Digital & ICT Outdoors

Pokémon Go – 7 Game-changing Approaches to Learning Outside

15 January 2017
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Developing a love of local wildlife

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10 Ideas for Exploring Clouds

7 August 2016
Cloud Making

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion. This is the place to go now.”

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We’re Going on a Bug Hunt – Minibeast Magic

23 April 2016
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Top tips for bug hunting

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Exploring Collective Nouns Through FreezePaint

24 December 2014
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Whilst attending the Real World Learning Network Conference back in November I had the opportunity to chat to Liz Earley, who works for the Field Studies Council. Once we discovered we both used iPads outdoors we took 5 minutes to share some apps. Liz showed me how she used FreezePaint to enable students to capture landforms observed in the local […]

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The Fairy Garden at Coombe Mill

22 October 2014
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This past week I have been staying in Cornwall at the wonderful Coombe Mill Family Farm as I was on a professional learning stint, visiting various organisations and meeting lots of different people. The Fairy Garden is one of many examples which demonstrate why this place is amazing and not your average holiday accommodation.

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Kaleidoscope Images and Symmetry

22 April 2014
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The kaleidoscope feature of Photo Booth on an iPad remains one of the funkiest ways of looking through the lens I know. It is a useful addition to any light and colour project because what one sees can be photographed. It can capture images for later use. Ordinary kaleidoscopes do not have this ability.

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Shadow Explorations with an iPad

16 April 2014
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Have you ever got that feeling that you aren’t making the most of a resource? Ever since I bought my mini iPad I knew I hadn’t done enough experimenting with Photo Booth. I had given classes opportunity to freely play with Photo Booth and its effects. The use of the mirror app is very helpful […]

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Early Years Outdoor Apps for the iPad

22 February 2014
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“Where’s the games?” When children explore my iPad, this question always arises.  The contents on my iPad are not what children expect. It is almost entirely a range of apps for use outside. Once children fathom this out, one of two things happen. Either the child hands the iPad back to me and walks off. […]

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Digital Landscape Sketching

8 December 2013
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Notebook app works well

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Is There a Nature App for That?

6 November 2013
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Useful reference apps

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Are We Digital Natives from a Different Era?

23 October 2013
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Different age, same issues and concerns

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Phlip-ing Photos

20 August 2013
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Turns any photo into a puzzle.

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Eye Painting

12 August 2013
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Use this app to paint with your eye not your fingers

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Foraging for Fruit – A Way to Love Gardening

25 July 2013
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Summer time… and the living is easy

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Colour Vacuum

13 July 2013
Colour Vacuum Dandelion

How to make colour searches more sophisticated using the Colour Vacuum app.

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Skitch Those Water Wall Designs

28 June 2013
Funky Water Wall

There’s no point in having an iPad it you don’t use it.

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Photo Collages as Keepsakes

15 June 2013
Photo Collages

To discard these photos I feel can be inconsiderate of the child’s time and efforts.

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Investigating Symmetry Outdoors Using Photo Booth

24 May 2013
Symmetry and Reflections

Following up on challenges and activities to further develop children’s core skills.

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Park Benches and Staring at Screens

21 May 2013
London Parks

London parks are oases of calm and contemplation amidst the busy background hum of traffic and other ongoing noise.

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Plant ID in a Parallel Universe

18 May 2013
Daffodils

Creating a “Top Trumps” type of database appeals to some children. Points can be awarded based on the plants characteristics.

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Photo Booth Outside

11 May 2013
Photo Booth

Getting swirly and twirly with Photo Booth.

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Teach-IT Outdoors Evaluated

31 January 2013
Teach-IT Outdoors

Teach-IT Outdoors has been evaluated by researcher Sandra McKechan.

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Zen Gardens – A Reflection

9 January 2013
Zen Gardens

When creating a dry-landscape garden, spontaneity and experimentation are part of the process.

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New Year – New Perceptions

4 January 2013
Upside Down

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Technology for Learning Outside

17 September 2011
Digital Technology Outdoor Learning

Digital and mobile technologies can be a benefit to outdoor learning.

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Outdoor Maths: Looking at different angles in nature

7 July 2011
Angle Sticks

A super lesson about angles.

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Another word cloud tool

7 July 2010
Tagxedo Word Cloud

A few more features than Wordle makes it more fun for older children.

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A Blog Wordle

5 July 2010
Blog Wordle

Which words would your wordle have?

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Do Be Do Be DO! Mobile Technology & Teenagers

23 January 2010
The Star

The world of mobile technology is booming!

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ICT Outdoors in the Early Years

5 October 2009
The Star

Use digital technology for learning outdoors with these ideas.

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iPhones and Outdoor Learning Part 4

22 August 2009
The Star

Nature, astronomy, weather and reference guide apps useful for outdoor learning.

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iPhones and Outdoor Learning Part 3

8 August 2009
The Star

Useful iPhone apps for outdoor learning.

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iPhones and Outdoor Learning Part 2

3 August 2009
The Star

Apps are in there infancy but growing quickly.

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iPhones and Outdoor Learning Part 1

24 July 2009
The Star

Taking digital technology outdoors.

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Location, location, location!

6 June 2009
The Star

Creating maps of outdoor journeys.

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