ELU 42: Product Update
1. Lenovo Yoga Tablet 8 2. Archos 101 Platinum 3. Microsoft Surface Pro 2 4. Nokia Lumia 521 (MetroPCS)
One-to-one tablets in secondary schools
This report summarises findings from an evaluation study looking at the feasibility and educational impact of giving one-to-one tablets to every child in school. The objectives for this stage of the project were to examine teacher, student and parent engagement, to measure perceived benefits and drawbacks of tablet use, to review the process of introducing one-to-one tablets to a school, and to summarise the global picture of the use of tablets in education.
3D Printers in schools: Uses in the curriculum
In 2012 to 2013, the Department for Education looked to explore new and innovative ways of teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and design subjects that realise the full potential of 3D printers in the classroom. 21 schools participated in the pilot project to explore the potential benefits of using the device in STEM teaching.
Tablets for SEN
Tablets are opening up a new world of possibilities for Special Education Needs students – increasing engagement with the subject matter simply because the new platform allows them a greater choice in how to learn and provides a sense of achievement in learning the same material as other students in the class, whereas previously they had struggled. Here we look at ways to maximise the potential of tablets to help SEN students…
Abbey Primary School ICT improvement plan – case study
Having already achieved a huge improvement in the fortunes of The Abbey Primary School in Northampton, head teacher Renuka Popat is now embarking on phase two of the project – using ICT to enhance learning and teaching…
Deploying BYOD in a school environment – Part 2
Bring Your Own Device models are becoming increasingly popular in schools. The strategy enables students to use their own computers or other devices as part of the educational experience to perform research, complete homework, and involve themselves in classroom activities. Here we look at building a secure BYOD environment…
Sounds of Intent
Until now, there has been little guidance or resources for parents and teachers of autistic children on how to engage them with music. Adam Ockelford demonstrates how the Sounds of Intent initiative addresses the gaps in education provision for children with special needs and supports their development.