Best tech solutions for schools in 2019

04th February 2019 | Insights

2019 will most likely be a big year for change in the education sector – firstly due to Brexit and all the uncertainty that comes with it, and also because it will be the first full calendar year with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place. With this in mind, there are a number of solutions which could prove highly beneficial for most establishments.

As providing education institutions with the tech and other resources they need is something United Carlton specialises in, we wanted to give our recommendations for the best tech solutions for schools and other education institutions in 2019.

Sharp BIG PAD Interactive Table

Anyone working in primary education knows that keeping young learners engaged often requires a diverse range of resources, including quality visual aids. Additionally, parents (and anyone else responsible for the care of a child) will know that just about the only way to keep youngsters quiet these days is with a phone or tablet.

This is what makes Sharp’s BIG PAD Interactive Table such an excellent learning tool for Key Stage 1 and Nursery children (3-7 years old). This impressive piece of tech, with its 40-inch touchscreen, comes with plenty of advanced features including pre-installed content, with the potential to add more via the Google Play Store. The device can be used either flat or tilted and is easily manoeuvrable thanks to its built-in wheels. It even supports up to 10 simultaneous touch-points, meaning it will remain fully-functional even when being used by multiple children at the same time.


It goes without saying that monitoring the attendance and safety of students is the top priority of education establishments. But, unfortunately, some are still unaware of the advantages now available in this digital age.

We’ve written before about the general advantages which InVentry’s digital visitor management and sign-in software provides. However, when it comes to making life easier for students and education staff specifically, InVentry is especially effective. With its dedicated ‘Pupil Module’, InVentry allows education staff to easily record late/absent students, as well as when a child has been collected and by whom, plus a range of other education-specific features.

CPC Membership

The CPC (Crescent Purchasing Consortium) is an organisation covering the public and education sectors, and is dedicated to providing its members with the best prices for essential equipment, services and solutions. Becoming a CPC member is completely free, with benefits including access to free professional purchasing advice.

The CPC makes it easy to find the best offers for office supplies, teaching materials and a vast range of other resources and services. With the current economic uncertainty, education establishments and businesses alike would be wise to take advantage of the resources provided by the CPC.

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