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As technology becomes ingrained in day-to-day lessons, teachers feel that the next step in ICT – virtual reality (VR) – will benefit learning by enhancing engagement in lessons and raising attainment.
According to global technology group Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), 94% of teachers can see how their lessons can be enhanced by the technology and nearly half (42%) estimate it will be commonplace in the next five years.
Digital technology is transforming every aspect of our lives, having an extraordinary impact on the way we live and work. We are in the midst of the information revolution, but while we’re all becoming adept at using technology – particularly mobile technology – to augment our lives, the revolution that’s taking place upstream of the consumer, among our businesses and industries, is even more important for today’s students.
Exciting new KS2 courses develop and present core reading and writing skills
A 10-year-old girl from Oldbury has won her school a substantial amount of £5000 to spend with Viking after impressing a judging panel with an invention for the classroom.
Shajeevana Pratheevan from St James CE Primary School, Oldbury, won the Viking Young Inventors’ Competition, beating hundreds of entries from primary schools across the UK.
SMART Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SMT) (TSX: SMA) an innovator and leading global provider of collaboration solutions, has signed a new distribution agreement with Crystalised, one of the UK’s leading providers in ICT solutions for education. The agreement is designed to make the acquisition of classroom technology in the UK easier and more affordable. Crystalised is the first authorised SMART ClaaS [Classroom as a Service] provider in the UK.
This year has seen the largest ever year-on-year decline for GCSE results. With grades down to the lowest level since 2008, this is undoubtedly a very worrying time for many teenagers across the country.
But for any young person that has not received the grades they were aiming for, it is far from the end of the journey. I know this from experience.
The rise in numbers of school children and a lack of teachers to support this new cohort of pupils has meant that schools are finding themselves increasingly understaffed. So what can schools do to strengthen their leadership model and support the teachers they have to develop their classroom practice?
Keren Prior, a qualified secondary science teacher and head of education services at EES for Schools, discusses how schools can develop their leadership model and ethos to ensure all members of staff are supported and motivated.
The impact of technology in the classroom is a hotly contested topic. The OECD says that students glued to tablets all day perform worse and that “more technology doesn’t guarantee better outcomes”, which is true to an extent, but partly due to the fact that they’re no longer getting a classroom experience. Research has shown that top-level classroom success grows by 36 per cent when the right approach is taken to technology.
Impero is the author of Impero Education Pro, a consolidated suite of network management, online safety and classroom control tools. It’s designed to support IT teams, empower teachers and protect students. Aligned to Ofsted and ISI best practice, Impero Education Pro creates a safe, engaging and efficient learning environment for our digital age.
Founded in 1983, KRCS are UK’s leading Apple specialists. We’ve been providing solutions since the days of the Apple II, the first commercially popular microcomputer manufactured by Apple. Our FirstClass programme is a culmination of over 30 years of experience gained in UK schools, colleges and universities.
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