5 ways EdTech can help to support children with special needs

With innovative tools and personalised learning approaches, EdTech offers various opportunities to support children with special needs and provide greater accessibility and ways of learning. Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can significantly impact a child's experience throughout the early years of their education and beyond. The UK has...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 11 April 2024

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Steve's Scribblings - Guilty Pleasures = Waterloo Road

One of the top streaming shows during the COVID lockdowns was Waterloo Road (cue incredulity!). The series had first begun airing in 2006 but was voraciously consumed during lockdown. It ended in 2015 but became a hit again during the pandemic, with 45 million streams in 2021 making it iPlayer's fourth most popular series of that year, ahead of Doctor Who,...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 26 March 2024

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Top 5 benefits of Mobile Device Management for schools

As part of a now digitally-driven education sector, mobile devices are integral tools for facilitating learning, collaboration, and innovation in schools. However, the effective management of these devices has posed significant challenges for schools, ranging from data security and compliance to deployment and maintenance. Mobile Device Management (MDM) has...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 18 March 2024

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Student data privacy problems and challenges to be aware of in 2024

While the shift to technology-reliance for managing student data has brought convenience and efficiency, it also raises concerns about student data privacy. Modern systems used in schools all revolve around personal data, from attendance to performance and assessment, so ensuring it is sufficiently protected remains priority. The type of establishment will...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 14 March 2024

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Blueprint for Success: Choosing the right ICT construction partner

Integrating technology effectively within the physical learning space is always a complex challenge. From choosing the right tech and integrating it to managing cost, time and resources, there are many aspects to consider. With the right ICT construction partner, you can move beyond clunky hardware and outdated infrastructure, fostering a learning...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 27 February 2024

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Minimising IT procurement risks for Multi-Academy Trusts

Effective procurement of IT resources can be a highly important aspect of the successful operation and growth of multi-academy trusts. Potential efficiencies are one of the perceived benefits of Multi-Academy Trusts. IT offers a major opportunity for this. As educators and senior leaders responsible for this, choosing the right IT services, equipment, and...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 21 February 2024

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How can schools be more sustainable using EdTech?

Environmental consciousness is no longer seen as a choice by many, but a necessity, and the education sector is playing a greater role than ever before in addressing it. Schools, colleges, MATs and universities have a unique opportunity to ingrain eco-friendly practices from a young age, while also operating in a more sustainable manner themselves. Reducing...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 13 February 2024

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12 alternative apps and digital tools for teachers in 2024

The EdTech market has grown rapidly over recent years and shows no sign of slowing down. In fact, quite the opposite. Last year’s surge in generative AI and chatbots took the world by storm, heavily impacting all tech-related industries and sectors. EdTech is no exception, with the capabilities of AI being integrated into countless digital platforms and...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 05 February 2024

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Data management in large MATs: Challenges, Best Practices & Advice

For Multi-Academy Trusts, managing data efficiently is no mean feat and the challenges involved are amplified as MATs expand. The UK has over 1000 active MATs, predominantly consisting of 2-5 schools, and we’re seeing signs of MAT expansion over recent years as the average number of schools per MAT has continued to increase. In fact, only in 2022 the...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 19 January 2024

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Future of EdTech: Trends to look out for in 2024

With each passing year, the education sector continues to introduce new ideas and solutions to improve existing processes or act in response to unforeseen challenges that inevitably emerge. With technology being the major driving force behind educational change, it’s becoming increasingly important to look ahead at what could be on the horizon. Only last...

Posted by Richard Sambrook Smith - 15 January 2024

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