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Augmented Reality Taster Session

Supported by

OCR

Join us for a special programme of free Augmented Reality activities and workshops, designed to support students (and their teachers) enrolled in their Cambridge Nationals in IT qualification, and give younger students a taste of the course content. We’ll be featuring industry experts from film, television and gaming, and spotlighting planning and prototyping skills.

TeenTech Live brings the exciting world of science and technology to life.

Hosted by well-known science and technology reporters, our interactive sessions are fun, engaging and provide real context to learning, helping young people understand more about careers and the way exciting emerging technology is shaping all aspects of our lives.

During our kick-off session, experts will join us to tell us about their exciting work on Augmented Reality projects. We will cover the latest developments in Augmented Reality and the Metaverse, highlighting the industry’s creative roles. Three further weekly sessions will cover planning, designing and prototyping Augmented Reality experiences, with demonstrations of tools and techniques which students can use to create their own projects. The final session will bring experts back to showcase further projects and to answer questions from students, live!

We encourage you to sign-up your students for all of the following events, as they are designed as a complete course.

Students do not need to register with us directly. You, as a teacher, can register your class/year group for each event. You will be sent the links to the sessions before each event which you can share with your students through your usual channels.

If the timings don’t work for your school, or if you can’t join the sessions live, don’t worry! All sessions will be available for playback until the end of the course and you can even send us questions beforehand for our experts to answer.

All our tutorials will use free software, or software with a free trial, and we will let you know more details ahead of each session.

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TeenTech Innovation Live/OCR: Augmented Reality Masterclass 1 (An Introduction to AR)

 

TeenTech Live offers:

  • An exciting range of sessions which resonate with young people from animation to the future of music, space exploration to the future of transport, food sustainability to ethical fashion, smart homes to smart cities.
  • Opportunities to connect with people working at all levels of engineering and technology.
  • Opportunities to develop skills which students, as well as industry, recognize as key to their future.
  • Ways to enrich lessons in science, computing, maths, animation, web design, design and technology.
  • A safe, interactive platform.
  • Cross-curricular learning.
  • Flexibility – sessions work well whether students are in school or working from home.
  • A valuable network of industry contacts.

 

Impact:

  • Very or somewhat interested in a career in Design, Technology and Engineering grew from 55% to 86%.

  • Feeling capable of having a career in those areas grew from 61% to 80%.

  • Our impact is long-lasting, schools working with TeenTech report more students choosing STEM subjects,(one reported a 300% increase over 5 years, another in Physics from 43% to 87.5%) and the teachers said they felt better placed to provide context for learning after running our project.

What Our Parents and Teachers Say…

This virtual offer is amazing, so well thought out and is executed seamlessly. Such a great idea, I will be sharing on Facebook and to all my friends for their children to get involved over the coming weeks. The last few weeks have been challenging with trying to work and homeschooling, and this project actually bought my own children closer.

Dawn Helsby

Student Employability Manager North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Just wanted to say that, as a parent watching all of these sessions, you should all be very proud of yourselves! They are creative, thoughtful, funny, entertaining and show a lot of skill. Well done all and thanks to TeenTech for another amazing week.

Parent

What Our Students Say…

I have enjoyed this week so much! It has been exciting and I adored it! I learnt so much about sound and it was an incredible opportunity.

Student

They have been an amazing experience and I have definitely had a deeper dive into the world of tech. I have understood that it’s not all about code, there’s so much more to it.

Student

At the start of the week, I had a passion to be a game designer but I didn’t think I could do it. TeenTech has helped me develop my skills and helped me create a game that I enjoy. Thank You.

Student

I have enjoyed the sense and the atmosphere of collaboration between industry experts, TeenTech’s presenter, Ali Maggs and the bright ideas shared to everyone by the teens. These lessons have been very informative and have made me think outside the box for new innovations and ideas.

Student

A special thankyou to…

Alton School

Channing School

Stephen Perse Foundation

…for generously donating their TeenTech Awards prize money to help fund these sessions!