Mark Twain Elementary School was the first school, that “Professor S.” was developed and played at. There are currently 460 students from 24 nations at Mark Twain School. The school’s draw area is in the center of social hot spot, according to Sozialstrukturatlas Berlin. There are no additional cultural offers for families in the area, aside from the city library. Support and funding of the social interaction of the students are therefore essential elements of the school program in this area. Video and drama workshops using new media form important elements in this concept.
Kolumbus Elementary School is a public elementary school in Berlin-Reinickendorf. The school has a very high percentage of students with migrational background. That is why there is a lot of advocacy for the use of arts and culture to develop the social structure. Important elements are the use of digital media and the production of film content, among others.
Arnold Zweig Elementary School is an elementary school in Berlin-Pankow, close to Berlin-Wedding. There, learning is regarded as more than the mere conveyance of knowledge. Individual support of the students is a main concern for the teachers at the school.
Reginhard Elementary School is at the border of Berlin-Reinickendorf to Berlin-Mitte. At the moment, there are around 400 children being educated by 30 teaching staff. The daycare children are being cared for by 14 staff. Being an international school, there are children from around 22 different nations at this school. The mutual language of course is German.
Elementary School Neues Tor is housed in a historic monument building in close proximity to the Charité. It is a public German/Portuguese School of Europe with twelve classes and also a normal school with six classes, 350 children and 50 educators from 20 countries. It is an open and comitted day school where teachers and other educational staff cooperate during class. Regular class and extracurricular activities take balanced turns.
In the Maze Museum, kids can learn by using their own drive to get to the bottom of things. It doesn’t matter how they manage their tasks. They can touch, jump, climb, fold, shape, smell, run, listen, see, ask, scream, think or relax: Learning by doing delivers the quickest results – not only for kids. If kids learn by doing, being active and using all their senses, they understand connections much better and have an easier time finding solutions.
Our partner Literaturtest GbR is specializing in publishing authors and books and also in the cooperation with publishers. Aside from the planning of press campaigns including text work, their aim is to create awareness for authors and their work. Their success is rooted in their network of journalists and reporters. Their specialty in this regard is the combination of classic and viral means and the organisation and accompaniment of convention appearances from a press technical point of view. Among their customers are Campus, Klett, Brockhaus/wissenmedia, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, Random House and the book fair Leipzig.
Since their founding, Schiebe Preil Bayer GbR have not only worked in the area of advertising and marketing actual products, but also together with social establishments. Among other things, they have created a worldwide campaign for SOS Kinderdorf and worked for Berliner Tafel. Their campaigns are based on on a very precise analysis of the respective target groups. That way, they can deliver effective work. An additional focal point of the agency is film marketing for the German market. Here, they have created campaigns for market leader Senator Film Verleih and productions like “The Reader” by Stephen Daldry or Michel Gondry’s “Be Kind Rewind”. Their specialty is the planning of viral campaigns.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schlieder of the Otto Friedrich University Bamberg and his team have been developing so-called geolocation games since 2004, specially targeting children of the ages of ten and older.
Kunst-stoff GmbH is an independent game development and production company from Berlin. Kunst-stoff develops games for PC/Mac, consoles and mobile platforms for the international market. In addition, they produce interactive artifacts for exhibitions, for customers from industry and culture (services: see below). They also invest in the development of technology (see references and Kunst-stoff Lab). Kunst-stoff is licensed Nintendo DS and Wii developer, and, since 2010, is also developer for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. In 2010, Kunst-stoff received the German developers award for best children’s game, with their title “Galaxy Racers”. The game was brought to the market internationally by the publisher Ubisoft International.
Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH was founded in Berlin in 1999. The company focusses on the development and production of high-quality documentary films. Their focus is on international coproductions, with films like “Havanna Mi Amor”, “Silent Waters”, “Full Metal Village”, “32A”, “Comrades in Dreams”, “Football Under Cover” and “The Market”. Flying Moon has since produced over 30 films, with over 40 awards and 60 nominations, among others the Golden Lola, Sundance International Filmmaker’s Award for Best European Script and the Golden Leopard.
Slipshift GmbH is an independent studio developing online and mobile games, based out of Berlin. Based on their motto “Pushing : Passion”, the team of around 20 employees brings together energy and passion, to develop creative, quality products. Benjamin Föckersperger, Michael Höhndorf and Philipp Willers have founded Slipshift in July 2010. After a successful start of their browser game “Reborn Horizon”, which was released in October 2011, they released the follow-up with 2012 caribbean-flavoured “Pirate Century”. In 2013, the studio put out “Pandaemonic”, a high-quality browser game.
Upstream Agile GmbH was founded in 2006 by Thilo Utke and Alexander Lang as a GbR and converted to GmbH in 2008. Upstream develops high quality web applications within a short amount of time for their clients. For their work, they use modern programming languages and frameworks like Ruby on Rails. Furthermore, they apply processes like agile project management and behavior driven software development, in order to create high quality and customer-oriented software.
The Academy for Children’s Media is an advanced training workshop for professional authors and developers in the areas feature film, animated series and children’s book. At the core of its curriculum is the work on original project ideas for children and youth between the ages of 3 and 13, under the mentorship of experienced tutors and personnel. In addition, the academy offers a broad spectrum of information and accompanying programs as well as various practical projects. Participants of the academy’s programs are authors and developers from all over Germany, however, the offerings mostly take place at Kindermedienlandschaft Mitteldeutschland.