ICT Spend Boosts Pupil Performance
This research by Syscap, one of the UK’s leading independent finance providers, shows that secondary schools’ investment in ICT learning resources has a significant impact on performance (based on Government data on school expenditure).
Impact of Academies Programme on Local Authority IT Support Teams
This survey of local authority staff, conducted by Capita SIMS, reveals the likely impact of the academies programme on council IT and management information system (MIS) support teams for schools.
Embracing new technology – William Beamont Community High School
Last year William Beamont Community High School unveiled a hi-tech classroom which gave staff, parents and pupils a glimpse into the future of learning. Every department and most students at the school have now made use of their state-of-theart facility, but it’s the English department that have really embraced this new technology.
Making the case for using a managed print solution in schools
Graham Lowes discusses exactly how a managed print solution can help schools to save money.
Augmented Reality for secondary school students
Initially introduced as a ‘heads-up’ display in aircraft, Augmented Reality (AR) has become a mainstream technology with the power to bring learning to life and engage students of all ages and abilities in complex subject matter. Here, Chris Wiseman, who works with secondary schools for Northgate Managed Services, provides a practical lesson in teaching with AR.
Product Update: August
1. HTC Flyer tablet 2. Canon PowerShot G12 camera 3. Epson BrightLink 455Wi projector 4. Samsung 900X3A 9 Series Laptop
Best practice – the use of online learning
Online learning technologies are now a prominent feature in the majority of UK secondary schools, and much discussion has been centred on best practice at secondary school level. However, children as young as three years-old are the digital natives of tomorrow, so it is vital that we embed best practice for the use of ICT to support learning from a young age.