What’s on this November? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. Anomaly Content Manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post, find out what will be displayed on our screens both in Primary and Secondary schools throughout November, as the nights get longer and winter is on it’s way! BullyingUK We are proud to be supporting BullyingUK and working with them to produce some fantastic content surrounding bullying. Bullying is a subject which Anomaly takes very seriously. According to a BBC report, children who are bullied can still experience negative effects on their physical and mental health more than 40 years later – that’s why we are proud to stand with BullyingUK, who are helping to tackle bullying. Catch our recent video with BullyingUK, all about why you should #choosekindness. BullyingUK WW1 and Remembrance Day It’s important for us to remember those that died in the World Wars and also to think of those that are still in service for our country, this is why this November we’ve created two videos. One about why poppies are used to remember and another about what roles children took upon themselves during WW1. ww1 Fake News (Secondary only) Fake News is Collins dictionary word of the year, so we made a video about it. What is it and how can you spot it? This video encourages young people to question what they read and sort fact from opinions. Fake news Our new What’s On guides are available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! Just search ‘month’, ‘playing’, or guide’ to find them. You can download the guides here too:In addition to pre-existing content we have on our screens, schools can also request new content to meet their needs; please don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s something you would like to see! If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Increasing parental engagement in schools can be a difficult task; with Anomaly services you can improve parental engagement whilst displaying key messages. Following the recent news to turns all schools in the UK into academies, there has been certain doubts regarding the communication between schools and parents – with Anomaly services this will never be a problem. There has been a mixed reaction from teachers and parents all over the UK after David Cameron announced plans for all schools to become academies by 2020. In recent weeks the plans have come under a bit of fire. One main concern from teachers and parents is that the plans will potentially reduce parental engagement in schools, claims which David Cameron has passionately denied. Following a recent BBC article, Mr Cameron was quoted: “Parents have a great role to play, but no school should think that simply by having parent governors you’ve solved the problem about how to engage with parents.” So how can schools improve engagement between themselves and parents? Anomaly screens anomaly screens It has been proven that Anomaly screens do in fact improve parental engagement. Having Anomaly screens positioned in key areas such as where parents drop off their children, makes interacting with parents a simple task. Not only do we have a content library full of content that pupils can enjoy, we also have content that is designed for parents. Our schools can time this content to play at the end of the school day, to catch parents picking up their children. As well as this, our screens also have the ability to display key messages for parents/visitors to your schools to enjoy. Update messages from a computer or your tablet or smart phone with ease and let parents know what’s happening around your school. Anomaly Film In addition to Anomaly screens, we also offer various different services. One of which being Anomaly Film. Anomaly Film is a portable green screen studio which allows pupils and teachers to produce high quality films in relation to the current curriculum. Anomaly Film encourages students to make use of green screen technology in the classroom. Combining a film kit with green screen technology, Anomaly Film encapsulates students and works towards improving achievement and attentiveness. Using both Anomaly Film and Anomaly screens together, we make it possible for schools to showcase pupils work to parents – parents are constantly in the loop with what their child is learning in school. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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Anomaly Film and the success of UK schools is what our most recent blog post is all about. Since its launch, Anomaly Film has been the market leader as an innovative digital product – but just how well can it improve the classroom? We’ve collected several testimonials from schools as well as content produced by the schools themselves to find out. Our school in focus is Finham Primary School in Coventry. Anomaly have had the pleasure of revamping their existing digital infrastructure with a number of Anomaly products. Finham Primary opted for one of our 47″ external screens and one of our 42″ internal screens. As well as installing our Anomaly screens, we also introduced the ever popular service, Anomaly Film into the classroom. Anomaly Film was an instant success which can be demonstrated in the video produced by the school below:



