Communication Works North and South 2022

  South | Thursday 19 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | South Venue: Charlton Athletic Football Stadium, The Valley, Charlton, London SE7 8BL  Communication Works SOUTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 2022 (South)(opens in new tab)    North | Thursday 26 May, 10am-4pm Event: Communication Works | North Venue: New Bridge School, Roman Road, Oldham OL8 3PH Communication Works NORTH | Eventbrite Link View the full programme for the day here: Communication Works 22 (North)(opens in new tab)    Guest Speaker | Toby Hewson     Companies South & North |Ace Centre, Just Different, Crick software, Smartbox AT, Commtap, Tobii Dynavox, Liberator, Therapy Box, Ability World, Brightsign Glove, No Isolation, Jabba UK, Rix Centre, Kaz type, CandLE, Readingwise, Inspiration, Seeability, Scribeasy, Orcam, Dolphin Easy Read, Eyetech digital systems, Scanning Pens, Cosmo by Filisia, Humanware, Texthelp and Sensory Guru. South only | CENMAC, Adbi Enterprises, Widgit, Pcbyvoice, Calibre Audio Books, QTrobot, No Isolation, Meru, LGFL, Soundbeam North only | Inclusive Technology More companies to be confirmed and the seminar programme will be shared at the beginning of May 2022.

05/05/2022 10:47:04

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Touch typing tournament 2021-2022

  …and into May we go. Although there has been lots of activity there is still no change at the top! Well done ESMS.  Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       MARCH 2022           Another new month with the same leader?  Andreea has a fantastic test accuracy, a massive 98% - so well done Andreea. However, Lucille from the Archer Academy and Skylar from Moonhall are within touching distance… come on schools get your students entered! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!       Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.     FEBRUARY 2022         A new month and a new leader!  Although ESMS are still holding the leading positions, they’d better keep on their toes as other schools are ‘knocking on their door’! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   JANUARY 2022         A new year and a new leader!!!  ESMS are off to a wonderful start and are setting the pace.  Let’s aim to get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Lastly, wouldn’t it be wonderful to win that trophy?...and a free licence for next year! Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       DECEMBER 2021       As we move into the New Year, our December update shows excellent skill progression from our leaders, ESMS and Moonhall School students. Let’s make a New Year’s resolution to try and get all our pupils touch typing by the end of this academic year. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful achievement!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.   NOVEMBER 2021   As we move towards the festive end of the year, our November update shows excellent skill progression from both ESMS and Moonhall School students.    The uptake this year has been wonderful and we look forward to highlighting some of our new schools on the leaderboard in the forthcoming months.   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Get your pupils learning this skill now, so they can practice during the holidays and get their name onto the leaderboard!       Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!! Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.             OCTOBER 2021             As of the end of October, ESMS are already off the mark and their determination to make this tournament theirs is evident!   Come on schools, don’t wait until next year to enter. Follow the lead of ESMS and get your children learning this skill now, so it becomes as easy as their 1,2,3’s!   Administrators: Simply ‘click’ the button in your admin panel to automatically enrol your students into the tournament!!   Once entered, students simply ‘click’ the trophy symbol at the top of their screen for a one-touch login to the tournament.       Last year’s winners, for the second year running, were Shrewsbury School. Well done to Charlie S who stormed to first prize and well done to Karen Mitchell, Head of Learning Support for her continual enthusiasm and encouragement to all her students in learning the skill of touch typing.   “I learnt to touch type at college. It is such a valuable skill and helped me both at university and in my career. I have to type lengthy assessments and reports and being able to touch type has been a great asset.” Karen continued, “It is encouraging to see that many of them can now touch type much faster than me!”  

04/05/2022 11:04:47

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KAZ to exhibit at the Dyslexia Show 2022 - March 25-26 - Birmingham

The UK’s National Exhibition dedicated to the field of dyslexia and associated conditions, supporting education, parents and the workplace. 25th-26th March 2022, NEC Birmingham   https://dyslexiashow.co.uk

10/03/2022 10:43:20

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KAZ - Leading The Way In Education

Find out why so many Schools and Resellers recommend KAZ and why KAZ is also found on RM Unify and Classlink. Our Schools, Colleges and Universities renew year on year. Why? Because it works. All our schools editions now include our Neurodiverse edition - catering for everyone in the classroom.   Please read our case studies and testimonials displayed on our website.   KAZ is now also accessible in selective libraries across Australia.   Our GDPR policy is always updated and we are registered with the ico.org.uk as data processors.     Give your students a head start - teach them to type.

