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Colchester Castle’s new digital learning programme enables your class to take part in a trip to Colchester Castle without ever leaving the classroom! Whether you are a local school in Essex, or in another part of the country, your students can immerse themselves in Colchester’s story and learn all about the mighty Romans.
The world is catching up with a truth that we’ve championed at Learning Ladders for the last 5 years - that children’s learning outcomes are greatly improved by teachers, parents and learners working in partnership. 
Darren Sayer, Associate Assistant Headteacher at Hanson Academy in Bradford, explains how the census offers a significant learning opportunity for students in England and Wales this year. By understanding the census, students can recognise and appreciate the importance of their local community, and how each individual story is part of a bigger picture. Darren explores some of the challenges their school has faced in light of the pandemic and the ...
E-sports professionals, Youtubers or physics professors? Perhaps the differences are less than you might think. That is, when it comes to the technical equipment necessary for interacting with the viewers, or, in this case – the students.
Employability is set to be one of the biggest concerns for young people this year as the job opportunities become increasingly limited and competitive as a result of the pandemic. 
It goes without saying that this year has brought about an unprecedented set of challenges for us all. We are at the end of the first month of our second school closure within a year, with all pupils engaged in distance-learning and up to 20% of our pupils attending emergency supervision.
There has been much fanfare about technology coming to the rescue when the pandemic hit earlier this year, and schools around the world were forced to close, or reduce activities to the minimum. Almost overnight, students and teachers were thrust online, with educators scrambling to develop virtual schedules, rethink assessment, and determine how best to mitigate learning loss during this challenging time.
The empowerment of distance learning happens through livestreaming. It is the most significant - and least utilized - tool in a teacher’s virtual learning toolbox, and is ideal for remote learning during the pandemic.
Now, there’s a title I wouldn’t have imagined myself writing a year ago!
Have you ever asked anyone this question: "If there was one thing that would really develop your teaching, what would it be?"
An online learning programme called Tassomai is playing its part in the rapid transformation of Torquay Academy. Reece Broome, who is leading the project at the school, explains.
“Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs. Zena, you come from a family of teachers, it is in our blood!”
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