• How to choose the best 1:1 device for your school
    EdTech

    How to choose the best 1:1 device for K-12 schools?

    Schools all over the world are enjoying the benefits of EdTech. For many, adopting a 1:1 device strategy (where every student has access to a digital device) is the most direct way to improve learner outcomes. But with such a crowded hardware market place, how can you know which device will work best for your school’s 1:1 system? Let’s have a look at how you can make an informed decision to make your EdTech efforts a success.    Tech is here to stay, but does it deliver tangible benefits in the classroom? 🎓 Check out the research:https://t.co/7T1VK3siX0 — Kami (@usekamiapp) August 26, 2019   What do you need to consider…

  • EdTech

    Benefits of Using Social Media in Schools

    Social media is a fundamental part of daily life for most people (exactly 3.48 billion according to the Global Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social). Schools are no exception. With staff and students both involved in various online communities, many schools have started tapping into social media to provide better service and assistance for everyone. But in an age which rightly has concerns over data privacy, cyberbullying and the sapping of attention spans, what are the real benefits of incorporating social media into the educational environment?   🔐 Data security is one of the most pressing issues of the modern age, so how can you protect your…

  • How to ensure data security in schools
    EdTech

    How to ensure data security in schools

    Classroom technology is a powerful learning tool, but it comes with risks. At least 66% of K-12 teachers are now using tech in the classroom on a daily basis (according to the University of Phoenix 2017 study into classroom habits) creating a significant risk to student data privacy. With devices and educational software quickly becoming a necessity, data privacy and cybersecurity need to become top priorities. So, what can you do as a digitally aware school leader to ensure the safety of your staff and students? Let’s have a look at some of the key risks that schools face in the cybersecurity sphere and how they can be tackled.  …

  • Benefits of technology in the classroom
    EdTech

    Are there really any benefits to technology in the classroom?

    Since the introduction of the chalkboard in the 1800s,  educational technology (edtech) has only accelerated. From television sets to overhead projectors and calculators, the last 200 years have seen teachers incorporate and utilize some of the major inventions of their age.  But in an overwhelmingly digital era, does modern classroom technology really have any benefits? Emphatically yes.  This may be a surprising answer given the popular anti screen narrative in the media. But while excessive use and unsafe internet access undoubtedly pose risks to young people, in a well-managed classroom environment there are many tangible advantages to digital aids.  So, what are the benefits of educational technology? Join us as…

  • characteristics of 21st century learners
    EdTech

    Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

    The purpose of education is to prepare the next generation. We want them to be productive and good members of our communities. So as the world evolves, our education system must follow suit to ensure we are preparing our kids for life within it.  In the busy and bustling 21st century our basic systems are transforming at a pace never seen before. The way we access and spread information, our work habits, methods of socializing, and much more have been revolutionized by the increasing sophistication of technology. As modern educators, it is more vital than ever that you are providing your students with the tools to tackle this tech-rich environment…