Lyfta is a subscription-based digital platform where teachers and pupils can access immersive storyworlds and curriculum-based lesson and assembly plans. Lyfta’s themed learning experiences are ideal for teaching Literacy, PSHE, Global Citizenship and Art, as well as fostering values and skills such as empathy, self-direction and critical thinking.
To learn more about Lyfta or to book a demonstration via a webinar, contact MirandaNet fellow, Penny Rabiger.
Lyfta and workload
Lyfta’s unique platform is designed to help time-poor teachers quickly and efficiently integrate high-quality, immersive learning experiences into their lessons. Teachers can use ready-made lesson and assembly plans, which can be adapted to suit their needs. They can also use a drag-and-drop lesson planning tool, simply integrating stunning documentary film clips, impactful activities and age appropriate tasks into an impactful and relevant learning quest for students to complete. This can be accessed at school during lesson time, make up part of a homework assignment, or even be used as a ‘flipped learning’ experience.
Keeping a record of children’s learning and progress can be a drain on teachers’ time. The Lyfta passport helps students and teachers alike to automatically track not only which activities have been completed, but also what skills have been used from a list of 50, covering many of the harder to teach and track, “soft” skills. Due to immense pressure on teachers’ time, a growing workload and difficulty finding time to integrate them into the curriculum, these highly valued skills are often left underdeveloped during the course of the year. With Lyfta, teachers can ensure that they have a central place to develop, store and share their lesson plans and they can collaborate with others in the school, creating greater efficiency and professional dialogue across teams.
Lyfta’s platform can be used to ensure that lessons are planned well in advance and that these can even be used for incidences of staff absence, guaranteeing that students’ learning is not disrupted by having a supply teacher cover the lesson.
Feedback from staff and students using Lyfta in their classroom shows that students’ engagement and enjoyment of learning in this way is increased significantly, leading to better behaviour, greater depth of learning and a more rewarding experience for teacher and student alike.