Innovative ICT solutions for a pioneering new school

Innovative ICT solutions for a pioneering new school The school is being built on the University’s Selly Oak site. We’re very pleased to announce that CSE have been awarded the ICT contract for The University of Birmingham School. The pioneering new state school, opening in September 2015, is located in new, purpose-built buildings. The University of Birmingham School will be ... Read More

Windows 10 Preview from CSE

Windows 10 Preview MS 10 Preview was released on Oct 1st. We asked Tony Saxby, CSE’s Technical Consultant, for his views. I’ve downloaded Windows 10 and have it running as a VM on my PC. Behind the scenes Windows 10 is a big change although it doesn’t really snap out at you saying ‘wow this is innovative’ . Microsoft have ... 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

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