BETT 2013 Lifelong Learning
The DES focus at BETT 2013 was ‘Lifelong Learning’. Our team started from early on day one to explore online, educational and special needs exhibitors integrated with all technologies.
Highlights for us included:
Early Years World – Already available from DES
A new, innovative collection of interactive computer activities for 2 – 6 year olds designed for nursery settings, child minders and home users. It is exceptionally easy to use with 56 mini-adventures and over 160 activities divided into age ranges and levels of difficulty. Activities get progressively more skilful whilst ensuring the child’s continued confidence as their IT skills are nurtured.
Zu 3D gives children (and adults) of all ages the freedom to create amazing animated films quickly and easily, in school and at home. It combines an intuitive interface with stunningly powerful features to provide an educational and fun user experience.
Oddizzi – BETT award winner 2012
Oddizzi was awarded a BETT award for Primary Digital Content in January 2012. It is a refreshingly different multimedia children’s resource; it has a depth and variety of content that allows children to explore, read, watch, listen, contribute, play and connect together. Oddizzi’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it focuses on one area of learning and delivers this in a number of ways. It is a “one-stop-shop” for world learning which means that users don’t have to switch between resources with varying levels of quality and content or that have been developed for a broader audience and not just children.
Little Bridge World – BETT 2013 finalist
Children learn English with the interactive activities in the Little Bridge School. They can:
- Create a DigiPal character and customise rooms. This is where children will store rewards and trophies that they collect as they improve in English
- Take care of Domino, the virtual pet! Teach him tricks, take him to dog shows and more…
- Play games in the Castle
- See how English really works in the Grammar Factory
- Meet the DigiPals – a fantastic series of readers featuring the Little Bridge characters. Books and apps available
- Make friends around the world and practise English with DigiTalk
Keep an eye out for more info on these titles as we endeavour to introduce them to our catalogue in 2013.
We were also excited to hear about the plans to make online resources mobile. Tablet, ipad and iphone apps are all in the pipeline if not already live for many of our resources.
We were extremely happy for Busythings as they collected their second BETT Early Years Digital Content Award. Amazing achievement.
We loved Rising Stars eBook Library collections on iPads and the new series for reluctant older readers from Ransom.
The quirky online comics are popular and we are impressed with the new range of online resources within the Digitales Darkcloud Collection.‘Learn Life’ seminar programs continued the lifelong lerning theme with a new series for 2013 on Workplace Learning.
The DES team continues to trial new content from early learning including great new language options.
We look forward to bringing you a diverse range of content in 2013.