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Ideas for coding and computing

Ideas for coding and computing

Phillip Snalune discusses some useful approaches to engaging students in coding and computing lessons A recent report from Computing at School (CAS) and Microsoft found that 68 per cent of teachers are concerned that their students know more than they …

25th June 2015

Computer geek stereotype can influence career choices

Schools have been warned about the impact that the “computer geek” image can have on students’ career choices. A research study involving 30 students has revealed that the vast majority thought that people working in IT adhered to the s…

18th June 2015

At a glance headlines: June 4, 2015

STEM grants for a robotics competition, cycling resources, and financial education CPD are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 4, 2015.  Robotics support Grants to help encourage girls into STEM subjects and careers, by supporting their …

4th June 2015

Teachers are confident, but pupils still know more...

It is widely accepted that children get to grips with technology faster than adults. Teachers clearly agree. A survey has found that more than two-thirds of secondary and primary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of…

Emma Lee-Potter, 26th February 2015

At a glance headlines: January 29, 2015

Fears over safeguarding delays, a General Election manifesto to close the digital divide, and a new Fair Trade film resource are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for January 29, 2015. Safeguarding fear Fifty-seven per cent of school leaders say tha…

29th January 2015

Computer games project aims to boost curriculum and skills

A project linking computer gaming to the wider curriculum will see pupils creating their own video games in the classroom. It is all part of a €3.2 million European Union initiative, entitled No One Left Behind, which is set to run over two-and-a-ha…

29th January 2015
Computing challenges and resources

Computing challenges and resources

There are plenty of challenges in delivering the new computing curriculum, but plenty of help and resources to be found as well. Computing teacher Ray Chambers offers his advice.   Three years ago, January 2012 marked the start of considerable chan…

22nd January 2015

Free resources to support computing lessons

While almost three-quarters of computing teachers feel confident with the new curriculum, some are still unsure about the computer programming and coding aspects, a survey has revealed. At the same time, 41 per cent of pupils say they regularly help thei…

15th January 2015
Gifted young code-breakers put to the test in national challenge

Gifted young code-breakers put to the test in national challenge

From preventing a nuclear meltdown to hacking into central heating systems, the skills of 32 of the UK’s most gifted teenage code-breakers have been put to the test. It was all part of the national finals of the Cyber Security Challenge UK, which…

8th January 2015
Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Birches Head Academy prizes its focus on STEM education, including its role as a lead school with the Computing at School initiative, supporting delivery of the computing curriculum. Sarah Williams discusses some of their activities.  As you may w…

20th November 2014
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