Does EdTech in schools help or hinder pupils?

Does EdTech in schools help or hinder pupils?

Technology has evolved massively over the last decade, it was only a matter of time until it started to play a real part in how children are taught. Gone are the times where classrooms were filled with blackboards, chalk, textbooks – no technology in site! Now, the minute you walk into any classroom, you cannot ignore the interactive whiteboard which is the main focal point of the room – the

Should you worry about your data in the cloud

Should you worry about your data in the cloud

The question about your data in the cloud is probably asked many times over and almost certainly had many different answers. Before answering question, its worth asking what is the cloud? Put simply, its a fancy word for service provider. In this case it happens to be computing related. From data storage, software to computing, today you can simply find a cloud provider who will store your data securely and

Developing technology for teachers – why so many #EdTech vendors get it wrong

Developing technology for teachers – why so many #EdTech vendors get it wrong

As a KS2 teacher and Computing lead for my school, I used to be really frustrated by some of the new technology we were given to evaluate. Whilst the educational benefits for the children were normally unquestionable, it often felt like us teachers who actually had to use it were an afterthought. Overly complicated, illogical, buggy and just too hard to use. It was clear that the developers had never