LYFTA: IMMERSIVE LEARNING TO DELIVER THE CURRICULUM
WHAT IS LYFTA?
Lyfta is a computer and tablet based platform where teachers and pupils can explore immersive, human-focused documentary stories from around the world, which provides a powerful tool for delivering the curriculum.
Lyfta is great for teaching KS2 and KS3 Literacy, PSHE, Citizenship, SMSC, Geography, R.E. and Art.
The school package includes 25 immersive, interactive stories designed to broaden pupils' horizons, over 90 lesson plans, and 25 assembly plans - covering 11 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Teach Global Awareness through interactive exploration of real 360-degree environments from around the world.
Nurture Empathy and Understanding for people from all walks of life, through powerful short documentaries.
Provide Hope and Aspiration through inspiring human stories, featuring a diverse array of people who have worked hard to overcome obstacles and succeed against the odds.
Share the Power of Community and Togetherness through real stories about teams and communities, as well as collaborative exercises and projects for pupils to work on.
See feedback from teachers and headteachers here.
PEDAGOGICAL EVALUATION: OUTSTANDING
Kokoa Standard, an independent Finnish Educational Standards Body, conducted a detailed evaluation process to assess the value of Lyfta as an educational resource and examine how effectively Lyfta supports learning.
Lyfta was judged to be an “outstanding” resource that represents high educational quality and is proven to promote learning efficiently. You can read the comprehensive full evaluation here or the summary here.
AWARDS & ACCLAIM
Lyfta was Finland's official nomination and winner of a World Summit Award in the Education and Learning category. Lyfta was also selected by hundred.org as one of the top 100 inspiring innovations in education in the world and won the GES Award for Best Edtech company in Scandinavia.
COVERING NUMEROUS IMPORTANT THEMES
Lyfta is designed to make it easier for teachers to delve into complex themes and topics that can be difficult to introduce and teach.
Please see a list of the themes covered in our lesson and assembly plans.
Lyfta's learning resources include online self-assessments, which schools can use to track how pupils develop. Schools that have been using Lyfta in low-diversity parts of the UK and Finland have seen a positive change in pupils' attitudes towards people from different cultural backgrounds.
FREE CPD FOR STATE FUNDED SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND
We are delighted to be an official partner on the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme, which is supported by British Council and DFID, and makes Lyfta accessible for state funded schools in England. Please click here for further details.
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