According to recent research, children across the UK are being forced to breathe dangerous levels of toxic air as they make their way to and from school – and even once they are inside their classrooms. As well as potentially damaging their health, this is having a negative impact on learning and productivity. Phil Mangnall, managing director at Jaga UK, explains why schools should invest in efficient ventilation systems to get the best out of their students.
It is surely difficult for schoolchildren and students today to imagine classrooms as they were not that long ago – without computers and mobile phones. Technology is now ubiquitous in schools – learning platforms, laptops, mobile phones and so on. According to a 2016 report from EdTechXGlobal, education technology is becoming a global phenomenon, and as distribution and platforms scale internationally, the market is projected t
Technology is completely transforming the learning experience. In recent years we’ve seen the proliferation of mobile devices and educational applications in the classroom. Education technology charity Tablets for Schools found that as of last December, 70% of primary and secondary schools in the UK now use tablet computers, and this is increasing at an exponential rate.
A £5.6 million project to provide a new building for the 480-place Pyrford Primary School near Woking has started on site. The contract awarded to the Portakabin Group is the first scheme in the £28 million Surrey and Kent batch of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme. Four other primary school rebuild projects in this batch are in the final design development stages.
Education is not an exception to the way technology has changed our lives. In fact, the proliferation of educational technology has inundated teachers with so many tools, that it makes it very difficult to choose the right ones to incorporate into their classrooms. The challenge teachers face is finding the right, slim set of tools that enhances classroom learning, rather than distracting from it. Below is an example of how teachers can use 5 tech tools as part of today’s modern classroom.
Tablet computers are now present in almost 70% of primary and secondary schools in the UK, according to a study from Tablets for Schools .
Educational technology (EdTech) is very much a part of our education system today. Rising number of technological devices and new innovations in EdTech mean it’s here to stay.
However, while many educators welcome the advances in technology, there are still those who question the place of tech in the classroom.