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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
‘The DfE policy on ICT is there is no policy on ICT’

‘The DfE policy on ICT is there is no policy on ICT’

The DfE’s ‘schools know best’ policy on ICT, the role of Ofsted, and CPD were among the topics tackled at a recent Westminster Education Forum on the future of technology in schools. Bob Harrison was there.   “The DfE policy…

Bob Harrison, 26th September 2013
Why you should consider the cloud

Why you should consider the cloud

With more and more schools turning to cloud computing, former ICT teacher James Penney discusses three factors to remember if you are thinking about making the move to cloud services. Cloud computing is the use of computing resources that are delivered…

19th September 2013
Ideas for using the Raspberry Pi

Ideas for using the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Jam is a global community of people who work with and develop practice using the Raspberry Pi. Its founder, school principal Alan O’Donohoe, explains why you should consider the credit card-sized computer and how it can best be used in the…

12th September 2013
The countdown to computing

The countdown to computing

An expert group has been convened by the DfE to develop advice, resources and CPD as schools prepare for the introduction of the new computing curriculum. Bob Harrison explains. Whatever the outcome of the consultation on the proposed ICT national curr…

Bob Harrison, 23rd May 2013