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NEW VIDEO - Days Of The Week

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CLASSIC VIDEO - Clothing Song

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NEW VIDEO - Colors Song

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Team HAKUTA from Tokyo shoots for Google Lunar XPRIZE - Japanese start up space Inc.

Heck yes ! High definition images back from the moon by the end of 2017 ! Japanese start-up Team HAKUTO is gong for it. Check out the English press release for details. Check out the Hakuto YouTube Channel too.

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Lego Mindstorms Project - paper box factory

I run a Lego Mindstorms club with my grade 2 to grade 4 students. This isn't a project we shall be attempting anytime soon, but it's still a fascinating watch.


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How a car engine works

How a car engine works

Absolutely love these animated gifs from Jacob O'Neal. Click below for another example of how a car engine works, or head over to his website to see how these things work:

  • Speakers
  • Inside a tarantula spider
  • Inside a jet engine
  • How hand gun works
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How skateboards are made

Chapman Skateboards writes: In this short film, we set out to document the complete skateboard production process, to celebrate the people as well as the craftsmanship involved in the making of each of our decks. From the raw maple veneer, to hitting the streets, every hand involved makes ChapmanWood special.

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.

Amazon recommendations - May

The Handmaid's Tale
Amazon’s #7 most read. This on my students required reading list again this year - Tim
The ABC Murders: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot series Book 13).
If you are from the UK you will associate Agatha Christie with Sunday afternoon BBC TV. For secondary students it’s a gripping tale ! - Tim
National Geographic Kids Print Magazine
Great regular content for your child or students - Tim
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Buying the book is a start I guess ! - TIm