Most people would agree that for children in the education system, the most important and most stressful time at school is exam time. What is key for students with dyslexia (and their teachers) is to remember that nearly all exams are not testing reading ability but knowledge of a subject. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial for struggling readers to be given the necessary support to read the questions. If you can’t read the question, how can you possibly answer it! C-Pen Exam Readers have tackled this issue, and you can find out more about them at Bett stand A220.
As a partner of Microsoft, Skooler will be on the Microsoft Partner Campus during the Bett Show (25th - 28th January). Headteachers and educators can learn, be inspired and walk away with practical guidance around how they can transform their classroom and help “empower every student on the planet to achieve more”. You can find us at Stand P7.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
Millions of pupils around the world enjoy BrainPOP’s animated videos every day, building their knowledge and understanding. A well made video can capture a pupil’s attention and deliver effective learning in a few minutes. And making animations to introduce curriculum concepts is something we’ve worked hard at perfecting over the years.
A recent survey of 4450 teachers by The Guardian said 82% describe their workload as “unmanageable”. So it’s welcome news that Milk Student Planner System, created by a former teacher, could save an educator two hours a week! Attendees of the Bett Show (25th - 28th January) can meet the team at Stand B325.
As a four-day event with around 40,000 visitors from all over the world, approximately 700 exhibitors, and a jam-packed programme of speakers, sessions, continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and more, preparation is key to getting the most out of Bett. To help you do this, we asked a handful of seasoned show-visitors to share their top tips for making Bett a truly worthwhile and enjoyable experience.
In order to spread innovation to even more schools than before, in the new year we’ll be running three major regional speed dating events. These will take place in London, Manchester and Birmingham in March, and will offer school leaders from local Primary and Secondary schools the chance to meet some of the latest and most up-and-coming edtech innovations.
The above is me after one of our training climbs - tweets intact! In my last post, on virtual reality, I wrote about how I could fly over Chicago or climb high mountains effortlessly. All you needed was Google Cardboard. Well, what do you do if you want to document a real adventure?
Schools across the UK are streamlining parental engagement with My School App, an innovative new platform that allows staff to send relevant news, updates and events to parents and guardians. Created by developers Pixelhead Creative, the software is tailored to each individual school’s needs, with digital flyers also supplied for printing and distributing. This resource is free to download. The first 10 sign-ups to mention Innovate My School will receive six months free-of-charge, with a further 20% off the set-up costs.
Edtech providers Computeam are inviting teachers to their free-to-attend annual conference taking place on Tuesday 7th February at Chill Factore, Trafford, Greater Manchester. This year’s theme is ‘achieving deeper learning outcomes using technology’, with discussions on how teachers can harness the wow-factor that technology offers to benefit classroom learning.