Allowing students to use their phones certainly brings with it some challenges. However, the potential benefits are great.Read More
What’s coming up in the latest issue of the Digital Education ezine.Read More
How one school saved around £30,000 through buying refurbished computers.Read More
ICT Direct specialises in refurbished equipment that cash-strapped schools should find interesting. Here are a few of their current offers.Read More
Shadow IT is the name given to the situation in which employees use their preferred software rather than the officially-approved software. This article is written from a business perspective, but I’ve included it here because I think it highlights many of the issues involved, and provides an interesting perspective. Much of what is said could be applied to an educational environment.Read More
Why is creative problem-solving so important for young people today? Read on to discover the results of Adobe's recent research into this area.Read More
A lot of digital signage in schools is used ineffectively, or not at all. In this article, Neil Emery of Trilby TV discusses how the SAMR model could be applied to school digital signage, with impressive results.Read More
Set in a deprived part of the UK, Stanhope School has to work exceptionally hard to ensure each of their pupils
Yew Tree Primary School in Sandwell is always on the lookout for opportunities to help improve the learning environments of its pupils. As an Apple Regional Training Centre, the school is very keen on utilising technology to enhance the curriculum with all its KS2 pupils having their own iPad 24/7 365 days a year.
Education technology specialist ICT Direct is merging with sister company 1st Technologies to enable it to offer keener pricing and a wider product range to schools throughout the UK.
Seating charts make a real difference to the classroom learning environment in terms of teacher effectiveness and student attainment. Through using a seating chart, the teacher is imposing their authority before the lesson has even begun and making it clear to the students that the classroom is the teacher’s territory and they are in control of it. By using their knowledge of students and putting careful thought into the design of the seating chart the teacher can minimise negative interactions between students and take advantage of peer-to-peer learning strategies.