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5 Major Takeaways from the BETT Show

5 Major Takeaways from the BETT Show

The BETT Show last week was a fantastic event for EzyEducation. Teacher feedback from those who took a look at our courses was superb and it is always nice to be able to match names to faces when meeting staff from schools already using EzyEducation.

Of course, one of the other benefits of being at such a large event like BETT is that it affords the opportunity to collaborate with all manner of interesting people from the education sector and gain some insight into the state of the EdTech industry right now. Our Proposition Director, Jacob Poulton, took away the following highlights from the BETT show:

  1. The use of technology in education is growing… but growing slowly.

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Our New Assignment Hub

Our New Assignment Hub

One of the questions we have encountered a lot when helping schools get set-up on the EzyEducation platform is “How do I set work for my students?”. We haven’t really had a great answer to this up until now, mostly directing those interested to use the ‘announcements’ tool and copy and paste links to the desired activities.

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The Economics of Christmas

We created this video in 2016 and given the date we thought it would be a good chance to get into the festive spirit and share it again!

 

 

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EzyBusiness Modifications: Threats and Opportunities

EzyBusiness Modifications: Threats and Opportunities

Since we launched EzyBusiness in the summer we have been humbled by the response of teachers and students up and down the country. Thank you very much for your engagement and support.

 

We will be implementing some enhancements to the Threats and Opportunities Section on Saturday 21st October and wanted to provide you with advance warning, in case you were planning to set/complete any of that section as half-term work. The enhanced resources will be available for you to view and for your students to access from Sunday 22nd October.

Once implemented, the Threats and Opportunities Section will have the following structure:

Key: L – Lecture Video; A - Assessment

Module 1 - Performance and Threats to Performance

TO1.1.1

Business Performance - Financial Assessment

L

TO1.1.2

Business Performance - Non-Financial Assessment

L

TO1.1.3

Overall Business Performance Measures

L

TO1.1

Business Performance

A

TO1.2

Introduction to PESTLE Analysis

L

TO1.2a

PESTLE Analysis

A

TO1.3.1

Political and Legal Threats and Opportunities

L

TO1.3.2

Competition Laws

L

TO1.3.3

Employment Laws

L

TO1.3.4

Tax Laws

L

TO1.3a

Political and Legal Threats and Opportunities

A

TO1.4.1

GDP and The Business Cycle

L

TO1.4.2

Business Implications of the Business Cycle

L

TO1.4.3

Fiscal Policy

L

TO1.4.4

Monetary Policy

L

TO1.4a

Economic Threats and Opportunities

A

TO1.5.1

Inflation

L

TO1.5.2

International Trade

L

TO1.5.3

Exchange Rates

L

TO1.5a

External Economic Threats and Opportunities

A

TO1.6.1

Social Change: Demographics

L

TO1.6.2

Consumer Behaviour

L

TO1.6.3

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

L

TO1.6a

Social Threats and Opportunities

A

TO1.7.1

Technological Threats and Opportunities

L

TO1.7.2

Environmental Threats and Opportunities

L

TO1.7a

Additional Business Threats and Opportunities

A

TO1.8.1

Competitive Markets and Barriers to Entry

L

TO1.8.2

Porter's Five Forces

L

TO1.8.3

Using Porter's Five Forces

L

TO1.8a

Porter's Five Forces and the Threat of Competition

A

     

Module 2 - Innovation and Digital Technology

TO2.1.1

Types and Importance of Innovation

L

TO2.1.2

Encouraging Innovation

L

TO2.1.3

Protecting Innovation

L

TO2.1a

Innovation

A

TO2.2.1

Digital Technology Pressures and ERP

L

TO2.2.2

E-Commerce and Big Data

L

TO2.2.3

Using and Evaluating Digital Technology

L

TO2.2a

Digital Technology

A

 

The current unit on business growth is being moved from the end of the Threats and Opportunities Section to the bottom of Module 3 of the Business Basics section.

This will now be structured as (business growth unit highlighted):

Module 3 - Mission, Strategy and Growth

BB3.1.1

Influences on Mission and Objectives

L

BB3.1.2

Theories on Corporate Strategies

L

BB3.1.3

The Value of SWOT Analysis

L

BB3.1a

Mission, Corporate Objectives and Strategy

A

BB3.2.1

Short-Term vs. Long-Term

L

BB3.2.2

Corporate Culture

L

BB3.2.3

Business Ethics and CSR

L

BB3.2a

Influences on Business Decisions

A

BB3.3.1

Expansion and Retrenchment

L

BB3.3.2

Types of Growth and Retrenchment Strategies

L

BB3.3.3

Evaluating Growth

L

BB3.3.4

Greiner's Model of Growth

L

BB3.3a

Business Growth

A

 

We hope you enjoy using the enhanced Threats and Opportunities Section as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. If you have any questions or queries about these changes, please drop us a line.

Have a great half-term!

 

The EzyEducation Team.

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A cure for results day insanity?

A cure for results day insanity?

Insanity is often defined as “doing the same thing, time and time again and expecting to achieve better results”.

 

 

Many teachers will relate to this on exam results day, as the chances are that results in most cases will be fractionally different to the previous year.

Although resources always promise to improve results, it is unlikely that any of them will have made a meaningful and sustained difference unless they have helped teachers to improve how they support their students.  

Meaningful improvements in performance are only likely if resources help teachers to achieve some key performance enhancing objectives:

 

  • Achieve significant increases in independent learning by ALL students.
  • Focus homework on preparing students for forthcoming classes.
  • Reduce time-consuming content delivery, so that more class time can be devoted to skills development and personalised interventions.
  • Improve learning records to support more effective personalised interventions

 

None of these objectives can be achieved without more time. As the reality is less rather than more time, the only solution is to use technology that provides the time to help teachers achieve these objectives.

 

Register today to sample our insanity cure!

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Course Developments

Course Developments

We are committed to ensuring that our courses continue to improve. We have lots of development initiatives in the pipeline. Recently we have been focusing upon improving the look and feel of the courses. In addition to this, however, we wanted to draw your attention to two developments:

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Welcome to EzyEducation News

Welcome to EzyEducation News

Welcome to our new EzyEducation Blog. We will be using this to talk about all things education, including the exciting developments happening here at EzyEducation and the wider trends in the profession.

We are currently busy talking to schools up and down the UK (and beyond) about our two current services: EzyEconomics and EzyMaths. We would like to say a huge thank you to the hundreds of schools who are engaged with us and are delighted that more schools are joining the Ezy revolution each day!

We are also tremendously excited about the new services we are currently developing: EzyScience and EzyBusiness. Launching in September, these will be market-leading courses supporting the new 9-1 GCSE Science syllabuses and A-Level Business Studies syllabuses. We have pilot resources available for these courses - if you are interested in taking a look then please get in contact by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the office on 01329 285415.

The EzyEducation Team.

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