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At Zeeko we are committed to providing the best possible experience for teachers and students. Below is a list of FAQs for the Zeeko Education Programmes. If you don’t find the answer to your question below or you would like to submit some feedback, please reach out to us and our customer success team will be able to help you. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01 969 6708.
Magical Leaders FAQs
Below is a list of FAQs about the Magical Leaders programme. If you do not find the answer to your question, please get in touch. You can email us at email@example.com. We are always happy to hear from our customers.
What is the Magical Leaders programme?
|Magical Leaders, or Ceannairí Draíochta, is a fun and engaging peer-led education programme for 10-14 year old pupil, developed by Zeeko Education and supported by Enterprise Ireland. Pupils will learn 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity through the lens of entrepreneurship.
What does Ceannairí Draíochta mean?
Ceannairí Draíochta is Irish for Magical Leaders. Zeeko is an Irish company and even though the programme was created to support children all over the world, we like to acknowledge our Irish roots. But don’t worry, if you are chatting with the Zeeko team and mention Magical Leaders we will know what you mean!
What age group is Magical Leaders for?
Magical Leaders was developed for pupils aged 10-14.
How does the programme work?
The program consists of 6 lessons, each of which focuses on a key skill. Each lesson has a lesson plan that can be viewed digitally or printed, an online world where students can explore and engage in interactive activities, and a student activity book. There is a tutorial lesson available for teachers and pupils to practice with before the delivery of the lessons. For more information on how the programme works, check out this video.
What devices can I run the Magical Leaders Programme on?
|The Magical leaders programme is Web-based as well as available for Android and IOS users. It can be run on any web browser or you can download the game on Android and iOS devices.
How should I divide my class into groups for the delivery of the Magical Leaders Programme?
Each group of peer leaders should consist of 5-6 pupils. Within each group there should be:
- 1 confident presenter
- 1 support presenter
- 1 computer driver
- 4 group leaders
For more details check out this video.
Can Magical Leaders be taught remotely?
Yes, the Magical Leaders programme can be facilitated remotely, although it is preferable to do it within a classroom setting.
Do my pupils need to have devices for this programme?
|No, the Magical Leaders programme is run from the teacher’s digital whiteboard in the classroom and the resource books can be printed/provided. There is no need for your pupils to have access to individual devices to run the Magical Leaders programme, however it can be helpful to give the presenting team access to the online world so they can prepare their lesson.
Do I need to print out copies of the resources for each pupil and each lesson?
|All the Magical Leaders Resources are available online. If you do want to print, we would recommend printing out the Presenter/Computer Driver notes (3 copies per lesson) and Group Leaders Sheets (1 copy per group per lesson) and the Pupil Sheets (1 copy per pupil per lesson).
If you purchased the Printed Programme you will receive a resource pack in the mail with lesson books for all your pupils.
How long does the programme take?
|You should allow at least 1 hour per lesson. It is advisable to all some extra time (approx 20 minutes) for the presenting group to prepare. You can engage in the programme at any time that suits your class timetable.
How much does Magical Leaders cost?
|There are 3 Magical Leaders package options, starting from €299. For more information on the different packages available click here (https://zeeko.ie/magical-leaders-choose-country/).
In the Republic of Ireland Magical Leaders is supported by Enterprise Ireland and is free of charge to primary schools.
Is this programme similar to the junior entrepreneur programme?
No, it’s different as this is peer-led and focuses on learning and practicing transversal skills. It also allows pupils to engage in an interactive experience based on different worlds created with their unique themes and lets pupils explore those worlds while maintaining focus on developing their communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.
Do you provide training?
|Yes, as part of the Magical Leaders Digital Classroom Package and the Printed Programme Package you can attend a 1 hour training session with our educational consultant. They will talk you through how to run the programme effectively in your class.
Where can I access the digital resources?
|When you purchase Magical Leaders on the Zeeko website we will send you an email with your username. Use this username to log into the Zeeko Education Portal (https://portal.zeeko.ie) and access the Magical Leaders resources.
I have forgotten my username and password, what should I do?
|If you have forgotten your username and/or password please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long do I have access to the programme resources?
|You have access to the programme resources for 12 months from date of purchase.
