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Apple’s free Schoolwork app now available for teachers


Schoolwork, along with Apple’s Classroom app, provides teachers around the world with powerful tools to enhance the learning experience and help both educators and students get more out of the technology they use in the classroom everyday. The all-new Schoolwork app empowers teachers to take full advantage of the power and creativity of iPad to create new learning experiences for their students. Schoolwork makes it easy to create and send announcements and assignments with almost any type of content, from web links to PDFs and documents,... Read More »

BT and Unicef UK hold 100th workshop on internet safety for children, parents and teachers


To date, over 2,500 teachers, parents and children across the country have taken part in internet safety workshops at Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools, which supports schools across the UK to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture. The workshops, which have so far taken place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, give both parents and teachers the tools to discuss internet safety openly with their children. This includes how to stay safe online, and that as well as parental controls, children need to understand th... Read More »

Teachers’ salaries start to increase in Europe


In a few countries - BE(nl), DK (primary and lower secondary education), LT, LU, AT, FI (primary and lower secondary education) and IT (upper secondary education) - the decrease in purchasing power is relatively small at below 3%, while CY, IT (primary and lower secondary education), NL, PT, RO (primary education) and the UK saw a decrease of 5 to 10%. In IE, ES, RO (secondary education), SI and IS teachers saw a fall in purchasing power of 13% to 17%. The biggest decrease was in Greece with a fall of around 40%. ©iStock / Thinkstock "Rai... Read More »

ThyssenKrupp donates 10.000 Euro to the Altendorf project „Strong children – fit for future“


At the employee event at the ThyssenKrupp Quartier in Essen employees celebrated the completion of the Quartier’s second construction phase and welcomed newly arrived colleagues. Over 3.000 employees now work in 115.750 qm² office space at the Quartier that includes a daycare facility for children. ThyssenKrupp has around 160,000 employees in nearly 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop technologies, products and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2... Read More »

Swets sponsors a new classroom library at Indian Primary School through educational charity, Room To Read


Swets Information Services, a global organization committed to improving the delivery and use of knowledge worldwide, and the charity Room to Read are delighted to announce the completion of the first joint project funded by donations from Swets; namely the creation of a new classroom library at the Government Primary School Nathu Khadi in India’s Uttarakhand province. The library provides facilities for over 100 pupils, aged between 6 and 11, and their four teachers. Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of mi... Read More »

BT and UNICEF UK launch The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters


BT and UNICEF UK, the UK arm of the world’s leading children’s organisation, announced The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, a partnership which aims to help children to protect themselves online, and help parents to keep their children safe on the internet. The three-year partnership will see both organisations work with teachers, parents and children across the UK, delivering ‘train the teachers’ sessions, which will be followed by workshops for parents and children on practical ideas and tools to empower them to be safe online. The pa... Read More »

Bertelsmann launches Education Technology Fund in Brazil


Investment underscores the Group’s growth strategy Bertelsmann serves as anchor investor in partnership with Bozano Investimentos Target volume for BR Education Ventures: €30 million The Fund will be capitalized with about €30 million (about 100 million Brazilian reals); a first closing in the amount of nearly €20 million has already been completed. As an anchor investor, Bertelsmann holds a roughly 30-percent stake in BR Ventures Education, while Bozano Investimentos serves as the fund’s manager. Fernando Carro, the Bertelsmann Group... Read More »

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