25 Amazing Classroom Organising and Decorating Ideas (Updated for 2017).

June 27, 2017
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  INTRODUCTION. Approximately 35 hours a week is spent in a classroom by students and teachers so, it makes sense to optimise the space to make it a comfortable environment for learning. There are many ways that you can decorate your classroom so it is a more organised and functional space as well as a […]

20 Amazing Ways for Teachers to use Social Media in the Classroom.

October 6, 2016
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Introduction. Social media can prove to be a detriment to classroom learning when students are using it inappropriately to communicate during a lesson.  However, it no longer has to be this way. There are numerous teachers that resent the fact their students are obsessed with social media. When students constantly text and post comments and […]

Mobile Device Management Tips for Schools – Infographic

October 26, 2015
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Mobile Device Management in Schools

Introduction We are only at the beginning of the digital takeover. It’s clear to see that for the children of today, technology will be ingrained into their lives as they grow into adolescents and adults. Much more than it was for us. So, don’t we have the responsibility to teach these children with the same […]

Ten Digital Resources for Technophobic Teachers

May 19, 2015
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Introduction. Many of today’s classrooms are being run with a wealth of digital resources that coexist with some of the traditional teaching and learning tools.  But what if you are an educator that is technophobic? If you are a teacher who is not well-versed in technology, classroom learning with digital resources can seem like a […]

Five Inventive Ways to Use the iPad in the Classroom

April 10, 2015
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Introduction The iPad is a very popular and effective educational tool for engaging students in classroom learning. Having knowledge of the common and practical ways to use an iPad in the classroom is only the beginning. The iPad is being implemented in many classroom learning environments across the globe with tremendously positive results. iPads have […]

Ten of the Best Digital Formative Assessment Tools

April 1, 2015
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Students on tablets

Introduction Assessment of students is a necessity. It measures how much students have learnt on a topic up to a particular point in time, to see if they are meeting standards set. The typical kind of assessment that we think of is a summative assessment which could be a final year exam or final year […]

Ten Creative Ways to Use Interactive Whiteboards

March 18, 2015
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10 creative ways to use interactive whiteboards

  Interactive whiteboards are rapidly becoming the replacement for traditional chalkboards and dry-erase boards in the classroom environment.  This is because an interactive whiteboard has much more to offer students in terms of becoming more involved with the learning process. During the last few years, interactive whiteboards have been widely publicised as the newest tool […]

Top 10 E-Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe Online.

January 14, 2015
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Safety first button

Introduction The increased use of technology in education has empowered students and teachers alike with ways to enhance classroom lessons to make learning more effective and enjoyable. At the same time, technology has become a cause for concern when it comes to staying safe online. Our children are growing up in a generation that knows […]

What Technology is Trending in Schools?

December 2, 2014
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Kuno tablet device

Introduction. For nearly a century, education in schools has continued to be largely unchanged until recent years.  Educators can no longer be immune to technological advancements as the explosion of information availability changes how students perceive classroom learning. Education plays a primary role in preparing students for the outside world.  And in today’s technology driven […]

A Complete List of Education Acronyms.

May 28, 2014
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The education sector is notorious for abbreviating anything and everything, even if the acronym itself is more difficult to pronounce than the original meaning! Our ICT has compiled a comprehensive list of common acronyms used throughout the education sector. We hope that we haven’t missed any, but please free to submit any acronyms that we […]