Blogs, Reviews and Resources

Why an Art Gallery for an Education Technology Conference?

When you think of education technology conferences, an art gallery wouldn’t be at the top of the list of most people’s common venues. After all, it seems that in the current climate, education and the arts are seemingly becoming divided into compulsory and... read more

Stamps Fill the Gaps in Ancient Britain!

Royal Mail has published a great new stamp collection (see here) which feature iconic sites such as Skara Brae and Avebury and exceptional artefacts including the Battersea shield and the Star Carr headdress. The stamps are all enhanced with illustrations that reveal... read more

Guest Blog: Inspire 2 Learn – iPadband

We’ve had a great day today delivering another iPadband! This one was at Inspire 2 Learn in Middlesbrough and judging by their fantastic guest blog write up, the enjoyed it as much as we did! Click here to read the Inspire 2 Learn blog. To find out more about... read more

WW1 Film Project Awards Success for Wakefield Schools

“It was just like the Oscars!” Held at the magnificent Wakefield Cathedral, the stage was set to welcome the children; teachers; VIPs and the Mayor & Mayoress of Wakefield to the WW1 Film Project Awards event!   The excitement began to build as... read more

Funky Chicken: Chinese New Year iPad Lesson Ideas

On Saturday 28th January 2017, the Chinese New Year – The Year of the Rooster, begins. We’ve put together some information on the background of the animals and some Chinese New Year iPad lesson ideas. The background: The new year, also known as the Spring... read more

Magical Lantern Inspiration

If you’re looking for some inspiration for a magical lesson, why not visit the Magic Lantern Festival at Roundhay Park in Leeds. The Magical Lantern Festival is a spectacular fusion of art, heritage and culture. A stunning outdoor Christmas themed event, a... read more

The Festival of Light

This year the festival of light (Diwali) falls on Sunday 30th October. We love using animation as a fun creative learning activity here at Elsium. Have your learners split into groups to re-tell the story of Rama & Sita. Along with writing a script, have them draw... read more

Remember Remember the 5th of November

The 5th November marks Guy Fawkes Night, so why not get ahead with planning a fun, interactive classroom activity. Have some fun & set your class the task of creating their own animations. Do Ink is a fantastic app available in the app store that is very user... read more

“Moving Fish” – Lesson idea

The Korkotak website gives a great step by step guide on making moving fish. We particularly like this idea for younger students. Although, we would recommend changing the colour of the paper to represent mammals rather than fish for example grey for dolphins or... read more