Show and Tell
The classroom is changing all the time, and Show and Tell is your opportunity to stay ahead of the game. A chance to get hands-on with new technologies such as 3D printing, interactive displays, live TV production and more, it’s a great way to find out what your students make of the solutions and how they can be implemented in the curriculum.
And how does it work?
Basically it’s a pick ‘n’ mix of different technologies! You take a look through the solutions below, then let us know which ones you’d like us to demo at your school on the day of your choosing. We can even come along and support your TeachMeet, cluster meeting or tech presentation if you’d rather. Click on the tabs below for more information, or fill in the form at the bottom of the page to sign up now.
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There are already 1.5 milion iPad in schools, and that figure is rising all the time. Why? Because it’s empowering students to learn anytime, anywhere, and there are literally thousands of education-specific apps available that level the playing field for every type of learner.
What is iPad?
A tablet that gives students all of the tools they need for just about any type of activity. From cross-classroom collaboration to interactive apps that help explain a topic, iPad improves learning engagement and knowledge retention for all students.
Why add iPad to your Show and Tell session…
- See how easy it is for students and teachers to start using the basic functionality of iPad without any specialist training.
- You’ll find out about the world of resources available to iPad users that make it great for use across the curriculum.
- Learn about the accessibility features that make iPad a great tool for any type of learner, and the seamless integration with existing IT systems and WiFi.
As well as being an important part of the national curriculum, music is a good addition to a range of subjects – helping increase self-confidence, creativity and a sense of achievement. Whether it’s adding a musical soundtrack to a video or creating a track that represents a text in English, it’s a good way to improve attention and engage learners.
What is GarageBand?
GarageBand is a music application that is available to Mac and iPad users. An easy to use music application, it makes creating and composing music simple, giving students the tools to record, edit or simply compose using the library of loops and special effects that they can just drop into a timeline. The great thing about GarageBand is that students have a whole library of sounds and instruments to choose from.
Why add Garageband to your Show and Tell session…
- See how easy it is to pick up GarageBand, making it a great tool for students from KS2 right up to GCSE-level.
- Find out how easy it is for GarageBand to be embedded in lessons across the curriculum.
- It’s not just about music making; GarageBand allows students to create podcasts too!
Interactive touchscreen displays and multitouch surfaces are a far more advanced way of getting a class engaged. From class presentations to group work, they integrate collaborative ICT into the classroom on an unprecedented level, and for a similar price to a standard interactive whiteboard.
What is an interactive display?
An interactive touchscreen is basically a flat screen TV with touch capabilities (just think of it as a giant iPad!). Typically, these displays have full 1080p HD LED technology and built-in speakers for excellent picture and sound quality. The good thing about this kind of display is that they can be hooked up to an iPad, Mac or PC to allow students to interact with apps and resources on a large screen in front of the class.
Why add interactive displays to your
Show and Tell session…
- Learn why interactive touchscreen displays are good for presenting topics, but can also be connected to iPad to allow students to share resources from their own devices.
- Find out how multitouch capabilities allow up to four students to take part in group activities.
- Get hands on and see how interactive displays trump interactive whiteboards and projectors – even in the brightest of classrooms.
3D printing is an exciting new way to help students understand different topics across the curriculum. While it’s based on design, creating 3D models can be used in a lot of different lessons, for example to create shapes in Maths or chemical models in Chemistry.
What is 3D printing?
Students build digital 3D models in applications such as Adobe Photoshop, then send them to a 3D printer to be recreated as a real-life plastic model. 3D modellers involved in film making and animation have been using the technology for a while, but it’s now far more affordable.
Why add 3D printing to your Show and Tell session…
- See how it’s great for a range of subjects, from Art & Design, to Chemistry, Maths and Biology.
- See how easy it is to integrate into lessons, by building on existing tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud.
- Find out how easy it is for students (and teachers) to do! It can literally be as simple as pushing the ‘Print’ button.
Live production is a great opportunity to embed video projects in the classroom, supporting multi-modal learning and promoting teamwork. Essentially a way to create broadcast-quality TV programmes or film sports events, school plays and classroom projects, live production lets you edit as you film. This gives you the chance to either stream the edits live online, or store it for use later.
What is TriCaster?
TriCaster lets students record footage from connected cameras and computer screens, then cut between the different feeds to create a live edit that they can record or stream straight to the web. They can add titles and graphics in realtime, or even use a built-in 3D studio to put backdrops behind presenters, so it’s great for live events or recording presentations and student voice reports.
Why add live production to your
Show and Tell session…
- Find out how TriCaster is great for encouraging group work, by allocating different production roles to each student.
Learn how the realtime recording within TriCaster makes it possible for teachers to give instant feedback on
- See how TriCaster’s portability makes it easy to get out in the community and involved in local events, creating news bulletins and recording content.
Want to know more?
Give us a call on 03332 409 349 or email showandtell@Jigsaw24.com