Atif Mahmood, Lumici Slate founder and CEO: “As a teacher, I saw first hand how using technology in the classroom can boost learning but also how difficult planning and applying it well can be for some teachers. I had a vision to make this easier. Lumici is an educational technologies company based in UK with offices in Manchester, Derby and London. The aim of the company is simple: to harness the power of technology to improve learning."
With over 150 schools and 18,000 teachers beginning to use Lumici over the last 12 months, we wanted to showcase some of the best ways the platform is being used, as well as the impact it has had on departments, teachers and schools as a whole.
As teachers, we spend our careers refining and honing our teaching skills. It makes sense, therefore, that any technology we use in school should enhance these skills or free us to use these skills better. As a teacher, I saw how this could happen, but also how commonplace badly designed software that didn’t have a positive impact was, as well as how many teachers struggled to plan and apply any technology well.
Teachers across the UK are using an innovative resource to remove the burden of lesson planning by making collaborative planning and sharing schemes of work easy, wherever they are based. Lumici Slate frees teachers to focus on delivering engaging lessons that their pupils enjoy. Teachers are allocated responsibility for planning schemes of work (either partial or complete), which the rest of the team can access and easily adapt to their own class. This is particularly useful for teachers across multi-academy trusts or teaching school alliances. Because Lumici Slate is online, planning together can be virtual.