Technology

The case for one-to-one device access in schools

27 June 2022

After a recent SecEd webinar focused on what schools can do to close the digital divide, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith and Sarah Evans discuss different ways of achieving one-to-one device access and how this approach can unlock powerful learning


Push the button to close safeguarding gaps

9 May 2022

The simple introduction of an online reporting button has played an important supporting role in safeguarding secondary students at the Castle Phoenix Trust. Alex Handy explains



Engaging parents: An innovative approach to tutor time

7 March 2022

An innovative approach to tutor time combined with the effective use of technology has helped one school to reach-out to unengaged parents. Principal Dan Locke-Wheaton explains more, including a look at recent research into parental engagement


Online safety and safeguarding: A guide for schools

8 February 2022

Following disturbing revelations from the Internet Watch Foundation, safeguarding expert Elizabeth Rose looks at online safety considerations and details what schools must have in place to respond to ever-changing risks


Teaching without tech: Lessons from Malawi

17 January 2022

Having taught in Malawi for the past five months, Simone Tulloch-Foley has had to adapt to teaching without tech. She describes how this has improved her practice and the lessons she has learned


Where next? Taking edtech into 2022

4 January 2022

After almost two years of edtech development in response to the pandemic, Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith looks at what 2022 has in store for us, touching upon the changing nature of the digital divide, assessment, parental engagement and personalised learning




How to protect your school from cyber-attacks

3 November 2021

With an increasing number of schools falling victim to cyber-attacks, cyber-security is becoming more important than ever. Sarah Bull outlines seven steps school leaders can take to protect their schools



RSHE: Using drama to address online abuse

18 October 2021

Using drama across the curriculum can help adolescents tackle some of the challenges they face. Teacher Gary Baxendale discusses using drama and role-play to address the dangers of online abuse


Sexual abuse and harassment: Harnessing pupil voice

5 July 2021

When considering the Everyone’s Invited revelations and Ofsted’s review, it is clear that we may not be asking young people the right questions. One immediate action for schools must be to listen to our pupils. Elizabeth Rose looks at putting pupil voice at the heart of our response


Edtech change and transformation: How to make things happen...

20 June 2021

When it comes to edtech in schools, we are all grappling with how to harness the momentum that has been built up during the pandemic. Al Kingsley – author of the new book My Secret EdTech Diary – explains how to take control of edtech change and make things happen


Forget edtech – we need to talk about ‘pedtech’

7 June 2021

Most research papers, roundtable discussions and industry experts agree that effective pedagogy is at the heart of good edtech use. But whose pedagogy we are referring to? Fiona Aubrey-Smith argues that the narrative around technology in education must change


Blended learning: Creating an effective culture of virtual safeguarding

24 March 2021

Schools are fully re-open but with self-isolation requirements still in place, remote and blended learning is set to continue for the foreseeable future. Elizabeth Rose considers how we can ensure an effective culture of virtual safeguarding in this new blended world of education



Using CPD to support effective remote teaching

26 January 2021

CPD to support remote teaching & the use of ed-tech has become commonplace during the pandemic. Maria Cunningham advises on how schools should approach using CPD programmes to develop effective remote teaching practice


Remote teaching: How to develop staff expertise

26 January 2021

From setting clear goals to providing short feedback loops, Jacob Senior offers some suggestions for how schools can develop their teachers' remote teaching and ed-tech skills


Building back better: Teaching, pedagogy and learning

24 January 2021

Some schools have already begun changing and adapting their in-school teaching practices in light of their experiences during remote education. Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith asks how your school is already 'building back better'




Remote learning: How to handle objections from parents

28 October 2020

Whether you have individual pupils self-isolating, or groups of pupils learning from home, you may come across objections from parents about the remote learning you are providing. Ciara Lamb looks at some potential concerns and how we might respond



Planning your school's digital strategy post-Covid

29 September 2020

With the future still uncertain, digital plans for schools have taken on a new significance and we must ensure that ed-tech can be used effectively both in-school and remotely. Al Kingsley offers some advice and reflections

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