Product Authoring

Gecko Learning provides a wide variety of authoring services including writing pitches for new products, carrying our research and development, writing educational content, article writing and providing specification documents for design and functionality of products.

Spelling Whizz App

Spell, Create and Share with Spelling Whizz!  Educational, engaging and fun!

Practise your spellings in a motivating and engaging way using the 'look, say, cover, write check' method in this exciting, easy to use app.

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Designed, developed and tested by teachers, students and parents for teachers, students and parents to pick up and use without needing any technical know-how.

Choose from 90 ready-made built-in wordlists (over 1000 words and audio) based directly on the new national curriculum, or create you own personalised lists to practice and share.  Sharing your wordlist creates a code that can be pulled down onto an unlimited number of other iPads and iPhones - perfect for use in school and/or at home!

Find out more about Spelling Whizz

Teach Primary Article on using Virtual Immersive Environments to Motivate Writers

"In the past year, classes at James Passmore's school have visited the Arctic, the beach, outer space and a tropical forest.  The impact on the school's SATs results has been dramatic..."

Immersing children in learning has long been known to have a positive impact on learning outcomes.  Using technology to enhance these learning opportunities motivates children and facilitates creative experiences.

Click on 'The places you'll go!' to read more...


We also plan, write and edit bespoke authoring projects in line with customer requirements.

Rising Stars iPad books

We have recently been working with Rising Stars to create two Teaching and Learning with iPads in English and Maths books which have just been published. 

The Switched on iPad pack includes two books - one for English and one for maths. Each book is full of easy-to-use activities that offer you meaninful and manageable ways to use iPads in your classroom.  To purchase the books click on the image.

Teach Primary Magazine article about using iPads to engage learners with history: page 1 and page 2

We are currently writing the content for a History based project for Rising Stars. 

Curriculum Press Maths Dictionary

Gecko Learning has worked with Curriculum Press to create a CD-ROM based interactive maths dictionary with over 350 easy to understand word definitions.  Each maths term includes a simple to understand definition, an interactive activity, a real llife or context-based image, a printable worksheet for supporting and extending learning and an onscreen multiple choice quiz.

Pupils will enjoy using the colourful, clearly laid out screens and easy to understand definitions.  Teachers will be able to use the software to check their subject knowledge, deliver whole class teaching sessions, support pupils' individual and paired learning, and provide extension activities.

Curriculum Press Millionaire Maker

Everyone want to be a millionaire but not many know how to achieve it! Follow Phil T Rich's step by step guide to enable your class or club to complete market research, design, plan and market their products and then go to market with a business plan for success. The only problem is Nick Yerideas, a low down crook who will try to steal as much information as he can in order to take his own version of your ideas to market first.

Based on the principles of basic enterprise, this good natured product gives children an insight into the world of entrepreneurialism. Combining a range of subjects including Literacy, Numeracy and DT, it engages children through independent investigation and prototyping, leading to learning that is ongoing, lively and most importantly, irresistible.


Product Authoring

"James wrote Switched on Ipad – Maths and English for Rising Stars. He was a pleasure to work with throughout; his ideas and enthusiasm resulted in two wonderful books, and he responded effortlessly to the short publishing schedules. We are delighted that he is working with us on another project already."

Kate Jamieson, Consultant Publisher for Rising Stars.

"James has authored several exceptional products for us. He pitched a range of carefully thought out, educationally sound ideas exceeding our expectations. We often use Gecko Learning for consultancy advice that is astute, up to date and informative."

Kevin Byrne, Director at Curriculum Press.