Emile Education/Cyber Coach Smart – Year 7 Catch-up Numeracy with Emile
The multi-award winning Year 7 Catch-up Numeracy with Emile (Emile) delivers 1 year’s progress in 1 term.
Designed with academics from Manchester Metropolitan University and with teachers in schools in Rochdale, Emile features:
– Active learning with stimulating visuals
– Compulsive gameplay that gets students doing maths
– An adaptive system with Assessment, Practise and Achieve aspects
Used in 1:1, in group work and for homework, Emile products are now in use in over 2,000 schools across the UK (Jan 19-Oct 19).
The product has been specifically developed for students in year 7 catch-up lessons (approx 21% of students) and for teachers having to deliver catch-up lessons.
LDA – Sensory Suitcase
Sensory Suitcase has been developed to help parents, schools or other educational establishments create a movable and storable sensory environment The simple button options on the multi-sensory unit give the user individual control over the sensations they receive by allowing them to alter the environment to suit their taste or mood The vibrant light changing column has 15 stimulating and relaxing modes to choose from including; bubble mode – which is a maintenance free alternative to a water filled bubble tube, vertical rainbow mode, lollipop mode and three sound-responsive modes The glowing fibre optic strands deliver a visually stimulating and tactile experience to the child, allowing them to get up close to the light and feel the strands Children can also select sounds and vibration to explore cause and effect, vocalisation and practice colour recognition for a truly multi-sensory experience.
When given the opportunity to explore this sensory enriched environment, children will experience a whole host of additional learning which will benefit and improve their:
• Sensory processing system
• Fine motor coordination
• Social skills
• Concentration skills
Suitable for children with sensory needs or neurological challenges, Sensory Suitcase is a perfect resource for schools facing budgetary
Jelly James Publishing – Dynamo Maths Dyscalculia Assessment
RIX Research & Media / University of East London – RIX Wiki
‘All About Me’ documents are created by people with additional needs to help others get to know them better. These documents have traditionally been printed and are text-heavy. Therefore they are not always accessible to all students, especially those who prefer to communicate through images, video and sounds.
A RIX Wiki software allows for students to build a profile of themselves by combining videos, images, text, audio and files into an online profile. This helps people to get to know them better. To understand what they like to do, what they enjoy, who is important to them, their achievements and dreams and plans for the future.
RIX Wikis can be easily shared through a secure username and password – so supporters and friends can learn more about an individual through an engaging and multimedia profile.
Over the last 20 years, we have supported thousands of users to tell their story, share their success and to get the support and help they need by creating a RIX Wiki Website.
Scanning Pens – ReaderPen
The ReaderPen is a handheld text scanning device that is designed to be comfortable to hold and easy to master. When scanned, printed text can be heard aloud through a built-in speaker or listened to via earphones. The ReaderPen is a discrete classroom helper that is described by learners as helping to build confidence and self-esteem; and by teachers as a time saving tool that facilitates independent learning skills and aids differentiation.
For learners who have literacy difficulties – including SpLD dyslexia – not only does the pen read back words, but it also provides dictionary definitions. The helpful dictionary memory function enables revision of newly acquired vocabulary. In this way, spelling lists and key words can be loaded into the pen for revision and longer-term work.
Where schools are looking to develop their response to dyslexia friendly classrooms, ReaderPens have been recommended by Learning Support Advisory Teachers and Educational Psychologists as a targeted learning support tool. The personalised ReaderPen enables learners to bridge the gap and read the same texts as their peers. The difference made to individual confidence, when a non-reader becomes a reader, is life-changing.
Spongy Elephant – Spongy Elephant
Spongy Elephant began at BETT 2018 as a destination for schools and teachers to get savvy around EdTech and other mandatory training areas like Online Safety, GDPR and Safeguarding. Schools have found Spongy Elephant hugely useful in terms of saving time and money – placing staff in “Herds” to wrap them around an online workshop to improve skills and knowledge for the effective use of technology in education. 18 months on and a new need has emerged. One that supports some of the most vulnerable young learners and families in our schools. Learners with SEND for whom funding is being cut and traditional services are being stretched.
With Spongy Elephant, schools can now place staff in “Herds” and wrap them around a child, placing the child at the heart of process and ensuring that anyone involved in the well being of that child is fully clued up on how best to support that child. Parents and carers feel more connected to the team supporting and caring for their child and can get easy access to high quality content and vetted experts. For the learner, it is the confidence that they have a voice in the process too. At all times.
Touch-type Read and Spell – Touch-type Read and Spell
Touch-type Read and Spell (TTRS) is a research-based, Orton-Gillingham, touch-typing program that has been helping students with special needs learn to type for the past 25+ years. The course builds keyboarding, reading, and spelling skills through a structured program of phonics delivered across short and manageable typing modules. With TTRS, learners can go at their own pace and repeat modules as necessary. The display is fully customisable to meet the needs of students with sensory issues, and there are no distracting graphics or loud games. Additional subjects help students master maths facts and hard-to-spell science vocabulary in a multi-sensory way, and a new free-writing tool encourages them to bridge the gap between learning to type and writing on a computer. Learners can earn stars, trophies and certificates of achievement as they progress through the course.
TTRS also makes it easy for admins to follow progress, track usage, create custom typing lessons, and recognise learner achievement. Special Education Resource of the Year, 2017, Education Resource Awards. Bett Awards 2018 Finalist. Learn more at www.readandspell.com.
Twin Science and Robotics – Twin Science Kits
Twin Science Kits are made up of uniquely designed DIY experiments. Twin Science Kits use easily combined electronic blocks to simplify and explain how technological devices, that may at once seem complicated, actually work. Children can make autonomous cars, alarms and other such gadgets they use in their daily lives with Twin modules. They can also use Twin modules and sensors to make and understand technology such as self-driving cars and robots, which may seem complicated and overwhelming. In so doing, Twin supports innovation-focused thinking and simplifies product development along with manufacturing to help children carry out their dreams and projects. Twin Science kits are also designed to be accessible for the visually impaired and blind.