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Traditionally, studying has involved pens, paper and a workbook crammed with revision notes and, to an extent, it still does. This can often be dull, unengaging and ineffective, and as a result, often more procrastination, than studying, occurs. This is the opinion of many emerging edtech leaders, and thus they are targeting the hard-to-reach “digital natives” by using their own language. The face of education is changing – are you, as an educator, ready to adapt to the 21st century studying?

Anti-Bullying Themed Teepee Wins Primary School Design Competition

Chaucer Junior School in Ilkeston, Derbyshire have won a ‘Design a Teepee’ competition run by British lifestyle brand FieldCandy. The competition was open to primary schools in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire and challenged children to “get creative” and design their own teepee. The winning design was then turned into a Little Campers teepee - FieldCandy’s popular children's play tent.

Forward-looking head teachers from state schools and leading prep schools are expanding young minds by incorporating enterprise

To celebrate International Women's Day, Rocking Ur Teens is holding a one-day energetic and interactive conference to encourage grils to be leaders of tomorrow.  Bringing together teens from different backgrounds, the event will focus on supporting teen girls in a safe, fun, environment to learn, share and grow whilst providing effective tools to help them to successfully navigate their teenage years.

World Book Day is around the corner and it is a wonderful time for schoolchildren to dress up and pay homage to their favourite novels and authors.  Patrick Wenham, Headmaster at Bickley Park School, shares his thoughts on the future of books.

The Little Tiger Group has partnered with KidZania London to deliver a celebration of reading, writing and books to coincide with World Book Day 2018. KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids, allows children to try their hand at a variety of different job-based activities.

Thousands of students set to join #10kTalks for National Apprenticeship Week 2018
 
Over one hundred schools have now signed-up to join the 10,000 talks movement (#10KTalks) – and will reach out to thousands of young people during National Apprenticeship Week.
 
National Apprenticeship Week 2018 - #NAW2018 – is now just four weeks away, taking place from 5 to 9 March 2018 and will bring together those passionate about apprenticeships to encourage more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career and business growth.
 

Falcons School for Girls has hosted a series of innovative nutrition-focused activities, as part of an awareness programme living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.  
 
The Putney-based school launched the topical programme with a fun competition. Girls at the school really enjoyed designing a healthy three-course meal including a starter, a main meat dish and main vegetarian dish, before their culinary delights were put forward to a panel of judges.
 

Construction frameworks ensure the procurement and delivery of building projects in schools and colleges – bringing together clients, contractors, designers and now even students! Throughout the design and build process, construction frameworks ensure efficient communication and collaboration. And there are also opportunities to support local suppliers and even get students and staff involved in the project via training and visits.

Steiner Waldorf education takes child's play seriously. Informal games, which can be used to support the learning of formal academic skills, enable children and young people to learn through their developing bodies.

Contemporary neuro-science indicates that sports and play helps to ensure deep connections are made between skills and learning, aiding memory and facilitating the ability to become creative life-long learners.

Molly Potter - the best-selling author of How are you feeling today?
 
We all have worries now and then, but sometimes worries can feel like they're getting bigger and bigger, like you can't control them any more. What do you do then?
 
What's worrying you? is a book all about helping children understand their worries, and what to do when they feel overwhelmed by their thoughts and feelings.
 

2018 - everyone is online students, teachers and parents

In light of recent news that one in three teachers have reported derogatory comments posted about them on social media from parents and children, the discussion around student and teacher communication practices is becoming increasingly vital. 

The interaction with teachers on social media raises a lot of questions: Is there a need for out-of-school hours communication? If so, what channels should they be using? Do teachers need to be more careful about revealing their identities on social media?

Anti-terror software which can stop material from being viewed on the internet may become compulsory for small online businesses.

The software has been developed in the UK thanks to £600,000 of public funding and Home Secretary Amber Rudd flew to the USA’s Silicon Valley this week to discuss the tool with tech companies there.

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