Teachers across the country have been invited to share their views on the new Internet Safety Strategy green paper, in a number of focus groups organised by the London Grid for Learning (LGfL TRUSTnet) on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).


By Paul Swaddle, Co-founder and Chairman of Pocket App

As youngster’s up and down the country prepare for school this September, education technology continues to be an extremely hot topic and mobile apps are proving to be a perfect solution for teachers hoping to enhance their classroom experience. Mobile apps can not only help teachers, but also students and their parents. Here are five ways teachers can use apps to engage their students.


1. Improve in-classroom communication


Northern Grid for Learning helps schools in the North East avoid broadband disruption
·         The BT Broadband Contract for schools in the North East will cease in July 2017, but Northern Grid for Learning (NGfL) will continue to provide schools with E-Safety support as they do now
·         NGfL is providing guidance and advice to its schools ahead of the contract end, to ensure they experience minimal disruption



The changing landscape of consumer behaviour seen in recent years, thanks to the increasingly widespread use of mobile technology and the rise of the internet, has had a significant impact on the way in which children learn and retain information. For this reason, schools have been put under increasing pressure to adapt teaching techniques to keep up with this, placing technology at the forefront in the classroom in the 21st century. 



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TODAY’S children have the world at their fingertips, it’s called a smartphone, or maybe a tablet or computer.

For children to grow up having the world at their feet, too, it is essential that they are able to make sense of it. They need to be able to distinguish between the information and the misinformation that is coming at them 24/7, thanks to a constant evolution in digital technology.


The issue of protecting children’s internet use has never been more topical than now. Sadly, parents and teachers can’t monitor entirely what children do when they are browsing the internet, and kids don’t always know when a certain behaviour may put them at risk. 


Online learning gives you limitless possibilities. It offers great opportunities beyond the four-walled classroom and allows you to learn through a different medium, which is the Internet.

Online learning lets you meet and interact with different people, review for exams, complete assigned tasks at your own time and pace. But before you submit yourself in an online course, here are five things you need to know and understand about online learning.