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From sexting to screen-grabbing: Charlotte Aynsley, Online Safety Consultant at RM Education and owner of E-safety Training and Consultancy, on what schools are dealing with when it comes to e-safety in an ever-evolving digital world.
While every school knows the importance of safeguarding in our digital world, it’s also important that they know and understand the most effective strategies to help safeguard their pupils online, both in and out of the classroom.
28% of parents worry that technology in schools is leading to a decrease in attention spans
A recent survey conducted by an online label company revealed 88% of people acknowledge that technology has an overwhelmingly positive effect on students, although 28% are concerned that it could lead to a reduction in attention span.
In the age of a digital world, it’s never been more important for pupils to get to grips with computing and computational thinking. As exciting as the digital world is, it can also pose a danger to those who don’t know what is safe, and what is not.
Issues around technology procurement, measurement and adoption have prompted industry heavyweights to call on Government to produce a digital strategy for schools.
Plymouth school children showed off their digital skills as part of celebrations to mark the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali this week.
Pupils from Boringdon Primary School took part in an exciting afternoon of educational activities to mark the Hindu festival of lights and used special Diwali-themed digital resources - including e-books, videos and online games – from the award-winning Discovery Education Espresso service to learn about this important cultural celebration.
Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools gathered in Birmingham on Friday, to share the very latest ideas for using technology in the classroom.
Hosted by Greet Primary School, the event brought together over 80 educators as part of a tour which will visit more than 20 cities in the UK, US and Canada this year.
Staff and pupils at a Kent primary school are celebrating this week, after winning a prestigious digital learning award.
Beaver Green Primary School in Ashford has been presented with a Discovery Education ‘Digital Champion’ Award, in recognition of its use of new technology in the classroom.
Despite the UK government making clear efforts to put digital transformation firmly at the top of itsagenda to upskill the next generation workforce, with initiatives such as the latest Digital Economy Billcoming into effect, the UK is still experiencing a critical shortage of digital skills which must be addressed to support the future growth of the economy.
Teachers from some of the UK’s leading digital schools will be inspiring their pupils with new technology this term, after attending a prestigious teaching and learning event in the US.
8 teachers from schools in the Midlands, Hertfordshire, London and Devon flew to Chicago this summer to take part in the Discovery Education Summer Institute, an exclusive professional development and networking summit for education’s ‘digital leaders’.
- 1 day festival of ideas, sparking new local opportunities -
SPARK:ED, the one-day festival of ideas sparking new local opportunities through innovation in digital education, will return to Brighton for its third consecutive year on Saturday 17th September. Taking place at the Barclays Eagle Labs Brighton, SPARK:ED has this year been commissioned by Brighton Digital Festival as part of its Education Strand.
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