June 6th 2018 | Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Sponsors

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Texthelp

At Texthelp, we believe that literacy is every student’s passport to academic, social and professional success. It’s our genuine desire to help students understand, learn and express themselves. We create smart, user-friendly literacy and learning solutions, that provide the support each student needs; through reading, writing, STEM and research.  Texthelp software continues to be used daily by millions of students and educators throughout schools, colleges and universities worldwide.  

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SCHOLAR

The SCHOLAR Forum is a not-for-profit partnership between Heriot-Watt University and The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).  The partnership was established in 2000 to provide high quality interactive online materials for Scottish schools, enhance classroom practice and manage a national CPD programme in e-learning and educational technology.

Currently 33 online highly interactive SQA courses are available at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels are available in a range of STEM, business and language subjects including Mathematics and English at all three levels.

Since its inception, SCHOLAR allows Scottish students a unique opportunity to study anytime and anywhere and supports learners and teachers to fulfil the aims of Curriculum for Excellence. 

All 32 Local Authorities, 33 independent schools and 5 Regional colleges in Scotland subscribe to SCHOLAR.  It currently has130,000 student registrations and 10,000 enrolled making it one of the world’s largest e-learning programmes for schools.

Professor Phillip John BSc PhD DSc
Professor of Chemistry
SCHOLAR Executive Chair

Lord Balerno Building, room 1.24                       Tel: +44 (0) 131 451 3247
Heriot Watt University                                       Email: p.john@hw.ac.uk
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK                                   Web:  www.hw.ac.uk

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ReadingWise

ReadingWise English is an online reading intervention that jump-starts reading for those who struggle. It is used in over 100 Scottish schools in over half of the local authorities.

  • Impact – it makes a measurable difference on reading, with an average reading age increase of over 9 months after just 20 hours use. It’s easy to demonstrate impact with the reporting features.
  • Empower – We train your staff as part of the programme, and ReadingWise can be delivered by TSAs. This follows best practice in helping TSAs make a real difference to struggling readers.
  • Reach – The programmes are designed for groups of 10 pupils at a time – a ratio 1:10 - allowing schools to reach greater numbers of struggling readers more quickly – improving reading where it is needed most.

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All schools can try before they buy, and our training is free as part of our trial period. To book your trial, visit this we page or get in touch through the details below. www.readingwise.com/enquiry 

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XMA

Part of an independently owned British group of companies, XMA is a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions into the public sector. XMA are the leading Apple experts in education, supporting schools through the digital transformation process and help equip them for the future of technology.
With over 300 combined years of engineering experience, we have the expertise to manage projects of all sizes and complexity.

 

Robotical

Marty the Robot is an educational robot designed by Robotical to make robotics and engineering accessible to kids, makers, and educators. Marty was developed by Dr Alexander Enoch to fill a gap in the market for a real robot at an affordable price that could bring STEM education to life. With nine programmable motors, unique patent-pending walking mechanism, and upgradeable electronics and sensors, Marty is not your average educational robot. Out-of-the-box Marty can be controlled remotely over WiFi, but can also be programmed with languages like Scratch and Python. Find out more at robotical.io

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SEEMiS Group

SEEMiS Group is an Education Management Information System (MIS) provider.  As the standard MIS within Scottish Education, all local authority and some independent/GASS student data is processed and managed by SEEMiS software offering interfaces with external agencies such as ScotXEd and SQA.   

At the heart of our product set is SEEMiS Click+Go  which offers a wide range of modules to support Pupil and Staff record management including Nursery Application Management System (NAMS), Attendance, Pastoral notes,  Tracking Monitoring and Reporting.  

By working closely with its members and the strategic bodies responsible for the education direction in Scotland, the Group looks to continually improve its product set and support local authorities and their associated schools deliver their statutory and discretionary responsibilities.

EDINA

EDINA is a centre for digital expertise and online service delivery at the University of Edinburgh. EDINA develops innovative educational technology delivered across the education sector from primary schools through to research level within Higher Education Institutions. EDINA's award winning Digimap for Schools service is in use within 3,000 primary and secondary schools across Great Britain. Digimap for Schools provides pupils and teachers with engaging, easy and fun access to a range of current and historical Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photography. Using this data, pupils enjoy learning about where they live and understanding their environment and its history.  Simple measurement tools enable pupils to measure distance and calculate area. Intuitive annotation tools enable pupils to add their own information to maps enabling them to present their interpretation of places and events, developing core information and data handling skills