What’s on this April? 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 April, as we’re approaching SATs week. Cheating Playing only in Primary schools, this video takes a look into why pupils may feel the need to cheat and how in the long run, it will not benefit them. This is part of our series to encourage younger children to get into the good habit of talking to their parents/carers/teachers if there is something that may be bothering them. Cheating   Maths in a Minute Mind teasers are really popular videos within our library, so with the SATs quickly approaching, we thought we’d combine these types of fun, interactive videos whilst testing pupils arithmetic skills! These quick fire videos challenge pupils to reach the target by using only 6 numbers and their numeracy skills. How many solutions can pupils find in a minute?! Video still from Maths in a minute, which tests pupils arithmetic skills. Bullying – ‘Frenemies’ SAT’s week can be stressful in itself without pupils feeling like their friends are subtly being bullies – but how would pupils know that playful banter was bullying? This video takes a look at habits a bully disguised as a friend are likely to do. Frenemies We’ve now got brand new What’s On guides available on your content library, for you to download and take a look at if you want to know what’s on this month! 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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What’s on this October? 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 October, as we’re back approaching half term and those colder, darker winter days! Showing on screens:
  • How did parliament begin? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Terrestrial planets – info on Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars (Primary and Secondary)
  • Maths and Money – working out basic transactions with money (Primary only)
  • Biology anatomy – looking at the major muscles (Secondary only)
  • Saurischia dinosaurs – facts about this sub-group of dinosaurs (Primary only)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic achievments (Primary and Secondary)
  • Laura Trott – Mind teaser facts with this Olympian (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Recipe to make your own pizza (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Health benefits of eating cinnamon (Primary and Secondary)
  • Importance of protein in a balanced diet (Primary only)
  • Chicken – why it’s a good source of protein (Secondary only)
  • Eco-friendly TVs and other electricals (Secondary only)
  • Reducing carbon footprint (Secondary only)
  • Explaining climate change (Primary only)
  • Encouraging pupils to put litter in the bin (Primary only)
  • Washing hands properly to prevent spreading infection (Primary only)
  • Colds and how to prevent spreading infection (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to build positive self-esteem (Secondary only)
  • Hockey: Dribbling with the ball (Primary only)
  • Netball: Shooting the ball (Primary only)
  • Benefits of walking to school (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • How to do tricep dips (Secondary only)
  • Benefits of dancing (Secondary only)
  • Why basketball is good for you (Primary only)
  • Explaining the uses of braces (Secondary only)
  • Importance of brushing your teeth (Primary only)
  • Looking at the career of airport security (Secondary only)
  • Looking at the career of a swimming instructor (Secondary only)
Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics With Team GB having so many successes in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, we thought it was only right that we create a video celebrating these achievements and in doing so, inspire pupils to try a new sport themselves. Olympic/Paralympic Achievements As our ‘Who am I’ fact videos are a popular addition to playlists, we’ve made special Olympic and Paralympic versions, with facts about Olympic and Paralympic heroes. These videos are available instantly in the library, just search ‘Olympics’ or ‘Paralympics’ to see the selection. Drop these videos into your playlists to inspire pupils to follow in the footsteps taken by these individuals to become Olympic and Paralympic heroes! Laura Trott WAI Activate Camps: Netball Over the summer, we teamed up with Activate Camps to produce various videos which can be used to promote active learning in your schools. This month, we’re highlighting the first of our Netball series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how best to shoot and get a goal. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps! Netball shooting skills Mental Health: Self-esteem It can be tough tackling your emotions as a teenager, but a positive self-esteem can work wonders. With this in mind, we’ve created a video with tips about building and maintaining a positive self-esteem. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for secondary age pupils, which aims to help teenagers understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions. Attendance – parent reminder Attendance is important and our video about this is always a popular choice to put in playlists. Now we’ve got a version aimed at parents to relay how important it is that their child attends school and that they could face a fine for unexplained absences. Just schedule this to play during drop off/collection time! 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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In this blog post, Anomaly focuses on one of our successful schools, South End Junior School in Northamptonshire. We recently visited the school to do a project day with a number of pupils and their Anomaly Film kit, a portable green screen and filming kit for schools. Project days are free of charge service, where an Anomaly trainer will come to your school and help pupils use their Anomaly Film kit to film and edit their very own media ideas and produce a completed film by the end of the day. South End Junior School Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with South End Junior School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help support the school’s motto, ‘Inspiring the Learning Journey’. Tim, one of our experienced trainers, worked with the pupils on bringing to life their film on British values and the four topics of democracy, respecting religions, liberty and rule of law. We witnessed the fruits of the pupils’ creativity throughout the day with updates via their Twitter @SouthEndJrSch. Tim helping SEJ pupils editSEJ pupils filming By the end of the project day, the pupils had created a fantastic film on what British Values are, which you can find on their YouTube by clicking here. We also think it’s worth mentioning to check out their e-safety video – the pupils of South End Junior School are definitely budding film makers! We love to hear how you’re getting on with your Anomaly equipment! Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be featured, or alternatively phone the office for further training or information. 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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As part of our Anomaly customer service, we offer free training on all of our Anomaly technology and follow up courtesy calls to check your school is happy with everything. One such happy school is William Law CE Primary School in Werrington, Peterborough. logo

 Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with William Law CE Primary School to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help promote the school’s aims – to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

We recently visited the school to do a training session on their Anomaly Film kit, a portable green screen and filming kit for schools. After the training session, Tracy Mayhead said, “The training from Anomaly last month was excellent. The children loved it. They have been able to continue putting the training to good use and will be passing on their knowledge to some of our Year 5’s in the next couple of weeks.”

