Technology Enhanced Learning
Why are some schools failing to see the benefits they hoped when bringing technology into their classrooms? It is simple. Educational vision and learning outcomes are not being aligned to the technology.
Flying Start is our programme to successfully introduce iPad in to your school for the first time, or get your school back on track with an existing iPad deployment.
Introducing iPad in to your school for the first time, or getting your iPad project back on track, can seem like a daunting prospect. GBM work with thousands of schools across the UK and have developed some best-practices, that can help you get your project started quickly, and efficiently. Within the Flying Start programme, we address everything you need to get your project off the ground, from technical design and management, through to curriculum integration, giving you the framework needed to enable technology enhanced learning in your school.
Does this sound like you? Then our Flying Start programme could be right for you. Working together we can enable you to take control of the iPad devices in your school in three easy steps and make sure that technology isn’t a barrier to you achieving your vision.
Simple and straightforward wireless management means you can easily add content and apps to your iPad. Our management systems also support all of Apple’s latest tools and features, including Classroom App, and the Device Enrolment Programme (DEP)
Before you deploy technology, it is important that you think about how you are going to store and assess your student’s work. Our assessment solution allows you to share worksheets, assignments, and content - as well as collect it back in for evaluation.
When introducing technology into the classroom, CPD is essential to realise positive outcomes. Our teachers are Technology Enhanced Learning experts and will work with your staff to provide training, guidance and support, through coaching and mentoring.
The Nuts and Bolts
1. iPad Management
Taking control of all the iPad devices in your school should be simple and painless, but for many schools, it is not. Our knowledgeable team can make this problem disappear, so you can manage your iPad estate wirelessly, using a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system. We will make sure that you can add apps, use the latest tools, like Classroom App from Apple, and make changes as and when you or your wider team need to. GBM can also manage your iPad devices remotely, pushing out apps and settings, freeing up your staff to focus on other tasks.
2. Content Management
iPad is a truly incredible tool in the classroom and is praised for its role in enabling real collaboration to take place there and beyond. For this to truly happen, you and your students need a safe space to save work, and the tools to assess it. We have a solution that makes this storage and assessment easy. Our assessment tools have been advocated for allowing you to provide more personalised and engaging feedback, as well as saving you time.
3. Teacher Confidence
We want everyone that uses iPad in the classroom to have a fantastic and consistent experience, that is why we spend time in school teaching everyone how this technology can enhance their student’s experience and achieve amazing outcomes for them. We also love to share the tips and tricks we have learnt over the years around curriculum delivery with iPad, and what apps are most useful to get you started.
Are you getting the benefits you hoped from bringing iPad into you classrooms?
We want to help you get the most from your iPad deployment, which is why we are offering you a FREE Health Check*. As an Apple Solution
Expert for Education we have implemented thousands of successful iPad deployments and think we have the recipe for success.
It is important that you think about how you are going to store and assess your student’s work. Can you share worksheets, assignments, and content - as well as collect it back in for evaluation and evidence?
How do you manage and keep track of your iPads? We will audit and advise the best way for you to wirelessly manage your devices, in order to save time and get the best experience with a robust MDM (Mobile Device Management) system.
We will conduct a WiFi survey to understand your current network. From there we can advise you on any issues we discover and the best solution for the job, we can install this solution and support you moving forward.
Once we have conducted the Health Check we will send you a written report highlighting any areas of concern and our suggested solutions to resolve them. This will give you a plan if you wish to act on our findings.
* The Health check will take approximately 2 hours on-site with your IT/Computing lead.