Saturday, 30 September 2017

Interesting places to visit on Google Maps

I'm in the process of putting together a collection of interesting places to visit using Google Maps.

The locations should be set to open in street view format for easy access by students.

If using an iPad, the 360 degree views can be explored by moving the iPad around, giving a 'virtual reality'-like experience.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Iris Connect - getting going

After several months now of exploring using Iris Connect, this post is to share my thoughts so far.   Iris Connect is a platform for filming, and subsequently reviewing, teaching and learning in the classroom.  The hardware element consists of either one or two iPads, and either one or two iPod Touches.  The iPad (or iPads) record video; if two iPads are used then the video is synchronised, giving the viewer multiple views of the classroom.  The iPod Touches are used to record audio, the audio being synchronised with the video.  One iPod touch can be used for recording sound from the presenter, the other can be placed on a table to record pupil voices.  The iPads come with tripods to allow flexible positioning.  Also available is a ‘live view’ 360 degree hardware device that I haven’t tried just yet.