Supercharge Microsoft Office 365 with Airhead!

Airhead simplifies Office 365 for teachers and learners

Airhead makes it super simple to harness the best of Microsoft Office 365 for teachers and learners. Launchpads and flightdecks allow you to share Office 365 data and resources early with colleagues and students. What’s more, you can mix in the best of the web by using Airhead’s carefully curated library of over 2000 great resources! Airhead can be used anytime, anywhere on any device.

Airhead and Office 365 are best friends. You can easily pull your email, calendar items and files into flightdecks to make a powerful dashboard. It just takes a few clicks!

Office 365 flightdeck

Office 365 flightdeck

Just use your Office 365 username and password to sign into Airhead. It couldn’t be easier. Add add the apps you want and off you go! Did we mention you can also mix in the best of the web and store passwords for hundreds of websites?

Office 365 launchpad

“Airhead provides staff with an easy-to-use platform to access a range of digital resources, including Microsoft Office 365 and other learning applications, that improve teaching, learning and productivity.” – David French, IT Leader and Year 5 Teacher, The Beeches Primary School

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Welcome to Channel, an exciting new way to share notices!

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!

Airhead Achieves ISO 27001

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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!

Check out Flight Attendant from Airhead!

Flight Attendant is the perfect complement to your Airhead experience.

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.