Computing Hour

12th March 2015

Great 'Computing Hour' session at Dryden Centre, Gateshead last night. Sellout crowd enjoyed looking at some new apps for 2015 that had never been seen before at Animate 2 Educate training sessions.
Evening began my looking at some Numeracy apps that offer pupils the opportunity to use the full potential of the iPads, rather than just simply playing Numeracy games. Apps covered were: Little Digits, Storest, Symmetry, Spin to Win and Shape Lab.
We then looked at Path Puzzler from as a great way to introduce pupils to algorithms and debugging and to the fabulous new BlueBot toy from TTS.
The fabulous ZooKazam was next up and delegates were amazed as elephants and giraffes suddenly started emerging in stunning 3D from the desks in front of them.
Fluidity was an app that caught the eye in more ways than one and delegates agreed that it would be great for EYFS and SEN pupils.
ChatterPix Kids was a great new KS1 addition for schools that currently enjoy using apps such as MorfoBooth.
Play Osmo was without question one of the highlights of the night and delegates were amazed by the power of this great new device!
GeoFlight Europe, Bible Buddies and Top Trump It were then introduced as being excellent new apps for use within the Humanities.
The power of the iPad as a teaching resource was emphasised through the demonstration of Alan Peat's excellent iVis app and the session came to a close with a quick demonstration of one of my best finds of 2015, MyiStick USB. currently have a 'make a sensible offer' deal on between now and 31st March for access to all resources from their website.
There are about 150 activities on their website and over 80 of these are now iPad compatible.
Contact Rachel Hall ( and quote Animate2Educate for best posible prices. Depending on the size of your school you will be able to get a subscription for between £99-£149. Prices normally start from £249.
Welcome to My iStick - The UK home of the iStick.
The world's first USB flash drive with Apple lightning connector.

Made for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PC & Mac.
Full list containing hyperlinks and details of all apps covered during the session can be downloaded by clicking on the link below: