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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
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
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