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[July 17, 2014]

Magic Cloud Launch an Innovative Primary Educational Tool that offers a Fresh Perspective to the Computing Curriculum

(Cision Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) In light of upcoming changes to the 2014 National Curriculum, PlingToys has launched an innovative new educational tool designed to help primary teachers bring hands-on creativity to the Computing Curriculum objectives. Developed for primary school aged children, Magic Cloud (http://magiccloud.co.uk/) offers an engaging, creative and educational platform to explore the world of computing.


The Magic Cloud consists of a soft cloud-shaped cushion that plugs into a computer and plastic tags to attach to objects. Using the Magic Cloud, children can make a real object (e.g. a book, leaf or clay model) play a media file (an image, video, webcam recorded clip) in four simple steps. Through computing, children bring their physical and digital worlds together.

Magic Cloud is a fresh new take on typical programming tools. With experts warning Computing as an educational subject runs the risk of being a dull, step-by-step class, the imaginative new creation from PlingToys looks set to be both inspiring and educational.

Dr Andrew Manches, founder said, “Magic Cloud offers teachers something new and inspiring for young children. Computing is much more than making games or robots move.  We want children to see technology as something tangible and interactive to nurture interest rather than turn children off computing and IT subjects.” Developed to equip children with foundational skills, knowledge and understanding of computing, the updated National Curriculum reflects an increasing reliance on computer technology.  Magic Cloud has been specially developed to help primary students embrace this and take advantage of the opportunities that computer skills present. As well as enriching children’s early educational experiences, developing computer skills at an early age can open up opportunities for children in Secondary education and ultimately lead to successful careers.

Packed with a wide range of teaching and learning activities, Magic Cloud is a versatile investment that can be used across the curriculum. From basic algorithm based instructions to interactive story sequences, it is a powerful tool which allows students to creatively link their physical and digital classroom experiences.

Zakir Mohmed, founder said, “It is easy to use Magic Cloud in a range of cross-curriculum activities. Whether it’s used as part of a primary computing class, literacy lesson or even at home, the benefits and applications are extensive.” Magic Cloud Basic starter kits start at £64.99. Complete Magic Cloud Classroom and Learning Resource Packs are priced at £119.99.

To find out more visit the website: http://magiccloud.co.uk Contact: Issued by Dakota Digital. Please direct press queries to Rebecca Appleton. Email rebecca@dakotadigital.co.uk or Tel: 01623 428996. About Magic Cloud: Developed by UK based company PlingToys, Magic Cloud is an educational tool specially designed to help primary teachers incorporate the new National Curriculum Computing subject into their lesson plans. Using a soft cloud shaped cushion, USB device and intelligent software program, the tool allows students to gain an enhanced understanding of computer programming in a way that is fun, exciting and interactive.

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