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Our takeaways from the TES SEN Show

Last Friday and Saturday we had a stand at the TES SEN show in London. As well as meeting lots of fantastic teachers, teaching assistants, and school leaders we also have a chance to look around at the offerings of the other stands. What struck us is the diversity of ...

What types of educational technology fit your teachers?

Educational technology can be defined as the use of both hardware and software to facilitate the processes of teaching and learning as well as improve performance. Over the centuries, people have invented different ways of recording and sharing knowledge. From the first use of pencil and paper to radio broadcasts, ...

4 Emerging Technologies in Education that can Revolutionize the System

The world is making strides in incorporating technology into various practices. It’s clear that educators are also using advanced automation to their advantage. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, edtech can revolutionize the education system. Emerging technologies refers to the technology developed for application in today’s world. This term also ...

Using Class Discussions in Kinteract to drive home learning

Kinteract is great for assessment and home-school communications through the parent logins. But it doesn't stop there. As well as being able to set assignments for hand-in online, Kinteract also has a Class Discussion option for the Observations. Often Observations are associated with Early Years education. However, they are really ...

Ticked Off with Ticking Boxes?

Are you ticked off with ticking off boxes on your assessment system? Don't you want to make it more manageable? Read our blog to find out how.

The Role of Information and Communication Technology in Education

Out of the current world population of 7.7 billion, 5 billion people own mobile phones and over half of these devices are smartphones. It’s, therefore, safe to say that information and communication technology (ICT) is an integral part of today’s world. ICT refers to any product that can receive, store, ...

Whose data is it anyway?

Ofsted made an announcement recently which has stirred up all kinds of conversations. They have stated that inspectors will no longer spend time looking at a school’s internal data during an inspection. They will consider the external data from SATs, GCSEs, and so on, but will not use the in ...

Progress isn't always a straight line

As much as any senior leader of a school loves to see a graph showing progress going up and up in a perfectly smooth line, in reality it doesn’t really work like that if we reflect what happens in classrooms. Firstly if you look at multiple points in time it ...

How do you use Kinteract? There's something for every age/stage/subject

We hear and see lots of ways schools are using Kinteract. Below we share some examples based on real-life uses. Do share yours with us too! In Drama: Kinteract really lends itself to making homework based on multimedia prompts and with a multimedia element to the assignment itself. In Geography: ...

Easter holidays - time for church and/or chocolate...and revision!

The Easter holidays are a mixed blessing. Whether you celebrate the religious holiday itself or not, it marks a holiday period for most schools. A time to eat chocolate, relax and meet with family. But for many students it is also a key holiday which gives them time to revise ...

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