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Learning Curve future developments

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coming 2009

This is a very exciting time for Learning Curve Education. Just as we sign off a couple of major resources in Keeping Myself e-Safe and Red Snapper, so the planning begins for our future developments. I have listed below a brief summary of what to expect from Learning Curve over the next few months. These are our agreed projects, with more in the pipeline to be announced later in the year.

Project: Keeping Myself Safe for 4-9 year olds

Description: This will be an addition to our hugely successful Keeping Myself Safe range. Currently we offer Keeping Myself Safe for Young People, Keeping Myself Safe for Teenagersand Keeping Myself e-Safe. Keeping Myself Safe for 4-9 year olds will be produced using a similar format - short digital animations which can be deployed across the web, within a VLE or via DVD. Each film will be accompanied by support materials containing advice for teachers, together with pupil activities. The full list of themes to be covered within Keeping Myself Safe for 4-9 year olds is:

4-6 Years

  • Getting Lost - knowing your name and address
  • A friend getting hurt - going to get help
  • Sharing problems
  • Water safety

7-9 years

  • Abduction
  • Travelling to school and gaining independence
  • Bullying
  • Peer pressure and taking risks
  • Inappropriate touching
  • E-safety

Release date: September 2009

Project: The Learning Pod

Description: The Learning Pod is a collection of over 250 online video tutorials in Mathematics and English. These short, dynamic presentations help young people to increase their knowledge and understanding of the key mathematical and English concepts within GCSE, Standard Grade and National Qualification courses.

We are planning two major changes for 2009 in that (a) we are revamping the entire site to allow a greater user interaction with feedback, ratings and extended activities; and (b) we are removing the £300 year subscription and providing this resource to schools and home users completely free of charge. This is an exciting new approach for us, and it is our aim to have every school in the UK using The Learning Pod for revision, reinforcement, raising attainment and supporting the school-home partnership.

Release date: April 2009

Project: The Learning Pod: My Learning

Description: The Learning Pod is a collection of online digital tutorials designed to support Maths and English (see above). The Learning Pod: My Learning will be a collection of 12 dynamic online animated films designed to teach young people about the core principles of their learning. The list of themes to be covered in The Learning Pod: Learning will be:

  • Preparing for tests and exams
  • Exam tips and techniques
  • Learning styles
  • Types of intelligence
  • Emotional learning
  • Being creative and confident learning
  • The learning brain
  • Memory techniques
  • Organising ideas
  • Setting targets
  • Overcoming barriers

Release date: September 2009

We are also scheduling projects in 2009 to support:

  • A Curriculum for Excellence
  • Sex education for primary pupils
  • Teenage sexual health

I will give more detail on all of the above resources in future blog posts. In the meantime, feel free to contact me if you would like any further information: mark@learningcurve.info; or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lcurve

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