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Engaging with pupils is a constant challenge for educators. Attracting their interest in a subject, retaining their attention in lessons and culminating in helping pupils to raise their achievement levels, it’s an ongoing quest to find new ways to innovate in learning. Shireland Collegiate Academy were keen to change the way in which pupils were involved in their own education and turned to Microsoft to help find the solution.
The Academy wanted to ‘flip’ the pupils’ learning and encourage them to be involved in lessons before they even arrived in the classroom. They decided to equip their pupils with Surface 3 tablets with Office 365 pre-installed to achieve this. Using these, pupils were encouraged to research activities in advance, then reviewing their progress online has helped their teachers to shape lessons. Pupils have embraced this flexible learning approach and are using their Surface 3 as both a laptop and a tablet throughout their school day as well as for homework.
Shireland are delighted that their pupil engagement has increased strongly, bucking the national trend and this is leading to a parallel rise in achievement levels. The Surface 3 has transformed their pupils’ learning by linking them with the central Academy platform and providing education in a familiar format for their students. They are not complacent, however, and are constantly working on further innovations to maintain their high standards.
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