At Discovery, we have always placed a big emphasis on Educational Technology (EdTech) and how it can positively impact teaching and learning; from reducing workload for teachers to helping to keep children actively engaged and enhancing their learning and development.
We have seen, first-hand, how empowering teachers, administrators, parents and students with technology can help them achieve more. We have seen how the right technology, used at the right time can remove barriers to learning and close educational gaps. And we have seen how, by using technology to put the student at the centre of the classroom, children develop the 21st century skills – problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and resilience, needed to succeed in the
Follow our journey, as we embed blending learning into the classroom. Hear from school leadership teams and teachers about the impact EdTech is having on pupils’ learning and development and be inspired by the technology and apps we are using to engage children with their learning.
Whether you are a school at the start of your blended learning journey, or you have fully embraced EdTech and are regularly embedding it in your teaching and learning, our Microsoft Showcase Open Days will give you the opportunity to see how we are using technology within our schools and, hopefully, provide you with plenty of ideas to take away with you.
A robust STEM education is becoming more and more important and understanding STEM concepts is going to be the most sought after knowledge-set in the future. To help equip our pupils with the skills necessary for 21st-century careers, we are giving all our schools the opportunity to explore a wide-range of STEM technologies.
By utilising the ACER STEM Rewards Programme, we have been able to purchase a whole range of STEM equipment – from spheros to drone sets, from VR headsets to Microbits.
STEM education doesn’t only help pupils who plan to go into STEM careers but also helps develop curiosity, creative thinking, taking initiative, multi-disciplinary thinking and empathy – all skills needed to succeed in today’s world and the future.
Watch the ACER case study, to see the impact of using STEM technologies within our schools.
Embedding Blended Learning in the Classroom Webinars
Want to know more about embedding blended learning into the classroom? Watch our series of EdTech webinars, as we share our experiences of using EdTech in our schools and discuss the technology and apps that we are using and the impact they have had.
Blended Learning Apps
With so many Education apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve asked teachers to review the educational apps that we use across the trust, to help you get started.
Blended Learning Resources
View our bank of resources to help you on your blended learning journey.