News

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

 
28th June, 2018
Free tickets to over 3,000 screenings, pupil premiers and special events will be available to Primary and Secondary schools on a first come, first serve basis with our full programme announcement on 6 September
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25th June, 2018
A little-known education entrepreneur has swooped to seal an audacious takeover of Learndirect, Brit‎ain’s biggest provider of apprenticeships and adult training services. Sky News reports
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22nd June, 2018
You may have been sick of getting GDPR emails in your inbox, but for Sheffield schools the headache of data protection changes shows no signs of abating. The Sheffield Telegraph reports.
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22nd June, 2018
There’s a reflex negativity when people talk about teenagers online. What are they doing – for it surely must be something bad? And why are they doing it – for they surely can’t have good reason? And how can we limit their use – because it’s obvious that we must stop them doing this mysterious / pointless / boring / dangerous stuff? Teachwire reports.
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21st June, 2018
A £5 million scheme calling on experts from across a range of technical sectors to work in further education has been launched today by Skills Minister Anne Milton. The Department for Education report
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21st June, 2018
Not content with merely barring them from being used in the classroom, Matt Hancock has suggested that they be confiscated from children who carry them at the start of each school day. Sky News reports
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19th June, 2018
There is new evidence that the revolution in computing education in English schools is faltering – and that fewer children are getting the digital skills that employers and the government say are vital. The BBC reports
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19th June, 2018
An important skill that our children need if they are to successfully ride the wave of life’s ups and downs, without finding themselves flailing for air after being hit by an especially nasty rip tide, is the ability to fail. Dr Pooky Knightsmith explains and advises in SecEd.
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19th June, 2018
When I heard that Eton now requires its year 7s to hand in their mobile phones at bedtime, my immediate thought was I quite like the idea of a check-in, zone-out service that would confiscate my smartphone as the Love Island credits start to roll and return it in time for the 8am news bulletin. The Guardian reports
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19th June, 2018
The National Literacy Trust has revealed impressive improvements to the literacy skills and attitudes of children in Middlesbrough as the charity celebrates five years since the launch of its Hub in the town.
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