Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free

Stone Group Offers Primary Schools £2500 Worth of IT Support for Free


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.

How technology can transform a student’s learning

Technology plays a critical role in the life of students and given the right tools and guidance can help motivate and inspire them to achieve great success.

Vickie Bacon, a teacher and leading Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about enabling her learners to achieve their best, produces daily blog posts demonstrating the positive impact certain apps can have on a student’s learning. Here are a few snippets from Vickie’s blog that show the real value of technology when integrated into the classroom:

“As a teacher we always put our practice under the microscope and dissect it.  This micro management can prevent the students from expressing themselves. Independence of thought as well as independent choice of how to present understanding is the ultimate goal.”

The IET Faraday programme: Bringing Science, Technology and Maths to life

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. 

Kenyan Ministry of Education selects local business NetSupport to aid national literacy programme

Kenyan Ministry of Education selects local business NetSupport to aid national literacy programme


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.

Collaborations to change the face of education

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.

The FUZEBOX needs you!

Fusebox SE Black


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.

Collaborative classrooms: the future of education technology

Neil Watkins Think It collaborative classrooms


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. 

IT lifecycle management will protect your school’s data and make your budget go further

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

Software company launch new solution for schools in response to increasing demands on Careers Leaders

Grofar have launched a new software solution for schools

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

Continuity West offers a fully functional dedicated programme designed to manage all incidents in schools


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.