News and updates

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  – online apps for work from anywhere and desktop apps for advanced functionality, built for working together and available across devices, and it’s free for schools, teachers, and students School Data Sync to help automate the process for importing and integrating School Information System (SIS) data that you can use with Office 365 OneNote Class Notebook to organize course content, creat...

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 much easier for teachers and students alike with web, desktop and mobile  versions. Microsoft are integrating  Teams with  MIS data sync  and launching  the product for education.   Microsoft say that using  Teams    will allow you to “quickly and efficiently create classes with automatically populated student rosters from their school information system; share files and teaching material...

£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 to normalise flexible working for teachers, as well offering established CPD programmes to schools all over the UK. Greening stated, “I know that many fantastic teachers leave in the early years of their careers, but with a stronger approach on Qualified Teacher Status we can make it about development from the word go in a teacher’s career: strong CPD has to become the norm.” She confirmed that th...

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 pupils, which involves editing HTML code  to create a simple personal web site A traffic light management simulation using Scratch for Y5 pupils and An app building project, for Y6 pupils, based upon information relating to the Government’s school food standards. These will be  added to  the  new ring binder  pack, which  includes the full  Primary Framework. Read more about that here. Inclu...

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 school is tackling bullying through their dedicated Wellbeing Zone. She received a lovely reply from the Chancellor commending Magna Carta on setting a great example in the community.   Clare Erasmus, Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing at Magna Carta, commented, “I felt very honoure d! Gaia Tech was, of course, mentioned too as part of the collaborative work. The chancellor seemed...

Gaia at BETT 2017

Are you going to BETT in January? This year Gaia is sponsoring a   meeting area  which is located on  the My Learning UK stand  (F260). My Learning UK is  the learning platform that we commend to our clients . One of   Gaia’s clients which chose to adopt MLUK is South Devon UTC. Assistant Principal, Alison Hannah, says, “The My Learning platform is a key tool for us that has enabled our learners to adopt our ‘Digital Learning Culture’ and embrace technology to support their progression both in their learning and in preparation for the workplace.” The BETT Show  is the UK’s largest  education technology and it takes place every year  at Excel London.  In 2017  BETT runs from January 25th -28th. This year’s headline speaker is Sir Ken Robinson.  You ...

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 support networks such as Macmillan. The Oncology App is designed for cancer patients to use a resource to understand their diagnosis and how to find the right kind of help. Make sure you stay updated with our latest projects in the Showcase section. Want to find out more about what we can do for your school or university? Call  01248 675 800 or email sales@gaia-tech.com

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 teachers to illustrate curriculum concepts. Now Gaia customers can benefit from free access to the MFL modules BrainPOP Espanol and BrainPOP Francais free of charge if they subscribe. More details and a free trial are available on BrainPOP’s site at http://www.brainpop.co.uk/blog/learn-about-brainpop-with-gaia-technologies Please contact Joe Basketts or Bernard Dady on cpd@gaia-tech.com if y...

Are you ready?

2016/17   one more step into the future……… Welcome to the new term and  our new education community site.   Are you ready ? Join us on the journey. Work with Gaia  as we develop our community .  Get ready  for the future………….  

Bringing the Computing Curriculum to Life

Teaching staff from primary and secondary schools in Birmingham enjoyed an informative and interactive morning looking at creative approaches to using technology. The half day event, which looked at improving teaching through technology, was hosted by Services for Education and led by staff from Gaia Technologies. Topics included: The three features of a good computing curriculum Creative media in the classroom The impact of project based learning on pupils Sessions were delivered by Bernard Dady, Head of Education Transformation; Sally Tippet, Independent Consultant and Tristan Hughes, Deputy Head of Bodnant Community School, Prestatyn.  

The Google Play store, coming to a Chromebook near you

Exciting news from the Google blog yesterday: We launched Chromebooks for people who wanted a fast, simple and secure computing experience. Chromebooks just work — open the lid, and within seconds, you’re on your favorite sites and apps, getting stuff done. Virus protection and automatic updates are built-in, so you don’t have to manage your computer. And that’s worked great for our users. Schools in the US are now buying more Chromebooks than all other devices combined — and in Q1 of this year, Chromebooks topped Macs in overall shipments to become the #2 most popular PC operating system in the US*. We’ve been encouraged by this growth, but our users have often told us that they would like to do even more with their Chromebooks — run more apps, use Office files mor...

  • 1
  • 2

Lost Password

Register