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Company

SAM Learning

Founded: 1993
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

SAM Learning

SAM Learning provides EEF-proven effective content for Key Stages 3 and 4, helping teachers to find and fill learning gaps...
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Encounter Edu

Award-winning online platform providing full lessons, activities. multimedia resources and live broadcasts with a focus on STEM and global issues.
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Educational Impact

SAM Learning

build student knowledge97%
reduce teacher workload86%
improve attainment88%
reduce attainment gap78%
Not measured 
 

Encounter Edu

build student knowledge89%
reduce teacher workload73%
Not measured 
Not measured 
improve teacher knowledge77%
 
Recommended Usage

EEF-commissioned report that analysed 300,000 students in 250 schools concluded 10+ task hours on SAM Learning results in a P8 gain of +0.2, with disadvantaged learners gaining +0.35.

Encounter Edu is designed to be as flexible as possible. Teachers and parents may want to use just a single video or lesson. However, it has more impact when the different sections are integrated. For instance, teach a lesson, view a 360-degree gallery, take part in a live broadcast and then review.

Most Helpful Reviews

SAM Learning

Ben Clarke, Teacher: loss of one star for not being able to set homeworks for the whole year group and get class reports
Emily, Teacher: SAM Learning has a wide range of topics, it is so useful for giving students homework on that extra practice that is so important. It helps reduce workload too, which is great!
Alice W-G, Second in Faculty (Mathematics): I use SAM Learning all the time and my students enjoy completing tasks on there.
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Encounter Edu

K.Hodgetts, Head of Science: such a range of resources on the website with so many more I still want to use, I just have to choose which ones and when to incorporate into my planning.
Liudmyla, EFL Teacher: The amount of information, researches, Live lessons, experiments and live discussion with explorers and scientists are of significant importance for education and future jobs choice. Teachers and students with their parents can find here a lot of explanations on how to solve problems we face today and how to make this world better!
Jennifer, Teacher: Excellent quality resources
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Age Range

SAM Learning

11-13, 14-16 

Encounter Edu

5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16 
Features

SAM Learning

Vendor has not supplied this information 

Encounter Edu

Vendor has not supplied this information 
Languages
Accessibility

SAM Learning

Vendor has not supplied this information 

Encounter Edu

Vendor has not supplied this information 
Policies

SAM Learning

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

Encounter Edu

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 
Requirements

SAM Learning

Launch and setup is supported by our technical team - we work with school Network Admin.

 

Encounter Edu

Encounter Edu requires a device with good internet connection. The website is responsive, so all sections can be viewed on a mobile, tablet or laptop and projected in a classroom. It may be easier to view downloaded resources on a tablet or laptop device. To use 360-degree media, classes can choose options from using projector and white board, tablets or smartphones and virtual reality viewers. For live lessons, teachers will need to display the live video and have access to Zoom or YouTube depending on the lesson they are joining.

 
Training

SAM Learning

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos
 

Encounter Edu

There is a wide-range of support articles in the professional development section, including advice on using the site during any period of school closure, which is also aimed at parents. The teacher resources are designed for use by novice and expert teachers alike and a number of resources have been adapted for ‘at home’ use. Live chat and email support is also offered for any further questions.

 
Set Up

SAM Learning

48 hours

Encounter Edu

Vendor has not supplied this information
Support

SAM Learning

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 

Encounter Edu

Vendor has not supplied this information 
Home Learning

SAM Learning

Not available To parents
 

Encounter Edu

Not available To parents
 
Pricing

SAM Learning

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Encounter Edu

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Encounter Edu pricing starts from £0 / per-pupil

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