Cooler

Computers can do many things … but keep your drink cold? Enter the amazingly cool Satzuma USB Mini Fridge Cooler.

Meet CHiP: The World’s First Lovable Robot Dog

Trainable, loyal and affectionate. CHiP is an intelligent, affectionate robot pup. Artificial intelligence enables it to uniquely recognise you, and have an adaptive personality to follow commands, fetch a ball, avoid obstacles, and learn new tricks.

Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Spanning more than 500 million light years and 100,000 galaxies, Laniakea: Our home supercluster is the most detailed map of the Universe to date. This video shows a new technique that maps space according to the flow of galaxies across space.

Introducing CK-12 Concept Map

From ‘Half-life’ to ‘Rates of Change’ to ‘Growth of Human Populations’, learn and see the connections between maths and science with the Math and Science Concept Map. Choose or search for an idea to open up the map, and expand further by clicking on an item.

Multiplication Zombies of the Brittany Graveyard

Use your maths skills to defeat Zombies with The Multiplication Zombies of the Brittany Graveyard. Players test their skills with 25 quick questions. Throw correct answer pumpkins at the zombies in five locations and return order to the citizens of Brittany.