Learnings from Lockdown

Learnings from Lockdown
Almost overnight, lockdown shook the education landscape to its core. Despite rallying around to keep pupils in education, students struggled to maintain motivation away from teachers, peers, and trusted learning tools. Once schools returned, it was proven that the classroom, the people, and technologies it contains, are truly the centre of learning. This article explores the learnings from coronavirus lockdown and how the education sector can use technology to support learning more effectively in the future. Read More...

What Makes an Outstanding School?

What Makes an Outstanding School?
What do you think makes an outstanding school? While student attainment remains a top priority, even throughout the pandemic, is it pupil wellbeing or academic results that really make an "outstanding" institution? What are your thoughts? Read More...

How Does Technology Help Raise Attainment?

How Does Technology Help Raise Attainment?
Improving attendance and results is a top priority for schools, both in terms of better grades and closing the gap between those across the socio-economic spectrum. When it comes to making improvements in these areas, technology can help educators to make some quick and long-term wins. Here are 4 ways that technology raises attainment in schools. Read More...

How to Use Snip and Sketch in Lesson Planning

How to Use Snip and Sketch in Lesson Planning
Welcome to our new series of “How to Guides” with technical tips and IT support for teachers. Our guides will help you make the most of the technology available to you and help make your lesson planning easier. Our first guide explores how to use Snip and Sketch. Read More...

Distance Learning Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Distance Learning Tips and Tricks for Teachers
Distance learning has become the new norm for many classrooms across the country during the coronavirus pandemic and is likely to continue in some shape or form for many months to come. Here is how to maximise the effectiveness of online learning for your students. Read More...

Friend or Foe: Is The Internet an Effective Tool for Education?

Friend or Foe: Is The Internet an Effective Tool for Education?
Much has been made of the negative effects of the internet on young minds. Some battle its use vociferously, evidently believing that access to the online world can produce warped views of the world and even damage cognitive development in children. The truth, of course, is much more nuanced than anything so straightforward. In this post, we’re going to consider this matter, running through some pros and cons of using the internet as an educational tool and attempting to reach an overall conclusion about whether this linchpin of the modern world is a blessing or a blight for schools. Read More...

Online Resources to Use at Home

Online Resources to Use at Home
Following the UK government’s decision to close schools, colleges and nurseries from Friday 20th March 2020, with the exception of those looking after vulnerable children and those of key workers, you may find yourself in the situation where you are working remotely at home, wondering what activities you can conjure up to keep the kids engaged and learning. Read More...

Future of Learning: Virtual Reality for Education

Future of Learning: Virtual Reality for Education
Virtual Reality is revolutionising education unlike anything else, by digitising traditional content, injecting realism and new levels of interactivity in learning. Read on for the benefits of using VR in the classroom. Read More...
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