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7 education blogs you should be reading

At Gaia Technologies we love to make sure we’re at the forefront of the latest in ed tech news, so here’s a round-up of our favourite education blogs that keep us up to date! Teacher Toolkit http://www.teachertoolkit.me/blog/ As one of the most influential education blogs in the UK, Teacher Toolkit is the place to be to read up about all sorts of innovative ideas and advice. From SEMH strategies t...

£75 million funding to be allocated to CPD

Education Secretary Justine Greening announced the first round of bidding for the £75 million teaching and leadership innovation fund, designed to focus on providing high quality CPD programmes to schools nationwide and to strengthen qualified teaching status (QTS). Speaking at the Association of School and College Leaders’ (ASCL) annual conference in Birmingham, Greening discussed how she wanted ...

Free Event: Google in the Classroom @ The Manchester College

How is Google for Education helping schools achieve better classroom results, obtain better student engagement, reduce the costs of their ICT and simplify ICT delivery and security? Join us on the Shena Simon Campus at The Manchester College on Tuesday 7th March 14:00 – 16:30 for ‘Google in the Classroom’ a FREE Google for Education event for primary and secondary schools. This e...

The Great Plague: Rugby Free Secondary School

The Rugby Free Secondary School in Warwickshire recently completed a green screen video project on the Great Plague, with its Y7 students.  The school opened in September  2016 and this was the first  creative digital project  supported by Gaia. Two others are scheduled for Summer 2017.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Praises My Teen Mind App

The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer and MP, has given the My Teen Mind app his seal of approval. He visited the Magna Carta School in Surrey and was treated to a 20 minute presentation about the mental health and well being measures the school is taking, followed by students demonstrating the app. Student Katharina Wragg decided to send the Chancellor a letter detailing how the...

Free Seminar: Chromebook & G Suite for Education

Gaia Technologies would like to invite Denbighshire primary schools to a seminar to discuss the use of Chromebooks in education, as well as looking at the broader use of G Suite for Education. Attendees can sign up to the free event here. We have a wealth of experience in deployment, management and CPD for Chromebooks and G Suite in schools in Wales and across England. We will be able to guide you...

Science in Schools: £12.1 million government investment to support pupils

New findings published this month revealed that 25% of schoolchildren are interested in pursuing a career in science, prompting the government to allocate over £12 million to support science in schools. The report, OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), also showed that 75% of pupils in England believe science lessons help prepare them for life after school. The £12.1 million ...

My Learning and the Flipped Classroom

My Learning UK (MLUK), a trusted partner of Gaia, will be co-exhibiting with us at the BETT Show on 25 – 28th January 2017. We believe that developing your virtual workspace enables ‘flipped learning’ or ‘flipped classroom,’ a concept explained by MLUK below… The My Learning VLE provides an ideal platform for flipped learning, making content easily accessible ac...

BETT Academies launched for UK schools, academies and MATs

The BETT Show has launched BETT Academies to motivate, inspire, guide and advise academies, schools and MATs. From 16th – 17th March Birmingham’s NEC will play host to the event, which is designed to identify challenges arising to academisation of schools. Topics covered will include: Effective leadership Education in the future Change management There’s also the opportunity to network with ...

The Gaia Primary Computing Framework

In  September 2016 Gaia Technologies released the  downloadable  version  of  The Gaia   Primary Computing Framework.   The Framework covers all aspects of the the computing programme of study and provides a clear progression for skills development, Reception to Year 6. The Framework has been written by an experienced primary teacher in a non-technical style  designed to help teachers with plannin...

Oncology App On Course for Cancer Patients

We’re currently  working on an Oncology App to be used as a tool for people with cancer.  This app will provide general information on cancer including:        Pathology        Diagnosis        Symptoms        Treatment and side effects        Known causes and known prevention        The history of the disease        Surgical solutions        A help and support page with links to establish s...

Human Body App Springs to Life

Gaia’s   Anatomy Project is currently in development. Our 3D team is currently developing  an app  that  will demonstrate  the   functionality and layout of the human body.  The app will use highly detailed 3D graphics  to engage learners  with the  science of  human anatomy.

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