What’s on this September? 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 September, as we’re back to school and beginning a brand new school year. Showing on screens:
  • A brief outline of Christianity (Primary only)
  • Tips to stay safe: Social Networking (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basic Spanish/French greetings (Primary and Secondary)
  • Explaining the different types of government (Primary and Secondary)
  • Basics of respiration (Secondary only)
  • Forms of sustainable energy (Primary and Secondary)
  • How c02 emissions are affecting the environment (Primary and Secondary)
  • The achievements of Alexander Bell (Primary and Secondary)
  • What is democracy? (Primary only)
  • Benefits of exercising at school (Secondary only)
  • Explaining the rules of dodgeball (Primary only)
  • How to do lateral raises and lunges (Secondary only)
  • How to throw a javelin (Primary only)
  • What to expect when you learn to swim (Primary only)
  • How to scoop the ball in hockey (Primary only)
  • Benefits of eggs (Primary and Secondary)
  • Why it’s important to have breakfast (Primary and Secondary)
  • Health benefits of oranges and broccoli (Primary and Secondary)
  • Advice about bullying (Primary and Secondary versions)
  • Homophobic bullying (Secondary only)
  • Looking into the careers of a photographer and a hairdresser (Secondary only)
  • What is Autism? (Primary and Secondary)
  • Anxiety and how to overcome it (Primary only)
  • Using the right toothbrush (Primary only)
  • Eczema and what it is (Secondary only)
  • Crowns and what they are (Secondary only)
The National Autistic Society We’ve got another fantastic video from the National Autistic Society this month explaining exactly what autism is. We’re really excited at Anomaly to be continuing our work with the National Autistic Society and helping them to raise awareness and develop understanding of autism in schools. NAS Thumbnail     NAS Thumbnail Activate Camps: Hockey 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 Hockey series and showing an interactive sports lesson on how to scoop the ball. Keep your eyes peeled for further new sports content with Activate Camps! Activate Camps Mental Health: Anxiety As September is a time for big changes and new experiences, it can make some children feel anxious. To tackle this, we’ve made a video all about anxiety and tips to overcome it. This is the first of our brand new mental health series for primary age pupils, which aims to help children understand their feelings and encourage them to speak to an adult about their emotions. E-safety With e-safety a constant concern within schools and a popular topic choice to drop into playlists, we’re here to help with more engaging content explaining the dangers of sharing too much information on social media accounts. You can find other videos on e-safety and online gaming, emails and apps. 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 July? Find out in this monthly feature which focuses on all the things you can expect this month on the Anomaly Content Manager. The Anomaly content manager is a tailored platform designed for schools to get the most out of their Anomaly screens. In this blog post find what will be displayed on our screens throughout July, as we power through some of the most important months of schools, especially for secondary schools throughout the UK. In addition to the content we have for secondary schools, we also have tailored content for primary schools all over the UK. Each month the content for the upcoming month is outlined in the Anomaly blog. Here’s a full list of content that is scheduled for the July month: Basic facts about Judaism, How did the Olympics begin?, learning basic French, how to effectively take notes, Landmark: Angel of the North, 5 steps to take for healthy mental wellbeing, dealing with exam stress, dental care, facts about coriander and iron, how to make your own healthy pizza, food waste, drinking water, football benefits, warm up routine to do before any exercise, how to do squats, the career of a pharmacist and personal trainer, bullying advice and advice for teenagers having difficulty living at home. Exam stress stress awareness week With the majority of exams over, exam stress may not be an issue at your school. With that said there are still a couple of months remaining before most students receive their exam results. We have content which highlights the difficulties in facing exam stress. The content aims to reduce stress levels and remind students that it is fine to be stressed as well as suggesting ways to ease and combat exam stress. In addition to the content we have regarding exam stress, we also have 5 steps to help maintain good mental well-being, so pupils can return to school in September feeling refreshed and positive for the new school year. Sports day  With just over 2 weeks to go until the end of term, a lot of schools will be preparing for their annual sport day. Despite the weather, spirits should still be high by utilising the energy of staff and pupils to demonstrate a keen interest in sports. Later this week we will have a blog post dedicated to Wimbledon, before then though you can enjoy content on our screens relevant to sports day. In addition to sports day, the Olympics are due to start in August. Unfortunately we do not play any content throughout August, however our content relevant to the upcoming