Call for schools to register for aggregated tablet procurement by 6th May

The Department for Education is facilitating a procurement of tablet devices through the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Aggregation team. The pilot procurement made a saving of 12% for participating schools.

The procurement will offer 4 tablet options: Apple iPads, Microsoft Surface Pro, LearnPads and a generic tablet, along with associated items eg. covers, security marking, charging trolleys.

Indicative timescales are April/May: gather school’s commitment and volumes, with delivery targeted in July/August.

For further information on this opportunity use the link below:

It is not clear if this will include licences for management packages eg Airwatch MDM.

The Four Nations Maths Challenge 2012

Naace and Mathletics are organising the “Four Nations Maths Challenge 2012” to run on the 13-14 November. This is a free competition which will involve the largest online UK Maths event.

Over the two days schools from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will compete to reach the top of the Maths leaderboard. The aim is to find which students and schools will make the most improvement in their maths ability over the two days.

More details are available on the Naace website and you can register for the challenge on the Four Nations Maths Challenge website

iPad and Mathletics

At last it is here. Mathletics can be downloaded and run on the iPad. I will be giving it a good test run tomorrow with some pupils and will let you know how it goes, in the meantime aMathletics mad friend has been testing it out and there are no negatives so far.

The iPad app has a slick new interface with 10 new levels written especially for the iPad with more to come. A Mathletics Teacher app is also available which gives you access to live class data from your iPhone or iPad and allows you to edit lessons. An Android version will be available soon.

More later!