Today’s classrooms often have multiple computers and when media is being used on more than one at a time, noise levels can go beyond an acceptable level. Headsets are not only a nifty solution to this problem, but also come with a range of benefits that are perfect for the education environment.
Headsets in the classroom provide a completely immersive learning experience for students, allowing them to focus on the task at hand. They’ll never miss a word. And it’s much easier to ignore distractions from other students and outside the classroom too. Continue reading Headsets: the simple solution to enhance learning
Over summer, academic organisations get their new, larger technology refreshes organised so that these projects are ready for the new school year and cause minimal disruption to teachers and students. However, a good technology refresh is planned in advance, as part of a larger IT strategy and with the support of the wider school community; teachers, support staff, students, governors, and parents.
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Transform your students from passive consumers of technology, into creators and innovators in the digital world
It’s become increasingly obvious that we have a computing skills gap in the UK:
- 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing1
- It’s estimated that over the next 10 years there’ll be 1.4 million jobs in computer science, but only around 400,000 graduates qualified to do them2
- 60% of people think that computer coding is an important skill for today’s job market3
The main cause of this issue is because technology has become so easy to access, that it’s resulted in us becoming a generation of tech consumers. But with the job market going the way it is, and our world becoming increasingly computational; we’re now in desperate need of a generation of tech creators. In order to address this, the Computing curriculum was introduced to UK schools in 2014.
Continue reading Introduce coding into your classroom