Education

Schools only offer on refurbished Apple iPads

21st September 2018

We’ve now run out of stock of these refurbished iPads! We’ll let you know as soon as we get any more!  Whilst stocks last we are offering refurbished Apple iPads to schools users (not individuals or students). Both are 16GB RAM with Wifi but no cellular connectivity- but then we don’t think you’ll need that. Sorry, we’re out […]

Minecraft Education – Coming to School iPads!

18th September 2018

Microsoft launches Minecraft Education Edition for the iPad this September. The Education Edition was previously available in schools only on Windows 10 devices as well as macOS, but this new iPad version begins rolling out to schools starting with the new term this September! Worldwide there are around 35 million teachers and students, across 115 […]

Apple Classroom Apps are Changing for 2018! Find out how right here

16th July 2018

Over the last 30 years, HardSoft has had the privilege of working in partnership with educators to understand how the latest technology we lease helps teachers unlock the full potential of their students. We’re excited at HardSoft to introduce the new Apple iPad, ready to lease, packed with powerful apps and a brand-new curriculum to help […]

Apple's Schoolwork App is Changing how Students Learn

6th June 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about Schoolwork Schoolwork is an iPad app built to help teachers unlock their student’s potential. Teachers can share class materials, assign activities within apps and view student progress in real time. Schoolwork allows the user to tailor instructions based on ‘individual needs’. Students have one place to see assignments, submit work, and […]

Find out what Apple have planned for the iPad and Classroom!

23rd May 2018

The classroom is changing. Apple has made clear that they plan to work hand in hand with schools and Educators worldwide following the re-release and rebrand of their flagship iPad making it more: user-friendly, accessible and by developing both hardware and software that make them more easily applicable and relevant for teachers and students. This blog highlights […]

Gift of iPads to Charity – Stand by Me

31st January 2018

We were recently able to donate a large number of iPads to the charity Stand by Me, based in Hornchurch Essex, who help to support children around the world who are trapped in poverty and give them the chance to receive a great education, rise above their circumstances and reach their full potential. Today we […]

Top 5 best apps for Primary schools

20th January 2018

As soon as they can find their way around a keyboard children are ready to use apps, so why not make them educational? If they love using a tablet then make their screen time productive by getting them learning whilst they play. Primary schools are now realising that this is a wonderful way to keep […]

Should we use iPads in Schools?

3rd January 2018

The debate rages on and the same question is asked: “Should we use iPads in Schools?” With so many varying opinions, we take a look at the issue in detail, asking are they just a passing craze or can they really help children to learn in a new and exciting way? Check out the advantages […]

Microsoft Surface for Education

7th December 2017

When it comes to the education sector, most schools have been using Apple’s Macbooks and iPads which work really well for them. However, the release of Microsoft’s Surface range means that there is now a great alternative to those iPads and Macbooks. A study conducted by FutureSource found that Apple iOS and MacOS devices are […]

Organise yourself with iOS11

18th October 2017

Have you seen it? iOS 11 I mean… it is killing my phone battery (turn off Background App Refresh in Settings- General) until they iron out those cheeky little App bugs that keep us on our toes. They have finally made a file app though, hallelujah!! When I go into schools and explain that all […]

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