Shadow Puppet Edu
Collate images and films and record voice-overs to quickly create short films
Works on: iPads and is free to download and use.
Shadow Puppet Edu is an easy way to engage children in all aspects of the curriculum. We love it for its versatility and how it can be used effectively with different age groups. Whether you’re exploring the history of transport, reporting on famous athletes, narrating a school trip or investigating another location, you will find this app motivates children and brings their learning to life.
where they highlight aspects of the picture and even add background music to provide a professional finish.
The beauty of the app is that really supports speaking and listening objectives, enhances the ability of children to showcase their knowledge, engages them in their learning, encourages collaborative learning and is inclusive for children of all abilities.
∙ Demonstrate understanding of a concept for assessment
∙ Improve speaking skills or practice reading aloud
∙ Create mini-lessons for blended learning or flipped classroom
∙ Develop more engaging prompts for assignments or discussions
∙ Provide examples of final projects
Get the whole school coding with sequential challenges
Works on: Through your internet browser on any device. Free to use and pupils can easily be set up with their own accounts to track progress.
guest presenters e.g. Mark Zuckerberg. Unplugged activities are well planned and explained to reinforce and embed the concepts.
Children love the layout of the games, overcoming challenges, learning tenacity and collaborative problem solving while learning at an accelerated rate - and playing! There are even extra courses, with topics like Minecraft and Star Wars to really motivate pupils, that can be tried without even signing up.
We have witnessed how the skills in Code Studio are transferable into other coding platforms e.g. Scratch and how students grow in confidence and creativity and develop a love of programming.
Time needed to learn how to use it and get going: 10 minutes
What Code Studio says about Code Studio
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and under-represented students of colour. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science should be part of core curriculum, alongside other courses such as biology, chemistry or algebra.
Top Trump It
Create your very own Top Trump Cards
Works on: iPad and Android apps. (Free, but needs an account to be set up)
This is a simple and effective app with a wide range of uses to enrich many subjects.
Time needed to learn how to use it and get going: 3 minutes.
What Top Trump It says about Top Trump It:
Make your own Top Trumps cards! Take a photo, make up your cheeky stats, pick a card theme and share it! Turn your photos into custom Top Trumps e-cards instantly.
hi-impact are educational consultants specialising in the strategic integration of innovative technologies across all areas of the curriculum for children of all ages and abilities. For more information visit the site www.hi-impact.co.uk or contact 0151 638 6283.