Classroom ICT

Wikipedia in the classroom

9 October 2014

Like it or not, Wikipedia is here to stay. Dr Nicola Davies explores current Wikipedia trends and advises how teachers can make Wikipedia work for them without the risk of students becoming reliant on it.



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.


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.



Ideas for podcasting in schools

26 September 2013

Making and using podcasts is relatively easy but can have a great impact on many areas of school life and student learning. Angela Youngman takes a look at what’s possible.




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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Is this the year for 3D?

21 June 2012

As 3D becomes increasingly common, Mark Robinson argues how this popular technology could be used in the classroom to change the face of the learning experience.

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