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Panasonic specialists visit Luckley-Oakfield school to learn use of technology in UK schools

 Panasonic Corporation, leader in the manufacture of electronic products
 Specialists from Panasonic visited Luckley-Oakfield School to learn about technology in UK schools
Business technology specialists from Panasonic recently visited Luckley-Oakfield School, Berkshire to learn about technology in UK Schools.

Linda Stephens from the School Economics department had been instrumental in helping the global brand develop products for the UK market by testing future designs and sharing insights with Panasonic's European Development Team.

Linda, the Head of Economics at the School also took part at the recent BETT show in London by hosting the Panasonic "Classroom of the Future" presentation room, explaining to education professionals visiting the show how new technology from Panasonic can be used in UK schools.

Following the show, the six executives from the Japanese Headquarters wanted to further their understanding of how UK schools use technology.

During their visit to the school the Panasonic staff were given a tour and were able to watch various classes to see how interactive boards form a part of everyday teaching at Luckley-Oakfield. Panasonic's Japanese execs were particularly interested in the use of hardware in the school and also keen to see how software is used by teachers to deliver the curriculum.

The school was thrilled to have an infrared wireless speaker and microphone as well as an interactive whiteboard and ruggedised Toughbook mobile computing solution donated to them by Panasonic. Staff at Luckley-Oakfield School were fascinated to learn that in Japan technology does not feature as part of school life or as a tool to aid pupils and teachers.

Headmistress Vivienne Davis commented; "It was a wonderful opportunity for us to share our experiences of using IT throughout the school; use of interactive software and wireless networked laptops. It is really interesting to learn about the cultural difference between the Japanese and UK education systems, particularly in regards to technology. We hope the trip to the UK and to Luckley was informative for our visitors."

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