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Update to Sounds App

Sounds App iconVivid Digital are currently producing Version 3 of Sounds: The Pronunciation App for Macmillan Education.

The App was first released in 2011 for both iOS and Android platforms.

The key new feature of this version is linking words in the wordlists to the Macmillan Online Dictionary. Users can switch into “definition” mode and look up the definitions of the words they are learning.

Alongside this we are integrating Google Analytics to provide Macmillan with useful user statistics, as well as updating both platforms to take account of new versions of iOS and Android and new phones and tablets.

Cracking Comprehension updated

CC logoThe updated version of Cracking Comprehension is complete and has now been released. It is based on the popular 2008 series of CD ROMs that Vivid produced for Rising Stars.

The new version includes a refreshed design, a few functional changes and 36 new texts for use in class. Each text is available in written format for use on interactive whiteboard or for printing, and also in an audio format for listening.

Latin App 2 & 3

Pipiatum iconFollowing on from Pipiatum Level 1, Vivid Digital Education have now completed development of Pipiatum Levels 2 and 3 for World Class Arena Ltd. All 3 apps are available on the App store.

This phase of the development involved first extending the functionality of Level 1 to include a new Verbs section. Levels 2 and 3 were then produced rapidly to the same template. Each level increases the complexity of the vocabulary, nouns and verbs used within the app.

The app features a learn mode, where Latin words are presented with engaging illustrations and audio, and a “LaterBase” where users can save tricky words to come back to later. There are practice questions to consolidate the learning and tests to check understanding – and users can try to improve their high score against the clock!

Pipiatum helps users to master their Latin.

Rising Stars CPD

As part of Vivid Digital Consultancy, Mick Landmann is working with Rising Stars in the development of their new online CPD facility EssentialCPD.

The facility offers on-line CDP courses to teachers, including a FREE module about the use of iPads in the classroom, all of which are available to be undertaken anytime, anywhere.

Mick is helping Rising Stars to establish a robust ongoing development and delivery environment for the facility.

Latin App

Pipiatum iconVivid Digital Education has just completed development of Pipiatum, a Latin learning app available from the App store for iphone and ipad. Pipiatum was produced for World Class Arena Ltd.

The app features a learn mode, where Latin words are presented with engaging illustrations and audio, and a “LaterBase” where users can save tricky words to come back to later. There are practice questions to consolidate the learning and tests to check understanding – and users can try to improve their high score against the clock!

Pipiatum helps users to master their Latin vocabulary.

O2 Learn

Mick Landmann, Vivid Digital MD, is working with students at the Self Managed Learning College in Brighton to make a video that teaches the basics of drumming, for upload to the O2 Learn website.

The project, which comes under the auspices of Digital Education Brighton (DEB) (a non profit organisation jointly founded by Mick), is part of a larger project in which DEB is working with different groups of young people making teaching videos on iphones for uploading to O2 Learn.

Digital Opportunities

We’re delighted to announce a new joint venture with digital exhibition experts Digital Opportunities.

Digital Opps and Vivid logosThis venture will combine Digital Opps’ expertise in digital exhibit creation, with Vivid’s years of experience in educational projects of all kinds. The result will be a brand new product aimed at schools – and it will be something that’s not been seen before.

We’re planning to start trials with schools in the next few months. Watch this space for more details on this tremendously exciting project!

Health and Safety for Directors

Health & Safety for Directors iconFollowing on from the Level 1 course, Vivid Digital Business Training has just completed a second Health and Safety training program for the British Safety Council. This course is aimed at Directors and Senior Managers.

Unique to this course is the users individualised action plan, which is created from their responses to questions throughout the course. This feature encourages Directors to take what they learn from the course and put it into action.

The course is available on the British Safety Councils VLE and will soon be released through the App store for ipad use.