Some of the best bits from the BETT show are always conversations you have with visitors. This year was no different and I'm going to highlight two resources I came across in my journey around the stands.
What a simple and effective idea! Lots of video podcasts of children demonstrating PE skills. Great for PE lessons. Give each group a video ipod, or project on to a big screen in the hall and children can compare their own skills with the exemplar model. I think they have a website on the way, but in the meantime, here's a link to the podcasts:
Straight away I like the "fuzzy felt" style of the finished animation, although that's just one of several available styles. However, its main point of difference is the way the animation is made. If I want to move the ball, I select it, then slide a timeline to show how long I want the ball to move for, click the end point, and the ball will move from a to b smoothly without having to create lots of intermediate frames. I can even get the ball to bounce by using my mouse. I suspect this will prove to be a lot more intuitive than traditional stop-frame animation and I will await its release with interest. Should be out in the spring. More info http://stripeydesign.com