The term ‘digital transformation’ has been flying around for a while, and it’s not difficult to see why.
In an ever-advancing world, it’s easy to be taken aback by the sheer volume and variety of devices that are available out there on the market. And this is something that couldn’t be truer when it comes to education.
So, that’s it. Another year of BETT has been and gone. And what an event its been!
2017 has gone by as quick as a flash, and whilst it has been an enchanting year, it’s time to cast our magic on 2018. And for January, that can only mean one thing in the edtech world – BETT.
Minecraft Education is game turned educational resource where you’re dropped into a pixelated block world in which you can explore build and survive using the objects around you.
Earlier this year, the government back-tracked on controversial plans to ensure every state school converted to having an academy status by 2022. However, even with the news of this U-turn, schools converting to an academy and joining Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) has not slowed.
The world we live in is becoming increasingly digital. Couple this with fact that; science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM learning) based jobs are expected to grow at double the rate of other occupations over the coming years, now is the time for schools to act.
Whilst we here at Stone think technology is probably the best thing to happen to the modern-day classroom, not everyone agrees.
In an ever challenging financial climate, it can be difficult for Multi-Academy Trusts to both implement and maintain an effective security solution that not only helps standardise online safety policies but also accommodates growth.
Public sector funding is definitely a hot topic at the moment; do we have enough money for this? Can we continue to operate using that? What can we do to cut back what we’re spending? Can we get away with using these PCs for another year?