Video: Manchester company immerses pupils in Maya world


Computeam help schools to improve educational outcomes through the introduction of well-supported technology. They are the creators of the stunning ActiveWorksheet AR resources. In 2016, Computeam won the BETT Award in the Primary Digital Content category for their ActiveWorksheets resource A Journey Through the Maya World!

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Manchester-based edtech experts Computeam have been working with archeologist Dr. Diane Davies and the London Grid for Learning to immerse pupils in the Maya civilization. The company’s library of augmented reality learning resources, specifically those looking at the Mesoamerican civilization, won them a prestigious Primary Digital Content BETT Award in London last month.


The ActiveWorksheets resource, A Journey through the Maya World, is ideal for History, English, Maths, Art and PE lessons. Using this augmented-reality software, pupils can enjoy detailed 3D models of Maya history, such as the famous Calendar. Artefacts such as the Maya flute can even be downloaded from the Computeam website and printed via a 3D printer.

Computeam are a schools ICT support company servicing over 150 schools in the north west. They began developing augmented reality resources for the classroom a few years ago with great success. Computeam’s augmented reality resources can be found in thousands of schools and on tens of thousands of mobile devices across the country.

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