The college has implemented a new CPD opportunity that allows staff to complete CPD in their industry which we have tagged ‘Industry Day’. I was lucky enough to be invited to two different companies for Industry Day and the first one led me to Ireland, specifically Texthelp HQ.
I am a massive fan of Texthelp’s products, specifically EquatIO, if I had to choose. As a former maths resit student, it’s so wonderful to see companies using their magic to support with the teaching and learning of maths. I know firsthand maths is difficult, and despite my journey, I also know that resits for both English and Maths is something that needs to be focused on.
EquatIO is a fab Chrome extension, which can also be installed on any Windows device, that allows teachers to create digitised maths resources. I use EquatIO a lot with the initial assessments and progress tests I create for the GCSE and Functional Skills maths teams. I think EquatIO is a brilliant tool, and my Industry Day showed me just how brilliant it was, and also introduced me to things that I didn’t even know were possible.