Author: Bernard Dady

Are you teaching about WW1?

Are you teaching about WW1?  If so Gaia  has a range of resources  that  can support  the topic:   A very simple starting place would be to use the WW1 playlist on You Tube.  This playlist  includes a series of very short animations showing soldiers  in a variety of WW1 related situations. These are great for stimulating discussion about what the soldiers might be saying and how they could be...

Microsoft Intune for Education

Microsoft have launched  Intune for  Education.   Intune  facilitates express configuration  of Windows devices. This is how it works: Microsoft Intune for Education   streamlines   set up, control, and management of the resources for your school including apps, devices, and settings. It is part of the overall Microsoft Education  solution  which also includes:   Office 365 for Education  ...

Microsoft Teams for Education

It’s not even a year since Microsoft launched  Classroom as an app in the Office 365 suite for education and yet by July 31st 2017 it will  be discontinued!  The reason for this is that almost simultaneously  Microsoft launched Teams its chat based work space for business and it has now deemed this to be  a better collaborative platform  for teachers and students to use.  This app will be mu...

Computing projects for primary schools

Gaia launches new computing projects for  primary schools Gaia  has enhanced and expanded  its Primary  Computing Framework for primary schools through addition of  a selection of projects. These have been designed so that pupils can  apply the skills and knowledge  that they  acquired through exciting project-based learning challenges. These include : Stop motion  animation – use the  Gaia ...

Gaia CPD – changes to products & services 2017

Gaia CPD  and Training Services will be re-labelling and refining its  products list  for summer 2017.  Changes will follow on our  web site:  https://gaia-tech.education  , where our  offer to the education sector will be described in full. In future Gaia Technologies will  structure its services within four broad categories: Consulting –    education ICT advisory services,  developmental s...

Magix Creative Software

Bernard Dady, Head of Education at Gaia reviews an affordable creative software solution from Magix. One of our primary aims here at Gaia is encouraging the use of ICT for creative production. This is a key function of our studio and feature of our project support to schools, academies and colleges. The industry standard software in this field has long been dominated by Adobe, with packages like P...

Gaia 3D at Wensum School Science Fair

Sometimes Gaia can help in very simple ways. For example, the loan of our 3D TV to show science content at Wensum Primary School’s Science Fair and our video professionals to capture the exciting hands on learning that happened as a result of staging the fair. Can we help you with ICT enhanced learning? Contact us today on cpd@gaia-tech.com

Gaia Primary Computing Framework Launch at BETT 2017

We have been busy updating the Gaia  Primary Computing Framework for launch at BETT 2017.   In particular we have been adding  the first of  a suite of new project based learning packages, that will help  pupils apply their new  found skills  in exciting  learning contexts.  At BETT we will be showcasing: An exciting  stop motion animation project for Y3 pupils A web site building project, for Y4 ...

Google Takes Geography Virtual

If you teach geography take a look at what Google is up to. A suite of different products are coming together to provide what Google describes as the power to ‘teach beyond the four walls of your classroom’. Visit the Google training centre and look at Unit 7 Here you can learn how to use:  Hangouts to connect to the world Google Maps to take virtual field trips Google Earth  to set up...

Impero On-line Safety Handbook 2016

Gaia partner Impero has just launched its  On-line Safety Handbook 2016. This handbook, designed for senior leaders, provides schools with a framework for the successful implementation and management of an active monitoring system, like Impero Education Pro. It includes the following: The best practice approach to online monitoring Effective deployment – setting up a working group, running a pilot...

Gaia at BETT 2017 – Update

Come and visit Gaia  on  stand F260 where we will be exhibiting alongside one of our  trusted partners My Learning UK. Gaia’s lead educationalists will be demonstrating some of the innovative learning which is being co-developed with our customers: including 3D visual learning, video production, virtual and augmented reality. We will be meeting existing and new customers and conducting exhib...

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