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    Visualisers more than just a presentation tool

    21 February 2020 By Ed Fairfield - Head of Education at Elementary Technology

    A visualiser is a lot more than a presentation tool – it can be used to reduce workload, to improve marking and assessment, to share ideas and to encourage inclusion for all. This blog covers the basics of visualisers and explores more complex ways they can be used to have a real impact on teaching and learning.

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    How to keep cyber safe in school

    25 September 2019 By Sarah Sesum- ICT Category Manager at YPO

    Our world is technologically advanced and anything and everything is at our fingertips. In the classroom today we see teachers using technology helping with lesson plans, information and research as well as being the very basis of how they teach. Here are all the data security tips we can offer you to ensure that your school and all its new online data is as safe as it can possibly be.

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  • Robyn Lamport-Rann meet the buyer blog

    Meet the Buyer - Robyn Lamport-Rann

    05 April 2019 By Robyn Lamport-Rann, Category Buyer - ICT

    Robyn joined YPO six years ago and is now a category buyer for the ICT team.

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  • Chloe Lynn Meet the Buyer

    Meet the Buyer - Chloe Lynn

    18 February 2019 By Chloe Lynn, Category Buyer - AV, IT and Business Machines

    Chloe joined the Education, Learning and Office Supplies team in June 2018. Creating access to best value products at the most competitive prices is the driving force behind her commitment to procurement.

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  • AI and the rise of Virtual Worker

    07 November 2018 By Ashley Cartwright, Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    As we move into what is commonly dubbed as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” businesses are evolving at increasing speed. Customers are expecting more and more from their service providers, making technological flexibility and work-place productivity paramount in staying on top of demand.

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  • Category Manager - ICT Innovation

    Meet the Category Manager - Ash Cartwright

    17 September 2018 By Ash Cartwright - Category Manager

    Ashley joined YPO nine years ago and is a Category Manager for ICT Innovation in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Early years computing

    An introduction to computational thinking

    21 August 2018 By Amy Shelley, Buyer - Educational ICT

    Starting primary school presents children with many new challenges and skills to learn – including computer programming.

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  • Why do councils need a digital strategy

    Why do councils need a digital strategy?

    17 May 2018 By Georgina Bowell - Canon UK LTD

    Increasingly we rely on digital services to facilitate our everyday lives. From ordering and paying for items online to researching a place to eat, reading newspapers, ordering taxis and communicating worldwide, digital technology satisfies our need to have everything right now.

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  • Sarah Sesum

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Sesum

    21 March 2018 By Sarah Sesum, Category Manager - Technology and Communications

    Sarah Sesum joined YPO 11 years ago and is now the category manager for Technology and Communications in the Procurement Services team.

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  • Printer / Photocopier Image

    Five top tips for saving money on printing

    29 November 2017 By Zoe Jeffery, Category Buyer for ICT

    Pretty much everything has gone digital these days - but it’s fair to say we’re a long way off seeing paperless schools! Printing and photocopying is still a much needed necessity. As well as environmental factors to think about, we also have to consider how much we spend (or waste) on printing.

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