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Impact of tech on the classroom

Apr 20, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Banner posted in Education, Working Smarter, Technology, Return to the Workplace


Six ways that EdTech is transforming education

If you work in education, you’re likely to be aware of the huge potential of technology, or EdTech, for students and teachers.

EdTech is the mix of hardware, software and educational theories that can make learning easier and improve outcomes.

And a government EdTech strategy, backed by a £10 million investment, aims to bring more new and helpful tech innovation to schools.

The UK government launched the strategy in 2019. The plan is to encourage tech that reduces teacher workload, boosts student outcomes and levels the playing field for students with special needs.

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How to make smart work of hot weather in 2020

Apr 14, 2020 10:49:41 AM / by Banner posted in Seasonal, Product, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


The sun is shining, the air is heating up, and it's harder to concentrate when working. 

That's a familiar story for many of us when temperatures start to rise, and one that can take its toll on workplace efficiency.

One study of 600 office workers found that productivity dropped by around 20% when the weather got hotter, with projects taking 13% longer to complete and people becoming 45% more distracted.

Here are 5 tips to help you work smarter in the summer months: 

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4 Approaches to Boosting Productivity in the Office

Mar 11, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Return to the Workplace


Productivity at work isn't just about retaining the best employees.

Although the saying goes it’s a bad worker that blames their tools, in some circumstances staff are hindered by archaic systems, poor communication and lack of up to date resources. Therefore, it could be argued that in many offices, employee productivity is lacking because they aren’t being provided with the correct tools to perform their day to day tasks.

Fortunately, a few technological tweaks and the implementation of new devices can improve the efficiency and productivity of employees and offices easily.

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Protect your data - inside and outside the office

Mar 5, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in Working Smarter, Technology, Working from Home, Return to the Workplace


With GDPR and huge fines for breaches of data security, screen privacy is a hot topic for businesses right now.

3M™ Privacy Filters offer the perfect solution to counter visual hacking, with class‑leading protection from left or right.

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