What are ASK PROJECTS?
ASK Projects offer learning that matters. They offer challenging and engaging learning experiences that see learners thinking critically, solving problems and creating real things.
REAL WORLD LEARNING
All of our projects are real and relevant to learners’ lives in today’s world. They will solve real problems and make real things.
All projects have a community focus and are designed to involve parents and the wider community in working together for a shared purpose.
Projects model innovative practice in creative/enquiry learning and digital skills/apps that teachers can use in other contexts. The project process offers a methodology for other projects.
We are already planning ASK PROJECTS with a number of schools across Scotland.
Digital Ninjas learning experiences inspire
ROBOTICS, CODING AND STEM FOR INSPIRATIONAL PUPIL LEARNING
*AVAILABLE AS SHORT WORKSHOPS/LONGER PROJECTS AND ONE-DAY TASTER PUPIL LEARNING FESTIVALS
If there is anything students love, it’s getting hands-on with tech: coding robots; solving crimes and problems; making green screen music videos; completing obstacle courses; solving mathematical challenges and creating digital content and animations.
In this, our most popular workshop, students have to solve a crime using 21st Century Skills, Science, Mathematics and logical thinking. Working in teams they must collect evidence, analyse clues and create a written report as to their hypothesis, which they then share and discuss with the rest of the class.
Minecraft instantly engages students. The immersive experience helps students create and collaborate in support of their learning. Our Minecraft sessions can be tailored to meet your curriculum focus, be that creative writing or exploring a mathematical theory, the opportunities are endless. We use a specially adapted version of Minecraft (MinecraftEDU) which has been designed specifically for schools and teachers.
This workshop consists of 6 activities which are designed to challenge pupil’s understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Students work in groups to solve an equation, program a Turtle, investigate a murder and much more.
Animation is great way to encourage writing, team work and the use of technology. The process requires pupils to apply a range of skills and can create quick results which have a quality outcome. This workshop can be built into a scheme of work where the teacher works with pupils to prepare stories, backdrops and characters prior to the workshop where we provide the knowledge and equipment to bring the animation to life.
Working with film is an excellent way to encourage writing. Our Green Screen Studio Days are perfect for teachers who want to work with the pupils creating storylines, scripts, character profiles and storyboards, but don’t have the knowledge or equipment to produce the end videos. This is where Tablet Academy can deliver a workshop where we combine all the skills learnt and work produced to create videos with Hollywood style affects.
Not all schools can afford their own 3D printer but that doesn’t mean your pupils have to miss out on working with 3D models. During this workshop pupils work with Tablet Academy consultants to explore and create with 3D software before saving their work for printing. The models that are not produced on the day are produced off-site and delivered back to the school when complete.
Delivered by our computing curriculum experts these workshops are designed to build on pupils current knowledge, providing new learning opportunities and stretching their understanding of the subject. Teachers also find this workshop a great source of knowledge and a way to gain professional development whilst teaching.
All of our support packages have an online element as part of their focus for low cost and high impact digital learning and teaching CPD
WE ALSO OFFER IN SCHOOL SUPPORT AND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS
Independent, platform agnostic guidance and support for school and college leadership teams.
We can help you to develop a digital learning and teaching strategy and culture. We will give honest advice to help you achieve your goals.
Bespoke teacher training programmes delivered on-site including INSET days, one to one support and co-teaching.
*We can invoice individual schools who crowd-fund our support.
Staff digital skills audits
Teaching with Technology Skills Audits provide an insight into current knowledge and confidence of staff. This helps you to develop a strategy that works.
School hosted curriculum themed activity days for staff and pupils of all ages. STEM, robotics, digital media, Minecraft, cyber security or we work with you to innovate ideas unique to your needs.
Digital Learning for pupils
Our popular Digital Ninjas projects see us working in school with pupils: coding and robotics, school website development, digital film-making, tech help for staff or a curricular-themed/BGE topic packed with digital activities.
Some have said their TA lessons are their favourite time of the week. They're probably the favourite part of our week too.
Make a real impact with a sustained package of support for your school/college/local authority: bronze, silver, gold and platinum options available.
Use for any of our services and let us help you develop a considered digital learning and teaching strategy.
Who are we?
What do we do?
- Strategic Consultancy to help you develop a digital strategy
- Staff Digital Skills Audits
- Professional Development Workshops
- Accredited Training with University credits
- Curriculum Development
- Project Based Learning
- Pupil Experience Days
- Annual Support Packages
- Learning Festivals
What do we cost?
We have a simple pricing structure for all of our services- £100/hour of our expertise and you can use us for development of digital projects and resources like websites and social media or for in-person training and pupil experiences.
full day= £600 and a half day = £350
Why not crowd-fund our help?
We can invoice individual schools who club together for a day with us.
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SUPPORTED EACH YEAR
TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS TRAINED EVERY 12 MONTHS
GLOBAL 'ED-TECH' INDUSTRY PARTNERS
EXPERIENCED CONSULTANTS ACROSS THE UK
"The iPads course by Tablet Academy Scotland was well pitched and the flexibility was excellent!"
"Super trainers. Fun day but very informative. Can't wait to get started."
Mhairi McCallum, Lochies school.
"Our pupils look forward to Digital Ninjas every week and they always seem so engaged. Cannot recommend Tablet Academy Scotland highly enough."
Leisa Starkey, Clacks Primary Schools Support Service