BYOD: School Discussion Paper

Written by our colleagues in Australia, this discussion paper examines potential deployment models from teaching, learning and IT management perspectives with a view helping institutions to realise their 1:1 learning objectives. Some of the references are specific to the Australian market, but this paper sets out to define and investigate current BYOD and to determine…

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Window Store Apps: A deployment guide for education (Windows 8.1 Update)

The Windows 8.1 operating system builds on the feature and capabilities in Windows 8. One prominent feature is the Windows Store apps. Educational institutions can purchase or create apps for Windows 8.1 that use the new Windows user interface (UI). But Windows Store apps can raise certain questions: • What is the best way to…

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Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning: Teacher Professional Development

Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ This is the most important but often the most over looked aspect of any 1:1 initiative or technology deployment designed to change culture and teaching methodology. By creating a policy related to continuous teacher professional development and writing it into your roll-out plan you will formalise the need…

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Tablets in Education: Responsible Use as part of a 1:1 Learning Project

Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ Your school should already have a policy on ICT acceptable and responsible use. However, with the introduction of 1:1 it is very likely that you will need to up-date or adapt your policy. You need to be very clear about what is and what is not acceptable on…

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Tablets in Education: Why is 1:1 the best ratio?

Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ It might surprise you to find out that actually it is not the best ratio all of the time. But, 1:1 will be the best ratio some of the time. In terms of the question, “What is the best ratio?”, there is no easy answer to this. It…

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Computer Science in the National Curriculum: Program or be Programmed

What is Computer Science and what’s happening in the National Curriculum? Our approach to computers and how we use them in our daily lives is changing, and I’m not only referring to the advancement of the technology itself but our thought process behind how a computer or programme really functions. Computer Science amalgamates core competencies…

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Tablets in Education: Devices in Education eBook (Updated)

Following on from the launch of our Devices in Education eBook last year, we have just created an update to the eBook that covers some of the new devices that we feel are great for an education audience. The updated eBook showcases devices such as the Dell Venue 8 Pro and the Surface 2 and…

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Tablets in Education: Williston Northampton School chooses Surface Pro to bring down the walls of their classrooms and make Anytime, Anywhere Learning a reality (video)

The Williston Northampton School in Massachusetts is home to 80 Middle School students and 450 Upper School students coming from 27 states in the US and 27 countries.  A couple years ago, they started envisioning what a 1:1 computing program would look like for their school – but could not find a tablet they thought…

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Tablets in Education: Deploying Windows RT 8.1

Surface and similar Windows RT 8.1 devices are great for students and educators: They are ultraportable, sturdy, and inexpensive. Students can use Windows RT devices to watch videos, write reports, and collaborate on group projects. Surface even has a built-in kickstand and integrated keyboard, allowing users to learn and teach the way they want. The…

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Free Surface Devices for the first 300 institutions attending Tablets for Schools Conference.

We’ve promoted this great conference before but were now thrilled to announce that Microsoft Education UK will be giving away 300 surface devices to schools at the conference. On Monday 9th December 2013 Tablets for Schools will be holding their first conference at the QEII in Westminster. The focus will be on providing delegates with…

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