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13/06
2017
Microsoft OneNote: A hit with students and teachers
Posted by Ash Khagram on 13/06 at 10:00 AM Images and graphics, Education, Office 365,

The days of writing your notes on a pad at high speed to capture the relevant points of a lecture or information from a workshop is becoming a thing of the past. Today, modern lecture halls have a sea of students hiding behind laptops, tablets and other devices to take all their...

17/03
2017
Using artificial intelligence to keep our schoolchildren safe
Posted by Caroline Moore on 17/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Web filtering,
Facebook web filtering image

With Facebook currently under fire after it failed to remove sexualised photographs of children from their site, keeping a check on what young people are viewing and posting online is firmly back in the news.And this was just a week after the social media giant announced they were...

28/02
2017
Schools and colleges: Give your IT manager control of your network
Posted by Caroline Moore on 28/02 at 02:38 PM Videos and webinars, Education, Web filtering, Education, Internet connectivity,

Web filtering is a real issue for schools and colleges to protect pupils and staff from viewing inappropriate content, to relieve pressure on bandwidth and to protect networks from malicious intrusions and, ultimately, downtime.Traditionally, not-for-profit organisations have...

10/02
2017
Broadcast messages to pupils with your school telephone system
Posted by Adam Williams on 10/02 at 09:55 AM Education, Telephone systems,
Image of children running at sports day

Repeating the same information over and over again is tedious at best but is time wasting at worst.This is a common occurrence for school reception staff, especially when an event is thrown into doubt.Using the age-old example of sports day, the weather in the UK can mean this...

16/01
2017
School web filtering – the old way vs the new way
Posted by Caroline Moore on 16/01 at 03:56 PM Images and graphics, Education, Web filtering,

Traditionally, not-for-profit organisations have supplied web filtering tools to the education sector at county council level.However, these were not flexible enough to give IT and network managers the tools they wanted to manage their own access parameters.They certainly did not...

13/01
2017
Just how does new web filtering in schools work – an example
Posted by Caroline Moore on 13/01 at 03:17 PM Images and graphics, Education, Web filtering, Web filtering,

We give schools an example of how a modern web filtering solution can make their day-to-day internet access so much easier therefore making teachers’ jobs more satisfying while also enhancing pupils’ learning.Our short presentation above, which includes audio, reveals just how easy...

12/01
2017
Effectively disseminating information to and from schools
Posted by Caroline Moore on 12/01 at 09:41 AM Education, On-premise telephone systems, Education, Telephone systems,
SWComms education blog post image

One of the key challenges faced by school reception staff is how to reply effectively to high volumes of queries and to give out information as efficiently as possible.This is particularly true when it comes to weather dependent events, such as sports day. It is also true when...

06/01
2017
Cyber bullying poses extra concern for schools
Posted by Caroline Moore on 06/01 at 02:40 PM Education, Web filtering, Web filtering,
Cyber bullying image

When I was growing up, cyber bullying amounted to a few teenage insults over MSN and that was it. If you’d had enough of it, you could simply log off.With today’s level of social media with apps like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, it seems like there is no escape from...

02/01
2017
Infographic: Give your IT manager control of your school network
Posted by Caroline Moore on 02/01 at 02:10 PM Education, Web filtering, Web filtering,

Our latest infographic illustrates just how easy it is for school IT managers to wrestle back control of their own networks with a web filtering solution designed to provide responsible use of the Internet to enhance learning.Solutions provided by county councils or not-for-profit...

29/12
2016
Infographic: Effective web filtering for schools
Posted by Yvonne Dennis on 29/12 at 11:30 AM Education, Web filtering, Web filtering,

Our infographic clearly shows just how easy to is for students and staff to access inappropriate content on your school network using their own devices.This means your network is also at risk of intrusion via web-borne threats.Modern school web filtering solutions give you the...

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