Author: Joe Basketts

Children’s online activities, risks and safety – report

A comprehensive literature review has been published by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. The review focused on trends and emerging issues, and the online risk of harm to children and implications for safety policy and practice. The key findings included: Age is the key factor that differentiates among children’s online experiences, with gender also significant. One in ten children to one ...

New PSHE resources from Public Health England

Public Health England  has released a new set of resources designed to support secondary schools with a range of issues including cyberbullying, online stress, and body image in a digital world. PHE is the government department devoted to improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities. Their new materials have been developed to promote resilience among young people aged 11 to 16 ...

Young people’s experiences of sexting

A report has been released by the EU funded SPIRTO Project which shares key findings, including the outcome of interviews they conducted with young people about sexting (generating and sharing sexual content). The study was carried out in Sweden, Germany and the UK and revealed the following: The main reasons stated for producing and sending images were fun, flirting and meeting new people; explor...

Free safeguarding event: Protecting Children in a Technology Driven World

Breaches of child safety have wide reaching consequences not only for the children concerned, but for all schools and those entrusted with our children’s care.

Win One of 30 Promethean ActivPanels

  Promethean have announced their Promethean Grant scheme which will give away 30 ActivPanels to schools. See below for the details from their recent press release. We’ve got 30 ActivPanels up for grabs, and one could be yours! The interactive display panel is transforming the teaching and learning experience; resulting in more modern classrooms. To get your hands on one, all you have to do i...

St James’s Chocolate Factory Showcased to Amazed Audience

At a packed premiere event, St James’s Catholic Primary School in Twickenham wowed an audience of parents, pupils and governors with the results of their film project based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Sharepoint Development Service for Schools

Gaia Technologies is pleased to announce its new  consultancy and design service for  education customers who want to get started with SharePoint.

Charles Darwin Primary School visits the solar system!

At Charles Darwin Primary School in Norwich, Y1 pupils are learning about the planets – just like many other children across the country. However, headteacher Jo Brown wanted to do things differently, and as their technology provider we were happy to oblige! 

Discounted Naace membership for Gaia customers

As the national association for all those interested in the use of technology in education, Naace is a charity which exists to promote effective and appropriate use of technology in schools, colleges and other educational settings. Gaia is a sponsoring partner of Naace and due to our relationship we are able to offer our customers a discount of 10% on Naace memberships. Join Naace today at www.naa...

Christ the King Catholic Primary visit World War 1

Pupils from Christ the King Catholic Primary School in Birmingham have been experiencing what life would have been like on the front lines during World War 1 whilst developing their literacy and historical enquiry skills.

Zu3D for just £89 per year for Gaia Customers

At Gaia we have for some time been recommending Zu3D as a complete solution for video editing, green screen movie making and stop motion animation in primary schools. A site licence is now available to Gaia customers for just £89 per year. One of the great things about Zu3D is that it runs on Windows 10 and osX and also on iPads which makes it a very flexible solution. A site licence gives a schoo...

Exclusive offer from BrainPOP UK to Gaia customers

All registered GAIA customers that subscribe to BrainPOP UK will receive BrainPOP Espanol and BrainPOP Francais free of charge. BrainPOP is one of the leading online video learning sites for primary and secondary schools. Featuring over 750 colourful animated videos across the curriculum, combined with lesson materials, quizzes, educational games and activities it is a rich multimedia toolkit for ...

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