5 Easy steps on how to use Dropbox

By Gavin Molloy  Do you find yourself hearing about Dropbox but just think it looks way too complicated? Maybe you haven’t even looked and just presume it’s too complicated? If you have heard how invaluable Dropbox is and aren’t using it, chances are you have answered ‘yes’ to one of the above questions. Dropbox couldn’t…

Tips for Spending your ICT Infrastructure Grant

By Simon Lewis  When the ICT infrastructure grant was first announced, schools found themselves inundated with sales pitches from different brands with different products – so how do you know where to start? Well it might sound simplistic, but we suggest taking a step back and simply starting at the start. Firstly, discuss some key…

Procurement in the Education and Training Sector

By Gavin Molloy ‍Getting the Best Value for Money – The Purchasing Framework for ICT in Schools ‍ ‍ Where do schools get best value for money and who are they allowed to buy from? We take a look at the Purchasing Framework/ Procurement for ICT in Schools With the second tranche of ICT infrastructure grant upon…

A Teacher Trainer Shares their Experience

By Gavin Molloy I was in a school yesterday to advise on a whole-school re-imagining of the IT setup. They have a new school build that will open its doors in September 2018 and are looking to start with solid foundations for ICT that they can build upon to facilitate 21st Century Learning in the…

Choosing a Management Information System

By Simon Lewis  Management Information Systems (MIS) help schools to keep records of all the pupils in their school. At their most basic, they contain the address, date of birth, contact details and other simple data that a school would need to hand. However, an MIS can provide extremely useful information and data for schools….