Headteacher Magazine, guide to services and products for UK Schools
An ICT expert has slashed spending at one trust by using reconditioned equipment.
Schools face a decrease in the number of ICT network staff despite using efficient technology such as the cloud, experts say.
Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Woodberry Down School in Harringay earlier this year to see how students and educators are using iPads in the classroom.During his visit, Tim Cook spoke about the presence of technology in the classroom, noting that it’s a “compliment to tradition teaching and not a substitute.” As a former teacher, I’ve experienced how technology can transform an individual student’s in-class participation, enhance learning for the better and narrow the digital divide.
It’s very hard to imagine a world without technology. It impacts every aspect of our daily lives. From ensuring quick and easy communication across the globe to giving us access to almost limitless amounts of information at our fingertips – technology is fundamental to how we interact, connect, and learn.
Recent GCSE results have revealed falling pass rates in secondary school ICT. While the decline might not seem like much to lose hope over, the way we approach STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is certainly in need of a revamp.
Martin Pipe, Head of Service Scope & Design at RM Education, explores the growing trend in schools seeking to outsource or co-source their IT support services as a measure to not only save time and cost, but to manage risks, access expertise and future-proof their technology provision.
According to RM Education’s latest annual survey, a growing number of schools are now considering outsourcing and co-sourcing their IT support in order to keep up with the constant changes in technologyand minimise overall support costs.
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.
Stone Group, the provider of ICT solutions and services to education and the public sector, announced it will offer all primary schools in the UK a free 90-day trial of Stone Assist - its modular, flexible IT support solution.
For 90 days, schools will get access to Stone’s “Essential” base package of remote and additional on-site support, receiving support from a UK-based technical helpdesk as well as a dedicated engineer on site for one day a week, valued at nearly £2500.
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