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This is Gower iOS & Android app

Posted on October 16th, by admin in Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Mapping, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on This is Gower iOS & Android app

The Gower Peninsula in Swansea is a land of history, beauty and amazing variety.

The ‘This is Gower’ app has featured on BBC’s Countryfile and Radio Wales. Scroll down to watch/listen.

There are now several resources available to help you explore Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and learn about its natural and built heritage, its archaeology and lesser-known industrial history, together with past traditions and practices.

This is Gower app

‘This is Gower’ is a location-aware guide to the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With over 80 places to explore, the app (available on iOS and Android) promotes popular locations such as Worms Head and Arthur’s Stone alongside other less well-known spots that appeal to both visitors and locals alike.

This is Gower also features 15 easy-to-follow trails varying in length and theme for users to explore – from a quick jaunt to visit … Read More »



Abbeydale Explorer app

Posted on January 22nd, by admin in Activities, Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Museum, oral history, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Abbeydale Explorer app

Audio Trails were appointed to design and develop a multimedia tour for Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield; a unique eighteenth century industrial steelworks.

Abbeydale is a challenging site for visitors to understand and, in particular, to explore physically. Some key spaces are inaccessible for people with impaired mobility. The Abbeydale Explorer app provides an enhanced visiting experience for the wide spectrum of people that visit.

Features

Visitors can borrow iPads when they buy tickets or download the app to their own iOS or Android device. The app contains subtitled fly-through videos that provide a guide to inaccessible parts of the site. Engaging and informative text, plus audio commentaries and high quality photographs further allow visitors to understand the rich history of Abbeydale. Visitors can also use the app to create and send virtual postcards, follow story themes and partake in fun activities at each … Read More »



Tring Heritage Trail App and Education Pack

Posted on September 29th, by admin in Case Study, Education, Heritage apps, Museum, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Tring Heritage Trail App and Education Pack

As part of Tring 700 initiative – celebrating the heritage of 700 years of Tring as a market town – Tring Together wanted to create a Heritage Trail that introduces visitors to sites of historical interest around the town.

Audio Trails were commissioned to create an HLF-funded location-aware app for iOS and Android, and an education pack. Both the app and education pack contain information and fun activity points along the trails. The app includes our fun SUPERimpose feature – allowing you to take photos that match historic archive photos – creating your own ‘Then & Now’ collection.

The education pack can be used on its own or to complement the Tring app.  The pack supports curriculum planning and activity suggestions are relevant to a range of learning outcomes in Key Stage 1 and 2.

Audio Trails were chosen for the project because … Read More »



Education and Learning

Posted on January 1st, by admin in Education, Our services. Comments Off on Education and Learning

We develop, coordinate and deliver a range of learning programmes to motivate and inspire. If you are looking to create or update formal educational materials or enhance your informal learning provision we can help.

 

We specialise in:

Devising education packages and creating learning materials and resources

Curriculum development to complement and extend learning across all subjects

Content writing, story and character development

Evaluating, reviewing and testing existing education provision

Planning and delivering training and workshops



Cadw Castles Education Pack

Posted on November 17th, by admin in Activities, Case Study, Education, Tales and musings. Comments Off on Cadw Castles Education Pack

“It has been a pleasure to work with Ruth from beginning to end of the project. Her background in both education and interpretation has made the whole process a lot smoother with the addition of a ‘teacher’s eye’ to suggest additions and amendments to ideas for the education resource. It may also be her background in teaching which has given her the patience of a saint(!) and an absolute joy to work with both professionally and personally. Feedback from teachers has been really positive and we are really proud to have this new resource.”

Erin Lloyd-Jones, Lifelong Learning Manager (North Wales)

Cadw are responsible for some of the most significant sites in the world, helping people understand and care about their place and history – and the place of Wales in the world.

The bilingual education pack is directly linked to STEM and … Read More »





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