How can my pupils access the resources?
|Digital resources can only be viewed once you successfully purchased the the Magical Leaders on the Zeeko website. When you log in to the Zeeko Education Portal you will get a Class ID. Your pupils will use your Class ID to log in to the Zeeko Pupil Portal and there they can access all the Zeeko programmes you have access to. Click 'ACCESS YOUR CLASS ID' and follow the instructions available.
What is the Magical Leaders pre and post assessment survey?
|Understanding the impact of 21st century skills training in primary schools is important to us. The pre and post assessment survey allows us (and you) to see the impact that running the Magical Leaders programme has on your pupils. The results are completely anonymous
How can I sign up for Magical Leaders?
Simply register your interest here and a member of the Zeeko Team will be in touch.
Interested in bringing Magical Leaders to your classroom?
Register your interest and a member of the Zeeko team will be in touch.
Appyness Online FAQs
Below is a list of FAQs about the Appyness Online programme. If you do not find the answer to your question, please get in touch. You can email us at email@example.com. We are always happy to hear from our customers.
What is Appyness Online?
Appyness Online is a peer lead Internet safety course for 3rd-6th class students. This program has been developed with the view of teaching pupils how to harness the opportunities offered by the Internet while remaining safe online.
Does Appyness Online fit in with my curriculum?
Appyness Online compliments the SPHE (PSHE in the UK) curriculum addressing Internet safety and using a peer-to-peer/blended learning approach. It has been developed using a child-centered approach which is then tested in Irish and UK schools. The unique features of the program make it a useful tool for class exercises and homework. Therefore, parents can also be involved in Appyness Online tasks and learn about Internet safety themselves.
How do I deliver the Appyness Online program to my class?
The Appyness Online program consists of the online AO software which can be accessed on a laptop or desktop computer, printed teacher and pupil notes, and an optional digital wellbeing survey - to be completed both at the beginning and the end of the program to track pupils progress.
How many lessons are involved in Appyness Online?
The number of lessons involved in the Appyness Online program differs per class group:
- For 4th/5th/6th class students there are 5 lessons
- For 3rd class student, there are 4 lessons
How long do Appyness Online lessons take?
Each lesson takes around 30 to 45 minutes. Zeeko recommends completing one lesson each week for five weeks to give the teacher and peer leaders adequate time to prepare for each lesson.
What content will be covered in Appyness Online?
The Appyness Online program consists of several lessons to teach pupils to navigate the Internet safely. The lessons for this programme consist of:
- Self Esteem
- Digital Footprints
- Screen Time
- Friends Online
How do teachers get involved?
Zeeko recommends for one teacher to act as the core facilitator for the program. This teacher will assign peer leader roles and monitor the progress of pupils throughout their presentations being ready to step in if needed.
What is peer leadership?
Peer leadership gives students the opportunity to deliver the lessons to their classmates. Each week a group of peer leaders is tasked with delivering a lesson. Before each lesson, the peer leaders will be given an opportunity to practice at home. Then, during the lesson, some of the peer leaders will act as presenters while the remainder of the group will act as group leaders.
What is a peer leader?
Peer leaders are 6th class students who will run the Appyness Online program. There are two types of peer leaders within a class:
Presenters - These pupils control the software and lead or present the lessons. For each lesson there will be 2 presenters.
Group leaders - These pupils lead group discussions on activities with pupils from the class that are receiving the lesson.
What is the role of a presenter?
For each lesson, the two presenters will be tasked with delivering the lesson content.
Presenter 1 will stand at the top of the class and present the lesson to the class.
Presenter 2 will work the software and move the character through the virtual world while supporting presenter 1.
How will presenters know what content to deliver?
The Appyness Online program consists of an online software on complementary pupil and teacher's notes books. these people on teacher notes allow everyone to follow along with the program content as it is displayed on the classroom whiteboard. these notes also include helpful prompts and instructions to keep presenters on track throughout the lesson.
What is the role of a group leader?
The role of the group leader is to facilitate collaborative learning during the lessons. It is up to the group leader to ask questions and get their group thinking more about what they just heard or learned. Group leaders should take some time to prepare questions for their group in advance of the lessons.
Interested in bringing Appyness Online to your classroom?
Register your interest and a member of the Zeeko team will be in touch.