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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.
New NHS England-supported research from Loughborough University suggests that engagement with Greenhouse Sports’ school-based sport programmes improves pupils’ core life skills and combats physical and mental health issues
Last week 83 primary school pupils in P6/7 from Banff and Macduff took on a project whereby they used technology to become creators, generator and disseminators of knowledge. They exemplified the disruptive classroom technologies and the T3 framework as practiced and promoted by Dr Sonny Magana.
Recent GCSE results have revealed falling pass rates in secondary school ICT. While the decline might not seem like much to lose hope over, the way we approach STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is certainly in need of a revamp.
The MOD invests in MyConcern to manage all safeguarding concerns in 21 international schools
· The software was selected to support pupils and staff and to enhance existing safeguarding arrangements
· MyConcern was purchased through the Think IT procurement framework to ensure value for money, ease of procurement and to comply with financial regulations.
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.
Think Physics, at Northumbria University, is running a series of evening talks for North East sixth form pupils to show why physics is important and the career paths it can lead to.
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’.
• Two thirds of teachers say lengthy job application process has prevented them from applying for new positions
• Roughly a third (34%) of teachers tend to apply for just one position because of the effort involved
• Nine in 10 teachers want a simple, universal application process that is valid across all schools rather than specific to each
Primary school pupils are being invited to take part in a Wonka-inspired competition, and use new digital resources, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl this week.
Discovery Education is challenging pupils to step into the shoes of Willy Wonka by designing their very own ‘frothbuggling’ sweet or chocolate, taking inspiration from the fantastical creations of the fictional chocolatier.
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