Teachers have been the unsung heroes of 2020. They’ve worked tirelessly to keep education on course during the pandemic. Now, we can give them their hard-earned time back. Here’s how platforms like Kinteract can shoulder the admin burden and enable teachers to focus on what they do best: teaching.
UK Education Secretary thinks that remote teaching live should be encouraged. But is he right?
Looking back on a crazy year, and forward to a strong future. This is as true (if not truer!) for education as it is for everything else. Teachers, schools, and parents have worked amazingly hard, and shown incredible resourcefulness in keeping education going against the odds this year.
Online teaching gives teachers a plethora of innovative new tools - but teaching from behind a screen still isn't the same as teaching in front of a class. How can teachers manage classroom behaviour when the class is remote?
Behavioural management platform, ClassDojo, has made headlines recently, but for all the wrong reasons. But what’s the alternative?
Teacher’s jobs can be hard enough - but here’s how technology can lighten the load!
Zoom has been keeping us all connected during global lockdowns throughout the year. But is it a good teaching tool?
Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, a student, a member of school staff, an independent educator, or anyone else - please have a truly fantastic holiday season.
Online learning platforms are revolutionising the way we teach, but teachers are still the most important factor in education. How can teachers work with edtech to make online learning interesting for students? All over the world, teachers are getting to grips with edtech.
Is education technology really revolutionising sports training and development? We learned through lockdown that live sports lessons work. Half the country was ‘Joe Wicks-ing’ to Youtube P.E lessons...
Hey, we all heard about the frustrations of "lockdown learning". But that’s only half the story... It’s time to focus on the sheer advantages and opportunities that online schooling and hybrid learning provides.
Global Research: How Kinteract Enables Schools to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19 Challenges
From how children learn - to how teachers can enhance the characteristics of effective learning in the classroom.
We understand the impact and difference it makes to a child's progress when their parents are involved in the educational journey.
Although the digital divide has been prominent throughout education systems all over the world, the coronavirus pandemic has really elevated the problem. Disadvantaged students have literally been left in the dark, with no way of logging on. And although schools are slowly opening back up, slowly returning to ‘normal’, the digital divide is still ever present.
Although it might be obvious as to what independent learning is, there are a number of nuances that actually make up the process. Independent learning is the process of developing one’s own knowledge, but this doesn’t necessarily mean alone; it could be in groups, but without teacher or educator intervention. Independent learning focuses on an individual taking objectives and reaching them through their own process – placing the responsibility on their shoulders.
It’s been well documented that younger children learn best through play – but how do we challenge children to lead their own learning journey? Child-led learning has become more and more mainstream in nursery settings throughout the last five years, but what exactly is it and how has it changed the way we teach in early years’ settings?
Kinteract is great for assessment and home-school communications through the parent logins - but it doesn't stop there. As well as being able to set assignments for hand-in online, Kinteract has a class discussion option for observations.
From the first use of pencil and paper to radio broadcasts and followed by televised education broadcasts - today, the educational technology landscape has changed a great deal.
Here at Kinteract HQ, we know the life of a teacher is not a fixed diary. Your curriculum is a living, breathing thing and not just a tick list to be completed and added to a pile of paper. So our platform is totally curriculum agnostic.
There are a number of schools who have made massive changes to their marking and feedback policy - most notably to change it to just a feedback policy.
If you are an avid social media user then you will understand the power of the #hashtag.
COVID-19 has changed the way students are graded in 2020 - Kinteract investigates what this means for GCSEs and A Levels.
Are you happy with your edtech solutions? Will they satisfy Ofsted’s focus next term?
Kinteract has been built around the idea of a learning journey - or timeline - that follows a child all the way through every key stage. Achievements are charted along the way as well as next steps and general observations.
With schools, colleges and universities across the UK closed for the foreseeable future, educational institutions have had to make big changes to the way they communicate with and educate pupils, students, parents – and staff.
Online education shouldn’t replace ‘traditional’, classroom teaching – but the pandemic has illustrated to us that schools are not just there as education providers, but also caregivers, guardians, and food suppliers
Student wellbeing has always been important, but during a pandemic and other difficult times, it can be tough to ensure each and every student is happy and relaxed.
Planning for the new ‘normal’ has been something teachers, educators, faculties, educational institutions, and leadership teams have been thinking about since March.
Distance learning is nothing new, but online teaching and learning for many schools and educational institutions, who normally rely on traditional classroom teaching, isn’t something that comes naturally for all.
As much as any senior leader of a school loves to see a graph showing progress going up and up in a perfectly smooth line, in reality, it doesn’t really work like that if we reflect what happens in classrooms
An online learning platform provides KS2 students with more interaction with teachers, their peers and with the work they’re completing.