Fiction Express – Boolino
Fiction Express is an award-winning literacy resource designed to improve all areas of literacy: reading; writing; spelling, punctuation & grammar; and speaking & listening. The resource improves poor reading habits by getting children excited about reading, through the power of a deeply engaging experience of co-creation between pupils and authors.
Fiction Express is offering teachers a unique and complete literacy solution:
– Covering all four aspects of literacy in line with the curriculum
– Easy to integrate in lesson planning
– Continuous assessment, monitoring learning outcomes and progress
– High level of pupil motivation and personalised, cross-curricular learning paths
– Great value for money, 80% (or more) cheaper than a similar amount of paper books (cost per pupil)
Our stories are published in weekly instalments. Each week, pupils read the chapter and, at the end, are rewarded with the option to vote to decide what happens next. The author then writes the following chapter in real time.
Pupils also interact with the author and other readers from around the world on the online book forum, to actively participate in the creative story-writing process. Outstanding and original pupil contributions are rewarded with certificates by our editorial team.
Teach, assess, monitor, manage and engage with GCSEPod; exam-filtered detailed curriculum content for 28 subjects delivered through unique ‘Pods’ and written by subject specialists. Perfect for remote or blended learning, GCSEPod allows education on demand with confidence. The mission to deliver GCSE/IGCSE success even in the most challenging times is easier with GCSEPod.
The new, award-winning assessment, Check & Challenge, is an assessment system that promotes learning, not just testing. Independently accessed by students, it allows them to test their knowledge, receive scaffolded support and drives intrinsic motivation with a unique reward system. Pinpoint reporting gives teachers the tools to see exactly where intervention is needed.
In over 1,500 schools across 40+ countries, GCSEPod have extensive evidence to support the impact it has on improving student GCSE performance. With a 10-year heritage in the education sector, our content and functionality continually strive to help teachers and students in their teaching & learning.
With GCSEPod you can review usage by user (teacher or student), group (e.g. Year 11 or Form 7B), individual and category (e.g. Pupil Premium). GCSEPod engages students in a way that encourages confidence and self-belief – it has even been dubbed ‘the gold standard’ by a competitor!
Heriot-Watt University – Online MBA, Edinburgh Business School
The online MBA at Edinburgh Business School (Heriot-Watt University) is defined by a commitment to flexibility and equality of access that permeates every aspect of the student experience. With over 20,000 graduates from 166 countries the programme has a highly successful track record in international digital education, yet it continues to innovate.
In July 2020 a £2 million, 3.5-year project delivered: holistic curriculum redesign drawing on research with students and employers; creative and accessible pedagogy, including innovative online exams; over 1 million words of original learning material and 25 hours of original digital media; and a new learning platform that provides a unique offline mode, progress-tracking and social features.
Five thousand online students in 158 countries are successfully transitioning to the new programme and learning platform. These resources are having a highly positive impact on student satisfaction, learning, recruitment and cost-effectiveness.
Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal
Connecting the IB Diploma Programme with the World of Research
Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal offers an extensive database of reliable, accessible video and digital print resources explicitly created to meet the needs of both teachers and students throughout the International Baccalaureate’s Diploma Programme. This user-friendly database offers a wide range of engaging, authoritative resources plus helpful supporting materials for the extended essay and other internal assessments, for Theory of Knowledge (TOK), to integrate TOK across the DP curriculum and motivational and curriculum-related resources across 21 DP subjects for teaching and learning.
All Ideas Roadshow resources have been developed from extensive filmed conversations with a broad selection of the world’s leading experts, including two Nobel Laureates, across a wide range of subject areas. More than 80 internationally-renowned experts at prestigious institutions around the world, including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, The National University of Singapore, and Queensland University have participated so far in our effort to connect the IB Diploma Programme with the fascinating world of research to help students succeed the Diploma Programme and gain acceptance in a top-level university.
iDocCam is an app that can instantly transform a smartphone into a Visualiser for teaching, meetings, or presentations, by using the camera on the smartphone. It is like having a “Visualiser” in your pocket and teachers are free to use it when they need it, at all their convenience.
iDocCam works in two ways:
(1) As a standalone app to view, adjust, take snapshots or record the live images captured by the smartphone’s camera. Teachers can also connect it to an external display/projector wirelessly via AirPlay Miracast/Chromecast, or wired through HDMI/VGA for large-screen projection.
