Hull-based start-up Good2Learn embraces the power of digital to enhance the KS1 and KS2 learning journey.
Founded by Paul Mandalia, Good2Learn is set to launch in early 2018, providing school-aged children with interactive online lessons that bridge the gap between learning in the classroom and at home.
The project, which is based at the C4DI on Queen Street, is aimed at parents who are keen to improve their child’s learning, yet struggle to do so in a meaningful way that truly aligns with the ever-changing National Curriculum.
“I think for many parents, it’s quite frustrating to help kids with their homework," says Paul. "Schools teach things in a very different way to how we were perhaps shown. With our short, bite-sized lessons, grownups and children are able to reinforce classroom learning.”
To begin with, Good2Learn will cover topics in English and Maths, but the team has plans to expand across other subjects in the future. The lessons are designed by local teachers, whilst the digital side is crafted by designers, animators and writers that work at the C4DI., including sobananapenguin.
Good2Learn recently welcomed a group of Year Six pupils from St. George’s Primary for a taster afternoon. The aim was to get feedback from the kids that will use the platform, alongside advice from teachers.
“For us, this was a massive milestone. The day was extremely eye-opening and it was incredible to see the positive response from the young students, who were engrossed in the lessons,” Paul enthuses. “They didn’t hold back when asked for input, either. Kids can be brutally honest, but they remained mature and gave us some tips on how we can improve - for example, additional in-depth videos on trickier topics.”
The handy product comes at a time when both pupils and teachers are relying more and more on mobile devices for information and educational progression. Using engaging videos and interactive exercises, the KS1 and KS2 lessons will be fully accessible on tablets, phones and laptops, staying true to the company's mantra: At your pace, in your space.
“The platform tracks progress and rewards pupils on their achievements,” adds Paul. “It also notifies the parent of their child’s achievements and what they may need to brush up on.”
Currently, Paul is looking to build relationships with more schools across the UK, as well as connect with parents: “We believe that a partnership between us, parents and schools will help the next generation to reach its full potential.”
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