Airhead @ Preston Lodge High School

Preston Lodge High School is a comprehensive state secondary school in Scotland with a strong vision for developing learning and teaching. They've been using Google Apps for Education for years but felt that there was something missing in terms of how these apps integrate from both the students’ and teachers’ perspectives. That’s why they began to look into Airhead.

One of the most common criticisms of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) approach is that the learners in a class will inevitably be using a wide range of devices in terms of both hardware and operating systems – how on earth are teachers supposed to manage all of this variety?

"Airhead is at the heart of our Connected Learning strategy which is all about using the power of technology to support learning beyond the classroom"

Fearghal Kelly, Teacher

The answer is simple, Airhead. As it works through the browser of any internet-enabled device, Airhead provides the common platform for both students and teachers required for the successful implementation of a BYOD approach in the classroom; or as they call it at Preston Lodge High School, ‘Connected Learning’. Airhead has therefore been a fundamental element of the roll out of Connected Learning at Preston Lodge High School. 

"Airhead means we can offer a consistent and easy way for students to find learning resources, no matter where they are or what device they’re using. "

Calum Stewart, Deputy Head Teacher