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New tech inventions come about every day. Does your team really need every piece of EdTech? Probably not. The IDEAS Bus allows you to get your hands on the most exciting solutions geared towards the students you care for, trial them on the spot, and understand the value they create before you make any decisions. Spend some time on the bus so you can spend your budget with confidence.

Spend wisely...gain dearly


Thanks to the educational mission of the IDEAS Bus, we’re uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between EdTech suppliers and educators. We partner with industry’s most trusted brands to kit out the bus and offer a hands-on experience to educators and students with no buying strings attached. Even better -- if your organisation decides to purchase something, we can negotiate significant discounts and special deals on your behalf. And you’ll never have to speak to a sales person again.

SAVE TIME AND RESOURCES

Exhibitions and tech shows are perfect for keeping up with the trends and fuelling new ideas. They’re also incredibly time and resource-intensive. If you can’t afford to throw extra resources at chasing trends, have the experts come to your establishment and save you the hassle! The IDEAS Bus is a one-of-a-kind educational initiative that will bring the tech world to your parking lot. For free.

ENLIGHTEN YOUR STUDENTS

There’s no stopping of technological progress. It’s the catalyst of creativity, invention and entrepreneurial growth that we can’t afford to ignore any longer. By giving educators easy access to cutting-edge technology, high-end expertise and weeks’ worth of research, the IDEAS Bus enables the teaching community to bring the very best of EdTech to their students and inspire the next generation of leaders! Knowing this gives us a warm fuzzy feeling.

INVITE THE IDEAS BUS TO YOUR INSTITUTION (IT’S FREE!)

WHAT’S DRIVING THE IDEAS BUS?


The IDEAS Bus was born out of a desire for a tech-savvy education that bolsters students’ technological and entrepreneurial aptitude and equips them with key knowledge and skills to create the technology of tomorrow. We’re on the road to the future.

A hands-on technology adventure, brought to your doorstep.

This is a FREE community informational service brought direct to you by the Driving Technology team through the medium of the IDEAS bus. The Inspirational Delivery of EdTech Across Schools Bus. For many years people have utilised the community Library Buses and similar. We at DT are now taking this concept one step further by bringing you the IDEAS bus packed full of the latest and innovative Educational Technology (EdTech) solutions to you, your staff, your students, your governors, your parents and local community.

This amazing initiative brings a specially redesigned bright yellow American School bus to your establishment where you get the opportunity to not only learn about what technology is out there that can really bring educational value to you and your students, but also allows you to trial the hardware and software with hands on experience. In addition to this, you are able to access information about best practice, case studies, testimonials, white papers etc and therefore gain an insight of what is currently available to help assist in effective delivery of the curriculum, helping make the most of your teaching staff’s time.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO WE UTILISE THE IDEAS BUS?

Your school can utilise the bus as it sees fit. It is there for you. We have a wealth of ideas of how it can be used. This will be discussed in the pre-bus visit.

DO WE NEED TO BUY SOMETHING?

Definitely not. The IDEAS bus is there for you to use, gather information and help you make informed choices about the path you are taking in regards to education technology. Obviously if you see something you like and want more information or want to take up the unique offers available, then that is your choice. First and foremost the IDEAS bus is informational!

WHAT IS THE CATCH?

A minimum of two decision makers from the school need to watch the presentation (15-20 minutes long) when the bus arrives. This can be from the senior leadership team (head teacher, deputy head teacher etc), business manager/bursar, ICT coordinator, Network manager etc. In addition, we would of course like feedback to help us improve as well as testimonials so we know we are doing the right things and can improve our visits to schools.

WHAT ARE THE TIMES FOR THE IDEAS BUS?

A minimum of two decision makers from the school need to watch the presentation (15-20 minutes long) when the bus arrives. This can be from the senior leadership team (Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher etc), Business Manager/Bursar, ICT Co-ordinator, Network Manager etc...In addition, we would of course welcome any feedback, as well as testimonials so we know we are doing the right things and can improve our visits to schools.

WHAT IF WE NEED TO CHANGE/CANCEL THE DATE?

As long as the bus is within your window of time, whether morning or afternoon you can have the bus arrive whenever. For example if you wanted the IDEAS bus to arrive at 09:00 instead of 08:00 that is fine but it will still need to leave at 12:00.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT ON THE IDEAS BUS?

The bus can seat 12 people. For health and safety reasons, standing room only will probably be around 15 to 20 but this will be confirmed before the bus launches.

CAN WE GET EXTRA TIME?

The first visit is always free. Extra time can be purchased. If you decide to purchase an extra session, therefore having the bus for the whole day, it will cost £1 per FTE student with a minimum cost of £300 and capped at £600 (ex VAT).

If the school is one of our Champion Schools, they can get additional sessions at a reduced cost or, for certain projects, it would be completely free of charge. If you would like to be involved as a Champion School, please let us know.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS ON THE IDEAS BUS?

The IDEAS bus attempts to cover all elements of education technology from hardware to software to services along with some more exciting and innovative new technologies.

CAN WE CHANGE THE TIME?

The first visit is always free. Extra time can be purchased. If you decide to purchase an extra session, therefore having the bus for the whole day, it will cost £1 per FTE student with a minimum cost of £300 and capped at £600 (ex VAT).

If the school is one of our Champion Schools, they can get additional sessions at a reduced cost or, for certain projects, it would be completely free of charge. If you would like to be involved as a Champion School, please let us know.

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