Hear how Heronsgate Primary, in Greenwich, continually recycle and refresh their technology, keeping it up-to-date and reliable, ensuring a positive and ongoing impact in the classroom.
Many schools have had iPads for a while and enjoy the creativity and the engagement they bring to the primary classroom. Tracking and managing work, however, can be a challenge. Seesaw really provides answers to many of these challenges and is free to use.
We are well into the school year and also coming to the point where many schools decide how their technology budgets are spent. If you already have your kit and a great wifi set-up, you could be looking beyond the iPad and Chromebook to engaging add-ons like robots.
As we upgrade, wipe and reset iPads this term, most of us will be using iOS 10.3. This means that Apple Classroom will be available. It’s a free and very useful utility for the classroom teacher…
Can an iPad Pro serve as a single multi-purpose computer for a teacher, rather than relying on the Mac plus iPad combo? With leaner financial times cutting into school budgets ever deeper, could this be a viable option?
Ever since the arrival of the National Curriculum subject ‘computing’ in 2014, figuring out how exactly to teach computer science and coding in a Primary school has become a hot issue.
Apple Teacher Guides to support coding with Swift are available on the iBook Store.
These Guides are designed to help you bring coding into the classroom, no matter what your level of experience.
Schools have invested heavily in digital technology and are creating content on a daily basis, so it makes sense to have some of this content being aired in the foyer for visitors and parents.
Toucan Computing aims to provide education institutions with honest IT advice and excellent service. We are passionate about superb technical support and inspiring training. We value fairness, diversity, long-term partnership and social responsibility.
Apple and Google products may be easy to use, but installation across the whole school requires knowledge and experience. Here at Toucan, we supply and support some of the largest Mac-based educational institutions in the country, and we can guide you through the implementation process.
Thanks so much for sending Andy in today. He was an absolute trooper and slogged away all day at getting us back online. It didn’t take knowledge alone; a lot of creative thinking and determination was required. I was very impressed.
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with sorting out the iPads and setting them up. Gareth did a brilliant job with no fuss. I was really pleased and appreciated not being needed while teaching. I will be strongly recommending you to any other schools looking to get iPads.
Toucan is a great Mac company that we have been using since it started more than 20 years ago. Staff listen to your needs, treat you intelligently and provide great service. They're always prepared to go that extra mile. And, better still, they do it with a genuine smile.
I have every confidence to say that working with Toucan and Julian everything is possible. It's really pleasing to see how with you guys (all of Toucan) our school is turning into a completely different technology led school. Well done to everyone.
Gareth did a fantastic job. We were both very impressed with what he did which has got us where we need to be with our iPads.
Thanks again for your years of continued support and expert advice, it means a lot to us that we can always trust on you to provide nothing less than the best!. You always go the extra mile and I appreciate that.
Can I just say a big thank you to Gareth for the work he undertook at this week and the assistance he gave to our engineer Antony. Antony had nothing but good words to say about Gareth, his professionalism, work ethic and ability to train on the job. Antony feels the install was a great success and is now much more confident in managing this solution for the school going forward.