Connecting the Classroom

Many schools across Liverpool and Sefton have been identified as eligible for support under the DfE’s ‘Connecting the Classroom’ initiative. The programme is looking to support schools in upgrading their infrastructure to support greater use of wireless technology at far greater speeds than has been available before. At the same time, the programme will also … Continued

Huge Numbers Taking Up NCCE Training Programme

MGL has been overwhelmed by demand for training from North West schools looking to enhance their skills through the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) programme. Our summer programme includes support for those delivering Computing at Key Stage 3, 4 and GCSE with dates available in venues across the region (details on this website). Almost … Continued

Free IT training for teachers off to a flying start

The first in a series of teacher training days has been delivered by MGL funded by the National Centre for Computing Education. 10 teachers gathered at MGL’s head office in Liverpool on Friday, 15th February, to learn more about primary programming and algorithms. The day was a balanced mix of instruction and application with each … Continued

MGL’s first NCCE training course is fully booked within days!

The first course to be delivered by MGL under the national programme of Teacher Training in Computing Skills is now full. The course, Primary programming and algorithms, scheduled for the 15th February 2019, was fully booked within a couple of days of being announced. MGL Managing Director, Carl Gilbertson, said: “The fact that we filled … Continued

Free IT Training for teachers – course dates announced

MGL is one of only ten National Delivery Partners for the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its national programme of Teacher Training in Computing Skills at all levels. The NCCE is funded by the Department for Education and works with partners such as STEM Learning, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and the Chartered Institute … 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