SEN webinar recap: what does the future look like for SEN?


On Wednesday 17th June we hosted a webinar examining what the future looks like for SEN. This opened up a lot of great discussion amongst both the panel of SEN experts and the diverse audience of teachers, SEN leaders and senior managers. Raising interesting points about access to technology, engaging parents, key challenges for the future and supporting students emotional & mental wellbeing. 

Read the panel’s thoughts on the most commonly asked audience questions from the day. And if you have a burning question about using technology to support your SEN students that’s not included, you can Tweet us @texthep #SENFutures, we’d love to keep the discussion going. 

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Decoding LaTeX with EquatIO


If you’re unfamiliar with the term, at its most basic, LaTeX is a language that ensures math content can look consistently great in documents, web pages and on digital platforms. If you studied math or science at undergraduate or postgraduate level, you’ll likely have used LaTeX to help create and insert beautiful and accurate math content into an assignment, dissertation or thesis. For some, you’ll have enjoyed learning it. For others, it may have been a chore. Most though will agree that without it, creating math for use in digital documents would have been slow and painful and in some cases next to impossible. 

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Texthelp appoints CTO and co-founder Martin McKay as CEO


Texthelp has appointed Martin McKay as CEO following Mark McCusker’s decision to step down as CEO after 20 years. Mark will move into a non-executive director role. Martin previously held the role of Chief Technical Officer at Texthelp, and was a founding member of the business in 1996. He will assume his new position on 1st September 2020.

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From paper to digital: teaching math and STEM online


As administrators, instructional designers, department chairs, and faculty prepare for courses which are likely to be online sometime during the coming academic year, courses with math and STEM based content are areas that have proved to be challenging. EquatIO is an innovative EdTech solution that can help ensure continuity & quality of math and STEM based courses as they move from in-person to online formats.

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Guest blog: The digital learning trap


We’re delighted that Dr Ciaran McIvor has penned this latest blog post for us. Ciaran is a teacher who is currently teaching mathematics at St Malachy’s College in Belfast. He has a particular interest in the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in mathematics. Prior to teaching, Ciaran graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in mathematics, and went on to research and devise many novel electronic architectures, mathematical and arithmetic techniques and algorithms for modern data encryption schemes. His book, based on cryptography, was published several years ago. In this blog, Ciaran explores the effect of the recent schools shutdown on his pupils’ learning. 

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