Lack of Budget is a barrier to young people learning!

40 per cent of secondary schools state ‘lack of budget’ is a key barrier to using EdTech, according to a survey for the British Educational Suppliers (Besa) – a sharp increase from 14 per cent in 2017.

We are trying to help schools to put digital technology into the hands of young people.

This is a General Science data logger. It is easy to use, comes with 13 sensors built-in and includes GPS.

The software that goes with the Labdisc is free on all platforms. Students are able to log their own data in real-time and see the changes using GPS and Google Maps. Interrogate data inline, table and graph format. Annotate data to show understanding. Export to other tools for presentation.

The Labdisc costs £377.00 plus VAT and delivery. Whilst this is expensive, the device has some high-end functionality and includes delicate instrumentation it is also value for money. We want young people to have access to this type of technology and so we have packaged four devices including external sensors (pH probe) for hire to schools.

So a set of four General Science dataloggers can be hired for a half-term period (notionally 6 weeks) for £377.00 +VAT and delivery. simply go to

https://www.tyncan.com/hiretech

We are passionate about technology and we want to help schools with their budget constraints.

We hope you have a lovely Summer break.

 

 

 

 

RoboBricks are coming soon!

We are pleased to be working with RobotixEdu to bring this exiting technology to schools. We believe that screen free programming is a vital element to enhance understanding for young people. Robobricks is programmed using the RobotixEdu wand. The specially manufactured building bricks include motors, LEDs and sensors to easily bring a construction to life. Being able to use a variety of bricks means that children can really be creative when they are building things. Please contact us for more information and watch out for the launch of Robobricks!

Security Problems of an eleven year old

This video is a great example of what some of our young people are able to do and also able to analyse. Jake Seth Reiner seems at home presenting to an audience of computer programmers. His command of the complex vocabulary surrounding programming is evident.

Watch the video and be amazed at his computational thinking around the problems he has to solve.

The way data is used in Social Media

Jennifer Golbeck

If you remember that first decade of the web, it was really a static place. You could go online, you could look at pages, and they were put up either by organizations who had teams to do it or by individuals who were really tech-savvy for the time. And with the rise of social media and social networks in the early 2000s, the web was completely changed to a place where now the vast majority of content we interact with is put up by average users, either in YouTube videos or blog posts or product reviews or social media postings. And it’s also become a much more interactive place, where people are interacting with others, they’re commenting, they’re sharing, they’re not just reading. This Fascinating TED talk looks at the way computer scientists are able to extract data sets and write programs which are able to extract information from seemingly innocuous data.

The Curly Fry Conundrum