Handheld devices

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.


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.



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.


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.


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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