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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Moviestorm partners with Promethean Planet to deliver interactive educational content

imageWe are very proud to have been selected to partner with leading educational technology specialists Promethean Planet to deliver a wide range of classroom resources to teachers at all levels worldwide.

Promethean creates, develops, supplies and supports interactive solutions that span all ages and market sectors from traditional education to business and government. Their vision of future education is to use technology to create an integrated and interactive environment that is easily implemented and user-friendly, and includes proven techniques such as interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, software, and resources and instructor communities as well as training and professional development. Promethean is a truly global company, with offices in 15 countries, and has worked with students in over 500,000 classrooms in more than 100 countries.

“We are really looking forward to seeing many more students, of all ages, around the world, benefiting from Moviestorm,” said Moviestorm’s CEO Andrew Kennedy. “Our educational products are suitable for kids from elementary school upwards, and we’ve already seen how they can transform learning, not just in the arts and media as you might expect, but in other courses. Teachers worldwide are using it to teach science, history, civics, numeracy, literacy, game design, languages, and sciences. It’s been a great alternative for disadvantaged students who have problems presenting written work, and even in mainstream courses, students enjoy the opportunity to present work in an audio-visual form. It’s being used by primary school kids and university students, in private and public education, in modern high-tech colleges, and in the developing world. It’s even being used for corporate training. We’re constantly astonished by the innovative and creative uses that both teachers and pupils are finding to incorporate low-cost, easy animation into their working methodology.”

With the increasing emphasis of students being media literate and being prepared for today’s knowledge economy it is essential that students of all ages engage with industry standard tools to be able to understand and create resources of the highest quality. This is where Moviestorm really stands head and shoulders above the competition.
Adrian Hall, former Programme Director, DFES

Promethean Planet now hosts Moviestorm’s growing collection of free lesson plans and books for teachers and students. These cover a range of topics, and are mostly available as PDF. (Free registration required.)

For teachers who want to experiment with Moviestorm in other ways, the Web site and the education forum have further ideas for using it in the classroom. Many of these, as well as practical advice for incorporating animation into teaching, are incorporated in a short e-book, Using Animation in Schools: a practical handbook for teachers (available free from both Moviestorm and Promethean Planet).

Pupils at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, UK

“Moviestorm is an exciting alternative to existing animation software that is currently available. Its intuitive interface, richly textured environments and characters plus its fully functional directorial suite makes it an impressive tool for planning, directing and editing animated movies. My students are already discovering new ways to utilise Moviestorm for class assigments, choosing this over other presentation styles.”
Steven Caldwell, MLC School, NSW, Australia

More information

We also encourage teachers to submit ideas and lesson plans to share with others - if you suggest an idea, we’ll upgrade your free trial to an annual license.

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