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What technology can we use to get the most out of the learning and teaching experience?

Education technology is a large and growing sector. Here we want to share some of the interesting Edtech that is out there and give examples of what we have been trying out in our schools.

The Digital Learning team have been doing lots of interesting work in this area, have a look at their site for more information

We visited them at their Innovation Centre at Wester Hailes Education Centre where they currently have some interesting new technology to showcase. Here are a few things that caught our eye.

An ipad stand

A popular and useful gadget they have are these iPad stands allowing users to sit and watch or flip the iPad horizontally to use as an interactive surface

Robots at the WHEC Innovation Centre

programmable robots

Ohbot can come ready built or can be constructed by learners. It is suitable for age 7+ and can be programmed using a Windows operating system and can be connected to Raspberry Pi

a programmable car

(Left) Sphero’s Star Wars BB-8  Sphero is a robot that is programmable using an app have a look at their website for STEM education application.

TTS products featured here are the Pro Bot (above middle), Blue Bot (above right)  and Bee Bot (below). These are all programmable floor robots which are intended for different levels of education.

a programmable robot for young children

Ozobot is a line following robot shown in the image with it's blue light as it follows a square track drawn out on paper.

The small Ozobot robots use sensors to follow tracks defined by the user, this could be hand drawn on a page or created on a screen. This allows children to have fun and learn about programming. If you want to learn more about Ozobot in education visit and you can visit the Innovation Centre to see it in action.

Tiggly toys are used alongside an app to help children aged 2-8 years old develop motor skills alongside their language, math, and creative skills.

tiggly words and maths accessories are used with the ipad