Education Business 28.03

Technology to elevate teaching and learning

A walk around this year’s Bett show in March was an impressive eye-opener to just how much technology there is to help the education sector. From solutions that improve lesson-delivery, to the quirky tech that really inspires pupils, there was something for every need, as outlined in our Bett review on page 35.

With the sheer amount of education technology available though, it can often be overwhelming for schools who do not have the time or money to get any EdTech investment wrong. On page 27, Al Kingsley explores the importance of aligning EdTech purchasing with a schools’ unique needs and how to ensure that schools get the most out of their investment.

The increase in schools falling victim to cyber attack shows how the education sector – and the vast amount of data it holds, is a desirable target for cyber criminals. This edition of Education Business signposts the free tools and resources available to schools to help them become more resilient, on page 43.

Sustainability and the environment continues to be high on the agenda, with a government ambition for the sector to be net zero by 2030. With a massive transformation needed to hit the goal, Dr Sally Uren, chief executive at Forum for the Future, offers some advice on the first steps that schools can take. We also look at how new buildings constructed under the School Rebuilding Programme are to be net-zero and resilient to climate impacts, on page 21.

Angela Pisanu, editor

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