6 Things to Consider During Your Next Video Call

Video calls are not exactly the newest thing to grace the technology stage – in fact, Skype has been doing it for well over 10 years. But they are quickly becoming our biggest lifeline for maintaining communication both in our personal and professional lives.   Put simply.  The various video chat platforms around are not complicated to use, but it also doesn’t take a lot for them to become a painful or unpleasant experience.   We have …

Challenges school face with EdTech

5 Challenges Schools May Face When Adopting EdTech

Despite the rapid growth of the Educational Technology (EdTech) industry and support from the DfE  many UK schools are yet to experience its benefits. The DfE unveiled their Education Technology strategy in April last year, which aims to pioneer modern solutions to common challenges faced by schools. Ultimately, they plan to reduce staff workloads, better student learning and assist those students with special needs and disabilities through innovative technologies.  So, what challenges are schools faced with when looking to adopt new technologies?  1. Tight Budgets  Despite financial efforts …

Classwork Zoom to Increase classroom productivity

Could this tool help increase productivity in your classroom?

5 minute read Classwork Zoom is an invaluable google extension, providing teachers with insight into students work productivity and integrity. Classwork Zoom surpasses Google’s document history feature, displaying students’ progress as an easy-to-read timeline with additional behavioural insights. Designed by Eric Burton-an English teacher determined to gain a greater awareness of his students’ productivity and work ethic, Classwork Zoom gives …

IT tips every teacher needs

IT Tips Every Teacher Needs

There are few things more inconvenient in the workplace than your computer not working. Especially, when you have a class of students on standby, staring at you, trying to open a broken file. While most IT problems will require the assistance of an IT professional, there are some that may be easier to solve than you realise! Our technicians have …

Capita SIMS Accreditation

Our SIMS Support team recently achieved Re-accreditation with Capita Children’s Services, enabling us to continue to offer a best in class, fully Capita accredited, SIMS support service. Cygnet are pleased to announce that our SIMS Support team recently achieved Re-accreditation with Capita Children’s Services, enabling us to continue to offer a best in class, fully Capita accredited, SIMS support service. …

Cygnet’s CEO talks about training

Cygnet’s CEO talks training

Cygnet’s CEO Darren King highlights the benefits of getting up to speed with using different software – and how a bit of simple training can have a big impact on your time and efficiency. “I’m sure most of us would agree the most professional training is time well spent. On the flip side, taking time out of a busy working …

Cygnet answer on What’s the best backup

What’s the best backup?

With the world now processing an enormous amount of data and tighter laws on the horizon on its use, it is vital that any organisation – big or small – considers data storage and security. Getting the best backup doesn’t need to be a difficult process! Data is the heart of enterprises and it’s crucial to responsibly protect it. By …

Game changing technology overview by Cygnet

Game changing technology

Cygnet’s CEO Darren King takes a look at what he calls ‘top technology’ with software and systems that can have a huge impact on your average day. “If I’m to reflect on some of the top technology currently available, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’ll include 360 degree cameras, SnapChat glasses or the latest drones. As exciting as a voice …

tips for preparing for GDPR

Gearing up for GDPR

Big changes to Data Protection laws are coming into force on 25 May 2018. We take a look at what this means for your organisation and five top tips to help you prepare. All schools, businesses and charities in the UK will be affected by the strict new rules around protecting customer data. The Data Protection Act (DPA) was put …