Mobile Devices in School

The Pros and Cons of Allowing Mobile Devices in School Nick Gibb, the schools minister, recently called for a ban on mobile devices in school due to a desire to limit the time children spend online At the moment, it is the head teacher’s decision whether to ban mobile phones at school or not, and opinions are split on the matter.  Many people see  mobiles and tablets as useful and positive learning tools [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

The Right School Equipment

Do You Have the Right School Equipment this Year? Due to constant financial pressure on schools, it is not a surprise that schools are struggling to update their equipment to run new courses for each upcoming year. The DfE (Department for Education) and Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) have piled on more pressure for schools in terms of league tables, student welfare and student progression. Whatever the course [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Windows 7 Support Withdrawal

The Withdrawal of Windows 7 Support and the Effect on Schools After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will withdraw Windows 7 support. This operating system (OS) is a popular choice for a lot of secondary schools in the UK. However, once Windows 7 support ends, PCs will become more vulnerable to security risks and schools will no longer receive security and feature updates. Windows 7 can still be installed and activated after support has ended, [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Student iPad Scheme

Case Study: Student iPad Lease Scheme How schools can help families spread the cost of the latest devices The advantages of using technology in the classroom are well recognised across the education sector. Tablets allow students to engage with the subject matter in a way that they find intuitive and interesting, while teachers benefit through better tracking of students’ progress and opportunities for greater group collaboration. Of course, there are cons too, not least [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|1 Comment

Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom

Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom Technology in the classroom is ever increasing and yet parents and teachers are understandably cautious about the amount of screen time students are exposed to, as well as the initial and ongoing upgrade and maintenance costs. However, this technology use gives teachers the ability to easily track and assess students, less paper needs to be used and higher student engagement is gained. Looking just at these [...]

By |June 21st, 2018|Categories: Education|0 Comments

Leasing iPads For Your School Could Be Cheaper Than Buying Them

Leasing iPads For Your School Could Be Cheaper Than Buying Them Leasing iPads for your school rather than buying them outright makes good economic sense. When the inevitable hardware upgrades are released, you will not be forced to either buy the new models or start the backwards slide down the technology slope. At one time, schools may have been apprehensive about leasing iPads or other types of ICT equipment.  Now, however, they are much [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Categories: Education|1 Comment

How To Lease ICT Equipment For Your School

How To Lease ICT Equipment For Schools With school budgets being continually limited and reduced, it can be extremely tough to keep up with the demand for up-to-date ICT equipment. No educational establishment wants to develop a reputation for being behind with the times and yet with technology moving so fast, doing the best you can with a smaller budget is essential. For this reason, computer leasing for schools is much in demand as [...]

5 Reasons to Lease Your School’s Technology

School Leasing: 5 Reasons to Lease Your School's Technology Technology is one of those things that is forever changing; what is new today may be out-of-date tomorrow.  Ideally, school technology  needs to always be current and you need to be confident that you are providing pupils with the best equipment, but it can be difficult to keep up the pace. Keeping abreast of technology in schools can be expensive, particularly with things such as [...]

11 Best Ways to Use a Tablet in the Classroom

11 Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom With tablet leasing for schools becoming more popular, combined with the rise in innovative new educational technology (EdTech), students now have a wealth of tools and apps at their fingertips. Here is a selection of ideas for using tablets in the classroom in order to maximise learning and student engagement. 360 degree videos – think of this as basic virtual reality, working with a headset, browser [...]

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