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Blox Party!

Bloxels is an exciting new game design app created by Pixel Press. This is the team that produced the popular app Floors. The earlier app enables students to design game levels complete with moving platforms, ladders, various hazards and, of course, enemies.


We love our iPads; they are our “go to” devices. Many of the activities we choose to do are quicker on the iPad than on a traditional computer. How we do them, however, can be quite different, for example, navigating can be a drawn out process. We all have slightly different ways of managing this.


Seesaw is free app and service. It works like a simple class blog. It enables children to post their “in progress” work and final outcomes for teacher and peer feedback. The set up process is easy and quick. The class can access the space using a unique QR code or though a Google Apps for Education email address.


The Advanced Teacher Institute (ATI) Conference 2016 is about pushing the boundaries of technology in education. It also delivers some of the best CPD available, providing a staggering amount of content and resources. You will also have the chance to meet like-minded educators, innovative developers and passionate trainers.

iPad Screen recording options 

Occasionally, there are times when we need to record the screen of the iPad. Traditionally, this has often been for creating tutorials, how to’s, etc. There are apps that students use that don’t export to the camera roll and this can be another reason for recording the screen.

Music Technology and the iPad

If there is one art form on the iPad that keeps on evolving and transforming possibilities, it has to be music technology.

Device Enrollment Programme Guide

The Device Enrollment Program is part of the Apple Deployment Programs that help businesses and education institutions easily deploy and manage iPad, iPhone, and Mac. This guide will give you an overview of program features, explain how to enroll, and help you get started.

Volume Purchase Program for Education

The Volume Purchase Programme (VPP) makes it simple to find, buy and distribute apps and books in bulk for your institution. Whether your school uses iPhone, iPad or Mac, you can provide great content to your students, teachers and staff with flexible and secure distribution options. And you can get special pricing for purchases of 20 apps or more through the VPP store.

Ying and Yang

I’m writing this blog post on a Chromebook. After 20+ years of using Apple technology, I feel a bit of a traitor! No, seriously! I have always genuinely championed a mixed platform of experiences for learners. I’m using this Chromebook to explore the possibility of a mixed platform of iPads and Chromebooks.

Show us your Plickers!

You really need an American accent to pronounce Plickers! It is a fun way of gathering formative assessment data and it’s free! Unlike most polling and voting systems the teacher needs only one device. The learners are each given a four-sided simple QR code. Each of the four sides represents possible answers to true/false or multiple choice questions.

Symmetry and the iPad

Exploring symmetry is a popular classroom activity. There are plenty of hands-on and creative ways of doing this without any technology. If you want to use technology, the iPad can contribute to the process. The free Photo Booth app has a great mirror effect.

App Smash Live

Catch up with Toucan’s Apple Education Trainer, Julian Coultas, and 5 other educators as they bring you the best in apps and workflows.

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.

Neil Levis
Retired Journalist

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.

Matt Surman
Head, Wells Park School

Julian's training was excellent. Staff were really engaged and motivated. We'll book him again!

Executive Principal, Harris Academy Coleraine Park

I'd love to thank you for all the support and help you provided during your visit on Wednesday.

Andrzej Gronek, Network Manager
St. Paul's Academy Greenwich

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.

Maria Slavovski
ICT Teacher, South Harringay School

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.

Steven Connors
Executive Headteacher, Heronsgate Primary School

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!

Farhan Khan, ICT Systems & Support Manager
Lea Valley Academy

I meant to email you today to say how happy I was with Andrew's support on Monday. Everything I asked for was possible and completed. There was no moan, no fuss, no impossible thing. Andrew made our training day successful and complete. His patience was tremendous.

Maria Slavovski
ICT Teacher, South Harringay School

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.

Tony Clayton
Head of Centre, The Constance Bridgeman Centre

Dear Andrew, I have finally made it to the end of the school year and with that I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for ALL the help and support that you have given me! I am always grateful for your time and sometimes feel I would be lost without you!!

Lilly Charidemou
ICT Coordinator, Danegrove School

Just a quick note to say thank you to Alex, who helped me this afternoon with expired tokens. He was super helpful. Great service from Toucan, as usual.

Sarah Norris
Shere Infant School

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.

Phil Jones
ICT Engineering Manager, Babcock4S

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