School management

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


The legal implications of e-safety

6 July 2016

The challenge of e-safety law is that it is constantly evolving and has many layers. Dr Brian Bandey and Ed Macnair discuss the implications for schools


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



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.



Can you spot a stranger on the net?

22 January 2015

Young people struggle to correctly identify exactly who they are talking to online, research has found. Professor Corinne May-Chahal looks at why this is.


Ideas for Safer Internet Day 2015

15 January 2015

Hundreds of schools and thousands of students are expected to take part in activities around Safer Internet Day 2015. Laura Jennings previews the event.


Are you heading to Bett 2015?

4 December 2014

SecEd's annual Bett Show Guide is out, offering 32 pages of preview information to help you prepare for the world's largest educational technology event.


Managing ICT: wireless challenges

13 November 2014

Wireless networks are now essential to the day-to-day operation of schools. Gill Tica looks at the challenges schools face in setting up a robust wireless network and offers some advice on getting your network right.


Some thoughts on technology integration

13 November 2014

Technology for technology’s sake is never a good idea. Headteacher Anne Pontifex considers the integration of technology in schools and details some of the ways her staff and students use it.


Future technology trends

6 November 2014

We asked industry expert Martin McKay to give us six worldwide trends that we can expect to see more of in the UK education sector.


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.


Ideas to engage pupils with coding

9 October 2014

With coding a part of the new computing curriculum, we asked some young coders from the Young Rewired State initiative for their advice on how to engage students with code. First, Ruth Nicholls focuses on the challenges ahead.


A busy year ahead for computing

18 September 2014

For most ICT teachers, the year ahead will perhaps contain even greater challenges than the year just gone. Bob Harrison explains.


Nurturing ICT innovation in education

11 September 2014

When he was the schools minister, Jim Knight was well-known for embracing ICT and its role in education. He is now supporting the Nominet Trust to help nurture the innovations of the future and here lists his favourite entries from this year's Nominet 100


Ofsted’s eight e-safety demands

3 July 2014

E-safety continues to be a key priority for schools. Education technology expert Chris Pates offers advice to help achieve the eight key features of good and outstanding practice identified by Ofsted.


Meeting your e-safety duty

19 June 2014

Expert Hilary Wright offers advice on meeting Ofsted expectations for developing an effective e-safety strategy in your school.


Using data effectively

19 June 2014

Using data more intelligently is no longer an optional extra for secondary schools. Paul Charman from FFT gives examples of how some of their schools are using data effectively.


Ideas for the flipped classroom

12 June 2014

Rather than being radical and new, flipped learning is simply about good preparation. Gerald Haigh speaks to teachers about how they are using this approach in their classrooms.


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.


Keeping your school’s ICT strategy in the air

15 May 2014

To start with technology and ignore the learning landscape is to invite disaster. Alistair Smith looks at some key aspects to consider to ensure that your ICT strategy is future-proof.


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.


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.


The world of 3D printing

13 March 2014

The government has extended its 3D printing school pilots with the aim of building a portfolio of best practice. Gerald Haigh reports on what many agree is the next big technological revolution.

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