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Ideas to engage pupils with coding

Ideas to engage pupils with coding

With coding a part of the new computing curriculum, we asked some young coders from the Young Rewired State initiative for their advice on how to engage students with code. First, Ruth Nicholls focuses on the challenges ahead. Young Rewired State is a …

9th October 2014
Computing on a par with maths and English

Computing on a par with maths and English

Schools are facing up to the new computing curriculum and in case any are dragging their heels, Duncan Maidens and Andrew Csizmadia have some words of encouragement. The new computing curriculum is now upon schools and they have a responsibility to act. …

2nd October 2014
A busy year ahead for computing

A busy year ahead for computing

For most ICT teachers, the year ahead will perhaps contain even greater challenges than the year just gone. Bob Harrison explains. Just before the end of last term, Nesta highlighted what many teachers have been saying for a long time:  that most …

Bob Harrison, 18th September 2014

At a glance headlines: Thursday, September 11

Scholarships for trainee computing teachers, exams officer CPD and support, and some new resources for secondary teachers are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for Thursday, September 11. Computing talent A total of 120 trainee computing teachers fr…

SecEd Reporter, 11th September 2014
Teaching cyber security

Teaching cyber security

A range of new initiatives and resources is helping schools to introduce students to the world of cyber security as a possible career option. Judith Berry-May explains.   Cyber security is the protection of systems, networks and data in cyber…

4th September 2014
Computing curriculum: Supporting Generation Y

Computing curriculum: Supporting Generation Y

With a new computing curriculum arriving in September, Debbie Forster from Apps for Good argues that a hands-on and real-life problem-solving approach to coding is the secret to engaging students. She offers some advice and a few ideas. Born in the 90s…

8th May 2014

‘Back to school’ training sessions offered to support delivery of new computing curriculum

The teaching support organisation Computing at Schools (CAS) is to hold a series of “back to school” training sessions to help teachers prepare for the new computing curriculum in September. The sessions will offer support to help tackle the …

SecEd Reporter, 1st May 2014
Computing: A busy year ahead for schools

Computing: A busy year ahead for schools

The countdown is well under way towards the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison considers the challenges facing schools in 2014 – both with computing and wider use of technology – and discusses the support available for computing to help sc…

Bob Harrison, 16th January 2014
Digital divide closes further, but poorest families still left behind

Digital divide closes further, but poorest families still left behind

The number of school children without an internet connection at home has fallen once more, as the digital divide comes closer to being eradicated. However, campaigners have warned that we must not become complacent. In particular, the new figures show…

Pete Henshaw, 9th January 2014
Are you ready for computing?

Are you ready for computing?

How can schools inspire both their students and staff to embrace the new computing curriculum next year? Wendy Devolder offers her advice.   If the UK wants to grow its economy and be a global leader in the fast-growing technology industry, we will…

7th November 2013
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