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BenQ UK, the internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, will showcase its latest classroom-ready collaboration solutions at Bett 2019 (23 - 26 January 2019) at the ExCeL London on stand B180.
Here, our editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Learnit team to find out the background behind the new-for-2019 show and what educators can expect to see…
How did the team come together?
The Learnit team consists of Anil Aggarwal, an American tech-entrepreneur and investor, and Katy Fryatt, a Cambridge University graduate and a millennial parent. They met whilst developing the world’s most important events for fintech and retail innovation: Money20/20 and Shoptalk.
Learnit aims to be “world-changing” – how does it hope to do this?
Once again, technology meets education at BETT 2019, the ideal event to showcase the latest, cutting-edge solutions for education. Brimming with ideas and solutions that benefit educators and institutions alike, Vivitek’s offerings will stand out for the impressive way they drive collaboration and learning, while embracing concepts like BYOD (bring your own device) and the connected classroom.
from Microsoft Education UK
Today, schools are facing increasing challenges as budgets are progressively shrinking whilst classes continue to grow every year, putting significant pressures on teachers to find the optimal way to provide the personalised learning that students need to succeed. Blended learning, combining e-learning with traditional classroom methods and independent study, is a powerful way to improve both the teaching and learning experience – bringing subjects to life and enabling students to learn in new and tailored ways.
Graham Cooper, head of education at Capita SIMS, shares top tips from influential EdTech Bloggers on using technology to smoothly deliver inspiring lessons…
Following on from Damian Hind's announcement to cut teacher workload in an attempt to resolve a recruitment crisis in England's schools, CEO and Founder of Satchel (previously Show my Homework), Naimish Gohil discusses how the UK's ed-tech sector can help achieve these goals.
The rise of the Multi Academy Trust offers new ways for suppliers and schools to work more closely together
The number of academies and multi academy trusts (MATs) increases on a monthly basis. At Bett Academies (16-18 March, NEC, Birmingham) the director of Assembly, a non-profit joint venture between Ark and NEON, will be talking to suppliers and MATs about the changing needs of these schools, and how collaboration will help the next wave of edtech to evolve.
The results of a national pupil survey on internet use will be released on 30 January 2017 ahead of Safer Internet Day, taking data from 60 schools and 19,000 pupils
Primary-aged pupils are more frequently using tablets and smartphones to access the internet
With greater access to the internet, concerns have been raised around the content that is accessible by young children, and how this can be combatted effectively
Kortext, the UK’s leading digital textbook solutions provider, has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Yaz El Hakim as education strategy and communications director. Yaz takes up the newly created role at the company’s Bournemouth headquarters from his previous position as head of UK academic partnerships for RefME.
Educational technology (EdTech) is very much a part of our education system today. Rising number of technological devices and new innovations in EdTech mean it’s here to stay.
However, while many educators welcome the advances in technology, there are still those who question the place of tech in the classroom.
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