edtech

Following the pilot of a chess-based educational initiative in Russia, global education technology provider, Promethean, will be bringing Grandmaster, Sergey Karjakin, and a Russian maths teacher to Bett 2019, to deliver a programme of activity which provides insights into the learning benefits of teaching chess in the classroom.

Technology permeates every stage of a child’s day, and embracing this is no longer a choice for schools. The students in the classrooms of tomorrow will be our tech innovators of the future, and head teachers must equip schools with the IT infrastructure and technology to handle the growing needs – and expectations – of their pupils, whilst also ensuring it’s affordable and secure for everyone.

The edtech industry has rapidly grown in recent years, with tech giants, start-ups, and everything in between embracing educational initiatives. A simple analysis of the market’s growth reflects an emphasis on education reform Craig Scott, VP of technology at ViewSonic, explains how the most effective edtech resource is one which empowers teachers…

BenQ UK, the internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, will showcase its latest classroom-ready collaboration solutions at Bett 2019 (23 - 26 January 2019) at the ExCeL London on stand B180.

Here, our editor Victoria Galligan speaks to the Learnit team to find out the background behind the new-for-2019 show and what educators can expect to see…

How did the team come together?

The Learnit team consists of Anil Aggarwal, an American tech-entrepreneur and investor, and Katy Fryatt, a Cambridge University graduate and a millennial parent. They met whilst developing the world’s most important events for fintech and retail innovation: Money20/20 and Shoptalk.

Learnit aims to be “world-changing” – how does it hope to do this?

Once again, technology meets education at BETT 2019, the ideal event to showcase the latest, cutting-edge solutions for education. Brimming with ideas and solutions that benefit educators and institutions alike, Vivitek’s offerings will stand out for the impressive way they drive collaboration and learning, while embracing concepts like BYOD (bring your own device) and the connected classroom.

from Microsoft Education UK 

Today, schools are facing increasing challenges as budgets are progressively shrinking whilst classes continue to grow every year, putting significant pressures on teachers to find the optimal way to provide the personalised learning that students need to succeed. Blended learning, combining e-learning with traditional classroom methods and independent study, is a powerful way to improve both the teaching and learning experience – bringing subjects to life and enabling students to learn in new and tailored ways.

Graham Cooper, head of education at Capita SIMS, shares top tips from influential EdTech Bloggers on using technology to smoothly deliver inspiring lessons…

Following on from Damian Hind's announcement to cut teacher workload in an attempt to resolve a recruitment crisis in England's schools, CEO and Founder of Satchel (previously Show my Homework), Naimish Gohil discusses how the UK's ed-tech sector can help achieve these goals. 

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Thursday 09 March 2017

The rise of the Multi Academy Trust offers new ways for suppliers and schools to work more closely together

The number of academies and multi academy trusts (MATs) increases on a monthly basis. At Bett Academies (16-18 March, NEC, Birmingham) the director of Assembly, a non-profit joint venture between Ark and NEON, will be talking to suppliers and MATs about the changing needs of these schools, and how collaboration will help the next wave of edtech to evolve.