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● 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, 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?
NetSupport releases new version of its IT Asset Management solution
NetSupport is pleased to announce the latest update to its award-winning IT Asset Management solution, NetSupport DNA: version 4.5 – Corporate and Education Editions.
6 tech-savvy primary school teachers will be inspiring their pupils this term after spending part of the summer break at a celebrated teaching event in California.
The Discovery Education Summer Institute is held annually in the US, and attracts educators from all over the world. The UK teachers - from schools in Birmingham, London and Hertfordshire - were chosen for their enthusiasm in using new technology in the classroom. They were flown to San Diego in late July, where they joined over 100 educators for a week of professional development at the University of California.
Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the Woodberry Down School in Harringay earlier this year to see how students and educators are using iPads in the classroom.During his visit, Tim Cook spoke about the presence of technology in the classroom, noting that it’s a “compliment to tradition teaching and not a substitute.” As a former teacher, I’ve experienced how technology can transform an individual student’s in-class participation, enhance learning for the better and narrow the digital divide.
Teach9’s New Online Learning Platform provides certainty in an uncertain educational climate
Tuition fees have been increasingly in the news of late, starring centre stage as the latest ‘political hot potato’ that nobody seems to want to catch. Whilst the future of the charges seems more uncertain than at any time since their rise to £9,000 per year in 2011, the uncertainty seems to be turning students toward tuition alternatives, such as online learning models.
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Summer holidays are finally here, and come rain or shine, children will be spending a lot of time on their mobile devices.
A staggering, yet unsurprising, 92% of children claim to use their devices daily. As adults, it’s our responsibility to ensure that while they’re using social media, gaming, or video sites they’re having fun, but most importantly, being safe.
It’s very hard to imagine a world without technology. It impacts every aspect of our daily lives. From ensuring quick and easy communication across the globe to giving us access to almost limitless amounts of information at our fingertips – technology is fundamental to how we interact, connect, and learn.
Now more than ever, education establishments are faced with replacing and updating equipment on greatly reduced budgets across all departments. IT infrastructure, in particular, is one area that is increasingly central to the provision of modern, high quality teaching and, consequently, requires consistent renewal - something which is beyond the average school or college IT budget.
Canvas by Instructure (NYSE:INST), the open online virtual learning environment (VLE), has made successful inroads into the UK Further Education College sector. This quarter, institutions such as Belfast Metropolitan College, DLD College London, The Manchester College (HE), National College for High Speed Rail, Northern College, Preston's College, South Essex College (HE) and Weston College, and have all selected Canvas to improve teaching and learning.
In the past year alone the topic on everyone’s lips has been around cyber-security. While cyber-crime has moved up the business agenda, it’s clear from the recent global ransomware attacks that we’ve still got a long way to go in protecting ourselves from looming threats.
But where are some of the opportunities for attackers coming from?
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