The Rise of Digital Technology in the Classroom

schools spending on ICT is set to rise for the first time in three years

A report released by the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has found that schools spending on ICT is set to rise for the first time in three years.

BESA’s research found that only 33% of secondary schools and 60% of primary schools feel they are adequately equipped with ICT infrastructure and devices and that primary schools are planning to allocate some of their budget to devices for pupils and teachers.

Primary schools are projected to spend more on ICT during 2018/19, with an increase equating to an average of £400 per primary school, with the overall market impact forecast to extend spending by around £7m. The forecast for secondary schools during this period is also more positive, with spending increasing by £9m.

Tablets have become a bridge of information and today’s children are born into a world of ‘digital immersion’ though the power of touch, motion and sound. 

Gratnells is a company best known for designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced storage systems, and has introduced a new product range designed to store, charge and sync up to 30 USB devices at ultra-fast speeds for classrooms.

Richard Picking, International Marketing Director at Gratnells, commented: “The PowerTray and PowerTrolley range add a further dimension to our ‘Learning Rooms’ philosophy, helping to create a healthy, safe and inspiring environment for children’s education.”

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