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Arc School pupils become recording artists!

Arc School (formerly known as The Old School), became Gigajam clients at the begining of the 2011 academic year. They are an independent DCFS approved specialist resource offering day schooling for boys and girls aged 7 to 16 who have complex presentations of socially disadvantaging behaviours and often associated learning difficulties. They wanted Gigajam to support their delivery of an active musical curriculum.

Gigajam were delighted to hear from their teacher of  music, Patrick Jackson, that pupils learning with Gigajam have had a chance to record music together. Patrick  wrote, “Just a brief update; thanks to skills acquired through Gigajam, I have recently taken my first band to a recording studio where we have recorded our version of ‘Livin On A Prayer’ – so many thanks.”

Brian Greene, Gigajam director said, “Pupils do well at school because of  great teaching and learning, facilitated by great teachers. If we can help support that in any way then it is hugely gratifying. Our job is to work with our client schools to ensure our products and services evolve and continue to deliver the best outcomes, with ever increasing ease of use and access. It is wonderful to get such great feedback and I am grateful to Patrick, his pupils and the Arc School for choosing to work with us.”

Gigajam endeavour to maintain close links with its clients. Here are a selection of testimonials from client schools and music professionals who are intimately involved with Gigajam. http://schools.gigajam.com/testimonials.aspx

For more general information on Gigajam please feel free to contact us:

Brian Greene

T: 01494 534880

M: 07976 208859

E: brian.greene@gigajam.com


Gigajam at Buckinghamshire CC ICT Conference

Gigajam has been invited to run two workshops at the Bucks ICT Conference on the 28th June 2012 at Green Park, Aston Clinton.

Gigajam Online Music School is available freely to all schools in Buckinghamshire via the Bucks Grid for Learning. All teachers and students can login at www.bucksgfl.org.uk  or go straight to http://gigajamprem.bucksgfl.org.uk  from school and at home and learn to play guitar, bass, keyboard and drums.

The first part of the workshop will cover how the Online Music School works and how schools and students can access and interact with the lessons, software and resources. Videos of Gigajam in action will be presented to demonstrate the wide and varied use being made in schools across the UK.

The second part will be a hands on demonstration of the latest version of Gigajam VLE, which includes an e-Portfolio that automatically scores and stores students’ performances, as well as provide house points and the automatic production of lesson completion certificates. Teachers are also able to view and comment on students’ progress.

If you want a quick overview then visit our page on 6 simple steps to learning an instrument.   http://schools.gigajam.com/6steps.aspx

For more information on Gigajam in Bucks then please contact Brian Greene

T:01494 534880

M:07976 208859