Archive for November, 2006

How to talk like a pirate

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Lots of you chose to dress up like pirates for book week (photos here) – so you might like to learn how to talk like a pirate! More advice on ‘How To Be Speakin’ Pirate-Like’ here

Don’t try this at home

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

What can a powerful blender manage to blend? Find out here

This month’s wax cylinder music

Friday, November 10th, 2006

‘Baboon Bungalow’ by Collins & Harlan 1909. “Chunky monkey chimpanzees, hiding in their cocoanut trees…” Listen while you read! [audio mp3="" ogg="audio.ogg" wav="audio.wav" autoplay="off" loop="on" preload="on" controls="on" flash_fallback="on"] For a jukebox full of cylinder music click here

National Film Board of Canada

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

The National Film Board of Canada has been producing wonderful animations for more than 60 years, they have 43 animated short films suitable for children to watch online here

Papercut art – Peter Callesen

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

Peter Callesen makes amazing artworks out of single sheets of paper (from A4 up to room size!) – link

Christmas Bound

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

If you’ve enjoyed playing ‘Bound Around’ at school, then you’ll like ‘Christmas Bound’. You can download it free for your PC here.

Book week – unusual books

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Next week will be Book Week at school – so here are some unusual books: Here are a couple of Su Blackwell’s artworks, constructed by cutting books – More of Su Blackwell’s books here ……………………………………………….. The worlds largest book is “Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom” weighing more than 130 pounds and [...]


Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

If you got good at drawing lines with ‘Line Rider’, see how fast you draw with ‘Scribble’ here

Human space invaders

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Some of you have done some stop-motion animation at school (for example here). Here is a great copy of ‘Space Invaders’ using humans and stop-motion. If the video has put you in a mood to play the game try here

Day of the Dead

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

It’s Day of the Dead in Mexico, and even skeletons have to go to school. Lots more skeletons here