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November 13, 9:25 am

BETT Awards 2014 Finalist

We're proud to announce that Wordwall is a finalist in the forthcoming BETT Awards 2014 in the category of 'ICT tools for learning and teaching'. The winners will be announced during the BETT show which runs January 22nd to 25th.On hearing this, my wife went to their website. She seemed worried... Read more


October 10, 10:12 am

How I learned to stop worrying and love the tablet

Only last December, I posted a blog article in which I criticised the idea of schools buying tablets. In this article I'm going to tell you about how I've not only been converted, but that we’ve gone one step further and we’re releasing a tablet of our own. So why the u-turn?... Read more


July 9, 9:32 am

Wordpad craze reaches Singapore

Blink and you'll miss it, but Channel News Asia recently showed some footage of a Singaporean class using Wordwall.... Read more


June 21, 5:35 pm

How to stop teachers watching porn in class

School firewalls? Don't get me started. As a developer who makes stuff that needs to be installed on school networks they are the bane of my life... Read more


May 30, 8:22 am

Is the pen mightier than the finger?

I remember when the first interactive whiteboards were installed in our school. It was September 2005 and they were Promethean ActivBoards. Every teacher was given one ActivPen, but with that pen came a stern warning... Read more


May 1, 10:08 am

Version 3.3 preview

We proud to announce Wordwall 3.3 will be released in early May 2013. We've doubled the number of games and templates, bringing in a host of diverse new capabilities. This blog article will tell you what's new and if you click the image link, you'll see a short video showcase.... Read more


March 12, 4:19 pm

Does having more letters in a language mean shorter words?

We've recently been building a Russian keyboard for the Wordpad.Once you take away essentials like shift, return and a few others, you’re left with 34 keys that are usable for letters. It turns out the Russian alphabet has 33 letters, so it seems this time we were lucky. But it got me wondering... Read more


January 29, 5:00 pm

BETT show 2013

The BETT show runs from 30th Jan to 2nd Feb 2013 at Excel London.We'll be showing off Wordwall and the Wordpads on our stand (A170). Looking for a special offer or a freebie? Then come see us in person.... Read more


January 2, 11:12 am

The sad tale of a word wall in my classroom

The idea for our Wordwall software came from a classic teaching display known as a word wall. The photo shows my old classroom and look carefully and you'll notice... Read more


December 10, 12:50 pm

Tablets versus laptops: should I be buying a class set of iPads?

When I’m in schools of late, it’s a common refrain to hear that someone is hoping to buy in a class set of iPads. Finding a school has actually been purchased a set or two is much less common... Read more


December 6, 12:42 pm

Wordwall rebooted

Rebooting is a popular Hollywood pastime of late. Batman, Superman, Star Trek, Ninja Turtles... the list goes on.Here at Visual Education, we've had a reboot of our own... Read more