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.
Apple have always had a very real dedication to education. Over the years, this has manifested itself in many ways. From apps to entire training schemes like ‘Apple Teacher’, they have proved time and time again that they are willing to create useful resources for pupils and teachers alike. What’s more, they are all free!
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.
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.
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.
Our relationship with Toucan is always very professional. As a company their values match with ours. The apprenticeship scheme they offer is excellent and gives us ICT support whilst investing in a young person's future career prospects.
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'd love to thank you for all the support and help you provided during your visit on Wednesday.
Thank you Andrew; it’s a pleasure working with you. You’ve been friendly, supportive and always willing to find a solution for us. You’re a star!
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.