Elsium Reviews and Resources

Welcome to the Elsium Reviews and Resources

Here you will find reviews of the technology and Apps our trainers are actually using in schools and in training sessions, and ideas on how they can be used in your classroom.

You will also find reviews from guest reviewers, sharing their best practice.

If you would like to be a guest reviewer, and would like to share how you are using technology and apps in your classroom, get in touch with us at contact@elsium.co.uk

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

Roald Dahl at 100 – Lesson ideas!

Tuesday 13th September 2016, marked the hundredth birthday of Roald Dahl, the author of much loved children’s books such as The BFG, The Twits, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and who better to base a literacy project on? We’ve put together some... read more

Our Favourite Recommended Apps

We are often asked to recommend apps. It’s easy to get bogged down with so many recommended apps; so instead we give a list to schools of a core set of apps to download on all iPads, which teachers and learners will return to time and time again for different... read more

iPad Animations to Demonstrate Learning

Using Stop-Motion animation in the classroom is a great tool for increasing engagement and motivation for learning; students become more involved with the subject and content of the lesson due to the interactive nature of creating iPad animations. A solid... read more

App Review: Quiver

In education, we know that learning takes place on a deeper level when students create, share and explain. The use of technologies in the classroom has allowed for these fundamental learning processes to be personalised and developed on a much larger scale than what... read more

App Review: Foldify

In this app review we will take a look at an application that works really well in EYFS and Key Stages 1 & 2, and SEN classrooms. One of the benefits of this App is its versatility, it could be utilised as part of a larger project, built up over a number of... read more