Technology

Ofsted’s eight e-safety demands

3 July 2014

E-safety continues to be a key priority for schools. Education technology expert Chris Pates offers advice to help achieve the eight key features of good and outstanding practice identified by Ofsted.


Meeting your e-safety duty

19 June 2014

Expert Hilary Wright offers advice on meeting Ofsted expectations for developing an effective e-safety strategy in your school.


Using data effectively

19 June 2014

Using data more intelligently is no longer an optional extra for secondary schools. Paul Charman from FFT gives examples of how some of their schools are using data effectively.


Ideas for the flipped classroom

12 June 2014

Rather than being radical and new, flipped learning is simply about good preparation. Gerald Haigh speaks to teachers about how they are using this approach in their classrooms.


Flipped learning and ebooks at Shireland

22 May 2014

Shireland Collegiate Academy is well-known for having embraced flipped learning across the school. Alan Hodgin considers how the use of ebooks has supported this approach.


Keeping your school’s ICT strategy in the air

15 May 2014

To start with technology and ignore the learning landscape is to invite disaster. Alistair Smith looks at some key aspects to consider to ensure that your ICT strategy is future-proof.


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.


Ten coding and programming apps

24 April 2014

Our latest apps advice focuses on free and cheap apps to help engage students with coding and programming. Justin Smith gives us 10 of his favourites.


The BYOD pioneers

20 March 2014

As more and more schools try out bring your own device, Gerald Haigh looks at the work of four early pioneers.


The world of 3D printing

13 March 2014

The government has extended its 3D printing school pilots with the aim of building a portfolio of best practice. Gerald Haigh reports on what many agree is the next big technological revolution.


The Education Show 2014

6 March 2014

The Education Show returns to Birmingham later this month when teachers can access a range of free CPD, keynote speakers and more than 350 educational suppliers. We take a look at what’s on for 2014.


The dos and don'ts of flipping your classroom

23 January 2014

The flipped learning approach is becoming increasingly popular with teachers. Penny Humm has embraced the concept in her classroom and discusses some dos and don’ts to help get you started.


A Twitter guide for schools

23 January 2014

The use of Twitter by schools, teachers and within education continues to grow rapidly. For those thinking about getting involved, Lindsay Plumpton offers a start-up guide for making the most of Twitter.


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


SecEd Guide To: Learning Management Systems

16 January 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To looks at how a Learning Management System (LMS) can improve the quality of teaching and learning and includes advice on Flipped Learning, CPD and a checklist of things to look out for when purchasing an LMS.


Safer Internet Day 2014

16 January 2014

Next month, Safer Internet Day offers an opportunity for schools to engage students and families with online safety. Hannah Broadbent offers some ideas for taking part.



The Bett Show 2014 – A SecEd Guide

5 December 2013

The Bett Show 2014 takes place once again from January 22 to 25 next year. SecEd's free annual 32-page guide to the world's largest technology event offers a full preview of the exhibition, CPD, seminars and workshops.


Avoiding the pitfalls of tablet leasing and procurement

28 November 2013

With many schools moving to one-to-one handheld devices, new leasing and finance schemes are emerging. Valerie Thompson outlines some of the risks – and lists the questions you must ask before signing up.



Do you have an edtech idea?

17 October 2013

Teachers are being invited to pitch their ideas for new education technologies at a series of free Dragon’s Den-style workshops. Anna Pedroza explains.



Avoiding the pitfalls of Bring Your Own Device

10 October 2013

Recent research into tablets in schools shows that adoption continues to rise. Caroline Wright and Michal Stein consider the implications of the findings, including legal pitfalls for schools.


Guide To: Mobile Learning

3 October 2013

SecEd's latest Guide To takes a look how schools can implement a successful mobile learning programme. Free to download, it includes a range of advice and tips for school leaders, ICT technicians and teachers.


The VLE evolution

3 October 2013

Virtual learning environments have evolved in recent years since their mass roll-out under the last government – and so have schools’ demands for what systems must provide. Joseph Mathewson explains.

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