We support leaders to identify priorities, communicate with stakeholders and implement training strategies to deliver digital transformation. Whether organic evolution or responding to Covid-19, DRUK will support you to deliver sustainable programmes to improve teaching and learning with technology
We build the capacity of your organisation to make changes that positively impact your staff and pupils.
Defining goals and strategic planning
Landscape, systems, policy and stakeholders
Research-driven technology integration
That puts teaching pedagogy first
The deployment of tablets changes the way schools think about learning. Be it full 1-2-1 or a BYOD scheme, devices can have a radical impact on education.
The Covid-19 disruption highlights the value of mobile learning programmes for continuity of education. DRUK support schools to plan, deploy and train staff effectively.
At DRUK we focus on evidence-informed teaching practice that has been shown to make the difference. In successful mobile learning programmes teaching becomes more relevant, personal and contextual as students have access to media-rich resources, contemporary research and the opportunity for creative expressions of learning.
DRUK support infrastructure, cloud and device decision making to ensure effective mobile device management and sustainable programmes.
Mobile learning programmes
For teachers and students
Sustainable programmes that continue to develop
Online safety should be central to any technology strategy in schools. Building digital skills and resilience in young people is fundamental to effective safeguarding in the 21st century. Teachers have a responsibility to be informed and effectively trained in the risks young people face online.
We believe that messaging should be balanced and recognise the opportunities young people enjoy online. We believe in holistic approaches that utilise a blended approach to curriculum, tutoring, whole-school events, staff CPD and parental outreach. We deliver programmes that are appropriate to your technological and cultural landscape.
DRUK work with leading UK online safety organisation South West Grid for Learning to support accreditation through the 360 degree safe programme. We advise on current landscape of online risk and signpost appropriate teaching resources and policy positions. We also consult on filtering, monitoring and MDM solutions.
Appropriate safety messaging for your audiences and technology
Policies to support safe environemtns
Messaging and channels for online safety communication
Technology adoption in schools often moves in front of digital curriculum provision. DRUK work with schools to develop learning opportunities that build skills for 21st century life.
We promote approaches that balance app and workflow training with soft-skill development.
Examples of workflow include:
- Cloud productivity suites
- Multi-device working
- File management
- App smashing
- Research in a digital age
- Web design
- Blogging and publishing
- Self-image, identity and online persona
- Online relationships
- Online reputation and digital footprint
- Online bullying
- Managing online information
- Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
- Privacy, security and data protection
- Copyright, ownership and plagiarism
Tech Control 2 is a film produced by Digital Awareness UK that features students from Royal Hospital School discussing their relationships with technology. It shows the journey of three young people and the opportunities available when a balance is found between passive consumption and active engagement. The film and associated resources have been widely distributed to HMC schools
Progressive 21st century skills curriculum
To support teaching and learning
Preparing students for digital lives