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Monday, 31 March 2014

Samsung Digital Classroom Launch with @matthancockmp

I had the pleasure of attending the Samsung Digital Classroom launch today at the Royal Albert Hall. The event which attracted an array of high-profile guests was a great showcase of the power of technology to support learning.

Samsung has been working with the Royal Albert Hall since 2012 as it’s official screen supplier and became it’s education technology partner in 2014. The relationship is clearly a match made in Edtech heaven as was so well demonstrated at today’s launch. The new Samsung Digital Classroom in the Hall will host a series of unique cross-curricula music programmes for children aged 7 to 14. Children will be invited to use Samsung’s devices to learn maths and science through music covering subjects such as fractions, probability, wavelengths and frequencies.

What struck me about the whole experience today was the sheer commitment of all involved to embrace technology to support learning. The team at Samsung, the Royal Albert Hall and collection of guests (including a notable minister) clearly ‘got it’ when recongising the importance this pedagogy plays in supporting 21st century learning. This was supported by Minster for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock who attended the launch. He shared the importance technology plays in equipping our young learners for a 21st economy and renewed the Governments commitment to get all pupils coding.

I look forward to hearing learning experiences shared globally from the Samsung Digital Classroom at the Royal Albert Hall (they definitely need their own social media feeds) and hope one day I can take a class up to visit this excellent resource.


Read more about the event by click here.

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