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.
VIRTUAL SUPPORT + DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SERVICES
CHANGE MANAGEMENT & INDEPENDENT CONSULTANCY
Impartial consultancy for leadership to help educational institutions to create a holistic vision for teaching with technology which is designed to sit alongside a well-planned IT strategy.
Our Transformation Programme is a process during which the current and desired use of technology across an institution is evaluated, and the resulting data used to assist in the creation of a 3-year digital transformation strategy.
Drawing on information from the ﬁrst two phases, a strategy is produced followed by a procurement process designed to reduce costs and establish a sustainable financial model.
TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AUDIT
The competence and confidence of teachers in using technology is one of the biggest factors influencing the effective use in schools.
A Tablet Academy Scotland digital skills audit can provide a snapshot of the current skill levels in order to shape an effective CPD programme.
We offer a basic audit and a detailed audit.
Contact us for more information
Digital Learning for pupils
Our popular Digital Ninjas projects see us working in a school with pupils: coding and robotics, school website development, digital film-making, tech help for the 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. s
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Access to our CPD platform of live and prerecorded webinars
Private forum for peer to peer support
Personalised school support (1:1)
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.
THIRD SECTOR PACKAGE
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.
Get in touch anytime, even if you don't know what you need but you know you need some kind of help.
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.
Online Virtual Academy
Our virtual academy is an online digital CPD school launching November 2016
All schools/colleges who become members of the virtual academy will gain access to a unique support programme that is designed to be low cost and high impact. Our schedule of online webinars offers schools hundreds of hours of our support over a year for less than the cost of one day’s in-person training.
Add to that regular app reviews, skills audit surveys for your staff and a support request system and you can start to think of us as your digital coaches: there when you need us for just in time support that counts.
Memberships start from £200/annum for a small school <20 staff.View prices
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