The busythings office seems to have been tied up with what our programmers call ‘back-end’ developments since our return from BETT in January. This is work that goes on behind-the-scenes that sadly has no visible impact on your busythings experience! However, I am pleased to announce ‘front-end’ development is finally underway! You can all look forward to enjoying the results of this, but it may take a while as our plans are not small. After plenty of discussion it has been agreed to expand busythings further into Key stage 1, with Letters and Sounds activities for Phases four, five and six taking first priority. All you early years users need not worry though, we are still committed to regular updates suitable for younger pupils.
There are other significant plans afoot.., but we don’t want to say too much about these yet, as we need a period of research and development before making any formal announcements.
Is there anything you would like to see in busythings? If you have any suggestions for us please let us know your thoughts! e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment if you like…
One final thing. Our Studio Manager Ian has spent a painstaking fortnight rewriting and laying out our user guide. As always, it looks beautiful – lots of pictures! It would be nice to think some of you will pounce on the opportunity to read it. You can access it and print it out from here. The earlier version was shamefully out of date, and so there are many features explained in this latest version that you may find extremely useful but have been unaware of.