Current MirandaNet Partners

Current MirandaNet Partners

MirandaNet Partners 2016-2017

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  • 4Matrix is a powerful, database-driven networked application that is designed to look and can be used across a school network by all teachers to investigate the effectiveness of teaching and learning – without needing to be statisticians. 

    4Matrix provides power tools for use at key stages 3, 4 and 5, which can be used to analyse, compare, forecast and report on the performance of subjects, the quality of learning, the progress made by different groups of pupils, and the consistency and impact of teaching. 4Matrix will import and automatically process rich data directly from all major MIS in minutes, or you can easily copy and paste from spreadsheets. Any number of data series can be imported into 4Matrix, including exam results, Levels, estimated grades or target grades.

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  • Besa is the British Educational Suppliers Association. Its members include manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, teaching aids, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and digital content with a total turnover of more than £1.8billion per year. BESA works on behalf of its members to support UK-based companies that supply goods and services to the education sector. It lobbys Government and decision-makers on policy issues, provides information, training and advice to its members and arranges marketing opportunities and exhibitions in the UK and internationally.

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  • Innovate My School’s mission is to empower every teacher to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead proactively and, most importantly, feel inspired..

    Innovate My School

  • Research Business and Innovation Directorate (RBI) @ De Montfort University .

    Be inspired by our like-minded community and ethos, to achieve success by doing things differently.

    Here at The Innovation Centre we provide a platform for business start-ups, entrepreneurs, students, graduates and academics, to shape their business and innovative ideas.

    As a start-up business, residents can rent a work space at The Innovation Centre and will be provided with a wide range of business expertise and advice. Business residents will also benefit from direct links with our academics, our student community, long standing industry partnerships, and facilitated business support.

    The Innovation Centre

    Be Inspired

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  • Fit 2 Learn is a community interest company based in Croydon in Greater London. Its primary purpose is to improve children’s capacity for learning. Fit2Learn has been developed to train teachers and mentors how to screen children and offer each of them personalised exercises – which can seem much like games or play – to strengthen their capability for learning.

  • Hands ON ICT
  • HandsOn ICT

    Innovative education technologies have the potential to improve the delivery of education by offering the flexibility for learners to study anytime, anywhere, by encouraging a more personal and cooperative kind of learning and by opening up new resources such as video.

    The HandsOn ICT EU-funded project was EU-funded Massive Open Online course (MOOC) that won an EU prize. It was designed to give teachers the skills and knowledge to build their own online courses and modules.

    The MirandaNet Fellowship was one of the developing team with Catalonia, Greece, Slovenia and Holland. In this context, the teachers who become co-researchers gained valuable ICT professional development in the uses and pedagogies associated with digital tools.

    Read more about the project

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  • ITTE, the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education, is an association of teacher educators who share an interest in improving learning through the effective teaching of IT and Computing as curriculum subjects. The pedagogical application of digital technology by all teachers and the effective use of digital technology in teacher education are pirmary concerns.

    ITTE is an independent organisation with a membership drawn from Higher Education institutions, schools, colleges and supporting organisations. ITTE’s services include an annual conference, an academic journal, a newsletter, a website containing a variety of tools and resources, induction for new tutors, and support for members’ research activities.

  • MESH
  • MESH: Mapping Educational Specialist knowHow connects educators with summaries and sources of educational research. Developing research informed practice is a challenge for educators not least because published educational research is rarely focused on the knowledge teachers need to improve educational outcomes. MESHGuides are being developed by teachers and academics working together voluntarily to develop models to support teachers access to research via research summaries. We focus on summarising research on pedagogy.

  • Naace is a professional association of community of educators, technologists and policy makers who share a vision for the role of technology in advancing education. Its members include teachers, school leaders, advisors and consultants working within and across all phases of UK education. Naace represents the voice of the UK education technology community in the schools sector at a national and international level, organises conferences and courses and, as a contribution to professioanl development, disseminates resources, research and reflection. A dedicated team of permanent staff is based in Nottingham to support the Association’s activities.

  • Think-It helps schools, colleges, Local Authorities & Mats to work out what they want and need from their IT investment.
    The majority of schools don’t have an IT strategy and that can lead to reactive and poor investment decisions.
    We believe that If they base their technology purchases on the OUTCOMES they want for their learners, staff, parents, governors and other stakeholders, they’ll make better investment choices.
    A small, but growing organisation, Think IT was established in 2014 and is a DfE compliant EU tendered procurement framework, providing services to schools to advise and provide technologies with confidence without needing a procurement exercise or three quotes.

    We make IT easy to understand:

    – Educational IT is constantly changing and is confusing for many schools.
    – We make it easy for schools to work out what they want and need.
    – We make IT easy to buy.

    Think IT brings together over fifty of the best educational suppliers in the UK and internationally.
    We make it easy to be successful: Success is not about hardware or software, it’s about people. Our team creates a change programme specific to the challenges in every individual school.

    See this infographic for more.

  • World eCitizens (WeC) aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities and to share the fascinating diversity within nations and across the world. WE take responsibility for our actions and strive to make the world a better place. The project has been running for many years, and over the course of time has taken a number of turns.

    From January 2003 communities and classes of young people in the UK were able to present posters, video clips and comic strips about citizenship issues that concern them. Some of the young people had been working with artists and writers in residence. Homelessness and international citizenship soon emerged as major areas of concern.