Educational Apps Reviews: Science

As the use of tablets in schools continues to grow, so the number of apps available for the education sector has exploded. Whether, you’re a teacher or parent, researching and picking the right app to support your children is not only tricky but potentially time consuming and expensive. We’ve worked with a primary school teacher, reviewing over 100 apps to produce a list of our favourites – saving you time and money.

Here’s our […]

2020-04-19T07:32:29+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |

Educational Apps Reviews: Computing

As the use of tablets in schools continues to grow, so the number of apps available for the education sector has exploded. Whether, you’re a teacher or parent, researching and picking the right app to support your children is not only tricky but potentially time consuming and expensive. We’ve worked with a primary school teacher, reviewing over 100 apps to produce a list of our favourites – saving you time and money.

Here’s our […]

2020-04-19T07:32:12+00:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |

Maintaining School Estates: the Struggle to Maintain School Facilities

Schools are under increasing pressure not only to uphold standards of education, but also to maintain school facilities. Schools are expected to plan for building maintenance to ensure they are safe, warm, weatherproof, and that they provide a suitable teaching and learning environment. These buildings and estates also need to be secure, as schools have to safeguard their pupils and equipment, so fencing and gates have to be maintained as well.

However, many schools have […]

2020-04-19T07:31:16+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Education|

What the New EdTech Strategy Means for Schools

Teacher workload, student outcomes and the need to close the gap between individuals in schools are all to be addressed through technology. The government released the EdTech strategy at the Schools and Academies Show in London in early 2019, calling the initiative Realising the Potential of Technology in Education. The Education Secretary set out plans, with a promise of £10 million in funding, aiming to raise the level […]

2020-04-19T07:27:47+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|

Bring Your Own Device to School: Advantages & Disadvantages

What is BYOD?

We know that tablets and laptops are a part of a teenager’s life. Some schools have banks of tablets and laptops that are readily available to be used for a few classrooms. However, these schools are few and far between.

Many schools can’t afford that much technology in one classroom. Schools have to be convinced that this investment is worth it. That’s why we’ve written this article to help you make your choice […]

2020-04-19T07:58:09+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, Education|

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 for both inside and outside the classroom.

However, most agree that children should […]

2020-04-19T07:54:14+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Education|

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 – be it Science, Maths, English, Computer Science or a […]

2020-04-19T07:53:45+00:00March 7th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Withdrawal of Windows 7 Support – 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, but Microsoft does recommend an upgrade to Windows 10. Users will still […]

2020-04-19T07:52:35+00:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Education|

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 the ability to provide all students with devices […]

2020-04-19T07:43:55+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Education|
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