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Another addition to the Custom School App is the Outdoor Classroom which allows you to plan a lesson for outside of your normal classroom from your phone or tablet!
You can create multiple lessons for the Outdoor Classroom and save them for reuse, or edit and update them to ensure your lessons are always up to date. With the easy to use upload system each teacher in your school can create their own outdoor lesson plans, and share them with other teachers.
What are you waiting for? Go explore a park, the beach, even the trees surrounding your school safe in the knowledge that all you need for a productive and fun lesson is right in your hand at all times!
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Following our surveys with students, staff and parents we have now added a bunch of new features to our custom school apps!
Now you can send quick and easy messages to all users within the app! Great for reminders, notifications and even last minute updates such as school closures and snow days.
Make sure you have everything you need with customised back to school checklists including school uniform checklists for parents, textbook checklists for pupils and individual checklists for any clubs and societies! Easily updated in school, these checklists can be added and removed as necessary.
Let students see when and where their exams right on their mobile. Each checklist can be updated in school, allowing individual teachers to add reminders, notes and recommended study guides for each exam.
Show students how to plan a revision timetable, how to prepare for oral exams and how to make the most of the time in an exam with a handy study guides sections. This section can be updated in school with new topics added as required, making this an ideal project for student councils or homework and study clubs.
Add tutorials for coding, video editing and other skills that may not have a full subject devoted to them. Include videos from your teachers, recording of lessons for revision or catch up, examples of science experiments to write up, or videos of guest speakers in your school. Allow your students to develop their own educational videos and share them also!
With more and more resources available for teachers to create eBooks, your school app can now build a library of all your own content and students can access these books any time from their mobile phones and tablets.
We also offer bespoke features as requested!
Have you heard about Troll Inc's workshops for schools? We offer coding, animation, video production and game development workshops tailored to suit your students.
Whether you're just starting to introduce coding, or you've already got a few budding developers at work, we can provide specialised training across a huge variety or programs and packages. Your students could even end up with a game on the App Store, Google Play and Windows, like Chicken Jumper, designed by Thornhill College students!
From simple event driven programming in Scratch to advanced coding and visual effects in Unity, we have it all. Our tutors are highly experienced with multiple games and apps released, this practical experience allows students an exclusive look at professional development. Don't just take my word for it, see what others have said!
Feedback from Honeycomb Unity workshop participants:
"The most valuable part of the course was talking to experienced instructors."
"I liked the step by step guidance."
“I really loved the Unity3D programming course led by Gavin McLaughlin in the AMMA centre. The space was comfortable and the computers were hi-spec and running like a dream. Gavin's teaching style suited me - understated, good pacing, everything clearly explained. He told us the story and context of what was happening at each stage, and we followed along at our own pace. My programming skills are not very advanced, but I felt I could progress with help from the tutor team. I look forward to attending another course with this team to advance my skills.”
Troll Inc have worked with School Employer Connections devising curriculum linked workshops for 11 to 18 year olds. They have demonstrated the ability to adapt work to specific age groups in both delivery and content. Troll Inc show expertise and dedication to their own work which they use to support the school community.
Vivienne Kerr, School Employer Connections
Troll Inc conducted a 3 day workshop for the ICT department at St. Mary's College. The workshops were extremely professional, well organised, appropriately pitched and backed up with suitable support materials and follow on advice. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Clare Mclaugh, Head of ICT, St. Mary's College
Get in touch now to find out how Troll Inc can offer something new and innovative to your students.
Would you like an app for your school? Get your students in on design and development to create a custom app allowing staff, students and parents to stay updated on all your school's activity on their smartphones and tablets!
Use the News section to show off projects and achievements from pupils and staff!
See how videos are displayed in the app with this test blog!
To show how images will display in your school app, here's a test of a Meet The Teachers page!
Game dev teacher, expert in Unity3D.
Art teacher, expert in all aspects of art, design and animation.
Game design teacher, history of games and more!
You can keep the world up to date with all your achievements and success stories by adding them to the blog - they will automatically appear in your app!
There are many other uses for the News section, you can make this a solid part of your communication plan for all pupils, parents and staff, reaching them easily through their phone or tablet!
Now you can use the school app to reach pupils, parents and staff quickly and easily with automatically updated news stories.
Any questions? Let us know!
As part of our new School App project we are testing some blog content.