Danesfield has been selected as an EdTech 50 school which is a national report that showcases imaginative use of technology to support teaching and learning. We are incredibly pleased to receive this recognition for our work embedding technology to enhance learning opportunities.
The Edtech 50 Schools is a celebration of the work going on in schools across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, that use education technology to support great teaching and enhance learning. Edtech 50 Schools is supported by Intel, Jisc, NetSupport and in partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching, Independent Schools Council and TES. This report highlights digital flagship schools who demonstrate a focused sense of what is useful to them in terms of technology – whether it be in supporting teaching, cutting teacher workload, collaboration across staff teams or consolidating knowledge, enhancing creativity and broadening experiences across the curriculum.
There's a verve and commitment across these EdTech champions, and they deserve real praise. To put yourself forward for a national award, sharing your learning and practice is a bonus for all schools who may want to develop digital. There is a priority on safety and security, too. These Edtech 50 Schools are making the sensible case that education technology, if used well and coherently, can be of real benefit to education, pupils and teachers. The richness and commitment to supporting teaching and learning across England, Wales, Scotland and N. Ireland is uplifting. But we’ll need to find out more of what really works. It was clear that context and implementation itself are key. The Edtech 50 Schools has been chosen from nomination and the insight of our judging panel. We asked schools to demonstrate a range of work using education technology, strategic focus and an ability to articulate impact in ways they thought important as educators. It was challenging to award the Edtech 50 Schools and this publication also contains ‘ones to note’ and ‘ones to watch’ – schools that are using education technology in imaginative and innovative ways.
To learn more about the 50 schools that were nominated and to find out about how they use technology in the classroom please click on the link below.