Computing and STEM

Teaching cyber security

4 September 2014

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.


Literacy through science

3 July 2014

Science teacher Euan Douglas discusses his work to develop students’ literacy through and for science.


Governors driving STEM

19 June 2014

With the national focus on encouraging take-up of STEM subjects, Ellie Howarth reports on a framework of questions that has been compiled to help governors drive forward this important agenda.


Computing curriculum: Supporting Generation Y

8 May 2014

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.


How we achieved our best ever science results

27 February 2014

Zarina Ali discusses how her team supported GCSE double and triple science students, many of whom were on free school meals, to help achieve their school’s best ever results.


Computing: A busy year ahead for schools

16 January 2014

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 schools hit th


Are you ready for computing?

7 November 2013

How can schools inspire both their students and staff to embrace the new computing curriculum next year? Wendy Devolder offers her advice.


Ideas for using the Raspberry Pi

12 September 2013

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 class


The countdown to computing

23 May 2013

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.



App development in the classroom

2 May 2013

With the new computing curriculum prioritising programming skills, Torsten Stauch argues that app development projects can help schools to inject creativity into the new programmes of study.


Computing: Are you ready?

25 April 2013

The programmes of study for the new computing curriculum will come into force in September 2014. ICT teacher James Dent looks at how professionals and schools in his area are preparing.


Cornwall's approach to designing new ICT curricula

17 January 2013

Ahead of his seminar at the Bett Show 2013, Ed Walsh from Cornwall Learning discusses how the county’s schools are changing their approaches to ICT education and developing new curricula.


Games design and coding

28 June 2012

Games industry veteran Harvey Elliott urges schools to embrace games design and coding and looks at a new initiative that can help.


Students' science aspirations

21 June 2012

Professor Louise Archer reports on research into the attitudes of young students towards STEM subjects and careers as they move from primary to secondary ― and the implications for key stage 3 teaching.


Science centres of excellence

14 June 2012

The National STEM Centre and its regional hubs offer a wealth of CPD support for science teachers and co-ordinators, with many resources available for free. Yvonne Baker explains more.

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