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[9th February 2018]

Schools gather in South Shields for digital storytelling day
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Teachers from schools across the north-east gathered at The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, in South Shields for a pirate themed day of digital storytelling on 30th January.

Hosted by Discovery Education, the event showcased the very latest ideas for using digital media in literacy. Teachers took part in an imaginative day of workshops and activities exploring how classroom technology and tools such as virtual reality and green-screening can motivate reluctant readers and writers.

Leanne Simpson from Barnes Junior School in Sunderland said:

“I absolutely loved the day! The best part for me was the virtual reality. It was amazing to learn about it and be able to have a go at it.”

The event was organised by the Discovery Education Community- one of the fastest growing professional networks for teachers in the UK. The Community connects members in their own school, across the country and around the world through in-person and online events, networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

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Discovery Education empowers teachers and captivates pupils by providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.

Discovery Education offers a range of services and opportunities for schools to meet the needs of students in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's most talented presenters and contributors, classroom contests and challenges, professional development and more.

Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the number one non-fiction media company in the world, which includes the popular global television networks Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Animal Planet.

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