14/02/2022 10:17:04

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NEW for 2022 - Wordbank with audio and typing tournament updates

1. KAZ Wordbank with audio feature       a. Login to your Admin Panel b. Click on the tab ‘Add Spellings/Word Bank   For a more detailed guide as to how to use these functions, please consult the full Online User Manual or simply follow the on screen instructions.     Zoning of different wordbanks for year groups or abilities is now possible. Spellings of the week or problematic words can be added to ingrain spelling through muscle memory.        Tips:   1. Please note the audio is now repeated after each typed word (three times). 2. Simply, click on the ‘Group’ and add the words for that group. 3. Words added to the ‘Generic’ group will appear in all groups.  4. To create a different word banks for each group, select the group and fill in the wordbank for each group.  5. Word banks filled in for a non-generic group will only appear to students in that group. 6. Clock adjustments can be made to increase or decrease the time in the Challenge module. 7. Simply press ‘Save’ once a minimum of 25 words have been input. Students will immediately have access to the 'Challenge 4' module.   However, if you feel that typing against the clock does not suit your student, tell them to stay with the first ‘Just do it’ module where the same exercises can be practised in their own time.     Please note: this 4th module will only appear if vocabulary is added.             Each challenge is designed to gradually ingrain spelling through muscle memory, starting with the most dextrous fingers, then progressing to the rest. Start with Module 1 and progress through each in order.    All challenges are set against the clock. However, if you do not wish your student to type against the clock, please tell them to stay with the first ‘Just Do It’ module, where the same exercises can be practised in their own time.       2. Typing tournament update     a. To activate all students into our typing tournament please click the red button on your admin panel. (If your students are already entered, you will be immediately notified.)   b. Once ‘clicked’ students will automatically see the ‘KAZ trophy’ at the top of their login page. This is a direct link to the tournament, without need to log on separately.   c. All results are displayed in your ‘Tournament Results’ tab.       d. To ‘delete’ a score, simply click the button which appears at the end of the  student line. Only the students last score will be deleted.     We are so confident in the benefits of our Typing Tutor that we are certain that when you see the results and progress of your students/users, you will implement KAZ touch typing software year after year, like so many of our established users and… it’s as simple as that!           

14/01/2022 11:06:32

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LearnED roadshows begin!

Come and join us, learn about our method, its ease of implementation and use at any of the following roadshow events.   Stand 3, Kings Centre Oxford, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES   Exhibition location: Cotswold Hall - 15/10 AGENDA as follows: Agenda ·                 09.00: Arrival and exhibition? ·                 09.40: Welcome & Introduction – Julia Garvey, Deputy Director General, BESA ·                 09.45: Opening keynote- Sian Cooke, Digital Strategy for Education, DfE ? ·                 10.05: Panel: EdTech Evolution: revisiting digital strategies   ? ·                 11.00: Exhibition and refreshments? ·                 11.45: Introduction to LendED  ·                 11.50: Interactive workshop: Demonstrator Schools and digital strategies – United Learning ? ·                 12.45: Presentation by Bett ? ·                 12.50: Exhibition and refreshments? ·                 14.05: School case studies/ masterclasses – hear from school and digital leaders who have successfully transformed their respective schools with great teaching and technology that does what it says it will, incorporating slides to show how any challenges were navigated.  ? ·                 15.05: Closing speech ·                 15.00: Raffle    Ashford - 12/11 Agenda tba Birmingham -19/11 Agenda tba   CLosed - London QE11 Exhibition Centre - 01/10 AGENDA as follows: KAZ software to be demonstrated by Mr Allen Tsui, Head of Computing and his class from Willowbrook School, London   09.00: Exhibition time 09.40: Welcome & Introduction 09.45: Opening keynote - Department for Education representative 10.05: Panel - EdTech Evolution: revisiting digital strategies 11.00: Exhibition time and educational technology classroom showcase 11.45: Introduction to LendED by Julia Garvey, Operations Director, BESA 11.50: Interactive workgroup facilitation 12.45: Exhibition time and educational technology classroom showcases 14.05: School case studies/ masterclasses – hear from school and digital leaders who have successfully transformed their schools with great teaching and technology that does what it says 15.05: Closing speech 15.00: CPD Certificate collection   Ashford - 12/11 Agenda tba Birmingham -19/11 Agenda tba   For further information or a free education trial, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the KAZ team.   CLOSED - Liverpool - 17/09  AGENDA: 09.00: Exhibition time  09.40: Welcome & Introduction 09.45: Opening keynote - Department for Education representative  10.05: Panel - EdTech Evolution: revisiting digital strategies  11.00: Exhibition time and educational technology classroom showcase  11.45: Introduction to LendED by Julia Garvey, Operations Director, BESA  11.50: Interactive workgroup facilitation  12.45: Exhibition time and educational technology classroom showcases  14.05: School case studies/ masterclasses – hear from school and digital leaders who have successfully transformed their schools with great teaching and technology that does what it says 15.05: Closing speech  15.00: CPD Certificate collection    

