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How can ICT alleviate pressure in special education?

Part 3 of a series of informative blogs, Read part 1 here And 2 here Teachers at SEND schools are specially trained and experienced in looking after students that have a wide range of complex educational needs, but no amount of training could have prepared them for the shake-up to education that the pandemic has caused over the last 12 months. Unreliable or outdated ICT may already be putting undue pressure on teaching staff, and with remote learning thrown into the mix, stress is at an all-time high. What problems do SEND establishments face? What [...]

By |March 8, 2021|Education, SEND|

Supporting SEND schools & students with Chromebooks and Cisco Umbrella.

Part 2 of a series of informative blogs, Read part 1 here The pressure is on for you to ensure that remotely learning is set up and good to go, so many things to consider for both your teaching community and your learners. “Schools should work collaboratively with families, putting in place reasonable adjustments as necessary, so that pupils with SEND  can successfully access remote education alongside their peers”. Therefore, schools might need to think of bespoke and creative ways to support children with SEND remotely. There are several areas to be considered [...]

By |January 14, 2021|Education, SEND|

Supporting SEND schools & students with ICT during the pandemic

(Part 1 of a series of informative blogs) As we enter lockdown 3 with most students and teachers now in a home learning environment (with exceptions of key workers etc.), the requirement to provide a robust home remote learning platform for students is key. As the Government Guidelines state: “Your school or college will make appropriate arrangements for you to be able to continue your education at home.” This is similar for pupils with SEND, where the government guidance states: “Schools should work collaboratively with families, putting in place reasonable adjustments [...]

By |January 13, 2021|Education, SEND|

The role of ICT in improving learning outcomes

As well as delivering teaching resources at greater speed, with more ease, ICT also improves long-term learning outcomes. When students use ICT resources, they are not just completing tasks and crossing off curriculum checklists, they are gaining transferrable digital skills that can be used not only in further education, but in the future professional careers they pursue. How does ICT set up students for a better future? ICT bolsters the curriculum and can be specifically tailored to a range of difficulties or learning impairments. Physical texts and notebooks are limiting because [...]

By |January 8, 2021|Education|

How can ICT enhance student engagement?

Pupils with SEN (Special Educational Needs), disabilities or other challenges require a specialised support system to effectively manage and overcome the barriers to learning caused by their condition or circumstances.  Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been recognised as key technologies that can enrich and enhance learning experiences by providing students with access to a greater range of educational activities, games and tools. Enhancing student engagement ICT systems and the software within them can provide the benefit of gamification. Students will interact in an activity or game and can be rewarded [...]

By |January 7, 2021|Education|

The five-step guide to getting the most out of your ICT solution

Schools that embark on an ICT solution journey usually fall into two categories. There are those that have an ICT system already in place, with a basic network and some devices. There are others that might be a brand-new school with no network or devices whatsoever and want to start from scratch. Both scenarios will need a step-by-step plan, starting with an information gathering session before any implementation can take place. The plan should include: 1) Information gathering in a ‘discovery session’ In the first step, the digital enablement company works [...]

By |January 5, 2021|Education|
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