ET January is now online

In this edition, we dive into the commercial side of edtech, exploring the avenues in which tech and business meet. The issue investigates the complex relationship between industry motivations and economics, examining whether various incentives, such as digital entrepreneurship, are in the best interest of learners. Read the mag for free here Our long reads […]

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Six money-saving tips for smarter edtech

Budget will always be a sticking point for schools wishing to realise ambitious edtech plans. This year, BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association) reported that the biggest challenge for secondary schools, when it comes to ICT, is securing funds. I’m not surprised. School leaders are under increasing pressure to do more while spending less. While well-managed deployments of technology […]

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Using Serious Games technology to educate youth about cybercrime

Students of Wrexham Glyndŵr University (WGU) in North East Wales are on a mission to shield young people from the dangers of cybercrime using Serious Games (SG) technology. The first UK Cyber Survey conducted by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) earlier this year revealed that 70% of UK citizens believe they will likely fall […]

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London teacher invited to celebrated US schools tech gathering

Pupils at a London school have been enjoying tech-boosted lessons, thanks to one of their teachers being one of just four from the UK invited to attend a celebrated sector event in the United States. Hiten Mistry, from Putney High School, spent a week in Utah at the Discovery Education Summer Institute, a July gathering […]

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Four ways efficient school management can improve outcomes for pupils

In every school, the back office provides the administrative backbone to the teaching and learning experiences of pupils. However, lack of efficient processes can mean that more time and money is spent on financial, HR and catering tasks than should be – resources which could benefit pupils in the classroom instead. Although we may traditionally […]

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Simplifying admissions for a better applicant experience

To attract a diverse cohort of students, the first step for any college is to offer a broad range of study options and have a slick admissions process in place. But offering a wide selection of courses that prospective students can apply for quickly and easily is not always as simple as it sounds. At […]

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Marking aids top score on teachers’ edtech wish list

A new survey has revealed that, when asked to choose in which field of edtech teachers would most like to see investment, nothing outranks aids to reduce marking time. Bett’s poll of more than 4,800 teachers, conducted by Teacher Tapp, found that a variety of workload-easing innovations would be welcome, provided they were introduced alongside […]

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How to reduce your backup costs

Our world is evolving rapidly and the way that we absorb, retain and share information is changing at an alarming rate. We expect everything to be available instantly and readily accessible with very little tolerance for delay or missing services. We now have toddlers and young children using tablets or mobile phones from a very early […]

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Students invited to assemble for general election explainer

Schools are being invited to join in a live streamed general election assembly on Monday 9 December. The free 15-minute session is designed for KS3/4 students and will cover issues including media literacy, fake news, and the need for critical thinking and engagement in an increasingly digital world. Supplementary materials for follow-up discussions will also […]

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Jisc announces partner for new Midlands network

Jisc, the digital solutions provider for UK research and education sectors, has chosen the company to facilitate its new Jisc Midlands network. SSE Enterprise Telecoms will be responsible for delivering connectivity speeds of up to 100Gbit/s in an initiative designed to give higher bandwidth to education and research facilities across the region, including the universities […]

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