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The latest news from the world of education technology, VR and AR.
Seymour & Lerhn is an educational platform providing an accessible alternative to VR headsets for schools and museums. We cut through the complicated stuff to make education technology simple; exactly the way it should be!
Discover the latest news in edtech, VR and AR as we explore new technologies and how these can benefit schools and museums and enhance the way we learn.
Boost for Edtech funding as minister claims it makes pupils with SEND ‘more independent’
Edtech is set to receive a boost to funding after a key Conservative minister highlighted its benefits on pupils with special educational needs. Education technology has the potential to give “vulnerable” pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) independence, according to children and families minister, Nadhim Zahawi. Speaking at an edtech conference in London last week organised […]
How will Brexit affect the UK education sector?
Today marks the day the UK was supposed to sever ties with the EU. However, almost three years after we went to the polls, uncertainty still swirls around how Brexit will affect every market in the UK, including how Brexit will affect the education sector. A major area of concern is education, which is already […]
How to use YouTube as a learning resource
Gone are the days when YouTube was just for watching cat videos or candid family moments caught on camera (Charlie bit my finger, anyone?) These days, with more than one billion hours of video being watched every day, the content has somewhat grown in calibre. Short, informative videos that are concise and engaging are ripe […]
Introducing Education in 360
At Seymour & Lerhn, we believe that learning should be a fun experience! Research suggests that information is retained better when it’s delivered as a multi-sensory experience. The 2018 study by Lenovo showed a whopping 94% of teachers in the UK think that virtual reality would benefit the classroom. Despite only 23% of teachers having used […]
The Rise of Classroom Technology
In a classic classroom setting, learning was quite a stale affair; studying from textbooks, often printed years before and the occasional school trip thrown into the mix, which was often mostly spent on a coach, stuck in traffic. Classroom tech often stopped at a solitary TV, wheeled around from class to class, or sometimes a […]
Chesterfield school steps inside WW1 trenches to mark centenary
A Chesterfield school has taken their learning to a new immersive level by incorporating a virtual reality experience as part of their English studies. Year 7 at Brookfield Community School is studying Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful, a story about a brotherly bond during World War 1. As part of their learning around this year’s centenary, […]
How much screen time is too much for children?
There’s been a seismic shift in the way technology assists our day-to-day activities over the last 20 years. ‘How much screen time is too much?’ is always a popular debate, compounded even more when considering young people and tech usage. But can technology have a positive impact on learning and should we embrace it? According […]
VR in the Classroom
Teachers want VR! In a comprehensive study by Lenovo, data showed a whopping 94% of teachers in the UK think that virtual reality would benefit the classroom, with 42% expecting it to become commonplace in the next five years. So what does this mean for the future of the classroom? Although only 23% of teachers […]
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