Technology


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.


Tablets and mobile apps

10 January 2013

How can tablets help teachers to make the most of their time and what role do apps have in the classroom? Gareth Davies offers his thoughts.


Heading to Bett 2013?

6 December 2012

SecEd's free 32-page guide to the Bett 2013 technology-in-education show early next year offers visitors an overview of the event's CPD, workshops, presentations and exhibition. You can download both a digital edition and PDF version.


The problems with virtual schooling

29 November 2012

Virtual schools are common in America and their role is being increasingly debated in the UK. Psychologist Dr Stephanie Thornton considers the implications of this model of learning and issues a warning.



Eleven apps for in the classroom

8 November 2012

Ben Solly guides us through 11 apps which he uses in the classroom to engage students and also promote writing and literacy.


Using your MIS effectively

18 October 2012

Alex George explains how his school has used its management information system to tackle behaviour and raise attainment.


Breaking IT down

11 October 2012

Finding the middle ground between an open internet access policy or one of total restriction is difficult. Mark Evans advises.


Risking IT

27 September 2012

The RiskIT initiative is about getting all staff using IT as a means to improve teaching. With RiskIT week approaching, its creator Abderrahmane Benjeddi explains more.


More BYOD ideas

20 September 2012

Continuing on from last week's focus on Bring Your Own Device, Gareth Davies offers some more tips and ideas to help you create a successful BYOD programme.


Ideas for online video

13 September 2012

James Cross explores some practical classroom techniques and ideas for how schools and teachers might bring online video learning to life in their classrooms.


BYOD in 10 steps

13 September 2012

Thinking about embracing Bring Your Own Device in your school? Earnie Kramer offers a 10-point guide.

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