The team at Airhead is excited to tell you about the newest arrival to the Airhead family. When logged into Airhead, if you look at the top menu bar, you’ll now see ‘Channel’. Channel is a Facebook-like stream of notices that are shared with you according to your role, e.g. Teaching Staff, Non-teaching Staff or Pupil.
Unlike emails, notices can be scheduled for a future time (or published immediately), set to expire and updated after they’re published. Notices can contain text, pictures, links and videos. There’s a notification counter so you can see how many unread notices you have and when a new one arrives. Most importantly, notices are a safe and secure way to share relevant and targeted information with your school community.
Whether you’re a multi-academy trust, a local authority or an individual school, Channel is designed to improve and streamline communications for you. If you’re an Administrator for a group of schools, you can create notices for roles across all your establishments at the click of a button.
And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve created a ‘Channel’ widget for your flightdeck or noticeboard which will provide you with a summary of your notices at a glance. If you want to read one, just click on it in the widget and you’ll be taken to the full notice in Channel. It couldn’t be easier.
This is the first release of Channel and we’ve restricted the creation of notices to Airhead administrators. If you want to create notices but you’re not an administrator, just drop us a line and we’ll tell your local administrator that you’re interested. If you want some help, go to help.airhead.io where you’ll find ‘how to’ articles for Channel.
We’re always happy to receive feedback. Just send us an email or use the ‘feedback’ facility in Airhead.
For now, we really hope you enjoy Channel!
Earlier this year, Airhead Education was very pleased to achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation, a key deliverable of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. Whilst it’s an excellent achievement and reflects our commitment to the security of information held by Airhead Education on behalf of our customers, we wanted to push on to the next level.
The internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard was developed to provide a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
For the last 6 months, we’ve been working towards our ISO 27001 accreditation with the leading Certification Body, the British Assessment Bureau. We’re now very pleased to announce that Airhead Education has earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau ISO 27001 certification mark to demonstrate its conformance to the standard.
So what does that actually mean? Well, it means that our systems and procedures have been externally audited and have achieved the required standard, demonstrating that your information is safe with Airhead Education!
We are delighted to announce the release of our Chrome browser extension called Flight Attendant. We’re really excited about this new feature and we think you will be too. It’s the perfect complement to your Airhead experience, making it even easier and more fun than ever to access the best that the web has to offer. Flight Attendant is available for Chrome for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Chromebook devices*.
Go ahead and make the most of your Airhead experience by:
- Installing Flight Attendant and linking it to your Airhead profile.
- Using the extension, you can quickly open Airhead, or switch to your Airhead tab.
- For Groupcall IDaaS users, add your IDaaS login to your Airhead profile and Flight Attendant will log you into Airhead automatically.
- For many popular tiles including Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, BBC and Scratch, Flight Attendant will fill in your login details automatically. In fact, we have enabled this feature for almost 300 popular web resources! Just add your login details to each tile and away you go.
- Express tile creation! Use Flight Attendant to automatically create tiles and add them to your launchpads.
- We’ll be adding more time saving features over time, so watch this space.
As always, we love your to hear from you so if you have any suggestions, feel free to contact us or leave feedback in the Chrome Web Store.
* Google does not currently allow Chrome extensions for iOS or Android devices so Flight Attendant is not available on these mobile platforms due to Google and Apple restrictions.
This time last year, we were sat nervously waiting to see whether we’d won a Bett award or not. In the end we were successful and unashamedly jubilant about it. We know exactly what it’s like. I’m happy to say in 2016 we had a much more relaxed experience, living the dream vicariously through Twitter from a very comfortable, remote location.
Our congratulations go out to all the winners of this year’s Bett Awards and to help spread the word, we’ve created a launchpad of all the companies or products that were successful. The ‘Innovation in ICT’ Bett award has been a real boost for Airhead and so we know the winners will justly reap the rewards of last night’s success.
Congratulations and enjoy the rest of Bett 2016!