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Some Fun things… You can make at the CLC

March 22, 2007

If you wondered where all the fun had gone from lessons? Here are a couple of things I made this week in my spare time. Part of the fun of learning is playing.

1. Photobooth slideshow.

This just shows some of the grotesque characters you can create in Photobooth. Not everyone is as ugly as me, but you can use these images to create slideshows or characters for your movies, comics and photostories.

8.01 mb Monster.mov

2. 3D tours

A couple of years ago we employed eyerevolution from London to come and create some 3d virtual tours for us. Now with the aid of some niftylittle tools such as “Pleinpot” and “Cubic Converter” we have joined the tours up, See our cut down version before the main one appears on the website.

7.38 mb connected.mov

If you are interested in using technology to raise attainment in your classroom, or even for a bit of fun, get in touch with us at either Longton or Haywood City Learning Centres.

iLife 05 Now installed

February 14, 2005
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iLife 05

All our Macintosh computers are now running the New Version of iLife. The improved programs allow you greater control over your projects.

The new iLife includes Garageband,which lets users create their own music tracks, using loops, or real instruments.

Fancy making a video diary? Why not ask at reception. We can provide you with the tools and the know how. Using iMovie, it’s easy to make a film project and create your own DVD too.

Weston Coyney Juniors Museum Site

November 3, 2004
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The furness at Etruria Industrial Museum

Following their recent trip to Etruria Industrial Museum, Weston Coyney Junior School, and Longton high CLC have been working together to produce a website about their visit. Lynne Cauley of The Museum, working with Tom Pinecoffin of the Stoke-on-Trent Museums service came up to assist Phil with the project.

Whilst on their trip the students took photographs and video footage to add to their website. Tom and Phil created a template for the students to work on and created a generic user area from where all the students could access photos and add text to to the template.

The class were broken down into groups, each to create a specific section of the site. By midday the site was looking splendid. All the groups had written content and added images using

Macromedia Dreamweaver, which is a complex web building tool.

Tom said that he was impressed that the students had learned such a complex tool in such a short time. Phil has created a CD with the website on and there is also a DVD of the trip held at Weston Coyney Junior School.