14/10/2021 09:09:21

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Education magazine July August 2021

Click to read the full article in the Education Today magazine  https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7k/EducationJulyAug21/html/index.html?page=22    

26/07/2021 09:57:22

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Touch Typing Tournament Update May 2021

... and we're into our LAST month!     It’s free for all schools using KAZ          

07/06/2021 10:42:33

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Recognition of skills with digital badging

  Recognition of skills with digital badging   At KAZ we know the benefits of digital badging and in 2019 we were delighted to receive approval for our online touch typing course and become City & Guilds Assured.   Digital badges provide a flexibility that the GCSE and A level exam boards can only dream of. This benefits education, students and companies.   One of our key audiences is home learners and they took a real hammering on the exam front last summer as the government decided that 'not all external candidates were able to be awarded a grade this summer because some will not have been in a position to provide sufficient evidence to enable their exam centre to include them in their centre assessment grades and rankings.'   Some estimates indicated that over 20,000 students were affected and unable to move on to college or university or to certain careers.  Contrast this with digital exams, taken online at the end of a course or module by everyone, whether they are studying at school, college, in a workplace or at home.    Changing landscape   We were interested to see an article in FE News from the Fashion Retail Academy that claimed they had witnessed a 135% rise in students signing up for a fast track career entry.    They feel that after lockdowns and the uncertainty of the last year, some students are unwilling to enter into long term commitments and want short periods of study that will produce quick results and give them a head start when applying for jobs.    Increasingly, we are getting requests from people who are looking to change their job, moving from catering or retail into a job with more of an IT focus or young people who want to provide evidence of efficient keyboarding skills alongside vocational qualifications.   Digital badges recognise skills and experience and offer so many advantages to students, apprentices, career changers and young people looking for their first job.   They recognise individuals' skills and talents  They are a digital showcase for individual skills The secure online system keeps everything in a safe place  The badge can be verified online straightaway  Potential employers or colleges can see how the candidate proved their skills and who endorsed it  The badges can be added to CVs and shared via social media, especially useful now that 92% of recruiters are using social media to identify the right candidate    We have seen how young people are turned off by schoolwork and are reportedly less engaged now that public exams are not going ahead in their usual format this summer.     Most people like to have their achievements recognised. Badges are a simple way for individuals to showcase their achievements, and for prospective employers to verify them.    This is an attractive modern solution to awarding qualifications and is so much more flexible than the current unwieldy exam system that it is hard to see why the government is not encouraging more widespread use.      

28/01/2021 10:29:16

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KAZ will be at the UK Education Solutions & Technology event

KAZ will be at the UK Education Solutions & Technology event:   Date: Monday, 18 January 2021 - Tuesday, 26 January 2021   Time: 08:00 - 17:00 Where: Virtual   If you would like to more about our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us via our website or email: keene@kaz-type.com        

18/01/2021 10:52:32

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