While we are no longer developing Digital Mysteries and Thinking Kit, we are leaving our website up for those of you interested in the ideas behind the Apps.

Mineola ISD

We are pleased to announce that Mineola Independent School District (www.mineolaisd.net) have signed up for the Thinking Kit. As one of our early adopters in the USA, the district were happy for us to share with you that they are now customers. This is very exciting and it is hoped that in the coming year, we can share with you some of the ways in which the teachers and students in the schools there, use the Thinking Kit.   

A quick update on last week’s events.

Both Talk on the Tyne 2 and the Art of Computing 2016 were organised superbly by Martin Bailey of Animate 2 Educate. The Thursday night ‘TeachMeet’ style event was completely fully booked. Every table was full of educators and people who wanted to share their ideas on teaching and learning, particularly with technology.There were some brilliant apps mentioned, a game of ‘Buzzword Bingo’ from Nina Jackson @musicmind and lots of applause. 

Art of Computing and Talk on the Tyne 2016

This week we are pleased to be part of both of Animate 2 Educate (@animate2educate)/Martin Bailey's education technology events in Gateshead, England, Talk on the Tyne and the Art of Computing. Once again, Martin has pulled together a fantastic line up of speakers for the full day Art of Computing 2016 conference on Friday (10th June). The whole day looks set to be interesting and jam-packed full of exciting ideas for teachers to take away and try in their own classrooms.

Create your own iPad mystery competition

Would your students love to see their own ideas made into an iPad app? The fusion of our experience in collaborative learning research, developing iPad apps and an interest in Project Based Learning in the last few years, led to our creative competition, Our Mystery.
As a very quick summary, it offers UK years five, six, seven and eight the chance to come up with their own ‘Digital Mystery'.

Free app aims to engage secondary school students in the election

Press release (27th April 2015) Education technology company Reflective Thinking has teamed up with academics at Newcastle University to engage KS3 (11-14 year olds) in the general election.
The free iPad app ‘Digital Mysteries: UK Election 2015’, aims to involve young people in politics early on by showing how it is relevant to them.

Digital Mysteries Windows update

A helping hand Digital Mysteries for Windows has been updated today to make it easier to use for first time users. New features include a ' how-to ' menu and a Teaching with Mysteries section which details the concepts behind the tasks!

Digital Mysteries for iPad - OUT NOW!

Our free iPad version of Digital Mysteries is out now! Just search ‘Digital Mysteries’ to find it, then download. Just like our Windows version, it’s designed with a truly collaborative experience in mind.
It allows multiple users to touch the screen at one time, which means pairs can work in unison on one iPad. 

Cultivating Collaborative Learning

As it has been a year since this paper came out, we wanted to share it with you. The white paper, commissioned by SMART Technologies, discusses 'how interactive tables facilitate effective collaborative learning'.

ICT for Education - 25th April 2014

We're pleased to share that Digital Mysteries will be on display at the Leeds ICT for Education event on Friday 25th April. The event, which is free for delegates to attend, will cover a broad range of ICT related topics with guest speakers, debates and a free lunch!

Digital Mysteries demonstrated to royalty

A few weeks ago, our Director Dr. Ahmed Kharrufa was delighted to be visited by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal alongside senior Commonwealth leaders.
During a visit to Newcastle University’s Culture Lab, where Ahmed is a Research Associate, he was invited to demonstrate Digital Mysteries to the visitors.