18/09
2020
Using technology to support the fluid nature of teaching through a pandemic
Posted by Caroline Moore on 18/09 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Internet connectivity, Wi-Fi,
Using technology to support the fluid nature of teaching through a pandemic

Since schools re-opened in September, there have already been multiple reports of whole year groups being sent home after students tested positive for COVID-19. Just as businesses have had to adopt a hybrid working model with some staff working from the office and others working...

17/07
2020
Schools need to prepare for remote learning even in September
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 17/07 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Remote working, Wi-Fi,
Schools need to prepare for remote learning even in September

With many English state schools breaking up today, management and teaching staff will also be concentrating on what their premises and classes will look like in September 2020. While trade unions have serious doubts about the viability of Government plans for all-class returns,...

10/07
2020
Microsoft Teams: Enriched classroom features to make learning accessible from home
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 10/07 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Cloud hosted telephone systems,
Microsoft Teams: Enriched classroom features to make learning accessible from home

With the announcement that all schools will be going back in September, teachers are gearing themselves up for a big change in classroom sizes and structure. Students and staff who are unwell will be encouraged to stay away from school. Desks will be front-facing and contact between...

23/06
2020
Ensuring your school Wi-Fi can cope with on-site socially distanced learning
Posted by Caroline Moore on 23/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Wi-Fi,
Ensuring your school Wi-Fi can cope with on-site socially distanced learning

This week sees my eldest daughter return to school as she is in year 12 and will take her A-levels next year. She has three mornings of face-to-face classes scheduled until the end of this term. My younger daughter is hoping she may get back to school in September, but as yet no-one...

16/06
2020
Bringing school phone systems up to date to suit the end user
Posted by Daniel Fuller-Smith on 16/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud hosted telephone systems, Telephone systems, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise,
School phone systems - hadnset on desk

Schools have got enough on their plates right now without having to worry about potential technical issues surrounding hardware upgrades. The IT department may be chomping at the bit to introduce new technology but they have to give consideration to the people who will be using it on...

29/04
2020
Webinar: How Microsoft Teams can support schools
Posted by Chris Wheeler on 29/04 at 10:00 AM Education, Cloud-hosted telephone systems, Microsoft Teams, Remote working,

With schools closed due to the lockdown, online teaching has become essential to deliver the curriculum to children of all ages. How does a school, college or university take advantage of the tools within Microsoft Teams? My recent webinar focused on the education sector....

03/03
2020
Spot the signs to know when your school Wi-Fi needs updating
Posted by Jac Civill on 03/03 at 10:00 AM Education, Wi-Fi,
Spot the signs to know when your school Wi-Fi needs updating

Wi-Fi access points enable students to engage in e-learning around the school site in classrooms, libraries, outside spaces and common rooms, and dorms for boarding schools. Pupils can even contact teachers or other support staff via email or instant messenger if they feel...

06/12
2019
Flexible school web filtering to create inspiring lessons
Posted by Aaron Davis on 06/12 at 10:00 AM Education, Education, Web filtering,
Flexible school web filtering to create inspiring lessons

Every school, college, academy and MAT needs web filtering. Not only does it safeguard young minds from certain places on the internet, but also increases productivity and helps protect the reputations of staff and the school itself. Traditionally, web filtering for schools has...

21/06
2019
Webinar - Linking schools with a cloud-hosted telephone system
Posted by Laurie Coleman on 21/06 at 10:00 AM Education, Education,

In the last 30-minute webinar in our education series, I gave an overview of how schools can link together and find cost savings with a cloud-hosted telephone system. As schools' funding is consistently being squeezed, our webinar looked closed at the benefits of a new telephone...

07/05
2019
Tackling the IT and communications challenges facing schools
Posted by Caroline Moore on 07/05 at 10:00 AM Education,
Tackling the IT and communications challenges facing schools

As a parent of two school-age children, I am fully aware of the financial challenges facing schools. Course subjects are being cut or being offered online, supply teachers are only being used sparingly even though staff numbers have reduced and headteachers are sending letters to...

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