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Tools For Learning

MacBook ProWhen I first meet my new Year 7 students each year, they have just taken possession of a shiny new MacBook Pro computer, which they are to use in most lessons, almost every school day. Most of the students are incredibly excited, and for many …

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Comics

I love comics, and am often amazed not only by how funny they can be, but also how much can be learned from them. Growing up I was a regular reader of Calvin & Hobbes, The Far Side and Mad Magazine. As I …

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Measuring Worth

http://www.measuringworth.com

Measuring Worth is a fantastic online application which aims to give a modern day value to sums of money from the past. For example, how much was £20 worth in 1760? Even for someone with an understanding of economic concepts such as inflation and …

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Firefox Addons for Web Designers & Developers

Mozilla Firefox is a free, open source web browser which aims to provide a simple, light and fast way to browse the web. It is one of the main driving forces in the web today, and the competition it provides is one of the reasons …

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WordPress

http://www.wordpress.org

Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into a fantastic system for publishing all manner of content. Whilst it is not quite as flexible as Drupal, it is far easier to use, and has a great variety of high quality themes, …

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JigZone.com Jigsaw Puzzle Games

http://www.jigzone.com/

Take a picture and turn it into a jigsaw. Embed it in your blog, and use it as a tool to engage students.…

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Browsershots

http://browsershots.org/

In an ideal world, all web browsers would be 100% standards compliant, and the user’s choice of operating system would be immaterial. Unfortunately, web developers working in the real world know this is not the case. Most developers thus build in one browser, and …

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Picmarkr

http://picmarkr.com/

Picmarkr makes it easy to add watermarks to images, allowing content creators to protect their work before it is shared online.…

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Golden Ratio Calculator

http://goldenratiocalculator.com/

The Golden Ratio (approximately 1.618) is a mathematically derived number that equates to rectangles of pleasing appearance. This simple website makes it easy for web designers to apply the golden ratio to their layouts, helping them produce more attractive websites.…

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Tartan Maker

http://www.tartanmaker.com/

Generate unique and colourful tartan patterns for use in web and graphic design.…

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