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The Pros and Cons of Parental Engagement

We all know what a difference it makes to a child's progress when their parents* work together with school, or even just spend the quality time with their children at home. Whether that is reading with them at bedtime, or taking them on days out and broadening their horizons, or ...

Our New Look Homework Feature Has Landed!

We have to admit to being quite excited about what we have been working on behind the scenes. We have always used Next Steps in Kinteract to allow teachers to highlight what students may be working on following assessments, both formative and summative, but now we have a whole new ...

A platform which adapts to every user

So many platforms are available which serve a particular use for a particular user. In schools staff may feel overwhelmed with staying on top of multiple systems for multiple uses, AND for multiple users. You may have one system for assessment which is aimed at teacher input, and SLT data ...

Can you cater for parents who don't speak your language?

...because we can. Kinteract has a very exciting feature which we haven't made a big deal about yet but we think we really should. Have you ever launched a new system or platform for home-school communications or home learning but found parents, or students, are struggling to understand it as ...

Is APP back to stay? Or have schools lost their way?

Do you remember the days of APP? The grids of "best fit" which went alongside the pre-2014 National Curriculum and the levels which accompanied that? These grids led to a huge level of workload for teachers. It likely was never designed to be used in the ways it was eventually ...

What Are The Benefits of Educational Technology?

Technology plays a big role in our lives today. Various industries are using technology to make our lives better and easier. For example, medicine, transport, and engineering. The education sector isn’t an exception. Schools are advancing their teaching methods by incorporating educational technology. Many kids are already exposed to technology in their homes and entertainment spaces. So having digital-based learning can be an advantage to them...

Our takeaways from the TES SEN Show

Last Friday and Saturday we had a stand at the TES SEN show in London. As well as meeting lots of fantastic teachers, teaching assistants, and school leaders we also have a chance to look around at the offerings of the other stands. What struck us is the diversity of ...

What types of educational technology fit your teachers?

Educational technology can be defined as the use of both hardware and software to facilitate the processes of teaching and learning as well as improve performance. Over the centuries, people have invented different ways of recording and sharing knowledge. From the first use of pencil and paper to radio broadcasts, ...

4 Emerging Technologies in Education that can Revolutionize the System

The world is making strides in incorporating technology into various practices. It’s clear that educators are also using advanced automation to their advantage. From virtual reality to artificial intelligence, edtech can revolutionize the education system. Emerging technologies refers to the technology developed for application in today’s world. This term also ...

Using Class Discussions in Kinteract to drive home learning

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 also has a Class Discussion option for the Observations. Often Observations are associated with Early Years education. However, they are really ...

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