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'Wicked' playing at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff so a green hue to lettering on the front of the building.
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Yes, it was a nice touch. I didn't see the show but my wife and daughter seemed to really enjoy it.
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Giant 6ft Water Balloon - The Slow Mo Guys: http://youtu.be/j_OyHUqIIOU
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A positive article looking at some of the possible uses of Chromecast in the classroom. 
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I find that watching YouTube is a far better experience on the 'big screen' in the house. I've downloaded various Chromecast apps but I feel that it's early days for many of them.
Shortly after Google launched its Chromecast dongle in various international markets, a report says the device is quite popular in Europe, singling out U.K. and Norway as top markets for the device...
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This morning I've installed the Google Cast extension onto one of the managed school Chromebooks. Casting a variety of Google docs is simple and looks very good on the screen. I find the lack of an onscreen cursor a little strange and I could imagine it being slightly disorientating for pupils if your typing or a menu suddenly appears on the screen in front of them. The cursor being a very useful visual prompt to the viewer to what might happen next. I'm sure I saw a cursor extension in the Chromestore for Chromecast so I'll have a look at installing it.  I've downloaded many Chromecast supported apps which I've been using on the Nexus 7, but just get the feeling that they are at a very early stage in their development, but with some potential.
Another thing I'm trying to get my head around is the ability for anyone to cast to the screen, which is fantastic but slightly problematic. I could imagine saying to a child "cast your work to the screen so the rest of the class can see what you've done" - great. However I'm sure some teachers (especially from secondary phase) would like to be able to control who can cast and when. I can't see how that can stop others casting over you.
So to answer your question Guy, it's early days but I possibly could see some having a crack at using it. Youtube looks good, and Google Docs could be used for your lesson, but I would like the ability to write over the top of something on the board but can't yet see how to do that.
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British Pathe YouTube Channel
Some really good news, British Pathe have now launched a YouTube channel. Users now have access to 85,000 historical films, about 3,500 hours of historical footage. Definitely an excellent resource for supporting history in the primary and secondary school....
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Hoorah about time! Always found the Pathe site the best EMBC resource
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LiveScience: Bad Moon Rising? Preacher Ties Blood Moons to Biblical Prophecies. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwsPaMrRo

Is there no end to the nonsense this guy peddles? 
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Well this is a coincidence. I currently can't get BT Sport through my Youview box so I can only watch BT Sport via my laptop. This evening I was trying out casting BT from the browser to the TV. It was ok'ish... A little jumpy and sometimes the sound only came out of the laptop. A dedicated Chromecast app would be great. ☺⚽🏉
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Must have been very tired this morning. Put on two different pairs of desert boots. Didn't notice until mid morning! A 'senior moment'? 😱
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I did have a fleeting moment when I thought people might think I was a trend setter, but that soon passed and I realised that people just thought that that man can't dress himself. 
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Arrived yesterday and set up to my TV in a couple of minutes. Can now 'cast' Youtube, Google music & video, BBC iPlayer from various devices to the TV screen. Looks like I can only cast from the Chrome browser on my Apple laptop though, not from the Nexus 7.
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For writing, get children to act out their stories or scenes from what they're writing about - including key moments and expressions. These could then be captured and played on a Photowall during their writing sessions to act as reminders, vocab generation and prompts. Used to do something similar with Photostory. 
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Well deserved reputation. My duck main course was excellent, followed by a wonderful pear tart and honey ice cream.
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The custard on crumble was just wonderful!
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Excellent food and friendly service.
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Food was very good. Particularly enjoyed my duck cassoulet and the tiramisu dessert was delightful.
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Recently visited to see Justin Currie in concert. Thought it was an excellent venue. Only complaint would be in trying to park the car in the streets around The Gate.
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