‘Lumio’ (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online), is a digital learning tool for today’s changing teaching environments. This web-based software helps to create engaging lessons that students can interact with in class, remotely or on their own time all on their own devices.
Now that we can once again book devices in the classroom, we can use Lumio to create engaging and interactive lessons. All lessons can be enhanced using the customisable components including games, collaborative workspaces and much more. The customised activities and games provide automatic feedback to keep learning on track. These can then be delivered to student devices quickly and easily, all from a browser. Using Lumio, students can take ownership of their learning independently and the game-based activities, keeping students motivated and actively learning through interactive content on their own devices.
All learning is visible to the teacher and the class with a dashboard master view of each piece of work.
The example shows an interactive activity ‘Rank Order’ where the students are ordering solutions interactively from smallest to largest. Immediate feedback supports learning. Pupils can then work through other pages at their own pace so that no time is wasted. This is also an example of teaching for mastery. The activity makes pupils think mathematically about the size of the answer.
In our weekly functional skills lessons, year 10 use Lumio for a range of activities to improve their working memory, helping them to recall key facts and formula alongside working interactively. Students also answer functional skills questions using ‘Response’ so that I can identify areas of weakness to target during the following weeks or target misconceptions and improve exam technique.
The word search is a great tool for recapping key words and an additional sheet is used to match the definitions.
More recently, during our ‘Drop down day’, our buddy group made Christmas cards collaboratively using Lumio for our community project . These are going to be printed out and sent to residents in our local care homes.
Mrs S Bennett (UK Smart Ambassador / Assistant Maths Hub Lead for Abacus NW)