Saturday, 20 Oct 2018
Category: Tech & Education

Leading the way for coding in schools

The English computing curriculum underwent its biggest ever shake-up in September 2014: ICT changed to Computing Science and coding became a core component. It was seen as a long-overdue alteration, with many feeling that for too long students had been taught little more than how to use spreadsheets or PowerPoint, skills that were not in […]

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Teaching mobile security to teachers and pupils

As Gartner predicts that 85% of businesses will have deployed a BYOD programme by 2020, it’s hard to deny that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is creeping its way up the list of priorities for the workplace. As organisations embrace its benefits, which include saving money on procuring and maintaining devices as well as boosting […]

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Education sector makes further moves to combat extremism

In a speech at Bethnal Green Academy today, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan discussed the impact of ‘extremist ideology’ on young people, announcing a new website Educate Against Hate. The website offers parents, teachers and school leaders advice and resources to protect children from extremism. Morgan said that schools play a ‘key role’ in spotting the […]

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Connected classrooms

Sporting the theme ‘Collaborate, Educate, Celebrate’, Capita’s SIMS Independent and International Schools conference 2016 saw over 300 delegates gather at the Beaumont Estate, Windsor to explore both the SIMS product and wider issues in edtech. Julie Booth, Head of Independent Schools, opened the conference as the crowded room of teachers tapped on the conference’s very […]

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UK schools embrace technology as pace of evolution increases

According to the survey of 350 teachers and over 1,000 students, technology continues to be seen as a differentiator in schools, colleges and universities across the UK. Almost two thirds of respondents (62%) felt that their organisation’s investment in technology helped them to stand out from the crowd. This differentiation is important, especially where educational […]

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How to meet increasing Wi-Fi demands in education

IT teams in educational institutions are the superstars of Wi-Fi. While corporate IT teams typically focus either on high performance or high-density coverage, IT teams in education need both. Where else besides schools and higher education might IT teams need to onboard thousands of new users—each with multiple devices—several times a year? Now IT teams […]

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Government report reveals a narrow view on data

The Government’s Science and Technology Committee published its latest report, ‘The big data dilemma’ on 12th February. The report states there is a drastic skills shortage in the digital market. This is not a new problem and the industry has been talking about it for a long time. Go On UK, a charity set up […]

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Tech-Focused Conferences for Educators

Professional development opportunities aren’t just a great time to learn and grow; they’re a wonderful way to network with other educators. During conferences, you can gather lots of great ideas to be used in your classroom as soon as you return. You also may hear about initiatives and programs that have been successfully implemented in […]

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Bring LLB on par with MBBS, BTech

The Supreme Court on Wednesday started the arduous task of initiating “long overdue” reforms in legal education and in the profession of advocacy to put the LLB degree on a par with those of MBBS and BTech. “The system is crying for reforms and we must do something,” a bench of Chief Justice T S […]

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