The Last Week in a Primary School

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A strange time normally, only intensified by the Covid19 pandemic, the last week of a primary school year is a mix of celebration, sadness and excitement for teachers and children alike. Although it feels like children have just come back to school, many will be saying goodbye to their teachers for another six weeks at… Read More »

Teams Analysis

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about initial findings in our Microsoft Teams analysis of Eaton and Tarvin Primary Schools. In order to improve our Microsoft integration strategy, it is crucial to regularly evaluate and adapt, especially in the current climate. From data gathered, we have split our findings into separate areas where Microsoft Teams… Read More »

Effective ‘Teams-work’

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Miraculously and somewhat unbelievably, we have reached the end of another half term with Gluu. The #EatonProject is continuing to progress and I am using this week’s blog to reflect upon some of the outstanding ways teachers at Eaton and Tarvin Primary have made use of the Gluu model within the Teams platform.   Weekly… Read More »

Foreseeing the future for the 4 C’s

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The 4 C’s are increasingly popular learning strategies being deployed in connected classrooms to help support pupils in being ready for their future work environment, and to enable them to embrace a need for change and flexibility in a world increasingly dominated by AI. Creativity, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Communication have been four key pillars… Read More »

Welsh Government announces £50m of investment in EdTech

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Late this afternoon (31/07/19) the Welsh Government announced another £50m of investment in EdTech to support their schools. Their ongoing aim is to embed digital into the fabric of schools and encourage local authorities to work collaboratively to deliver their digital vision. A structured approach to sharing best practice seems to be the core intent,… Read More »

Transferability is key

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I’ve read with interest the publication of the EdTech Top 50 schools. It’s a fantastic initiative in highlighting the current best practice in our schools, and not least because our very own Eaton Project featured in the report. EdTech is definitely proving it can deliver positive and sustainable impact. The report does though still leave… Read More »

Innovation through collaboration

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In it’s publication “Realising the potential of technology in education: A strategy for education providers and the technology industry” the DfE set out a long term vision for EdTech in English schools and colleges. It’s a thought through, welcome and long overdue report and details the steps to be taken to ensure that the sector… Read More »

Digital technology can improve learning

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The publication of the latest guidance report from the Education Endowment Foundation is very welcome. At a time when EdTech is so in vogue and much heralded, advice and support which shines a light to help guide senior leaders and key stakeholders to make educated and informed decisions is a pre-requisite to success. Learning from… Read More »

Be a solution, not a problem

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Judyth Sachs’ book on the activist teaching profession neatly outlined the contradictions of autonomy at the heart of much education reform. Decentralisation and devolution are the totems of new reforms. But for teachers the accountability and measurement systems entailed in these reforms put them at the bottom of a food chain that reaches only up,… Read More »

Power to the People

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Gluu is connecting and nurturing coalitions of EdTech stakeholders and practitioners, educators, edupreneurs and policy makers to harness the collaborative power of their people. The ‘EdTech learning hubs’ will support and catalyse this network, creating conditions that encourage innovation and underpin the best practice, inclusivity and collaboration needed to reap the benefits of a 21st… Read More »