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  • cloud services and technology

    'Anything as a service' - what does it mean?

    25 June 2020 By Charlie Holland and Robyn Lamport-Rann - ICT Procurement Services at YPO

    The world of technology and all of its many acronyms can be a confusing place for us all, especially with the pace that technology is evolving and the list of abbreviations that is ever expanding. One of the latest is ‘XaaS’ which stands for ‘Anything as a Service’, but what does it actually mean?

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  • man wearing smart watch

    Smart Tech in the new World

    11 June 2020 By Sarah Sesum - Category Manager of ICT at YPO

    As the world starts to get back to the reality of moving away from home working and more of us are facing going back into offices and workspaces under the new strict working and social distancing rules, how can Technology assist?

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  • man working in home office

    Top tips for working from home from the ICT team

    06 May 2020 By the ICT Team at YPO

    Our ICT team have come together to provide a top tips video series to support you whilst adjusting to working from home. Whether it be making the most of the technology you're using or general guidance surrounding how best to adjust to your new working life.

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  • woman using camera to show artwork in class

    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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  • PE teacher using a tablet in lesson

    Using technology to deliver engaging PE lessons

    05 December 2019 By Nick Powell - PE Specialist and Director of SpiralPE

    We can all see the increased role technology plays in our everyday lives but what about within school and more particularly, PE? Can technology help with delivering engaging PE lessons and at activity clubs, to ensure pupils get the most from PE and physical activity? Can technology help busy teachers when planning PE lessons?

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  • inside of school bus

    Safeguarding students on the school run

    04 December 2019 By Dominic Kalantary - Director at Vectare

    When reference is made to the “pupil journey”, most educators instinctively think of a child’s progress upward through their school. But for the students themselves, the most relevant journey to them on a day to day basis is the one that they make from home to school, and back again, five days a week.

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  • paper shreddings

    The importance of shredding for GDPR compliance

    13 November 2019 By Thomas Miller - Trade Marketing Executive at Fellowes

    GDPR became law on 25th May 2018. There are significant fines for breaching the new data protection regulations meaning it is essential that organisations and its employees have access to a shredder to avoid the consequences of a data breach.

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  • broadband router

    What to look for when choosing broadband

    23 October 2019 By John Jackson - CEO at London Grid for Learning

    What should a school be looking for with its broadband service? It clearly depends on several factors. Broadband is not just broadband, just because it says 100 MBPS, doesn’t mean that what one provider delivers is the same as another.

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  • drone being used on building site

    The benefits of drones in the public sector

    23 October 2019 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer, Emergency Services and Blue Light

    There are no real surprises when it comes to the development of technology these days, but it is always interesting to know how this technology is used in our day to day society.

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  • school children using technology in lesson

    Improve your school with effective Edtech

    23 October 2019 By Kate Lewis - Marketing Director at Innovate My School

    Technology has the potential to change lives. In fact, it is fair to say that it has completely disrupted many sectors, and still advancements in technology continue to improve outcomes significantly.

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