Locly partners Murder Inc are changing the way murder mystery events are held using a Locly Native mobile app and iBeacon technology. Murder mysteries from Murder Inc take much from traditional murder mysteries events as team members work together to investigate and solve a crime using a series of clues provided by the event hosts. However, with Murder Inc’s new digital version, everything a team needs to solve the murder is delivered via a multimedia app – from the initial inspector’s briefing, through interviews with characters, video, documentary evidence (or red herrings!), and…read more
New on Amazon and iTunes this week is an excellent book ‘iBeacon Projects’ by Locly partner and Apple ADE Joe Moretti. Joe has over 30 years’ teaching experience directly in the classroom. He has taught in primary, middle, secondary, further education and higher education institutions. Originally a music specialist his role developed during his teaching career to curriculum innovator, IT pedagogist all round guru of innovative technologies. This new book is a comprehensive guide to using iBeacons with iOS devices in schools. iBeacons can enhance any learning space and this book shows you how, giving…read more
Year 7 students all over the UK are having a great time learning to program with the BBC’s micro-bit, so we were desperate to join in the fun! So here is a quick tutorial on how you can turn your micro:bit into an iBeacon: First create an account on Locly Sandbox and login: https://locly.com/login (either using a browser or the iPad/iPhone mobile app). Click on the ‘Beacons’ tab in the top navigation bar, and then on the green ‘Add Beacon’ button. A pop-up will appear and you’ll see a drop-down list under ‘Zone’. Select ‘Locly…read more
We are delighted to feature this inspiring insight into iBeacon use in education by Aisling Brown. Aisling is a part-time Ph.D candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge, and currently works with the Stephen Perse Foundation to design, develop and implement innovative digital education tools, including as iTunes U and iBeacon. @AislingBrown2 Beacons are brilliant. I’ve said this before. But the new updates and physical hardware are absolutely phenomenal. Previously, beacons could ping content to a device automatically dependent on location, so you walk into a classroom…read more
It’s almost time for ISTE 2015, which starts this Saturday in Philadelphia and we are very excited about exhibiting at the event for the first time! Locly is an easy to use self-service iBeacon platform that is being used actively in schools all over the globe to bring digital learning into the here and now. iBeacon is transforming how devices interact with the real world, giving students the ability to explore their physical surroundings like never before.
Check out our new tutorial on YouTube which uses the new Locly platform to create an iBeacon app. Well worth a look if you want to experiment with content and iBeacon devices. You can use most iBeacon devices with the Locly app, so why not give it a go. You can also get iBeacon devices from us!
This is a short follow on post from our introductory tutorial on using Tumult Hype with Locly. If you haven’t already I recommend reading the introductory post first. In the first post we showed you how to use responsive layout to make your Hype document work across all the devices that Locly supports. Responsive layout is great because it allows you to provide a layout that changes for each device. There are instances though where you want your content to be more fixed on the screen though. We can play…read more
Today we’re going to learn how you can master the HTML card type with an easy editing program like Tumult Hype 3. Hype allows you to design HTML5 pages, components and experiences in a manner that you’re more used to with programs such as Keynote and PowerPoint. We’re going to set our Hype document up to utilise the screen real estate we have in Locly then create some scenes and hook them into beacons. Once we’re done we’ll have a new card that will provide a unique experience in a…read more
We’re having an amazing time at the Bett Show 2015 this week discussing and demo-ing iBeacon technology for education. We’ve discussed everything; from using iBeacon for student registration and building access, to creating extended classroom partnerships with local museums and controlling Raspberry Pi connected things through nearby beacons…. and the applications just keep on coming, showing that the potential in education is huge! The response to the locly iBeacon publishing platform has been fantastic and educators love our easy-to-use app. One app feature that is being particularly well received is…read more
Guest blog by Daniel Edwards, Director of Innovation & Learning at Stephen Perse Foundation schools, Cambridge, UK. iBeacon and Education 1-to-1 tablets are transformational devices within education, with unbounded capabilities to engage, interact, discover and learn. Take a student’s iPad – it knows who its owner is; it knows what apps are being used and the content that is being created and worked upon. All of this is stored in its digital, virtual space. Now imagine if the iPad could see who and what was nearby, and be aware of…read more