Jocy Levy

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December 16, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Saving time and money and improving learning with EdTech

According to Wikipedia, EdTech is “the study and ethical practice of facilitating, learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.”

In our language (the language of education service providers, educationalists and educators) this simply translates to using technology to improve educational outcomes. Originally EdTech included things like ICT suites and interactive whiteboards; things that are used in the classroom in direct tandem with the students. But now there are many types of EdTech that are actually designed for the adults in the school community, and used wisely have a hugely positive impact on parents, school staff and students alike.

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October 31, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Do you know the true cost of paper at your school?

The environmental, monetary and time savings your school can make by going paperless.

Paper cuts are no one’s idea of fun! They arrive uninvited and always leave us wondering how something so small can be so painful. But did you know there is a different kind of paper cut – the kind of paper cut your school can make itself, saving money, time and the environment in the process? Now that we’re on the same page…(Let’s try to avoid any more paper-based puns from now on)

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October 21, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Fifteen Years of Innovation

2016 is an important year for Groupcall as it is our 15th birthday – 15 years of innovation!

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October 19, 2016 by Jocy Levy

The Warriner School saves £12,000 with Groupcall Messenger

The Warriner School in rural Oxfordshire has been using our parental communication system, Groupcall Messenger, for several years now.

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Filed Under: Messenger v5

September 21, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Safeguarding your social media presence as a teacher

We all love social media – well, an estimated 2.2 billion of us do anyway! That’s right - over a third of the world’s population uses social networking.

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Filed Under: Social media

August 02, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Communication for modern families

According to a recent survey by Netmums, there are more than 35 different types of family in Britain. It appears gone are the days of the nuclear family - that picture perfect family depiction that TV used to tell us consisted of a mum, dad and two children.

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Filed Under: Communication

July 27, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Helping children to use social media safely

Social media is one of the most popular developments in technology among young people today; to say it’s a powerful tool is an understatement. However, like anything, it does not come without challenges and potential pitfalls. In light of this, ensuring that children present themselves in a safe and sensible manner whilst online is crucial.

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Filed Under: child safety

July 23, 2016 by Jocy Levy

The power of the parent voice!

As schools face more changes, with increasing pressures and demands and tighter budgets, it’s extremely important for school leaders to engage effectively with parents and other stakeholders to build a cohesive network of support.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

July 18, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Family fun: Top summer holiday activities across the UK

With so many weeks to keep the kids entertained, the summer holidays can be an expensive time for parents, carers and relatives. In this growing digital era, there is an additional challenge; tearing children away from their iPads and games consoles, which are increasingly glued to the palms of their hands 

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July 12, 2016 by Jocy Levy

Involving parents in their children’s education improves achievement


Christina Preston, founder of the MirandaNet Fellowship,   guest blogs today, exploring how involving parents in their children’s   education improves their school attainment. Christina is an Education Researcher and Professor, focusing on using ICT and digital innovations to enrich both teaching and learning.

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Filed Under: parental engagement,

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