Author: Bernard Dady

Plotagon – The Innovative App to Create Your Own Animated Videos

We are always on the lookout for software that supports literacy development as this is a key priority for schools. At BETT this year I was introduced to Plotagon. This innovative app is available for  Windows, Mac, Android or iPad and it allows your students to easily create their own animated videos based on the scripts that they write. So it really does bring writing to life! If you would like ...

Going Green (Screen)

As you will have probably guessed from this site, here at Gaia we are big fans of video and green screen technology. In our studio, the video and sound specialists work with high-end cameras and software (Adobe Premiere Pro) to provide an editing service in support of the school projects featured on the Community site. Our customers have been asking about the use of green screen technology as both...

Supporting Innovation at Academy 360

Academy 360 is a Gaia partner school in Sunderland. As part of the managed service provision Gaia has sponsored ‘a discovery space’ to help promote innovation with   technology. This is not unique. Gaia has sponsored such spaces elsewhere. You can see the case study of our contribution at SGS Berkeley Green UTC here and in April we will be  establishing a similar centre at Prendergast ...

New Interactive Panels at Springwell Junior School

Springwell Junior School in Hounslow is a member of the Cranford Group of schools, a cluster of primary schools working closely with Cranford Community College. The Cranford Group is a soft federation of schools that came together to avoid being left behind by the BSF Capital programme. Whilst not part of any formal BSF programme, the Cranford Group recognised the value in this style of managed se...

Using the Gaia 3D Viewer

The Gaia 3D Viewer provides access to a huge library of 3D models, animations and environments. This simple guide explains how you can start using the Gaia 3D Viewer.

GDPR – Are you ready?

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).   The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has published advice and guidance for educators on its website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/education/. You will find a guide, a getting ready for GDPR checklist and an FAQ page on this site. Additionally, they ha...

Innovation Hub at SGS Berkeley Green UTC

Gaia are very pleased to be the ICT partner of SGS  Berkeley Green UTC in Gloucestershire. The UTC is one of many who appointed Gaia to provide equipment and services as they opened their new buildings. At SGS Berkeley Green we have supported development of the UTC’s innovation hub, working alongside Fujitsu and the College staff. In late 2017 Gaia’s account manager Colin MacFarlane at...

Ysgol Hiraddug – Stop Motion Project

In May 2017, Gaia Technologies ran a stop motion animation project with pupils at Ysgol Hiraddug, in Denbighshire. This is one of the multi-disciplinary projects featured in Gaia’s Primary Computing Framework.

Doing the Time Warp

ICT enhanced, project-based  learning at George Mitchell School The George Mitchell School in  Leyton is a new Gaia customer.   As part of our partnership with GMS  we are supporting with professional  development for teachers and  delivering student engagement activities. 

Are you teaching about WW1?

Are you teaching about WW1?  If so Gaia  has a range of resources  that  can support  the topic:   A very simple starting place would be to use the WW1 playlist on You Tube.  This playlist  includes a series of very short animations showing soldiers  in a variety of WW1 related situations. These are great for stimulating discussion about what the soldiers might be saying and how they could be...

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