Technology & Educational Resources Zone

The Technology & Educational Resources Zone is one of the most innovative areas within the Schools & Academies Show.  

EdTech is possibly the most exciting part of education, with companies breaking ground with AI, VR and AR. Within this zone, you will find real-life examples of technology being used in schools whilst hearing advice on how to embed technology across your curriculum, making individual ICT lessons a thing of the past.

At our previous event in April, the Rt Hon. Damian Hinds MP chose to announce the Department for Education’s EdTech Strategy and as such, we are delighted to provide senior leaders from schools with the chance to meet a wide range of the UK’s leading education technology suppliers.

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Technology & Educational Resources Sessions

Day 1 - November 13, 2019


    • 10:50 am
      Spotlight on: TECHNOLOGY – What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Means for Schools?

    • 10:50 am
      Data: How Future-Proof is your Organisation?


    • 10:40 am
      Session sponsored by TurnItIn
    • 11:20 am
      Session sponsored by IRIS Education
    • 12:10 pm
      Getting the Right Technology in Schools: A Look at Nesta’s EdTech Testbeds
    • 1:00 pm
      Case Study: Implementing Chatbots – Lessons from Bolton College
    • 1:40 pm
      Case Study: Implementing the E-safety Ambassador Programme in Schools
    • 2:20 pm
      Suite Child of Mine – Lessons Learned on Our Google Journey

Day 2 - November 14, 2019


    • 11:00 am
      Transforming the Learning Experience with “Future-proof” Tech
    • 1:40 pm
      Spotlight on: TECHNOLOGY – The Role of Technology in Improving Social Mobility
    • 3:40 pm
      The Future of SEND

    • 2:40 pm
      Case Study: Using Technology to Identify Early Intervention Opportunities at Primary Level

    • 2:30 pm
      Virtual Reality and 360 Movies – A Powerful and Necessary Tool for Children with Special Needs

    • 3:00 pm
      Panel Discussion: Can We Increase Female Leadership in EdTech?
    • 10:00 am
      Promoting Effective Pedagogy in Computing
    • 12:20 pm
      Realising the Potential of Technology in Education
    • 1:10 pm
      Keeping Children Safe Online with Thinkuknow
    • 2:20 pm
      Case Study: Centralised IT Provision within a MAT – Support, Staffing and Centralisation
    • 2:40 pm
      Techies vs Teachers – Make Love Not War: Encouraging Collaboration Between IT Staff, Teachers and SLT
    • 3:20 pm
      How Will Machine Learning Change the Way We Learn?

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Technology & Educational Resources News

Association of Network Managers in Education

Network Building: SAA Show Partners with the Association of Network Managers in Education

Network Managers are at the forefront of new developments in edtech and IT infrastructure, but often don’t receive the attention of their pedagogical peers. While many may be looking forward to the summer holidays already, we are looking even further ahead, to the Schools & Academies Show Birmingham in November. So it seems only prudent […]

School data

Data and Benchmarking

Access to high-quality, accurate and timely data is crucial for schools and trusts to make informed decisions and get the most of their available resources. Benchmarking and comparison with peers can be a powerful tool for change and a driver for improvement in any sector. For schools and trusts, knowing how they compare with similar […]


The Rise of the Robots – Future proofing skills for the next generation

Artificial Intelligence will ‘kill off’ five million jobs by 2020, according to some of the more alarmist headlines. While AI threatens hundreds of thousands of posts in the retail and administration sectors, top professions such as the law and medicine are also set to be transformed by the ‘march of the robots’. Advances in AI […]


How MATs can drive consistency across schools with ICT

According to the Discover Society article, ‘Multi-Academy Trusts in England – are they really accountable?’: “managing and governing collaborative organisations [such as Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)] is no mean feat… Even when all of the collaborating organisations are keen for it to work, the challenges of factors such as: the creation of a coherent organisational identity; ensuring […]

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