hi I'm hoping I can get some ideas!
I run three ICT clubs from reception to year six, I'm running out of ideas and looking for freeware or websites for that will interest the children, I don't mind what aspects of ICT it covers.
Any help would be appreciated!
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I don't have a lot of great ideas unfortunately but I guess you've done the usual, Google Earth (or Flash Earth ...satellite and aerial imagery of the Earth in Flash), BBC Bytesize etc?
We're looking at putting FreeCiv and some other games on for the students here to use in a club but we're a secondary.
Some touch typing links my ICT Club love...
BBC - Schools - Dance Mat Typing - Home
FreeTypingGame.net - Free typing games online, fun and lesson based keyboarding games including home row!
Free Typing Games| Games index
Creating comics: Comic Book Creator Standard - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
Creating their very own font: My First Font - How to make your own font. Not free though but great fun!
Recording interviews with teachers and turning them into mp3s
Using digital camera pictures either to morph into something weird or cut and paste into different locations
This school seem to do a lot with ICT: http://www.downs.kent.sch.uk/amazingict.shtm
Hope that helps
The BlockCAD Home Page
Its Lego Cad.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator Freeware download and review - create animated cartoons from SnapFiles
Used both of these for primary clubs year
All your contributions have already been loaded up - they're great thanks! some brilliant ideas...
To be cheeky if anyone else still has ideas they'd still be gratefully received as I can organise the coming terms.
I forgot to mention this one:
National Schools Partnership - Technic Lego School Resource Pack
We have been sent through a £50 box of technics (according to toys 'r' us) to start our club with after registering.
Have you tried Tux Paint or Microsoft PhotoStory?
Or doing some animations with some webcams and using Windows Movie Maker to create videos.
Creating quizes with PowerPoint.
If you can afford it you absolutely can't go wrong with a set of Wacom A6 Bamboo drawing tablets they can be bought for £35 each and when I bought darwing tablets off Wacom they were also willing to sell me a set of spare pens which is essential for schools. What's really good is that you get Art Rage 2 bundled with the tablet and the two together will provide lots of Art/ICT activities that you can do with the kids.
BTW don't underestimate the power of Artrage it supports tracing, layers and PNG export with transparent backgrounds, also the stencils and colour sampling from imported pictures are excellent. If there is an award for user interface design then Art Rage 2 should get it.
I'm thinking of offering a KS1 and seperate KS2 Computer Club.
Some cracking ideas here thanks folks; by chance has anyone developed a template that could be shared please?
We bought a few cheap webcams and did some stop motion animation with year 5 using lego or plastacine models. Loads of fun!
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I shall take a look at my resource sheet when i get home, i forget any others, it's been a while!
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