Having experienced Anomaly Film and Anomaly’s products for a vast amount of time, Julie Pettifor, curriculum support and teaching assistant at Finham Primary School said: “Anomaly Film is fab. It was great to go through everything about the project and have a team member from Anomaly confirm the aspects I already knew. After receiving some extra training, I’m now much more comfortable using Anomaly Film. We have incorporated the kit into our timetable and students are always enthusiastic to use it every Friday. You may think, “But isn’t Anomaly Film a hassle?” Actually no, not at all! The Anomaly Film kit takes approximately 10 minutes to set up, with some schools saying the students take it upon themselves to set the kit up! Below you’ll see a behind the scenes look at what the Anomaly Film kit looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC2er1gLo0A Still look like a hassle? We didn’t think so. Begin your journey with Anomaly Film. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, Ranelagh Primary School. Read their testimonial which highlights their experiences whilst using the Anomaly services. Ranelagh have took it upon their selves to write a full page piece about how their utilising digital products. Anomaly had the pleasure of working with Ranelagh to improve their existing digital infrastructure. Ranelagh started their piece by saying: “Ranelagh Primary School staff are always searching for new and challenging ways of engaging their pupils in the learning process and they have discovered a fantastic film package that will see pupils starring in and producing their own DVDs.” ranelagh_3 Below you’ll find some positive comments about Anomaly Film.  “Incorporating Anomaly Technology across all areas of the National Curriculum has proved both exciting and challenging for Ranelagh pupils. Two external, portrait screens have been installed in the playground and they have been used to motivate pupils into taking part in activities before the school day begins and also serve as an important means of communication with parents.” “Anomaly have provided in-depth training and the ‘studio in a box’ is compact, portable and user friendly. These factors ensure the children are involved in the whole production process, from creative collaboration to recording and editing the final film, providing them with newly acquired skills and at the same time giving them a useful insight into the film industry.” “Using the green screen pupils were able to integrate their music tuition with digital technology to bring their talent and skill to a wider audience, in the form of a professionally produced DVD. The children were ‘transported’ to stages around the world and played their instruments with confidence.” You can read an in depth review of Anomaly and the full success from Ranelagh by clicking here. Begin your journey with Anomaly Film. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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With the transfer deadline day just about over, in this blog post, find out how teachers can learn from the transfer deadline day. The 1st of September is the day when all transfers need to be completed in England. Often a frantic part of the football year with some managers leaving it until the last second to secure players and tie up certain deals. But what can teachers learn from this frantic day? Plan upcoming material Transfer deadline day is often the most frantic time of the football season. Managers scramble making phone calls all over to find a right move for their club. This is why, in our first section, we will be talking about planning ahead. Teachers should always plan ahead. Whether it be before the school term begins or whilst the school term is ongoing. Teachers should definitely always plan ahead. This will allow total clarity for teachers when organising lessons and learning activities for students. Planning ahead will also allow time for teachers to outline potential risks to some of the material that they have prepared. A good example of this in relation to the transfer deadline day would be when a manager makes a “panic buy”. This is often a phrase used when a manager will buy a player that may not be suitable for their club. Planning ahead would have allowed the manager to make a correct judgement of the player. Teachers can take this example and begin to plan their material prior to the start of term, and find out whether it is suitable and affordable. Prepare for things to go wrong Preparing for things to go wrong will always be a strong piece of advice. Whether it be in the workplace or the classroom, it’s always important to be prepared for when things go the opposite of how you expected. In relation to the transfer deadline day, it’s frequent for some deals to fall through at the last second, this leaves managers in no mans land with no alternative for this issue. This then leads for things to go wrong, and creates a problem for football managers. Try new ideas It’s easy to fall into the same repetitive trap once your comfortable. This is why it’s important to try new ideas. This could be one of your students ideas or one of your own. Exploring new initiatives and ideas could be the key to unlocking the new step in your journey to success. For example, purchasing an Anomaly screen could be a good way to try out new ideas. You can find out more information about these screens by clicking here. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your school or event, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education sector please do not hesitate to call us on 0844 579 0880 or alternatively you can email us on the usual address info@anomalygroup.co.uk Twitter | Facebook
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