Stratar

Make a map of your world - colliding history, geography, global and local cultures.

Stratar is C&T's groundbreaking digital mapping application, ready for use in your classroom and community, working on all mobile and tablet platforms.

Discover the world around you and create your own interactive landscape using video, audio and photography. Organise your ideas and discoveries as you want to - on a geographic map or by theme, topic, or issue. Create your own journeys and stories, connect with young people across the C&T Network and celebrate the world we share.

Your finished Stratar map is published online for the world to see, allowing others to share your discoveries, physically exploring your map on their own smartphones or tablet devices.

How it works

Stratar is a web app that enables participants to build digital maps online. The website, designed to work on desktops, laptops and mobile devices, enables map makers to drop 'pins' onto locations. These pins then are markers for content made by students: video, images, audio and text. These pins can then be organised by students into routes, enabling the creation of journeys designed to explore curriculum content, themes and issues or narratives: its up to you.

When your Stratar map is complete you can publish it for the world to see and explore.  Because Stratar is a web application optimised for portable and mobile devices, anyone can interact with the map on their smartphones or tablets, making it accessible to all.

What you get

  • Your own Stratar map - for you and your students to build.
  • Full multimedia functionality for hosting your content, private and public: video, audio, images and text.
  • Ability to publish your Stratar map for all online mobile platforms: iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 8.
  • Instructional videos that model and teach students and teachers how to make a Stratar map.
  • License to use the site for one year.
  • Access to the C&T network - which is the engine behind every Application. It will be made available to you to facilitate collaboration between you and collaborating schools. It is a secure, virtual space social media platform for creative learning that uses digital technology to help you to interact and connect. Young people can post comments, add videos and send texts to provide feedback to each other.

Examples of Stratar in action

  • Young people in Romford, London, brought together a cross-section of their community to create a Stratar map exploring local history. Led by History teachers and students in Year 9 and School Technology Ambassadors at KS3 the project linked local museums, businesses and members of the local community.
     
  • Children at KS2 in a primary school in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, created a Stratar map looking at the safe and dangerous places to play, live and work as part of a citizenship and PSHE project.

Want to know more?

Next you need to check out what C&T service plan is right for you. How do you want to use Stratar to address your priorities? Explore the different service plans available for Stratar below or contact us for further information.

Primary

  • Pupil Premium Plan

    Looking for creative, child-centred resources to develop Pupil Premium students, via a 5 day intervention, either intensively over a week or spread over a half term, to improve attainment, attendance and behaviour?

  • Engage

    Increase children’s motivation to learn by inspiring them through creative, engaging learning materials. Your teachers will discover new digital tools and hands on techniques that bring learning to life.

  • Impact

    Designed to enhance children’s achievement, Impact offers a creative route to raising standards in one subject discipline or across the curriculum

  • Change

    Facing a challenge? Got an issue to solve? Want your school to connect to the outside world and make a difference?

  • Transform

    A comprehensive package that combines the benefits of Impact, Engage and Change in one holistic plan, complete with full classroom support for children and teachers.

Secondary

  • Engage

    Inspire your students to become motivated, independent learners with structured routes to enable personalised learning.

  • Impact

    Use C&T’s applications to raise standards in your classroom, improving learning across the Curriculum.

  • Change

    Facing a challenge? Got an issue to solve? Want your school to connect to the outside world and make a difference?

  • Transform

    A comprehensive package that combines the benefits of Impact, Engage and Change in one holistic plan, complete with full classroom support for students and teachers.

International

  • Engage

    Increase children’s motivation to learn by inspiring them through creative, engaging learning materials. Your teachers will discover new digital tools and hands on techniques that bring learning to life.

  • Change

    Facing a challenge? Got an issue to solve? Want your school to connect to the outside world and make a difference?

  • Impact

    Designed to enhance children’s achievement, Impact offers a creative route to raising standards in one subject discipline or across the curriculum