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Safer Internet Day: February 6, 2018

3 January 2018

Talking about online safety is a vital part of helping children to stay safe in the world today. Hannah Broadbent looks ahead to this year’s Safer Internet Day on February 6

Apps: Some useful ideas

15 November 2017

There are an array of useful apps out there to help teachers with lessons and in school. Andrew Morgan lists some popular free apps, as recommended by teachers

Ideas for reducing screen-time

24 May 2017

Following her focus last time on the concerns about the impact of high amounts of screen-time on young people, Karen Sullivan looks at some solutions

Wellbeing: Screen-time and our students

10 May 2017

A lot of the school work children undertake is now online. At the same time there is a range of research raising concerns about the negative impact of too much screen-time. Karen Sullivan takes a look

Augmented reality in education

8 February 2017

Martin Bailey discusses how augmented reality works in practice and how it could be used in classrooms to enhance pupils’ experiences.

Bett 2017: A survival guide

11 January 2017

Following on from his inside tips last week, ICT expert Terry Freedman gives us his survival guide to the 2017 Bett Show, which takes place from January 25 to 28

An insider’s guide to Bett

4 January 2017

The Bett Show is an annual pilgrimage for many teachers. ICT in education expert Terry Freedman gives us his insider’s guide to this year’s event, which takes place later this month

Bett Show 2017 – Your SecEd Guide

8 December 2016

SecEd's annual Bett Show Guide offers 32 pages of preview information to help you prepare for the world's largest educational technology event, which takes place at London's ExCeL from January 25 to 28.

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.

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