With the DfE challenging the tech industry to revolutionise education , it really was no surprise to see “teacher workload” identified as one of the “five key opportunities” to address.
Edtech can play a vital role in enhancing and streamlining work related processes. Whilst at the same time, helping improve student learning outcomes and increasing effective and efficient classroom productivity for both teachers and students.
Our role as edtech specialists, perfectly positions us to support our customers in addressing this challenge, by always putting teaching first and championing the use of technology.
Here’s our thoughts on how technology can bring efficiency to some of the common teaching struggles.
Marking and Feedback
Relieve the pressure of marking tests by hand with self-marking tool such as Google forms where online assessments are easily built, and the task of marking multiple type answer questions can be automated.
Whether the feedback is in the classroom or in the next lesson, with Apple’s Schoolwork app on iPad, you can easily distribute, collect and feedback on assignments and collaborate with students 1:1 from anywhere – in real time. And when using Pages, Numbers or Keynote, you can instantly add written or verbal feedback directly to their work.
Using Microsoft Teams, you can create, grade and feedback on assignments using familiar apps such as Class Notebook, and send back direct to each student.
Microsoft Teams creates a digital hub that brings conversations, content, assignments, and apps together – all from a single experience in Office 365 Education.
With Googles Classroom, you can manage assignments and communicate with students and their guardians from one convenient place and because Classroom integrates with other Google tools, you can instantly refresh curriculum with integrated education apps.
Using Apples Handouts in the School Work app, you can send anything from announcements to assignments, in almost any format; including web links, PDFs or even links to activities within apps. Handouts can be sent to the entire class or one to one, ready for your students to instantly view and keep on track of actions they need to complete.
Create a collaborative classroom with Microsoft Teams by keeping everything you need in one place with Class Notebook, Office apps and education apps, and engage students with rich conversations, video, and fun content. You can also streamline staff communication on school-wide initiatives using custom Staff Notebooks and bring teams together in any meeting with HD video, VoIP, and dial-in audio conferencing options.
G Suite for Education
G Suite for Education provides a suite of productivity tools to help students and teachers interact seamlessly and securely across devices. Teachers can easily create classes, distribute assignments and send feedback, anytime, anywhere and from any device with G Suite for Education.
The Classroom app allows control over every iPad and Mac in class, so you can guide students through lessons and keep them engaged. You can also send and receive files with the entire class or one to one using AirDrop or present work on the big screen.
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It’s not surprising that the stress of managing the teaching workload, is one of the main causes of high staff attrition rates and teacher shortages. Technology could help towards alleviating and streamlining some of these pressures.
Our team are experienced in consulting schools through these challenges. Get in touch today as we could help you find that work-life balance you’ve been hoping for!
Attending BETT 2019? We will be there in full force ready to help you along your digital transformation journey. For the opportunity to meet with one our specialists, or simply find out more around what we have on offer at the show see here.
The After School club
An exclusive event for school leaders, The After School Club is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how implementing technology and introducing it into your curriculum can be beneficial, cost effective and sustainable. If you plan on attending BETT and are interested in an Apple solution, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more. Find out more around the agenda and Register for your FREE place here.