Learning with Microlink
The All Inclusive Classroom
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”
– Benjamin Franklin
We know that everyone learns differently and that communication is fundamental to learning as well as social interaction. We also know that expectations of schools continues to rise every year and new developments such as the Government’s SEN Reforms continue to raise the bar even further.
Here at Microlink we are committed to working in partnership with you and other educators to provide the tools and support needed to reach every student by using the right communications technology for the right needs. We offer a one-stop approach, with end to end solutions for all your needs. We are happy to provide support for one student or a whole school.
We recognise that for technology to work for children, teachers and schools lead practice. Microlink provides support and problem-solving expertise, responsive to what is needed in the classroom, and what will have the biggest impact on learning. We want to help enhance learning and communication, and to support innovation using technology.
Microlink provides over 52 categories of products and services, associated with various levels of disability across numerous market sectors. Our in-house product experts have unparalleled industry experience and work in partnership with the leading manufacturers of assistive technology. We are constantly providing front-facing feedback, so that products and services can be continually enhanced.
“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Huxley
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Anonymous
Like you, we know that every young person wants to learn and they want to do well at school, but some find it harder than others.
We can help you to remove the obstacles that can get in the way, so every single student is given the best possible chance at getting the most out of their education.
Identifying a student's needs
We can provide cutting-edge tools that can help teachers identify the individual learning challenges that students may face. This means you can support them to access the curriculum with the same passion as their peers.
Supporting your students
As Europe's leading assistive technology supplier, Microlink are in the unique position of being able to work with all of the major companies in this field. As such we have the knowledge to find the exact tools to support your students' needs, and the skills to make sure that through training both you and your students are able to get the most out of assistive technology. We have helped and supported quarter of a million people over quarter of a century with many different solutions.
You the Educator
The effective use of communications technology in your classroom could be the difference between you truly reaching one of your students and a student being unable to connect with your teaching. The right technology, used well, could be the difference between a look of frustration on a student's face and a moment of excitement, when a smile spreads over their face as they finally fully understand a difficult concept. We can offer teachers training in line with the curriculum to help you get the most out of the solutions you need.
Improving Learning with Communications Technology
Good schools strive constantly to find new ways to help children learn. And new developments like the government's SEN reforms raise the bar.
We are working with a group of schools to test how teachers and pupils can use technology more effectively in teaching and learning. We are learning what solutions work best and for whom; how to ensure the right training is available; and how it can be embedded across the system.
Watch this space for updates and if you are interested in becoming involved please contact us.
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten." - David Ogden Stiers
Every child learns in unique ways and at their own pace.
We know that it's important to remember that there can be many different reasons, ranging from environmental to educational to behavioural challenges which explain why your child may be falling behind at school.
How can I take action if I think my child needs more support?
The first thing to do if you think your child is having problems at school is to talk with your child's teacher. They will be happy to tell you the areas in which your child is falling behind.
Working together with your child's teacher and other relevant professionals such as your local GP, optician or audiologist, you can decide if there is a need for a formal assessment of your child's needs. This assessment would help to determine what additional needs are at the root of your child's challenges, or if different teaching methods need to be explored to help your child achieve the most they can.
How can technology help my child?
Communications technology - if used well - can play a vital role in the development of your child's education. Utilising a simple software or hardware application in the correct way can have a significant impact on your child.
To find out more on what is available, please contact us or spend some time browsing our Educational catalogue. We focus on people's abilities and a number of devices we supply can increase the learning potential for everybody in the classroom.
How technology can be used to support home learning
Microlink don't just provide technology to schools and businesses we can also provide individuals with technology and show you creative ways to engage with your child's education.
"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." - Winston Churchill
- Do your friends seem to find school or college easier then you?
- Do you try your best but still not get the same results that they do?
If you think you have an additional learning need or feel that you need some support in the classroom the first thing to do is to tell either your teacher or one of your parents.
They will be able to help you to figure out how to make learning easier for you. The adult might suggest some additional study or they might involve other professionals like doctors, assessors or speech therapists to try and discover the best way of supporting you and help you learn.
It is possible that technology can help you right now. There are many options and at Microlink we know most, if not all of the tools that can make learning easier for you. At the end of the day you are unique and rather than adhering to strict rules and traditional methods, we embrace diversity and give you the tools to learn effectively.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
Reaching university is a major milestone in a student’s life and is a real chance to develop your skills that will hold you in good stead in the work place once you graduate.
A lot of our products can be used to help make your creativity fly, allowing you to express your idea’s in new ways that will amaze those around you.
Mind mapping software can help you to lay out your ideas in a straight forward way that will allow you to follow them through to realisation and will change the way you plan your work and time at university.
Does your mind move quicker than your hand? Voice recognition software may be the answer, this form of assistive technology can be trained to recognise your voice and type for you whilst you speak and tell your computer your ideas.
Do you wish that you could note down every word that your lecturer said or all of those amazing idea’s you come up with during a brain storming session? If you used a Note taking device you would be able to do just that, and you could listen back to them at your leisure.
For these lines of products and many more Contact Us.