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2017-09-28T01:00:00

●     Computer programming has been included within the National Curriculum

●     An estimated £900m is spent on education technology by schools every year

●     Ebuyer.com has created a guide for parents on how to help your child learn to code

 

With schools spending an estimated £900m on education technology every year,[1] and computer programming featured in the National Curriculum, technology is now a fully fledged part of a child’s educational experience. But how can parents aid their child’s development at home?

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2017-09-27T01:00:00

Educating children about sustainability is crucial to their understanding of the world around them. Global Footprints define sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. With the evidence of climate change becoming apparently clear, it is vital to strengthen education around the wider subject in the classroom in order to raise awareness and better prepare future generations.

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2017-09-27T01:00:00

Nike and Discovery Education announce UK-wide programme to get primary school children moving

 

 ‘Active Schools’ will support teachers and parents to increase kids’ activity throughout the school day

 

A nationwide drive to get primary school children moving was announced by Nike and Discovery Education today. ‘Active Schools’ will encourage pupils to be active for at least an hour each day, as part of a new education programme for schools.

 

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2017-09-27T01:00:00

Experienced teachers will know the vital importance of handwashing in school. You only have to witness the lightning speed with which a stomach bug can sweep through a school for the message to hit home.

 

Establishing good handwashing habits as a child doesn’t just keep our children healthier, it ensures the next generation of adults have better handwashing habits than us. A staggering 62% of men and 32% of women admit they don’t wash their hands regularly.

 

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2017-09-25T01:00:00

Squaducation is delighted that its online teaching resource, 60 Second Histories, is included on the list of ‘The 50 best EdTech resources of 2017’.  This important list, published by Technology & Innovation magazine, celebrates what truly works in education and what has a particularly positive impact on teaching and learning at secondary school level.  

 

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2017-09-25T01:00:00

As a nation we need to encourage our children to exercise more often. With 20% of children leaving primary school, and 25% of high school leavers classed as clinically obese, now is the time to act. Health experts have stated that the childhood obesity epidemic comes from the fact that children spend too much time in front of a screen, and not enough time outdoors engaging in physical activity.

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2017-09-25T01:00:00

The Professional Teaching Awards Cymru are back to celebrate the very best in Welsh education 

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams has announced the return of the Professional Teaching Awards Cymru to celebrate the commitment, dedication and hard work of teachers across Wales (Fri 22nd Sept).

Students, parents, colleagues and employers are being urged to nominate teaching professionals from across Wales that have made a real difference in their school or education setting.

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2017-09-21T01:00:00

Too many children are routinely identified as ‘average’ and their abilities and problems are overlooked as a consequence, says a new study published today (22 September 2017). The experts behind the analysis claim that this has a significant outcome on pupil performance in the classroom and, critically, on GCSE results.

 

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2017-09-21T01:00:00

Digital Schoolhouse, the non-profit programme delivered by Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, hosted a panel debate with industry bodies and students in order to help tackle the digital skills gap. The panellists discussed the role that the technology and games industries could play in helping schools addressing the current shortage. 

 

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2017-09-21T01:00:00

Muriel Huet, Education Consultant and lead educator of ‘Short Film in Language Teaching’ on the FutureLearn platform, talks about how educators can keep students of all abilities engaged in language learning through the medium of film.

 

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2017-09-21T01:00:00

Ofsted inspectors have praised Lincroft Academy in Bedfordshire for the strength of its GCSE offer and how it has prepared so successfully for its switch to a secondary school.

Lincroft Academy in Oakley, part of Sharnbrook Academy Federation, became a school for students aged 11 to 16 this term, changing from Lincroft Middle School as part of the local authority's move to a two-tier education system.

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Fusion21 has announced the contractors successfully appointed to its national Consultants framework, worth up to £90 million over a four year period.

 

A total of sixty six highly skilled firms – including several SMEs and multinational organisations – have secured a place on the framework following a rigorous selection process. 

 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

IMPROVING quality is a critical step on the (seemingly endless) road to nirvana for school leaders, says Louise Doyle, director at quality assurance specialists Mesma, who considers how to produce an effective plan.

 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

With the start of the new school year, BVS ECOtouch screens have launched their new wireless ready ETA series interactive touch screens. These screens are designed and developed in the UK with direct input from Head Teachers and Network Managers.

 

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2017-09-19T01:00:00

Digital Schoolhouse, the non-profit programme delivered by Ukie, the trade body for the UK’s games and interactive entertainment industry, hosted a panel debate with industry bodies and students in order to help tackle the digital skills gap. The panellists discussed the role that the technology and games industries could play in helping schools addressing the current shortage.