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Students get in on the act with the new O2 Learn app
In November 2010, we set out to create Britain’s biggest classroom. Since then, we’ve seen almost 3000 lessons uploaded which feature teachers, students and even stars such as Tim Henman and Arsenal’s Bacary Sagna. A staggering total of over 700,000 lessons have been delivered using O2 Learn. So, we decided it was time to up the game even further…
The brand new O2 Learn app, available now for iPhone, will once again change the face of O2 Learn and help us towards our ultimate goal – to give every 13-18 year old in the country access to a huge selection of the best curriculum-focused mini-lessons. We’ve been talking to our teaching community and found that the students were often the instigators of their video lessons, and that it’s usually the lessons created in collaboration with students which are most engaging. This type of peer-to-peer learning was, our teaching community unanimously found, amongst the most useful content available.
With this in mind, we’ve changed the rules of the competition, enabling students to upload video lessons and giving them the chance to win our Best Lesson Award, worth £2000, for them and their school. Of course, it’s really important that teachers remain an integral part of this process, so all student entries will need to be approved by their teacher.
So that teachers and students wanting to make a video lesson don’t need to go hunting for the class video camera (and, more importantly, the ever-elusive charger), the free O2 Learn app allows you to quickly and easily film, edit and upload lessons. For that professional touch, you can even create title cards, crop and reorder the film footage and even add a voiceover or soundtrack.
Once you’re happy with your video lesson, you can publish your film to the O2 Learn website, or export them to your phone’s camera roll.
To get the O2 Learn app, head to the App Store or, if you’re reading this blog post on your iPhone, tap here.