Phil Birchinall 's blogs

5
Sep
This Time next Year..

This Time next Year..
by Phil Birchinall in Technology

So here we go again! As we start a new academic year we are always interested in what opportunities and changes lay ahead for us in the edutech world! Will your class be awash with virtual reality headsets (We can help you out there!)? Will it still be all about the iPad? Or will Microsoft make ...

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13
Jun
Trench Virtual Reality Experience

Trench Virtual Reality Experience
by Phil Birchinall in Curriculum

The Battle of the Somme still stands as the biggest loss of life in a single day in British military history. 19,240 British soldiers were killed as they walked across no man's land towards the enemy positions. Our award winning Inspyro team have accurately recreated a trench of the era, set...

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25
May
Over the Top!

Over the Top!
by Phil Birchinall in Curriculum

Emma Przylipiak has been testing our new VR app: Imagine this: Your Y5 pupils are coming in from the dinnertime break, bellies full, and giddy from being in the playground. They’re lining up to come back into the classroom, and they’re fidgety. Usual sort of stuff. You’ve just...

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19
May
Stop the Press!

Stop the Press!
by Phil Birchinall in Curriculum

Computeam are delighted to be working with Millgate House, the creators of the fantastic 'Concept Cartoon' series (and many others!) to bring our ActiveLens Series to the book shelves. The first publication, 'Prehistoric Britain' is currently in printing and will be available to ...

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11
Mar
These aren't the Easter Eggs you're looking for

These aren't the Easter Eggs you're looking for
by Phil Birchinall in Technology

As the Easter break arrives with frightening speed, Emma Przylipiak, Computeam’s Quality Manager has been reflecting on the solid computing tradition of the Easter Egg. Emma can tap out the ‘konami code’ without even a glance at Google: Emma says: By now, we will have all seen ...

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23
Sep
A Call for Action

A Call for Action
by Phil Birchinall in Curriculum

The OECD Report on technology in the classroom, Students, Computers and Learning (September 15th 2015) grabbed headlines last week, showing that despite record levels of funding for education technology, there have been no gains in attainment. In fact the report indicates that high levels o...

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