An important service we offer to schools is a comprehensive library of loan kit. This particularly covers areas of computing that schools find it difficult and expensive to resource. Class sets are available to all schools subscribing to Curriculum ICT Support and we will be delighted to bring you what you need as well as to help you introduce any new skills to your class. Just let us know and we’ll be in touch with you to arrange support. Kit is as follows:
Green Screening – This is amazing simple to do with an iPad and the Green Screen app. You will, of course also need a green screen and it will be helpful to have a tripod, mount for your iPad and even an external microphone to get better quality sound. We’ll bring the kit and spend some time with you to show you how it all works, then leave it with you for your project.
iPads – group sets – if you’re wondering whether or not to take the plunge and join the very many schools now using tables we will be happy to loan you 10 or more iPads for three weeks, all completely setup with a whole host of apps, ready to go. We’ll spend a day with you in your school introducing you to some of the exciting things you can do.
LEGO WeDo – a great way into the world of control. Children love this kit. There are twelve project that can be built from LEGO’s build instructions, once done they can can use Scratch to program their creations. Children can also design and build their own projects from scratchand then control them. You can borrow 15 sets, enough for a whole class.
Animation – high quality webcams, animation theatres. This will allow your whole class to get going with stop frame animation (that’s Wallace and Gromit style). It’s easy to integrate animation into what’s already going on, especially in Literacy, and children get very engaged. If you’re using an iPad we can support that too. See the Animation resources on this site.
LEGO Story Starter – StoryStarter develops a wide range of writing, speaking, reading and listening skills at Key Stages 1 & 2. Children plan a story through discussion as they build models. They then take photos of their builds to illustrate their story and go on to write it using a whole range of iPad apps. This is a great resources to use with iPads. You can borrow a full class set (6 kits)
Film making – we have sets of high quality film making kit (camera, tripod, external microphone, headphones and all the gubbins). Children get a great kick out of using the proper stuff and we’ll support you with it.
Data logging – links to science and maths and helps greatly with children’s understanding of graphs. Again, most schools have one of these; we have class sets for you to borrow. The one pictured is Data Harvest’s new Vu data logger for primary children. We also have sets of the older Q3+ ones. You can also borrow sets of related kits such as heart rate monitors, eco house models and timing ramp sets.