BETT show brings together the latest technology in Education. Below are a list of technology software, tools and ideas that were exhibited in 2017 aimed at supporting and facilitating Visual Learning. Though some ideas are geared towards the National Curriculum, the idea behind the technology or tool is intended to invite innovative thinking about how similar ideas can be created to serve teaching of Islamic studies and Quranic sciences to children.
Just2easy suite is a collection of online educational tools designed to engage, motivate, and inspire pupils to meet and exceed many elements of the National Curriculum. Aimed at children from Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3. It enables creating, sharing and safe blogging at school and at home. The video below is an example of the ‘infants’ tools’. Other features for children include:
- Voting tool
- Movie making
- Safe blogging
- Website publishing tool
- Infants tools: write, paint, turtle directions, animations, branching, charting, pictogram
Most of the tools listed above as well as others on the website can be used to creatively supplement a lesson on Islamic Studies. For example, illustrated writing can be used to write stories about various Islamic themes: patience, kindness, generosity etc. The story can be drawn and turned into animations. The possibilities are endless!