Greek myths brought to life at Bankwood

June 19, 2008

Year 5 pupils at Bankwood Community Primary School spent a day recreating the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur in plasticine, with hand drawn sets. Each group created an animation of a chapter of the story using I-Can-Animate software, then edited the film using iMovie – adding music and effects. All of the students put a great deal of effort and enthusiasm into the project, as you can see from the film above (this is a combination of scenes from both classes).


I am the equivalent height of 6.9 footballs.

June 11, 2008

SensibleUnits.com

SensibleUnits.com is essentially a conversion site, but rather than converting inches into metres it will convert such things as 1 England, or two AA batteries end to end. For example I entered my height and discovered that I was equivalent to 6.9 average footballs, or 1.1. Alaskan moose antler spans. Lots of fun, but is it useful? I think it could be very useful for helping to visualise what a unit of measurement is worth, for example one metric tonne = 1.3 cows. You can also put countries, planets, counties etc. into the lefthand side and see what they are equivalent to, thus 1 Yorkshire = 3.3 Cornwalls.


CLC Extension Update #2

June 3, 2008

CLC extension

As you can see from the photo, the extension is taking shape up at the CLC. We’re still based down at the Bannerdale Centre, room 118, in case you’re passing and want to say hello.