Aiding the teaching of Literacy and History via ICT

Communications

Helping children write stories in a rich historical setting via podcasts, blogs, video conference sessions and aiding a professional author to interact with the children via Flash Meeting, ( a type of video conference that is easier and cheaper for schools to use - schools can click HERE to find out more), were all part of a recent project.

Another project enabled primary school children working on the History, Geography and Natural History of their area to publish a professionally printed newspaper that was delivered to some 20,000 homes via the schools.

   
Curriculum

Curriculum work is developed to cover the needs of  individual schools, cluster groups, and client organisations.  History, Literacy and ICT have been key development areas in recent years.

The development of Heritage Education has also been a key driver of the Consultancy's work.  We are the Education Consultants to the Kent and East Sussex Railway and have worked with them to help them gain the Quality Badge for Learning Outside the Classroom.

The Consultancy has produced real newspapers and, on the Internet, microsites for a number of projects for South East Grid for Learning.

   
Consultancy

Spoken and written communications, digital video, digital imaging, podcasts and blogs are all addressed in the consutancy's work. Print design work for companies, indviduals and schools is also important. Newspapers are designed, printing and distribution organised for clients.

The interviewing of Second World War Evacuees via digital video has also become important in order to enable children to understand "What it was like for children in the Second World War" (Click HERE for the National Curriculum Reference).