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The influence of the smartphone: Part 4

20 June 2018

Smartphones are changing the cultural influences on children’s development. In part four of her six-part series, Dr Stephanie Thornton considers what we know about the influence of smartphones on young people’s mental health


The influence of the smartphone: Part 3

13 June 2018

Smartphones are changing the cultural influences on children’s development. In part three of her six-part series, Dr Stephanie Thornton considers what we know about the influence of smartphones on social and emotional development


The influence of the smartphone: Part 2

6 June 2018

Smartphones are changing the cultural influences on children’s development. In part two of her six-part series, Dr Stephanie Thornton considers what we know about the influence of smartphones on cognition and concentration


The influence of the smartphone: Part 1

23 May 2018

SmartPhones are changing the cultural influences on children’s development. In a new six-part series, Dr Stephanie Thornton considers the implications for education and society


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.

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