Relationship between Escudo Web and Microsoft

We are proud to be a @Microsoft Authorised Education Partner, Microsoft ISV Partner, be a part of the Microsoft Partner Network and Microsoft Co-sell Partner. We are especially pleased that Microsoft has published a couple of ads showing a few of our positioning statements vis á vis Microsoft: the second of which is below. We…

General considerations for the implementation of a digital education project in the state school sector

It is necessary to ensure minimum standards of connectivity throughout the geographical area, as a preliminary step, in order to ensure a safe and sustainable path to a digital education. It needs to be the appropriate Administration, through the creation of a normative framework, that promotes the benefits and advances of a digital education.  A model agreement or contract of best ICT practice should be implemented from this…

Global Citizenship Education after the COVID-19 crisis?

The pandemic has challenged countries and raised questions about governments’ response. It has also highlighted how sharing more information could have helped prevent some of the fallout. The concept of Global Citizenship Education (GCED), a term often used as a solution to today’s challenges caused by globalisation is a form of civic learning involving students’…

McKinsey´s 5 Rs of getting back to school

As we move out of lockdown into some form of a normality McKinsey have come up with five key steps, coined as five Rs to move beyond Coronavirus. These go some way to planning and preparing issues and challenges and ensuring that fears are assuaged:  Resolve focuses on the immediate health threat that COVID-19 poses…

We should protect them when we give them technology

According to the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development (a dedicated web site to Children and Screens) in their article on Covid.19 and Learning at Home make some very clear suggestions as to how to best cope with the new form of Schooling. The first of which is to ”try to give your kids…

Schooling disrupted, schooling rethought

Lessons learned from the period of quarantine and move to online learning have tended to be personal, or at most collated and reviewed at a local (school level). The OECD, through their global network, have collated and produced this report together with the Harvard Graduate School of Education which takes data from surveys in 59…

We have created a safe and secure Family Chat

Social media (in particular whatsapp) can be a source of cyber bullying. To this end we have created a safe and secure Family Chat so that a child can learn about how to use online chatting applications, until they are ready to be exposed to other forms of communication. In all of this a parent…