MGL Computing Conference 2018

CREATIVITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY AT MGL CONFERENCE 2018 A big thank you to all our school partners who braved the worst of the Beast from the East, to attend our Learning Day on Friday March 2nd at the Village Hotel in Manchester. Delegates were treated to an inspirational talk from Ken Corish, an internationally recognised expert … Continued

Preparing Schools for GDPR

From May 2018, schools must comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or face financial penalties of up to 4% of their turnover. The new regulations are designed to strengthen the safety and security of data held by all organisations in the EU – and will still be binding in the UK after … Continued

MGL School Computing Conference 2017

The MGL 2017 conference at Anfield Stadium was a massive success, with representatives from over 100 schools enjoying a range of fun and informative workshops on the latest technological developments in education.   Our keynote Speaker Ken Corish, Online Safety Director for the Southwest Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre, gave an … Continued

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Education

MGL’s teaching team have taken the technology of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) – initially introduced in the gaming industry – and adapted it for use in partner schools across the North West. VR uses the senses of sight and sound to create a real-world viewing experience accessed through tablet technology or 3D glasses such as … Continued

Record School Numbers Benefitting from MGL’s Broadband Service

The early part of this year has seen MGL increase its broadband coverage to local schools to record numbers! This includes a significant number of partner schools in Merseyside taking advantage of our fast, reliable and low-price Primary Link service that gives teachers the flexibility to maximise broadband use in the classroom. Among the recent additions to MGL’s … Continued

3D Printing in the Classroom!

3D printing is becoming more prevalent and important in all areas of society, from the world of medicine through to the development of new engineering and manufacturing products. For schools, MGL believe that 3D printing can be a powerful tool in supporting the teaching and learning of key concepts in computing, design and technology, and … Continued

Students, Computers and Learning

The shockwaves formed and the ripples have been felt across staff rooms up and down the country. The OECD has spoken and have told us what wise old sages and cynics alike have known since the mid-1990s. Computers in schools are useless and what’s more, there is not one single piece of evidence to argue … Continued