Saturday, 16 Mar 2019
Category: Tech & Education

Schools move lessons to local museums for learning experiment

Children have been learning alongside ancient artefacts and innovative artwork as part of research to investigate the benefits of going to school in a museum. Three schools have moved classes into their local museums to test whether it will boost pupils’ learning and also attract a new audience of visitors to museums, as part of […]

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Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw calls for twenty-something recruits to be fast-tracked into headships

Weak headeachers are responsible for too many of the country’s brightest teachers quitting the classroom, the chief schools inspector has warned, as the Government called for precocious twenty-something recruits to be fast-tracked into headships. Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of the education standards watchdog Ofsted, called for more “battlers, bruisers and battle-axes“ to be appointed to […]

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Leading the way for coding in schools

The English computing curriculum underwent its biggest ever shake-up in September 2014: ICT changed to Computing Science and coding became a core component. It was seen as a long-overdue alteration, with many feeling that for too long students had been taught little more than how to use spreadsheets or PowerPoint, skills that were not in […]

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Teaching mobile security to teachers and pupils

As Gartner predicts that 85% of businesses will have deployed a BYOD programme by 2020, it’s hard to deny that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is creeping its way up the list of priorities for the workplace. As organisations embrace its benefits, which include saving money on procuring and maintaining devices as well as boosting […]

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Education sector makes further moves to combat extremism

In a speech at Bethnal Green Academy today, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan discussed the impact of ‘extremist ideology’ on young people, announcing a new website Educate Against Hate. The website offers parents, teachers and school leaders advice and resources to protect children from extremism. Morgan said that schools play a ‘key role’ in spotting the […]

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Connected classrooms

Sporting the theme ‘Collaborate, Educate, Celebrate’, Capita’s SIMS Independent and International Schools conference 2016 saw over 300 delegates gather at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor to explore both the SIMS product and wider issues in edtech. Julie Booth, Head of Independent Schools, opened the conference as the crowded room of teachers tapped on the conference’s very […]

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UK schools embrace technology as pace of evolution increases

According to the survey of 350 teachers and over 1,000 students, technology continues to be seen as a differentiator in schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Almost two thirds of respondents (62%) felt that their organisation’s investment in technology helped them to stand out from the crowd. This differentiation is important, especially where educational […]

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