Training educators during lock-down

Use Lockdown to Develop Your Team

While the majority of industries are suffering greatly during this period, schools continue to operate as best they can with the tools and resources they have. While other industries such as construction, continue to operate and move forward with their current projects. SO how can schools do the same, and use this time to keep their projects and strategies progressing? …

Remote Teaching Resources

Remote Teaching Resources and Tools

The last few weeks have put an undeniable strain on educators as they were propelled into remote teaching with little to no warning. To assist educators in their transition to remote teaching, we have compiled a range of online tools teachers can use for lesson prep, student engagement and supporting pupils during this period. We hope this blog provides some …

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 …

Coronavirus: updates, support and resources

Last updated 09/07/2020 We will continue to update this blog with helpful updates, announcements, and resources as long as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact schools and businesses. As the situation continues to evolve and the Government ramps up their measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus in London, we are doing what we can to continue to support our …

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 …

Case Study: Glenthorne High School

Case Study: Glenthorne High School

Glenthorne High School is part of the Willow Learning Trust employing over 250 staff members and educating over 1500 pupils every year. They are a well-established, national teaching school specialising in the arts and committed to high-quality teacher training. Problem Glenthorne’s IT manager was struggling with the School’s server and storage environment. The School was running three VMware hosts connected …

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 …