PexelsIn the past few years, a lot of attention has been devoted to mental health on university campuses. Primarily explored from the perspective of students, poor mental health has been reported widely all around the world – it seems university stud..
Shutterstock.We may be living in the digital age, but reading books is still a big part of growing up. And the books that young people read – and how difficult they are – can have a massive impact on their ability to understand exam questions, tell f..
The Scottish Government has commissioned Gaelic Medium Education Scottish National Standardised Assessments (GME SNSA) as part of the National Improvement Framework. The GME SNSA will assess children and young people from Gaelic Medium Education in r..
Bringing success stories into learner experiences – on motivating and engaging Mandarin Chinese learners Author Dr Catherine Hua Xiang London School of Economics and Political Science
We all know language learning can be challenging and we definitel..
STA assessment update: 20 February 2018
Latest information and actions from the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) for schools, academies, local authorities and academy trusts.
Published 20 February 2018
Standards and T..
Photo by Steve WheelerWe connect with each other and with information in many ways. Today, more than ever we have a bewildering array of choices, including a variety of means to connect using smart phones and the Web. I captured the image on this pag..
HEA STEM 2018: Creative approaches to science writing Author Julia Reeve, De Montfort University
Julia Reeve’s teaching role involves delivering Critical & Contextual studies across a range of fashion-related Art & Design programmes. Julia is also m..
Something I often struggle to do is to find meaningful videos to use as backgrounds. A while ago I found a great app which you can use to turn your previously taken photos into animated looped videos, simply by tweaking a few elements in your image. Here’s an example of a panoramic photo edited using this app:
Created by simply dragging ‘animate’ arrows onto the waves on the river and directionally on the clouds and then using the mask tool to draw a dividing line between those two areas we ended up with that effect.
Previously Plotagraph, this app has gone under a number of different guises but they seem to have now settled on ‘Plotaverse Photo Animator‘ which is available for free on iOS. This simple to use app enables you to take photos you already have and use various elements of them to animate them to bring that photo to life. You’ve seen an example above so here are some more ideas for how you could use Plotaverse in the classroom:
1 – Book Pages Why not bring your book cov..
The UK’s counter-extremism Prevent strategy has come under fire consistently since its inception more than 10 years go. Studies have found it divisive, rendering Islamic communities and ethnic minorities more generally vulnerable to suspicion from au..
As a doctoral student, BERA’s Postgraduate Forum symposium on research methodology seemed the perfect opportunity to present the methodological aspects of my research to a critical audience before I had to defend my decisions in the viva. Description..