5 Simple Stress-Busting Mindfulness Apps for Teachers

It’s been a difficult year for teachers. At Wacom we’ve been amazed to see how quickly schools have adapted to the challenges brought by COVID-19. We’re here to support educators with our range products perfect for online learning. Maybe you’ve been thinking about your own self-care? Now is an excellent opportunity to dedicate some time to your mental well-being. We’ve found five apps perfect for building mindfulness into your daily routine. 1: ...

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5 Visual Thinking Tools Every Teacher Needs to Know

Visual thinking has come a long way from those time-consuming notes you had to type up after planning on paper. As you can handwrite directly on your PC or laptop, our pen tablets are perfect for visual thinking. It’s just one of the ways we’re supporting busy teachers with online working. Let’s look at five popular visual thinking tools you can use as a teacher and explore the benefits they offer ...

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7 Opportunities to Effectively Teach Maths Online

If you teach maths, you’ll be aware of the challenges that distance learning brings. But have you considered the opportunities? We’re here to support teachers with our range of eLearning products. Teaching maths online offers the chance to personalise learning for individual students and free up your time from data entry. We asked teachers to share common problems they face when teaching maths to see what opportunities we can find.   Problem 1: ...

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Simple Ideas to Personalise Remote Support for Teachers

Teachers have had a steep learning curve to offer their usual classroom support remotely. Wacom has become a top choice for online and distance learning with our wide product range perfect for teachers. Supporting your remote learners is more than just planning good lessons and offering general feedback. There are plenty of ways you can give each student personal attention without creating an unmanageable workload. Let’s look at ways you can offer ...

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5 Ways to Use Wacom Tablets to Support Lesson Planning

Remote teaching has had an enormous impact on planning. Your perfect lessons in the classroom may need altering or a complete overhaul. Using a Wacom tablet lets you annotate your existing planning, create virtual resources or start again from scratch. Let’s look at five simple ways you can use your pen tablet to help you plan successful lessons. 1: Annotating existing planning It’s rare to find a perfect ‘plug and play’ lesson without ...

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7 Simple Ways to Keep Students Focused in Live Online Lessons

Teaching online live lessons are a great option for delivering learning with the familiar feel of the classroom. Students can work collaboratively, ask questions in real-time, and benefit from your explanations. It’s a good alternative to face-to-face teaching. But live lessons have their challenges. Keeping your students focused when they’re not in the same room requires ingenuity. How can you keep your students interested and engaged with so many distractions at ...

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The Power of Corel Painter Essentials

Once again it is recap time. If you belong to the lucky ones who recently received a new Wacom Intuos, you will also be able to unleash your creativity with Corel Painter Essentials. With this powerful top of the line software at your fingertips, you will be creating, if not miraculously conjuring, inspiring artwork. No doubt about that. All you need to know, is how to use it and how ...

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How to make stickers and linestickers in 7 easy steps by StudioAiko

Character designer & Illustrator Sikan AKA StudioAiko created helpful videos demonstrating how to create stickers and line-stickers in about seven steps. Sikan´s tools of choice: Macbook computer, Wacom Intuos and Adobe Illustrator.           Enjoy the how-to videos below or read the steps and tips further down.  Step 1: Sketch your own cartoon characters with pencil on paper Try to draw a variety of cartoon characters and add different postures and emotions Draw cartoon characters by ...

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Print It! Back to the real world

So you’ve conquered the artist’s block, found inspiration and finished an illustration for a client who wants to pay for your work? Congratulations! Cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae says there is a one even greater moment in an artist’s life: holding the actual printed work in your hands. Check out the last part of his online tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for ...

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Don’t polish a turd: how to grow a drawing for clients

If you want to produce awesome artwork, you need a great creative idea first. Or do you? In part two of the tutorial series “Luck of the Draw”, cartoonist and illustrator Andrew Rae reveals how to find the right artistic approach for the job at hand – even if you’re not inspired. Read part one about overcoming artist’s block. Andrew uses a Wacom Intuos Pro pen tablet for his work. You can read ...

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