Technology

Edtech: Making better use of what we already have

There is frustration that the DfE’s approach to edtech continues to focus on finance and standards rather than teaching and learning. Fiona Aubrey-Smith says we should be thinking about getting better use out of what we have already got



Closing the Digital Divide: What can schools do?

A recent SecEd and Stone Group webinar discussed what schools can do, practically and realistically, to support those families on the wrong side of the digital divide. Panellists Bukky Yusuf and Fiona Aubrey-Smith pick up the conversation...


The case for one-to-one device access in schools

After a recent Headteacher Update webinar focused on what schools can do to close the digital divide, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith and Sarah Evans discuss different ways of achieving one-to-one device access and how this approach can unlock powerful learning



Digital literacy, competency and CPD

We cannot assume that everyone working in our school has basic digital literacy and competency. Osi Ejiofor considers how schools can develop digital literacy skills through self-directed CPD and offers a free, downloadable digital literacy audit tool


Online safety and safeguarding: A guide for schools

Following disturbing revelations from the Internet Watch Foundation, safeguarding expert Elizabeth Rose looks at online safety considerations and details what schools must have in place to respond to ever-changing risks


Where next? Taking edtech into 2022

After almost two years of edtech development in response to the pandemic, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at what 2022 has in store for us, touching upon the changing nature of the digital divide, assessment, parental engagement and personalised learning



Edtech: Common mistakes made by schools

The EdTech Demonstrator programme is funded by the DfE to offer technology support and advice to schools. After operating for 18 months, Sally Lanni looks at some of the common ‘mistakes’ that she sees



How to protect your school from cyber-attacks

With an increasing number of schools falling victim to cyber-attacks, cyber-security is becoming more important than ever. Sarah Bull outlines seven steps school leaders can take to protect their schools



Edtech change and transformation: How to make things happen...

When it comes to edtech in schools, we are all grappling with how to harness the momentum that has been built up during the pandemic. Al Kingsley – author of the new book My Secret EdTech Diary – explains how to take control of edtech change and make things happen


Forget edtech – we need to talk about ‘pedtech’

Most research papers, roundtable discussions and industry experts agree that effective pedagogy is at the heart of good edtech use. But whose pedagogy we are referring to? Fiona Aubrey-Smith argues that the narrative around technology in education must change


Implementing edtech effectively across the curriculum

After a year of disruption and innovation, where are you now with your edtech in the context of teaching and learning? Osi Ejiofor discusses how schools can effectively harness and implement technology across the curriculum




Using CPD to support effective remote teaching

CPD to support remote teaching & the use of ed-tech has become commonplace during the pandemic. Maria Cunningham advises on how schools should approach using CPD programmes to develop effective remote teaching practice






Remote learning: How to handle objections from parents

Whether you have individual pupils self-isolating, or groups of pupils learning from home, you may come across objections from parents about the remote learning you are providing. Ciara Lamb looks at some potential concerns and how we might respond


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