Classroom ICT



Remote learning: Creating safe digital ecosystems

Remote and online learning is likely to be with us for some time as the Covid-19 fight continues. As such, we must continue to prioritise esafety. Al Kingsley asks how we can promote and deliver safer digital ecosystems in schools and better develop pupils’ digital citizenship



Coronavirus: On the wrong side of the digital divide

What does the research say about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on potential gaps in learning – and about how schools can best support students and their families with remote education – especially those on the wrong side of the digital divide? Dr Beng Huat See considers the evidence



Coronavirus: Supporting families and pupils learning from home

Schools face a raft of new challenges as they seek to support the home education of their students. Matt Bromley offers his reflections on what teachers and schools can do to ensure learning continues as much as possible during the coronavirus emergency


Ed-tech in 2020 and beyond

Ahead of Bett 2020, Caroline Wright looks at BESA’s latest research findings on the state of ed-tech in UK schools and the challenges faced by the sector, not least when it comes to teacher training


Are you going to Bett 2020?

Thirty-five years ago, Dominic Savage co-founded what is now known as the Bett Show. He looks ahead to Bett 2020 – which runs from January 22 to 25 – and what the future of ed-tech holds


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



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


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

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