Siemens UK Schools and Education Manager, Brenda Yearsley, on changing attitudes to edtech through providing meaningful e-learning tools… 

Many parents, teachers and carers are worried that smartphone and tablet use is blocking their children's career prospects.... what if the use of technology is actually a gateway to life-long learning?



Geoff Jones, parent communications expert at ParentMail, identifies some improvements schools could make when keeping in touch with parents…

Thankfully, home-school communications have evolved out of all recognition since the days of the crumpled letter at the bottom of the book bag. But although schools are working hard to improve the way they reach out to parents, their messages don’t always hit home.

So where could you be going wrong with your school communications?

1. Irrelevant messages

Monday 17 October 2016

Over 100 pupils from UK primary schools gathered at a special event in London on Friday to mark the start of UK Code Week.

The initiative, now in its 4th year, aims to make coding more accessible - by encouraging schools, businesses and local authorities around the country to host their own coding events. 

Kicking off at Dragon Hall in London’s Covent Garden, the launch day saw school children put their coding skills to the test and get hands-on with new technology by programming robots, creating apps and even building small computers. 

Thursday 13 October 2016

Leeds City College is embracing the digital age and hosting a ‘Google and the Cloud’ event on Thursday 3 November at its Printworks and Park Lane campuses.

Members of School Management, Network Managers, and those interested in new developments within the learning environment can attend one of two events taking place at 1pm and 4.30pm respectively.

Wednesday 03 August 2016

Educational resources have come a long way since the day of the humble copybook and pen. We now live in a world where digital resources are at our fingertips.

E-books, whitepapers and academic journals can be easily accessed and downloaded online. Online forums and intranet systems are in place for students to communicate with each other. They are also in place so that students can communicate directly with their tutors, teachers and lecturers, if needed.