According to the Department for Education (DoE), IT in schools is increasingly being integrated to help enhance the student learning experience so the IT infrastructure, applications and services must be more reliable and secure than ever before. Furthermore, as technology advances, and the end users become more vocal, schools need to consider new ways to meet their needs.
Laptops, tablets and smart phones are now commonplace in our daily lives. There’s a variety available on the market and everyone has a preference. Once upon a time these devices may have been used primarily for personal use, but now we expect to use them anywhere, in everything we do to make our lives easier. It’s this expectation that has driven the trend towards bring your own device (BYOD). Continue reading
Summer has come to an end, and schools have started a new term, highlighted by the mad rush of activity within the IT department to get things ready and ensure everybody has a consistent, productive IT experience.
The activities that cause IT departments pain at the beginning of term are numerous, often compounded by the fact that staff have had their laptops at home over the summer, meaning that these devices generally haven’t been receiving updates or anti-virus definitions for nearly two months. Cue the complaints about machines being slow and taking hours to upgrade or apply updates.
Like businesses in the public and private sectors, schools have a number of stakeholders that they need to communicate with. Your website is essential to doing this effectively; it isn’t a ‘nice to have’, it’s crucial to enable you to keep your students, parents and staff up-to-date.
Leon Mitchell, a Graphic Designer in our sister company, Foundation SP, has designed some examples to give you an idea of what to think about when addressing your school website:
Innovative use of technology in the classroom can bring multiple benefits to both teachers and students in schools that previously had little or no access to ICT. Moliehi Sekese, a teacher from Mamoeketsi Government Primary School in Lesotho, talks about the increased control and flexibility that a Dell Wyse shared PC installation gives her and how it has had a fundamental impact on pupils’ interest in learning.