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Seven ideas for using educational technology

6 July 2016

The recent Rethinking Education and Learning technology summit featured a range of ideas and presentations. Martin Pipe lists seven ideas and trends that he picked up from the event


Moving to digital classrooms

25 May 2016

Coming up with the perfect strategy for adopting and updating technology in your school is a constant challenge. Principal Paul Norton discusses using technology at school: what works, what doesn’t and how to get everyone involved


e-Safety: tackling the key threats effectively

2 December 2015

Internet safety is a crucial safeguarding issue for schools. Experts Kat Howard and Kate Brady highlight problem areas – including social media, sexting, radicalisation and grooming – and discuss the elements of whole-school best practice



ETAG: Eight months and still waiting...

30 September 2015

The government-appointed Education and Technology Action Group (ETAG) published its recommendations in January. Eight months on and there has still been no response from ministers. Bob Harrison explains



A Bring Your Own Device checklist

11 June 2015

Ballard School has embraced the Bring Your Own Device approach to teaching the mobile generation. ICT manager David Horton offers his advice on adopting BYOD



BYOD: Staying safe

5 March 2015

With bring your own device firmly in fashion, Ed Macnair offers some tips for ensuring a safe and secure online working environment for students.


Overcoming BYOD risks

16 October 2014

Schools that embrace BYOD must also mitigate the risks of this approach. Industry experts Peter Martini and Allan Bower offer five quick tips.


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.


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.


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.



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.



BYOD: Bridging the gap

5 September 2013

Chris Wiseman explores why schools might embrace BYOD and looks at some issues of implementation.


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.


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


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.



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.


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.

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