Hit the beach with these tech tools for back to school!

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Summer is in full swing! Finding space for reflection and professional growth can seem like one more task to squeeze into busy, warm days before heading back to school. That’s where tech can help, offering bite-sized personal PD for you to explore at your leisure.  Whether you’re traveling or staying in to recharge, tech tools offer an easy way to find new ideas and connect to vibrant communities. Check out some new ways to inspire playful and creative professional exploration!

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Instructional Technology Starts with Instruction for Teachers

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“My students are so tech savvy.” I hear so many teachers make this statement. It is true; many students were born as digital natives having no fear of breaking the Internet. My usual reply is, “Yes, many of our students are tech savvy, but most do not know how best to use the technology to help themselves learn.” Heads nod.

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EquatIO Mobile: Digital Maths in the Palm of your Hand

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In past blog posts, we’ve discussed the value of technology in maths & STEM classrooms. Most notably, technology supports multiple means of representation and expression, it encourages group collaboration, and it provides students with rapid sharing and teacher feedback.

Despite these benefits, I’m sure we can all think of instances where more traditional forms of education still come in handy. For example, there may be some maths problems that students prefer to solve on a scratch piece of paper. Or, maybe as a teacher, you still find the whiteboard to be the easiest way to present your STEM lessons to the entire class.

We want to help you and your students merge these two forms of learning together so that you can experience the benefits of technology no matter what form the maths comes in. That’s why we created EquatIO Mobile.

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Becoming Learner Centric @ Academies Future Summit 2018

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The most frequently used word at the Academies show?  -  ‘challenge’. If you think about it though, it's not all that surprising. Within the Academy structure, there are many challenges ranging from procurement through leadership to data tracking, safeguarding and technology. It’s a complex maze of decisions and strategy...

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