It’s that time of year again, and with everyone back to school and back to reality, we’re hoping to ease you back into the new term with our Back to School Update.


The future of technology is an oft-discussed topic, especially in education, so we’ve put together our thoughts on Microsoft’s latest Productivity Vision video. Through the lens of education, we discuss where Microsoft believe tech will be in the future, and how it will inform and shape how we teach and learn.

The classroom of the future – what will it look like?


E-safety is a hot topic for many schools. We want to help alleviate some of the stresses and strains involved with ensuring students stay safe online. Our e-safety toolkit is a helpful list of resources and tips to help you prepare pupils for the realities of the virtual world.

E-safety Toolkit


With e-safety and security in mind, we spoke to cyber security champion Jay Abbott about the skills gap in IT, and more specifically within ‘cyber’. New threats, vulnerabilities, problems and attacks are being discovered every day, and it’s vital that young people are equipped with the right tools to meet these challenges and shorten the skills gap. Jay tells us about how you can help your students develop the skills and experience they need through the Cyber Security Challenge.

The IT Skills Gap


And with learning continuing to grow beyond the classroom in new and exciting ways, we take a look at how blogging could help your class collaborate, share ideas, and even improve their writing skills.

8 Reasons to get your class blogging


The Update is now available to read in full online here.