event is still available for our schools to enjoy in these next couple of months. The content explores what the Olympics are in addition to exploring the history of ancient Greece and the origins of the Games. If you would like to incorporate any Anomaly technology into your workplace or school, 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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In this blog post Anomaly focuses on one of its successful schools, Hammersmith Academy. After being with us for over a year, Hammersmith have been kind enough to write a few words regarding the Anomaly service. Having recently renewed until 2018, we reached out to the school to highlight how successfully they have integrated our digital signage system into school life. hammersmith academy Anomaly has had the pleasure of working with the Hammersmith Academy to constantly improve their existing digital infrastructure and help towards their specialisms in Creative and Digital Media and IT. Like most schools, Hammersmith are continuously pushing out digital topics at their school.  In addition to constantly promoting digital topics, Hammersmith take great pride on the ability to display students’ work and accomplishments all around their school. Hammersmith are currently sporting one of our 55″ freestanding external screens. The screen is situated so students, parents and visitors can see students work. Andrew Anderson, Communications Officer at Hammersmith Academy said: “At Hammersmith Academy we are keen to display our students’ work and accomplishments in a manner worthy of our specialism – information technology and creative & digital media. With Anomaly we have been able to realise this, using their Anomaly Content Manager system to have a revolving and easy to update “HATV” channel.” On the topic of updating the screen on-the-go, Andrew said: “Through digital technology our teachers are able to upload photos and videos of day to day activity, as well as news about the various impressive achievements and successes attained by our students every week. I can quickly download photos from our various social media channels and upload these to HATV quickly and easily. This means that students can see their progress celebrated in school in real time. We also have an impressive display at the front of the school building, so that parents and visitors are greeted with an impactful visual of life at HA before they walk through the door. Anomaly are always on hand to help out with any technical issues or problems with a friendly and helpful attitude.” 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 we look at a testimonial from Anomaly school, Stoke Minster CE Primary. The Anomaly school wanted to revamp their digital media strategy and Anomaly’s services allowed them to do just that. Anomaly had the pleasure of working with Stoke Minster CE primary school to install one of our external portrait screens. This has allowed them to take a digital media alternative approach to learning as the external screen allows the user to stream tailored content to students. The content is both engaging and informative. anomaly school screen 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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Web streaming always seems like a scary concept, but in this blog post Anomaly UK looks at 3 tips to utilise web streaming in the most effective way. Web streaming is just one of the varied selection of services that Anomaly UK offers. In this blog post you can find some simple tips surrounding web streaming. Establish your audience You’ve just expressed your interest in web streaming, you’ve looked into what web streaming is and how it works and you’re just about to start streaming, but wait! Before diving head first into the project it’s important to establish your audience. Who is going to be watching your stream? What interests do they have? What do they want to see? These should be just a few questions you ask yourself before publishing any content on your stream. Once you have done some initial research into your audience, you are then ready for the next step. Preparing the stream Once the web streaming software has been installed on your system, it’s simple to get set up and provide the right message to your audience. Anomaly will provide a unique link that you will be able to incorporate onto your schools website with ease. This will allow your school to push any promotional videos out when required. Protect your stream Everything is in place, you’ve established your audience, you’re seeing your creation come to life, but there’s one more step you need to take before you can celebrate. You need to protect your stream by utilising the many features that come with the web streaming software. Anomaly suggests that you put a password on your stream so only those with the password can see what’s being broadcast. Don’t worry, this can be taken off at any point. Practice, practice, practice! As with every new piece of technology it’s important to practice, it may seem daunting at first, but once you’re a master of web streaming you will soon see the benefits that it holds! For more inspiration and to see how other schools are making use of green screen, look through our blog or visit our Facebook page. To discuss your ideas make sure you drop us an email at info@anomalygroup.co.uk. Twitter | Facebook
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