Spring Term EdTech Update from Tablet Academy

Welcome to the very first EdTech Update - our termly newsletter packed with information about free resources, funded programmes, latest news and updates from Tablet Academy. In this issue:
  • The Tablet Academy Convention - 5th March 2020
  • Free CPD
  • STEM Feature
  • Microsoft News: New features to enhance inclusion using Whiteboard
  • Google News: A new way for students to turn in their work
  • Escape Rooms at BETT 2020

Tablet Academy Convention - 5th March 2020 - RAF Museum, Cosford

Following on from the successful launch of our Convention last year, we are pleased to announce our second event taking place at the RAF Museum, Cosford on 5th March. We have designed this especially for busy educators who need to find out the latest possibilities for EdTech to engage, motivate and raise standards in their institutions. Our convention is …
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Need CPD for your school? We may be able to get it funded for you.

At Tablet Academy we work with a large number of companies who provide funding for us to help schools. Consultancy, training, student workshops and even complete transformation programmes can be included in these offers, and often at no cost to the school whatsoever. Both Google and Microsoft have comprehensive offers for schools who are either considering moving their products, …
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STEM Feature

STEM News - Free STEM Resources for KS3 and KS4

Our STEM team have found a great STEM website where there are a lot of free resources for use in the classroom The site has been developed by STEM Crew. STEM Crew provides free teaching resources covering real world science, technology, engineering and maths for key stage 3 and 4. All of the resources are inspired by INEOS TEAM UK’s challenge for …
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STEM News - Minecraft update

Simon brings news about the latest updates for Minecraft which came out in September. Additions to Minecraft include: integrating the Immersive Reader, a Single Sign On (SSO) option for one-click authentication, improved user interface and multiplayer experience with join codes, and more. These features are available for download on all Minecraft: Education Edition supported platforms (Windows, MacOS, and iPad). Further information …
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Microsoft News: New features to enhance inclusion using Whiteboard 

Student engagement is key to helping students develop and learn, while also maintaining classroom management. When used effectively, technology can enable great collaborative learning opportunities. With this in mind, Microsoft have announced six new features in Whiteboard for Education …
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Google News: A new way for students to turn in their work

Graham Bowman has some recent news about G-Suite. Originality reports (currently in beta) allow students to check their work doesn't include any accidentally uncited work. Also, teachers can check submitted assignments for sections of text that are found online but haven't been cited correctly. This is useful in helping prevent students from submitting plagiarised work.  You can sign up for …
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See us at BETT 2020 - the return of the Escape Rooms

Tablet Academy will be returning to the Bett Show in 2020 (Stand NQ36) to deliver the popular Escape Rooms feature including  3 rooms that present you with opportunities to test your Ed-Tech skills against a range of challenges.  The BETT Escape Rooms experience is designed to provide you with the opportunity to engage with classroom technology solutions in an exciting and brain …
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