Swiss Cottage is an SEN school that focuses on holistic development through a flexible curriculum, which emphasises ‘Deep Learning’ by responding to each student’s learning point.
Gurdeep used Cosmo to engage students in solo P.E. activities to increase the length of time students stay engaged in an activity that involves a lot of movement. He also used it as a transitional aid to help students move between areas of the school.
How was Cosmo used?
The class teacher wanted to find a way to get her students to move more in P.E. lessons, so we worked with each student individually in the P.E hall, first uploading their favourite songs into the Cosmo app (which was really easy). We then placed the Cosmoids around the hall and started the Turn-Taking activity. When a cosmoid lit up, we encouraged the student to press it, resulting in them hearing part of their favourite song. Then the song would stop, and another Cosmoid would light up. If they wanted to listen to the next part, they had to move to press the next cosmoid.
We also used Cosmo as a transitional aid for a student who found it challenging to move between parts of the school. He loved the Cosmoids, so we placed them along the school corridor, encouraging him to collect them as he moved through the school.