Rugby Free Primary School invest in Magic Carpet to support pupils’ learning and engagement

Rugby Free Primary School
Susan Milewski, Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School

Rugby Free Primary School have invested in ground-breaking technology that can help to engage pupils, harness attention and control behaviour.

Magic Carpet is an interactive projection system that helps to stimulate and engage students by bringing complex and sometimes staid subjects to life.

Pupils simply move over the projected applications to interact with the content, which enables students to be up on their feet, immersed in the content and learning in a fun and interactive environment.

Amy Pohl, Computing Subject Lead at Rugby Free Primary School, said: “We have been searching for ‘wow technology’ to add to our computing provision. Sensory Guru’s Magic Carpet stood out for a number of reasons:

The Magic Carpet was mobile, giving us the flexibility on where we wanted to locate it within our building and enabling us to use it for small groups and in classrooms, as appropriate

 A vast range of apps were already available which will simplify teacher workload

 The system will allow us to easily create our own apps which means that we can tailor content to suit the needs of our children and curriculum

 An app store will soon be published which will enable us to share resources and ideas with other schools

 Sensory Guru came into the school to demonstrate their product and every pupil had the opportunity to have a go on the Magic Carpet. It was very clear from this that purchasing the Magic Carpet would be a good decision because every child was engaged and enjoying learning”

Susan Milewski, Headteacher at Rugby Free Primary School, said: “We are very excited about using the Magic Carpet. In particular, we are looking forward to building apps that can be shared with other schools through the App Store, as we are keen to reach out to other schools across the country. We will also provide Sensory Guru with feedback on new apps that are being developed.”

The Magic Carpet App Store provides a platform where staff can share, learn and develop their ideas. For example, teachers can share the lesson plans that they have developed around the content.

The App Store will also provide teachers with access to thousands of additional apps at easily affordable prices. This will help to ensure that teachers have access to relevant content to meet the needs of their class.

Susan Milewski, said: “We are delighted we chose Magic Carpet as one of the tools to move our computing provision forward. The children love the Magic Carpet, which means that they are engaged in activities and enjoying learning.”

Rugby Free School emphasises the key skills of English, Mathematics and Computing through its curriculum, whilst facilitating teaching through topics that can help to stimulate children’s thinking skills and encourage them to widen their educational knowledge and become independent learners.

The school’s philosophy is that children learn best when they are excited by, actively involved in, and have a clear purpose for their learning, which Magic Carpet aims to help achieve.

Magic Carpet - engaged children

 


If you are interested in finding the benefits Magic Carpet could provide for students at your school then please contact us for a complimentary demonstration.

info@sensoryguru.com

 

Transforming the hospital environment with Magic Carpet

Baby on the Magic Carpet
 Magic Carpet in the Hospital Enviroment Case Study

King’s College HospitalNHS Foundation Trust purchased a Mobile Magic Carpet in 2016, with the aim of enhancing the hospital visit by offering distraction play and providing interactive support during invasive procedures.

Sian Spencer-Little, a specialised play practitioner at the hospital, says that the Magic Carpet has completely transformed children’s perception of a hospital when they visit King’s.

“Due to the team’s use of the Magic Carpet and distraction play, the child leaves the hospital feeling happy, settled and calm,” said Sian.

“Their whole journey and experience of being in the hospital is a positive one.

“Lots of children now even get excited about the thought of coming to hospital because they ‘will get to play football on the floor’!

“This means the hospital is no longer a scary experience that they want to try and avoid.

“When children are highly stressed and in a difficult environment the sense that is heightened the most is their stress sensor, however, with the Magic Carpet, their sensory imagination is evoked instead.

“This means we are impacting the patient experience by switching what possibly could have been a really scary experience to something completely different,” said Sian.

Read the case study to find how Sian believes the Magic Carpet has benefited Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

 Magic Carpet in the Hospital Enviroment Case Study


  Magic Carpet in SEN and Healthcare Brochure

 Magic Carpet in Early Years and Primary Brochure

Magic Carpet wins “Best of Bett 2017”

Tech&Learning Best of Bett Award
Tech&Learning Best of Bett Award

The team at Sensory Guru would like to say a big thank you to those of you that came to visit our stand at Bett 2017.

We had an amazing time demonstrating our latest products Magic Mirror and Mobile Magic Carpet,  which is an app-based interactive projection system that was awarded Tech & Learning’s “Best of BETT 2017”.

Heather McCLean, editor at Tech & Learning said: “The winners stood out from the crowd for their all-round excellence, and the value they will contribute over 2017 and going forward.”

Mobile Magic Carpet was described by judges as: “A truly innovative product that opens up new worlds of education and learning for students of any ability, from mainstream through to those with severe special educational needs requirements. Revolutionary.”

What makes Mobile Magic Carpet stand out from other products in the market?

It has 500+ apps

 Users can create their own interactive content in minutes using 35 different templates

 Our designer spent 6 months shadowing a teacher to understand how children learn and interact and has designed apps to meet these needs

 It has multiple access points, whether it be through eye gaze, switches, voice, gestures, computer, tablet or mouse, making it inclusive for everyone

 Users benefit from a support system that is unrivalled by other products on the market because the equipment and apps are designed and manufactured in-house

 The size of the projection can be altered from the size a wheelchair table top to 3.8 meters wide

 It is mobile

 It has high quality projection and does not suffer from latency or delayed response

 You can plug it in and play – with no need to connect to the internet

Didn’t have chance to see Mobile Magic Carpet at Bett?

No problem. We are also exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe, Amsterdam where we have been nominated for the AV News Awards!

You can also book a demo by following this link.

Watch the new Magic Carpet video!

For the past 24 months the Sensory Guru team has been beavering away tirelessly to reinvent the much loved Magic Carpet interactive projection system. After more hours than we care to remember spent designing, coding, testing, disagreeing, redesigning, recoding and re-disagreeing we finally made it. The product is here! …It is real. And it is seriously better than the best thing we have ever created. It has everything we always dreamed of in terms of features, and more…

I would like to thank all of the people involved in the development of Magic Carpet and say a special thank you to Niko (Guru Programer), Owain (Guru Film Maker) and all of those that assisted with the filming: Liz, Iveta and the fantastic pupils from Chailey Heritage School; Emma Maltby and all the amazing little stars from St Mary the Virgin Primary School: Karen Blatchell from St Josephs and Sylvia Kerambrum from The TCES Group.

We hope you like what you see!

Lee (CEO of Sensor Guru)