Technology

Engaging parents using social media

27 June 2013

Continuing her series on social media for education, Jennifer Begg looks at how schools can use social networking to engage with their parents.


Ensuring students' online safety

20 June 2013

In the third of her series of articles on social media and digital tools, Jennifer Begg looks at the key questions and issues we must discuss with students to help them behave appropriately online.


BYOD and data security in schools

20 June 2013

With the increasing popularity of Bring Your Own Device programmes, Darren Pepper considers how schools might manage data security and e-safety.


Free online tools for education

13 June 2013

Continuing her series of articles on the effective use of social media and digital tools by schools, Jennifer Begg looks at some free online resources that might prove useful to teachers.



One in 10 school computers a tablet

23 May 2013

One in 10 computers in secondary schools will be a tablet by the end of the year, research has found. The annual Tablets and Apps in Schools research involving schools and industry has shown a notable increase in the penetration of tablets in the educatio



SecEd Guide To... Web-filtering & e-safety

9 May 2013

SecEd's latest Guide To focuses on effective e-safety and web-filtering in schools. We look at best practice, Acceptable Use Policies, bring your own device schemes, and meeting Ofsted criteria.


Good tech, good teaching

9 May 2013

The balance between good technology and good teaching is crucial if we are make the most of 21st century learning environments. Rachel Jones looks at how schools might achieve this balance.


ICT and SEN – a case study

9 May 2013

ICT has a powerful role to play in supporting the learning of children with SEN. Richard Harrold looks at the technologies that his school is using.


The silver bullet for ICT in education?

2 May 2013

Are iPads the next thing that will transform education, or yet another over-hyped technology that will be misused? Neil Atkins offers his thoughts, and an effective lesson strategy using the devices.



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.


Do we let the video games begin?

25 April 2013

The use of video games in the classroom can have a positive effect on engagement, but does this kind of learning really influence attainment and achievement? Carlo Perrotta examines the evidence.


Apps and Pi in education

14 March 2013

With the advent of the Raspberry Pi and cheap apps for handheld devices, the opportunities for cost-effective ICT projects and lessons are increasing. Edmund West takes a look at Raspberry Pi and three apps which are proving popular.



Student e-safety: access vs protection

7 March 2013

Use of the internet is now ubiquitous, with students having unlimited access to a wide range of services from school and home. How do we provide access to this rich exciting world while protecting them from the worst? James Garnett offers some advice.


Bett 2013: The year of tablets and cloud

20 February 2013

The world-famous Bett education technology exhibition saw hundreds of exhibitors and CPD seminars and thousands of visitors when it took place in London. Sal McKeown rounds up Bett 2013 – the year of tablets and the cloud.



Freeing teachers to innovate with ICT

7 February 2013

By allowing teachers to innovate with technology, we can drive whole-system reform. Kathleen Stokes discusses Nesta’s work to help education design better ICT tools and practices and to make better use of existing technologies.


Talking tablets in school

7 February 2013

Do the educational advantages outweigh the potential technical difficulties of tablets in schools? Luke Noonan asks the question.


Five steps to a sustainable 1-1 student device roll-out

31 January 2013

Whether buying, leasing or asking them to bring their own, trying to equip every student with a device is a challenging exercise and making it sustainable is dependent on several critical issues. School leader Ben Solly explains.


A blueprint for ICT innovation

24 January 2013

The recent Decoding Learning study seeks to pinpoint innovative practice by teachers and students when it comes to exploiting technology in education. It offers eight approaches to innovation with ICT. Professor Rosemary Luckin explains.


Creating apps in the classroom

24 January 2013

Computing teacher Genevieve Smith-Nunes will be hosting a seminar at Bett 2013 looking at developing apps with your students using a versatile free web resource.


In-class assessment using pupils' mobiles

24 January 2013

After receiving a positive response to his article last year, Jamie Freeman has been working with SecEd readers to further develop a project using pupils’ mobile devices to help with in-class assessment.

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