As a result of Anomaly Film and the training session, the Year 6 pupils managed to film and edit their own film, ‘Building for the Future’! We love to hear how you’re getting on with your Anomaly equipment! Feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be featured, or alternatively phone the office for further training or information.

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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Since Anomaly was founded in 2012, we’ve been providing schools and other sectors with a stellar service for some time now. Following the successful provision of unique external Anomaly Screens for thousands of UK schools, Anomaly have now extended their company to suit the need of the construction industry. In this blog post, read about how we’re making everything easier for those involved with construction. Anomaly Hi-Vis is a new flexible digital signage solution which allows construction site leaders to communicate instantly with their entire workforce and general public with the use of outdoor digital signage. anomaly hi-vis screen So how does it work? Much similar to our existing service we are now installing our famous Anomaly screens in building sites all over the country. Your Anomaly screen will have its own unique content to match your brand. Regardless of colour, logo or company motto, our experienced design team can produce any content to promote your message. Your screen will push out relevant content to your entire work force which promotes health and safety regulations and much more. The screen also dayparts to broadcast key messages to the general public out of site operating hours. As well as offering all of the above, Anomaly Hi-Vis allows you to push out up to the second live updates via your smart device with ease. And how does it help? Our Anomaly screens are proven to improve site safety. Adhere to on-site health and safety regulations by choosing digital signage from our vast media library to display on your Anomaly screens. The content has been specifically designed in line with HSE guidelines to prevent any health and safety infringements. Anomaly screens are fully flexible. Your Anomaly outdoor or indoor screen has a library full of relevant content which aids in safeguarding workers whilst encouraging best practice. We will produce a range of branded templates to ensure all messages are branded with your corporate identity. As well as our collection of health and safety, our cloud based video library contains hundreds of videos covering various different topics. It couldn’t be easier to find relevant content to match your message. Our easy to use Anomaly Content Manager allows you to drag and drop videos into your playlist. To read more and discover Anomaly Hi-Vis you can do so by clicking here. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace, or find out more about our vast range of services in the education and construction 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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Out of all of the products and services we offer, green screens, digital signage, digital media services (the list goes on!); we’ve started noticing one becoming more and more popular with our schools. The product we’re talking about is our 55” Anomaly screen, also known as the “mummy screen”, has recently earned the title of “Anomaly’s most popular product”! Our 55” is in the middle of our size range, only exceeded by the bigger 65” “daddy screen.” Schools all over the UK have warmed to the “mummy screen” and it’s easy to see why, big enough to be noticed by passers by from a long distance, it gives it an edge on all other competitors. Winefreds - Ext We think you’ll agree that these 55″ screens make a real impact in the playground and we can’t wait to see how the schools put them to use in celebrating pupil achievements and communicating with parents. anomaly digital indoor and outdoor screen for schools At Anomaly we always get people enquiring and asking about the screens, and every single time we are happy to help. We also pride ourselves on the fact that we have a dedicated field-based support team on hand to aid our schools every step of the way. As always if you want more information about how Anomaly can improve your digital media experience be sure to give us a call on 0844 579 0880, alternatively you can drop us an email at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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Talking about the weather, being overly polite, fish and chips, moaning, just some of the things that mean you’re British! But what does it actually mean to be British? In this blog post, Anomaly is going to be looking at promoting British values in school and what it means to be British and they’re telling this story by using digital media. Schools all over the UK are using green screen technology to promote British values, and they are all using Anomaly’s products. https://youtu.be/pXaFduViX1I Goole based Kingsway Primary School are also in the spotlight as they have utilised our green screen technology in their school to produce a video about the subject, showcasing their students knowledge on the subject and proving their ability to use a digital media alternative to learning in their school. Below you will find a video produced by the students, utilising green screens, and talking all about promoting British values. https://youtu.be/z4q5AmsXY3w Proven digital media techniques are always a hit in schools, incorporating fun and fitting in with the school curriculum. You can find a link to Kingsway Primary School’s website here. You can also find useful links to our website and the services we offer here. Twitter | Facebook
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One of our schools, Wold Academy, demonstrated their digital media success using our green screen products by showcasing their knowledge of History. The year 5 pupils from Wold Academy, Hull showed that our portable filming studio can be incorporated into all areas of the curriculum regardless of the subject with their captivating news reports set in Anglo-Saxon times. https://youtu.be/p8VHobT8108 Using green screen filming techniques, the pupils of Wold Academy are able to bring to life what they have learnt about the Battle of Hastings using digital active learning methods which are proven to improve classroom engagement and knowledge retention. It looks like the pupils really enjoyed this project and unbeknownst to them, they have also been brushing up on their literacy skills by writing and reading their own scripts! Their enthusiasm speaks volumes and we think you’ll agree that this wouldn’t be case if they were asked to read a book about the Anglo-Saxons! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s97Watjxi4&feature=youtu.be Wold Academy are constantly pushing the boundaries of learning throughout the entire school so to see more of their fantastic work head over to their website or for regular updates and news visit their blog. To find out more about making use of green screen in your school, please contact a member of the team on 0844 579 0880 or email info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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