What is iLearn2? A website packed full of resources to help teachers and schools teach the National Curriculum for Primary Computing. It includes an interactive Primary Computing curriculum that links to hundreds of lesson outlines, video tutorials and resources to cover all the objectives plus integrate technology into other Primary subjects. Pupils can login for hundreds of self-paced activities linked to the curriculum.
Who can use it? Everyone involved with a Primary school can login depending on which plan is purchased. See our different plans here.
How much does it cost? There are different subscription plans for different needs. For example, individual teachers can subscribe with a class of pupils through to our school plan where schools can provide access for all teachers and pupils. See our different plans here.
How many logins do I get? If you subscribe to our individual teacher plan, you register one login for yourself and one pupil login that 30 pupils can share (Teacher plan) or all pupils in one school can share (Teacher Plus plan). If your school subscribes then you share one teacher login and pupil login.
Who are we? Teachers! Adam Foster is an experienced Primary Computing teacher and lecturer. Adam created the popular iPad Teacher Guide app which was used by thousands of teachers worldwide - all his content plus more is now available through this website. iLearn2 also includes contributions by experienced Primary teachers, including Richard Smith (www.amazingict.co.uk), a Primary Computing consultant and NAACE assessor who works in 8 Primary schools each week.
Can I try it before purchasing? We have free sample activity packs on each part of the website. Use the navigation above to try them.
Why is it subscription based not a one-off payment? Technology does not stand still and neither does this website. We add new content every week so teachers can keep up-to-date and receive new resources regularly. The pupil activities mean teachers and schools can use the website every year with new classes to help teach pupils computing.
Can you invoice the school to pay for a subscription? As of the 25th June 2018, all new purchases and renewals will need to be paid online through our pricing page. One of the reasons we are able to keep the price of the subscriptions so low is by removing the administration time of creating and chasing invoices. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
Can the website be used outside the UK? We have hundreds of schools and teachers plus thousands of pupils using the website all over the world. The objectives of our activities link to the UK Computing Curriculum but the activities and resources themselves can be used in any school anywhere.
Can you notify me when new resources are added? When you subscribe to iLearn2 your email will be added to our mailing list so we can email you when new content is added. You can unsubscribe from the mailing list at anytime by following the link at the bottom of each email.
I am going on maternity/paternity leave, can I suspend my subscription until I return to school? Yes, just get in touch here.
Can I upgrade/downgrade my account? Yes, you can upgrade from Teacher to Teacher Plus and pay the difference, dependent on how many months you are into your subscription. If you decide you would like your school to use iLearn2 then you can receive a full refund on Teacher subscription if you sign up for one of our school plans within 14 days of starting your Teacher subscription. Please get in touch about downgrading from Teacher Plus to Teacher plans and upgrading your account.
Are your resources all compatible with iPad? We are widely known for our iPad resources (lesson ideas, video tutorials etc). Many of the resources we create work on iPad but because we are trying to cover all aspects of the using digital technology in Primary Education, some resources do not. Examples of this include our Kodu, HTML and Sketchup Units of work. Our Scratch Programming units can be used on iPad using apps such as Puffin Browser. For most units and lessons, we demonstrate the alternatives that work on iPad.
I have an idea! Can I contribute to the website? This is something we are looking at as it would be great for as many teachers as possible to create content for iLearn2.
The video tutorials do not play on my computer at school? They are probably being blocked by your school's firewall. The videos are hosted on Weebly so make sure you have unrestricted access to https://www.weebly.com/ and https://www.videos.weebly.com/ and IP address range 199.34.228/22 and 74.115.48/22