Realising the potential of technology in education

    Published: 19 October 2020

    The Department for Education introduced new guidance this term to ensure schools have a remote learning contingency plan in place.

    “Where a class, group or small number of pupils need to self-isolate, or there is a local lockdown requiring pupils to remain at home, we expect schools to have the capacity to offer immediate remote education.”

    DfE.

    The good practice document includes advice on replicating the classroom remotely through the use of live classrooms, pre-recorded lessons, the submission of students work via multi-functional remote platforms and keeping children engaged and motivated.

    Free webinars

    Our Technology in Schools team have worked closely with specialists to pull together a series of free webinars to support you with all of the above in a new week long series of twilight webinars starting on the 2nd November.

    Specialising in Google, these short webinars are perfect for schools who are either

    • at the start of their digital journey
    • fully integrated with a digital platform but would like support with next steps.

    Schools will have the opportunity to book 1:2:1 meetings with our technology advisers and participate in Q&A’s at the end of sessions. 

    Here’s a preview of some of the webinars available:

    Top tools for the digital science classroom

    Monday 2nd November 2020 - 4.15pm. Delivered by Science Advisers Joanna Conn and Charlotte Jackson

    Keynote: introducing G Suite Enterprise for Education

    Google,  Tuesday 3rd November 2020. 4:00pm-4:45pm

    Make Google part of your school technology strategy

    Tuesday 3rd November 5:00pm – 5:45pm. Delivered by Chris Bramwell, Head of Technology

    Neverware: transform your old laptops into Chromebooks 

    Wednesday 4th November 3:30pm. Keynote speaker - Antonio Hristov, Neverware

    The benefits of G Suite and using Chromebooks

    Wednesday 4th November 4:30pm - 5:10pm. Delivered by Chris Carter, Google & Edtech Adviser, Google for Education Certified Trainer.

    How to make teaching videos with free tools

    Thursday 5th November 3:30pm. Delivered by Chris Carter, Google & Edtech Adviser, Google for Education Certified Trainer.

    Schools will have the opportunity to book 1:2:1 meetings with our technology advisers and participate in Q&A’s at the end of sessions. 

    How to book

    Book onto a webinar free today on th CPDHub via; http://bit.ly/hflgoogleevent

    It’s not too late to apply for DfE funding

    If you haven’t got round yet to making use of the DfE’s free funding initiative for the roll-out of G-Suite, please contact the service desk on 01438 844777 or email: technology@hertsforlearning.co.uk to discuss how the Technology in Schools team can complete the application on your behalf. They will complete the paperwork, integrate the system and offer all the necessary training of all your staff. 

    “Accessing the DfE Provision Funding couldn't have been easier or more straight forward with the fantastic support of Daniel and Chris at HfL. There were no onerous forms to fill in and no proof needed to say we were entitled to it - they handled everything and provided step-by-step guidance through the process. The fact that I was sent a recording of the free online training I attended also meant I could keep going back to it. We aren't rushing into rolling it out, but are just very glad that we have G Suite at no additional cost to school and we can take our time to plan how best to use it in the future.”

    Rachael Coultart, Computing Subject Leader, Stevenage St Nicholas CE Primary School & Nursery.

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