• Play the Piano – New Game

    Play the Piano – New Game

    Hey everyone! I’ve just added a new game page to my website. It’s a simple and fun piano keyboard that’s perfect for students to show off their skills or have fun. Check it out here: https://septembered.org/scratch-classroom-games-gallery/play-piano-virtual-keyboard-game/  Other Games You can find and play my other games by clicking the here

  • How to Make Silhouettes in Pixelmator: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Make Silhouettes in Pixelmator: A Step-by-Step Guide

    In my last post, I discussed how to Make Silhouettes in PowerPoint. Since then, I have been turning more and more images into silhouettes in preparation for a Classroom Game I am working on. I will share with you how I use Pixelmator to make silhouettes. Even if you don’t have Pixelmator, it might be…

  • How to Make Silhouettes in PowerPoint

    How to Make Silhouettes in PowerPoint

    Silhouettes are a versatile and engaging teaching tool. Are you wondering if PowerPoint can be used to create them? In this article, I will guide you on making silhouettes in PowerPoint. What Is a Silhouette, and How Can It Be Used in the Classroom? A silhouette is exactly what you think it is. It’s an…

  • New Scratch Games for Classroom: Rocket Race, Balloon Pop, Colour Balloons

    New Scratch Games for Classroom: Rocket Race, Balloon Pop, Colour Balloons

    Today, I added three new Scratch games for the classroom: Rocket Race, Balloon Pop, and Colour Balloons. Rocket Race Rocket Race is a fun tapper-style game where kids race to be the first in outer space. Balloon Pop Test your tapping skills with Balloon Pop, a fast-paced game where your challenge is to pop 20…

  • How I Made the Captain Smile

    How I Made the Captain Smile

    How did you make the captain smile? This was a question I was asked this week while a colleague was looking through some materials for her class and found an activity for teaching the word ‘smile’ with Captain Smile in Activinspire. I will show you what this activity is and how I use it, and…

  • How to Build and Use PowerPoint Flip Book Games

    How to Build and Use PowerPoint Flip Book Games

    Today I will share how to build and use PowerPoint flip book games. First, I must explain what I mean by the PowerPoint flip book game. This is a type of presentation that automatically changes slides every second. This gives the impression that the slides are flipping, like when you are flipping through the pages…

  • Using Activinspire Desktop Annotate tool

    Using Activinspire Desktop Annotate tool

    Recently I have been playing around with Activinspire’s Desktop Annotate tool. Although there are better annotation tools out there, it can be very useful when you need it or if you’re like me and the classroom where you work can’t have new software installed. Then Activinspire’s annotation tool is great. What is annotation Annotation tools…

  • Getting the Most Out of ActivInspire: 5 Quick Tips

    Five Quick Tips Activinspire is a fantastic tool for creating interactive materials for the classroom. It has so many features and options that it can be difficult to know which ones will help you get your job done. That’s why I’ve put together a list of five quick tips that I use almost every time…

  • How to Fix Activinspire Text Box Issues: Tips for Ensuring Your Flipchart Looks Perfect Every Time

    How to Fix Activinspire Text Boxes Don’t you hate it when you’ve built the perfect flipchart for your class at home or in the office, but when you go to teach, all the text is messed up? This happened to a colleague of mine this week. On her laptop, the welcome page for her flipchart…

  • Activinspire Modes: An Overview of Design and Presentation Modes

    Activinspire Modes: An Overview of Design and Presentation Modes

    Today, we’re going to dive into the basics of Activinspire and learn about its two modes, lock and unlock actions and drag and copy actions. If you’re interested in adding images, sounds, and videos, check out this. First up, we have the Presentation mode. This is the default mode when you open a new project…