We can do more to nurture students’ interest and achievement in Science, Design & Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) – by showing them the exciting, real-life applications of the subjects. If we want students to be fully equipped for their futures, we need to give them grounding in these subjects and make them aware of the career choices in these fields.
NetSupport’s classroom management software, NetSupport School, has been selected as the solution of choice to be pre-installed on over 695,000 education devices as part of the Digital Literacy Programme in Kenya.
A Ministry of Education-led initiative, it aims to place free technology into the hands of primary school pupils across the country to educate them using the benefits of computer-led learning.
HundrED today announced a range of new partnerships to help reach teachers across the world in its aim to help schools to transform education.
The partnerships are with the Bett global series of ed-tech events, the social entrepreneur network Ashoka and the world’s leading experts on sustainable development, SDSNEdu. The partnerships, in addition to existing relationships with Ideo and XQ, will support HundrED’s aim to collaborate with teachers, thought leaders, policy makers and organisations to help shape the future of education.
Gojimo launched Gojimo Tutor, which enables GCSE and A-level students who have a smartphone to access one-to-one expert support 24/7. The education app used by one in five UK students has turned to instant messaging to make tutoring available in the medium favoured by 94% of those attending school.
FUZE Technologies launches Kickstarter campaign to reach funding goal for its new coding gadget FUZE Technologies has today launched a campaign with Kickstarter, in order to bring its latest project, the FUZEBOX, to life.
The FUZEBOX is an accessible coding gadget, designed to work alongside existing platforms in the classroom, which will help students understand and appreciate the basics of programming from a young age. Kickstarter aims to help bring creative projects to life through its funding platform, enabling people to pledge money towards a campaign’s funding goal.
With the multitude of devices and technologies available to schools, the traditional classroom is changing; it’s becoming more collaborative, interactive and engaging. Neil Watkins, managing director at Think IT, the one-stop-shop for cloud-based education solutions, offers his advice on how teachers can make the most of technology, enhancing the learning experience for their pupils.
With the announcement by the UK Government that all schools in England will take on academy status by 2020, the way educational establishments are funded and managed will be increasingly under the spotlight over the next few years. With schools needing to take on the business ethics already used by further and higher education colleges and universities, it is vital that all education establishments properly manage their IT spending and look closely at the lifecycle of these vital assets
Grofar have launched a new software solution for schools, an integrated set of tools that enables Careers Leaders to improve the service offered to students, save time and meet statutory guidance more easily as well as helping them to achieve the recommendations set out in the Gatsby report.
The start-up company has created the platform in response to the Government’s drive to increase students’ aspirations and ensure that students leave school "prepared for life in modern Britain". In April 2014, the Gatsby charitable foundation produced the "Good Careers Guidance" report by Sir John Holman, who identified eight benchmarks for what good career guidance should look like.
Continuity West can now offer a fully functional dedicated programme designed to manage all incidents in schools - including major incidents. The programme is hosted on remote secure servers and records every action you carry out, thus protecting you against litigation. It comes preloaded with generic plans that have been developed and tested to take any school through any major event. We can also work with you to build in specific plans for your own identified circumstances.