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Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
Check out the Exploding Dots series of maths investigations. Do some uplifting mathematics?
Join more than 2 million students, teachers, and friends that already have tried this astounding mathematical experience! See mathematics like you've never seen it before and take part in a global math conversation with your students. Its a great experience and backup with loads of resources.
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Videos to Watch
DEAR ZOO (2.4m)
Giraffe Problems by Jory John (read aloud by Courtney) (5mins)
Pixar Lifted (5.06m)
StoryLine Online about 10mins each
Number Jacks 14mins
The Munsters - Herman Munster's Wisdom - The size of your heart. (30secs_
Pobble365.com Great pictures for Story Starters.
You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren explains via basic chemistry principles how the dough spreads out, at what temperature we can kill salmonella, and why that intoxicating smell wafting from your oven indicates that the cookies are ready for eating. TED Talk - do recount. firstname.lastname@example.org pw cathy007
Getting rid of a wolfish mood
Stopwatch count - digital
Cultured flashmob recreates Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Shoppers in Amsterdam get a shock as Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch" is recreated before their eyes.
Performers take part in a large-scale flashmob recreation of Rembrandt's famous painting "The Night Watch".The stunt was organised to coincide with the return of the painting, considered one of the Dutch artist's greatest works, to Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. The museum will reopen on April 13 after a decade-long renovation project. "The Night Watch," which was completed in 1642, is one of the most famous paintings in the world.
QUADCOPTERS Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of Quadcopters
In a robot lab at TEDGlobal, Raffaello D'Andrea demos his flying quadcopters: robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. In a series of nifty demos, D'Andrea show drones that play catch, balance and make decisions together.
KidsTV123 Use the P song or the L Song
Clock with movable hands
Gingerbread Counting Game Matching and Ordering
CHATTERPIX - Write a list of numbers, letters word.
Stage 2 and 3
Sharing - Kindergarten Maths - equal groups, multiplication and division.
Recall Number fact up to 20
Add ten to numbers with hundreds chart
Numberline teaching tool
Fractions - comparing fractions with pizzas
42 - Answer to The Meaning of Life the Universe and Everything.
If "A" equals 1 "B" equals 2 "C" equals 3 and so forth. The sum of M, A, T, H equals 42
3D Shapes Nets, grid paper spinners etc
Scale of the Universe This is powerful interactive on the size of the Universe, the things within it and the speed of light. Some very big numbers here. Just a lovely resource.
Discuss Triangular Numbers and draw them in Maths books.
- Write down the pattern for the 1st to 10th triangular numbers.
- Predicted the next triangular number using the previous number ie the 10th triangular number is equal to the 9th triangular number + 10
- Used the formula to work out the total number of dots for the 10th triangular number
ie 10 x 11 : 2 = 55
Astronauts view the video and use the PDF to develop group work skills
This is an amazing video, so fabulous for inspiration. Showing light traveling form earth in minutes, years and billlions of years and back again. Stop at the world view the astronauts would see from the moon. Discuss. Download the pdf
I love this Video - anyone who can add chocolate to icecream and talk about Geology has got me. Geology is one of my favourites. And making S'moresite form chocolate, marshmallow and biscuits has certainly rekindled my interest.