(2) Use it in conjunction with IPEVO Visualizer software to wirelessly display the live images onto a Mac, Windows PC, or Chromebook. In this way, teachers can access the advanced features in Visualizer. Also, as iDocCam is compatible with 3rd party video conferencing software such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Skype, teachers can use it to deliver online lessons by using the screen-sharing feature of these software to share the live feed.
Be it in-class or online learning, iDocCam provides the ultimate flexibility for teachers
to make their lessons visual and interactive, and for students to learn when and where they need it.
iPortfolio and Oxford University Press – Oxford Reading Club
At a time when home-learning has become so important, it is critical to have a product like the Oxford Reading Club that enables independent learning and motivates you to read. With its library of up 900 high-quality reading books across multiple genres and levels of ability, together with fun quizzes and badges, exercises and advanced audio features, the Oxford Reading Club is the perfect way for learners to read their way to better English. The product carefully guides learners through their reading in multi-stage process that extracts maximum value from their chosen book in terms of developing four key English skills: reading, speaking, listening, and vocabulary acquisition. The learner can also take their reading fully offline at any time via the products iOS and Android applications for phone and tablet.
The Oxford Reading Club is made available to schools to enable independent learning by their students. Teachers are able to track and report on reading progress.
The Oxford Reading Club is developed by Oxford University in collaboration with technology partner, iPortfiolio, Inc.
Little Bridge is a social-led learning platform that combines a safe international community, where children communicate in English with structured English language learning. Where English is not the child’s first language, Little Bridge delivers targeted, adapted interventions in the form of games-based activities, based on the child’s ‘need to communicate’. This innovative approach is backed by research and uses machine learning (Natural Language Processing) to create an exciting, personalised journey that inspires children everywhere to master English as a communication ‘tool’, to develop 21st century skills, including curiosity, empathy and creativity, and to join the global conversation. Little Bridge can be used in the classroom and at home, with a Teacher Dashboard and a Parent Dashboard, providing management and reporting features and ensuring oversight, online safety and support.
Renaissance – Accelerated Reader
Renaissance Accelerated Reader is a guided independent reading programme that motivates students to read for pleasure. It allows pupils to read a book, take comprehension quizzes and receive instant feedback. The programme is used by pupils and teachers in 75 countries worldwide. Schools can easily track pupils’ performance by tracking their quiz results when reading books of different levels. The quizzes incentivise children to want to read more to quiz again, fostering a culture of reading and improving literacy across schools.
In schools globally, AR gives students significantly greater choice in levelled books and quizzes than any comparable reading programme. Globally, over 250,000 reading practice quizzes are available on books from hundreds of publishers and imprints. Independent of any publishing interests and suitable for students of primary and secondary age, AR ensures that there are plenty of books to interest every reader available on the programme.
Pupils develop reading skills most effectively when they read books difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. AR will calculate each pupils’ own ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ then recommend books based on this so no pupils is left behind in their learning journey.
Sower International Education Group – UK Cloud Primary School
The UK Cloud Primary School is a PIEoneer Award-shortlisted online education provider offering classes based on the UK national curriculum to Chinese speaking students around the world aged 5-14 preparing to move to Britain for schooling.
UKCPS equips students with a thorough understanding of British culture and the education system from a young age. Our bespoke online curriculum includes courses in English, foreign languages, music, and other subjects, all taught by QTS-certified, experienced British teachers and supported by bilingual teaching assistants. UKCPS students have gone on to secure places at top UK schools where they thrive academically as well as socially.
As a pioneer in the international education sector, we are always looking for new ways to expand our cooperation with UK schools and facilitate global education exchange. UKCPS has formed successful partnerships with over 60 renowned institutions such as Cheltenham College, the Monkton Combe School, and Brighton College, providing support in navigating the international education market as well as pairing exceptional UKCPS applicants with schools.
Visang Education – englisheye
englisheye is a self-directed English learning program for primary and middle school students. Students follow the program independently using a smart pad. englisheye provides independent English lessons for students with varying levels of English skill in one class with a self-directed learning program. By having their differences in level subdivided, children can have fun learning according to their learning abilities.
Students can learn English without native English speakers. englisheye’s learning content is focused on “listening -> speaking -> reading -> writing” in order. Learners watch English videos without subtitles and guess the meaning of different words and sentences based on the context. By reviewing these in the textbook and writing their own essays, students can learn English in just the same way they learned their first language.