Elsium Blogs

Welcome to the Elsium Blogs

Here you will find blogs about teaching and learning; ideas, hints and tips; and advice on a range of education subjects, from the Elsium team.

You will also find blogs from guest bloggers, sharing their best practice, their advice, and their experiences.

If you would like to be a guest blogger, get in touch with us at contact@elsium.co.uk

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

And the winner is….

Lights, Camera, Action! We’re counting down the days to our WW1 Film Project Awards Event. The project has included children from five schools in the Wakefield district, creating films and learning about local soldiers and the roles they played in WW1. Delivered... read more

Creating lessons beyond Roald Dahl Day

This week marked Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday – we hope your classroom had fun celebrating!  Have your class been inspired to read more Roald Dahl? Why not use this to create a topic for debate? Have them read a book from another author such as David... read more

Roald Dahl… An Introduction

Roald Dahl day is 13th September, and gives a fantastic opportunity to bring the marvellous world of Roald Dahl into your classroom. A great way to introduce Dahl to your students would be to download the free party pack for your class. Simply head over to the... read more

Bringing Roald Dahl to your classroom

It is no secret that Roald Dahl was one of our best loved children’s authors. Along with novels, he wrote poetry, short stories and screen plays. On the 13th September he would have celebrated his 100th birthday, and so, here at Elsium HQ we’ve compiled  a... read more

Q&A: The North Tyneside #iPadband Programme

David Kirtlan’s programme for iPad Band engaged over 250 children across the North East, culminating in a fantastic Battle of the iPad Bands on 13th July. Working in collaboration with the North Tyneside Learning Trust, and the North Tyneside Music Hub, the... read more

Creativity leads to innovation

The Guardian is today reporting that two of Britain’s top playwrights have joined the fight to keep performing arts, specifically drama, in the curriculum, ahead of the MP debate regarding the impact of the EBacc curriculum. Many of our projects use both... read more

Strike A Chord iPad Band

250 non-musicians perform in the battle of the bands competition using mobile learning technology, thanks to Elsium’s Strike A Chord programme. Pupils from 16 schools across North Tyneside are participating in Elsium’s Strike A Chord iPad band programme. The programme... read more

GESS, Set, Go!

As conference veterans, we know a thing or two about getting the most from them, so here’s our guide to getting the most out of your visit to GESS Dubai 2016! Enjoy! Plan! You may think you have all the time you need to visit everything you want to see, but... read more

Our Bett Show Highlights 2016

For us, the Bett Show means meeting people who share a passion for education, teaching and learning. The technology is great, but it is just another tool in our toolbox. It is the passion, the knowledge and the experience of the people in the room that change... read more

Impact Through Staff Meetings

Meetings are an interesting concept. Staff teams look at them in a number of ways: the bane of life, sucking all that is good from the profession, to be endured whilst consuming copious amounts of biscuits; or the opportunity to put across feedback from an initiative,... read more