Poor digital access and lack of tech for UK teachers holding back remote learning, new survey shows

Survey of UK teachers suggests nearly half (47%) of teachers lack tech facilities at home harming their ability to teach remotely Digital Poverty Alliance says findings highlight the need for a national digital poverty and inclusion strategy ...

NetSupport further enhances classroom.cloud’s online safety provision by including integration with Microsoft Teams

NetSupport today announced that its newest solution for classroom management and online safety, classroom.cloud, will now further enhance students’ online safety at all times – and, critically, in any location – by including integration with ...

‘JUST ONE TREE DAY’ – still time to sign up!

4 August 2021: There is still time for schools to join hundreds of others and sign-up to the highly popular ‘JUST ONE Tree Day’, taking place on Friday 15 October (England) and Friday 1 October (Scotland). Schools throughout the UK and around the ...

70% of children found not seeing friends the hardest part of lockdown

7 in 10 young people think the most difficult part of lockdown is having less contact with friends, reveals new research by the University of Cologne. The study, conducted by Professor Clemens Kroneberg and his research team, found that school pupils ...

Putting Foundational Maths on an Equal Footing with Reading

Paul Miller, Head of Global Implementation, Whizz Education   In October 2019, the World Bank and UNESCO Institute for Statistics proposed a new metric, Learning Poverty, designed to spotlight low levels of learning and track progress toward ...

Revealed: England’s biggest lockdown bullying hotspots

Barking and Dagenham has seen the biggest increase in school bullying exclusions during lockdown – a 200% year-on-year rise  10 local authorities saw bullying rates more than double between 2018/19 and 2019/20  ...

Kinteract is ‘music to the ears’ for Music in Secondary Schools Trust

  Edtech platform provides learning continuity to musical programme of excellence   Founded in 2013, the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) provides funding for classical instruments for secondary schools with a disadvantaged or ...

Persona Education releases free version of its Persona Life Skills social-emotional e-learning platform

Innovate UK funded edtech startup makes its social-emotional life skills online learning platform available to as many secondary students, teachers, schools and colleges as possible, to help address gaps in wellbeing and employability resulting from ...

Online learning provider launches sexual consent course for FE students and staff

The Skills Network is supporting schools and colleges following Ofsted’s updated FE and Skills Handbook  Online learning provider, The Skills Network, has developed and launched a new Sexual Consent course this month (July) aimed at further ...

“School holidays feel no different to lockdown”

Young people worried about loneliness this summer, finds mental health charity, Mind   The start of the summer holiday could feel like another lockdown for many young people with mental health problems, says leading mental health charity, Mind. ...

University of Birmingham invests in largest ZEISS Digital Classroom in Europe

176 state-of-the-art ZEISS microscopes are partnered with the award winning Labscope teaching software   The University of Birmingham cemented its position as a pioneer of cutting-edge education in 2018 with the creation of the largest digital ...

Educators can now access premium video through Alamy

Alamy, PA Media Group’s stock image business has partnered with Pond5 to provide over 6 million premium videos for education and creative customers around the world.   In 2016, the Universal Journal of Educational Research found that using ...