Category: Miscellaneous

Website Design…

My site was nominated for Outstanding School Website of the Year

I am proud to annouce now that as the creator of Animated Science I have just setup another website for educational purposes. This new site is called and will be used for Maths and Pychology.

This adds to Mill Hill School site  I created last year which has been nominated in the TES Awards 2011. 

I have also created a bespoke VLE solution for Ashfield School at which is a quite a few years ago now. This site covered every area of the school and pulled in various technologies. Now they have upgraded to add Moodle to their site. 

Finally I setup the Waingroves Primary School site as well which is entirely a wordpress blog as my site is!

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Etch A Sketch

Here is the game in an animation…

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Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten

Here is an introduction to the Orchestra using the soundtrack from Young Persons Guide by Benjamin Britten. Click on the image for the animation. The animation plays each part when you click on instruments. There is also a drag and drop game and fill in the blanks for each section. It takes me back to the time when I played in Gloucester Youth Orchestra as lead EEb Tuba.

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34, was written by Benjamin Britten in 1946 with a subtitle “Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell”. The work is one of the best-known pieces by the composer, and is one of the three popularly used scores in children’s music education, together with Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

If you cannot view as a flash animation, I have zipped up all the sources files so you can download and play locally….Orchestra  (zip file)

Also if you need a “local flash” player, pick the “projector” and install on your local PC and play the SWF directly.  Everything will load from there.

Click below to launch the animation….

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“In the Car” by Roy Lichtenstein (1965)

This was an animation made to help out GCSE Expressive Arts course at Ashfield School. Just click on the image to launch!

They had to do a critical analysis of 1960’s Pop Art based on “In the Car” by Roy Lichtenstein (1965)

The images load dynamically and there is a sound track with controls.

It seems quite basic now but it I did make it in 2007

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TES Feature Article…

Due to the resources that Animated Science has posted onto the TES Online Resources area the TES have picked us out as one of their top contributors which was a really nice surprise. You can see the article below from the TES and find GCSE Halflife on this site. Also I was even more surprised to get an email telling me that I have been invited to their Gala Awards Ceremony 2011 at the Hilton Park Lane. You can find more resources linked here.

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My Paintings

Here are three examples of my own paintings as the first post in this area..

Spain – This is a thickly based acrylic painting which took an age to dry. It is currently in Spain as a gift to a Spanish friend of mine when he got married. It was designed to capture the vivid colour of spain with a Salvador Dali / Henri- Matisse twist.

Animal – This painting started off an a computer generated image in MS Paint on Windows 3.1. I liked it so much I painted it on board in primary acrylic colours. It is now my logo for the website and Animated Science!

Reflections – This painting was inspired by my techincal drawing lessons. I wanted to look at the idea of a refection of a shape which is subdivided. I used a board which my art teacher gave me which curved a lot in the end!

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