News

Please find a selection of news stories relating to technology in education and to the challenges facing schools and teachers.

 
10th April, 2019
Some newly qualified teachers are working a 54-hour week – putting them on an hourly rate that is only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage, the NEU teaching union said this morning, TES is reporting.
ICT for Education
9th April, 2019
C-Live is a virtual reality computer-generated training aid. It places trainee teachers into a virtual classroom in front of computer-generated avatar pupils.
Whats New
9th April, 2019
The Education Secretary is calling on all schools in England to use a free service to advertise teaching vacancies – and invest the millions spent every year on recruitment back into teaching. FE News reports.
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8th April, 2019
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has welcomed the government’s plans to set up a new independent regulator to make the internet less harmful, but says regulation alone is not the answer. It also welcomes the government’s consultation on the role and remit of the intended regulator, and will be submitting it’s view on this and other aspects of the white paper during the consultation period.
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7th April, 2019
Scientists are preparing to live stream their field work on micro-plastics and ocean acidification to school children around the world to illustrate impact on the oceans and how that is affecting the Polar Regions.
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5th April, 2019
The government has been accused of failing children with special educational needs after a report found funding for pupils had been cut by 17% across England since 2015. The Guardian reports.
ICT for Education
5th April, 2019
Everything is always new in education technology. But the release of a new “EdTech Strategy” from just makes me feel even older than I already do – I remember the release of the last one, in 2005. Wonkhe reports
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4th April, 2019
The use of technology in education will be transformed by a new Government strategy published today to reduce teacher workload, boost student outcomes and help level the playing field for those with special needs and disabilities. GOV.UK reports.
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3rd April, 2019
- Being kind to others and not having enough to eat tops list of issues that UK children are most concerned about in 2019 - - Over 90% of children wish they could invent something to make the world a better place – - Disney UK has joined forces with Little Inventors to encourage kids to channel their creativity and imaginations to come up with invention ideas that could help change the world –
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30th March, 2019
According to TES, experienced teachers are put under more scrutiny than younger colleagues in order to force them out, warns union.
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