Technology

CPD at Bett 2016

The world’s biggest educational technology show – Bett – takes place later this month in London. It offers a wealth of CPD seminars and presentations. We preview three of the sessions on offer


Technology to deliver a modern curriculum

Broadclyst Community Primary School recently hosted Decoding the Future, an event focused on the role of technology to deliver a modern curriculum to prepare pupils for their future lives. Laura McPhee was there


What are Digital Leaders?

What are Digital Leaders? And what benefits can this idea bring to your school's ICT strategy and to your pupils' technology and wider skills, such as literacy and leadership? Sal McKeown finds out


School website advice

Oakfield Primary School's new website has become a reliable and trusted information hub for the local community. ICT technician Nicole Nazareth shares her top tips for any schools looking to develop a new website


Ofsted and e-safety in schools

It is vital that schools get their e-safety policies right. Geoff Millington offers advice for schools on creating an effective e-safety policy and outlines what Ofsted inspectors are looking for



Embracing new technologies

How might schools embrace technology in the classroom while ensuring the focus remains on effective teaching and learning and pupil achievement? Headteacher Ben Evans offers some advice from his school’s experience.


TechnoTeaching – five simple ideas

Do you wonder how to make the most of ICT to enhance your skills as a teacher? Nicole Ponsford and Dr Julie Wood, authors of the new book TechnoTeaching, offer five simple ideas for teachers who want to embrace technology.


SPONSORED ARTICLE: The boy in the corner?

Jonathan Ovenden discusses the challenges of raising achievement for white working class boys and suggests ways to work with those who are disaffected to reignite their enthusiasm for learning.


Ten top primary apps

We asked Justin Smith from the Educational App Store to give us his top 10 apps for primary teachers.


Introducing tablets to the primary school

Many primary schools are introducing tablet devices as part of their ICT strategies. Teacher and app developer Tom Minor offers some advice to get the most out of this technology in the classroom.



Using ICT to support pupils with behavioural difficulties

Using handheld technology can prove effective in helping pupils with behavioural, emotional and/or social difficulties, who often avoid written or literacy work because of a fear of failure. Primary ICT co-ordinator Mary Farmer explains


A blueprint for ICT innovation

The recent Decoding Learning study seeks to pinpoint innovative practice by teachers and students when it comes to exploiting technology in education. It offers eight approaches to innovation with ICT. Professor Rosemary Luckin explains


Staying secure when going online

With schools looking at services such as online communication and parent payment systems, what security issues do they need to understand and how can they reassure parents that they provide a safe and secure service? Martin Temple offers his advice


Embedding effective ICT

Earlier this year, Michael Gove said that ICT in schools was a mess. Brenda Bigland discusses how her school embedded ICT across its classrooms and curriculum and offers an insight into developing an effective ICT strategy


The wi-fi debate

Experts are split on the safety of exposing children to wi-fi in schools, with some concerned about evidence of health risks. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at the issue


Cloud computing: Look beyond the silver lining

Cloud computing may save money but choose the wrong cloud service provider and the school could find itself in breach of the Data Protection Act. Paula Williamson and Harvey Davies look at the possible pitfalls

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