Posts tagged: ICT


Computing Programmes of Study: The New 2014 Curriculum

With the focus shifting from general ICT skills to the implementation of computing education for key stages 1 and 2 it may seem a daunting time for both pupil and teacher.

Jobs that deal with computers on a more technical level are becoming ever increasing, however young people currently don’t have the skills to fill those roles. To fill this skills gap it has been decided to ramp up the teaching of computer science.

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Gamification: Our New Half-Term Topic

Engaging pupils in learning for over six hours of the day. Save for lunchtime and breaks, this is the constant battle in the classroom between you and young attention spans. Then came along this new phenomenon: gamification. Still new to many, but being adopted by increasing numbers, it allows teachers to make learning more exciting,…

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The Flipped Classroom – Topic Round-up

So: We’ve just started the next half term – which means we’re about to start a new half-term topic! If you’ve been following our blog posts regarding this half term’s topic, the flipped classroom, here’s what you would’ve learned: 1. The flipped classroom is the perfect 21st century way of working for Generation Z. That’s…

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How Does Technology Improve Learning?

Technology has changed our lives in ways we could never have imagined thirty years ago. In schools, it is transforming learning to the point where the classroom is becoming virtually unrecognisable from when we were children. Some schools are adopting technology more than others, of course – but for those who are yet to really…

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Safer Internet Day: Five Top Tips For Schools

Today – Tuesday, 5th February – is Safer Internet Day. This year is the tenth anniversary of the internet safety awareness day, and to mark the event, are urging customers to ‘connect with respect,’ with the theme of the day being online rights and responsibilities. have a Safer Internet Day kit for schools…

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Chinese New Year: Free Resources

Chinese New Year is the most important and well known of the Chinese holidays:  It’s a time of feasting for the family, celebration, fireworks and gift-giving. A fifteen-day holiday, it begins on the first day of a new moon and ends with the full moon on the day of the Lantern Festival. This year that…

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Newsanywhere At BETT: Twitter Talk

As BETT heads towards its final hours, and as Brian Cox takes to the stage (to a packed crowd) in the arena, we’ve taken a look at those Tweeting about BETT during the show this week – creating an interesting picture for those who didn’t make it of the event. An Audience Awaits The highlight…

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Get More Website Hits With Our New White Paper

Getting more visitors to your website: how do you do it? With so many websites competing for people’s time and attention these days, there’s one way your School Jotter website can reach more people quicker: SEO. What’s SEO? It’s Search Engine Optimisation, the art of getting your website as high as possible in search results…

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