Case Studies and Quotes

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Case Studies

St Bartholomew's C of E Primary, Wolverhampton

The Head Teacher shares his experiences of using Kar2ouche for teaching Literacy and ICT and highlights how versatile it is and how effective it can be for teaching boys.
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Parkhill Junior School, Ilford, Essex

Alison Seagrave, Curriculum Development Manager, demonstrates a step-by-step approach to the implementation and development of Kar2ouche during the summer term.
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John Mason School, Oxfordshire

Three English teachers give their experiences of using the Macbeth title to provide an insight into the effectiveness of Kar2ouche in a classroom environment.
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Oxford University Research

Research from Oxford University's Department of Educational Studies exploring the educational benefits of using Kar2ouche in a classroom environment.
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SEN

Ellesmere College, Secondary MLD school, Leicester

Lisa Pittwood describes the improvement seen when she uses Kar2ouche with students who are rarely able to work independently.
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Quotes

Secondary

“My class did remarkably well in SATs. The lower ability students did especially well, and I am sure that Kar2ouche had a real part to play in their success”

Roz Trudgon, English Teacher, Kingshurst CTC, Birmingham

“Overall we believe that by incorporating the use of ICT through Kar2ouche into this Macbeth scheme of work, we have made learning more effective for our pupils – raising motivation and providing pupils with an innovative new framework through which to express their ideas and develop their understanding”

Steph White, English Teacher, Swanshurst Training School, Birmingham

“The students really enjoyed using the program …they all felt that they had learnt new vocabulary and that they had the understanding and confidence to use it.”

TEEM reviewer, Clique Francais

“Kar2ouche stood out for me as a piece of software so versatile and most likely to stimulate kids into creativity of their own through role play, but also to promote literacy and thinking skills”

Cheryl Barnes, Foundation Subject Consultant for KS3, Somerset LEA

"We use Kar2ouche, mainly with year 11 students in both English and PSE. Using the PSE programs has enabled students to produce simple scenarios that allow them to explore difficult issues, such as bullying. Students produce scenes then produce an appropriate and inappropriate response."

Lisa Pittwood, ICT Coordinator, Ellesmere College, Leicester

“It was different, you could learn but it was fun and you didn't really feel like you were learning. It was interesting and exciting.”

Student Year 9 at Stanborough School Welwyn Garden City

“…a resource which offers students and teachers an imaginative, innovative and interesting way to discover scientific history”

Head of Science at Stanborough School Welwyn Garden City

 

Primary

“We used Kar2ouche to meet the needs of our development plan which was to increase the children’s progress in creative writing”

Julia Andrew, ICT Coordinator, Hook Lane Primary School, Bexley

"Parkhill Junior school will be using Kar2ouche to support cross curricular work in the Summer term with children in years 3 to 6. We feel Kar2ouche is an extremely powerful medium that will motivate the children and capture their creative imagination. It is a perfect vehicle to enhance their learning through the formidable tool of multimedia."

Alison Seagrave, Curriculum Development Manager, Parkhill Junior School

"The children have embraced the technological tools of the 21st century; video conferencing, e-mail, digital media, Kar2ouche etc, in order to collaborate with Oakington Manor to explore and highlight issues and to look for common solutions to break the ‘code of silence’ which can seem to surround bullying. Kar2ouche has enabled them to bring to the fore bullying and highlight it as a real and complex issue which needs direct action."

Eneas McNulty, St Mary Magdalen’s RC Junior School, Brent, London

"You have the feeling of going back in time to recreate the work of Robert Burns."

Dale, P7 Alloway Primary

"It was easy to use, easy to learn, easy to understand and most of all uncomplicated."

Rebecca, P6 Alloway Primary

 

Others

At last software that’s both fun and educational. Support your child’s schoolwork with a product that encourages reluctant readers and writers to create storyboards, animations and publications.  As addictive as a computer game but linked to the school curriculum.

But don’t take our word for it, listen to our users:

“An astonishing piece of educational software… an almost infinite scope for creativity. Added to this it’s great fun to use”

Steve Eddy, Freelance Educational Writer

“Kar2ouche stood out for me as a piece of software so versatile and most likely to stimulate kids into creativity of their own through role play, but also to promote literacy and thinking skills”

Cheryl Barnes, Educational Consultant, Somerset

“We felt like film directors making our very own movie!”

Graeme C Primary 6 Alloway School

“It was a lot more fun than searching in books or the internet for facts about the scientists.”

13 year old from Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City

“It was different, you could learn but it was fun and you didn't really feel like you were learning. It was interesting and exciting.”

Another 13 year old from Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City

“A remarkable piece of software…addictive and fun”

Noel Cassidy – Times Education Supplement

“Intelligent creative stuff that makes full use of the medium… the pupils never tired of using it”

Bethan Marshall – The Guardian

“Visually the program is stunning, with excellent graphics and 3D models. It is also simple and intuitive to use.”

Guaridan Education Resources Reivew

“A Fabulous piece of software”

The Guide to Literacy Resources 2002

"This innovative software allows pupils ... to present storyboards with relative ease, offering a range of tools to add sound and backgrounds, speech and text. It provides opportunities to explore situations, appropriate behaviour, language and writing style. Pupils who prefer to think in pictures, ..., will be motivated to plan and produce their work in this framework individually or collaboratively."

Victoria Crivelli