Smarter phone! Teaching maths from an iPhone.

Smarter phone! Teaching maths from an iPhone “I use a small collection of apps on my iPhone to control various elements of my lessons when I’m teaching maths, always with the purpose of improving the levels of engagement of my pupils.” North Shore Academy in Stockton on Tees uses Magellan for its staff, students and partner organisations, and you can ... Read More

Are you cowed by cloud?

Are you cowed by cloud?Are you cowed by cloud computing?  Many teachers are afraid to ask that most basic question: ‘What is cloud computing in school?’ and this holds them back from understanding and using the resource properly Recent research conducted by YouGov has shown that deputies and head teachers want to know the most, because 59% of teachers and 78% ... Read More

What colour is the elephant in your classroom?

What colour is the elephant in your classroom? Magellan from CSE provides schools and pupils with simple access to local and cloud IT resources from any device through a single interface. You’ve all heard the expression “there’s an elephant in the room” – a massive problem which no-one is mentioning. Well, in schools there can be all sorts of unspoken IT ... Read More

IT in schools, top five concerns

IT IN SCHOOLS, TOP FIVE CONCERNSA typical 15 year old looks at their phone on average fourteen times a day (OFCOM, 2013), and one in five children own their own iPad. Technology is clearly part of young people’s lives but in teaching environments it’s not as straightforward as knowing who owns what. These are the top five issues about IT ... Read More

Schools are the one place where every positive aspect of the digital world can be channelled for good

Schools are the one place where every positive aspect of the digital world can be channelled for goodStop demonising the internet and let teachers get on with what they do best – teach. “Parental fears about the internet are misplaced in the context of schools,” states Gordon Derham from Computer Systems in Education (CSE), producers of Magellan. “It is the one place where every positive ... Read More