In January 2015, research conducted by Computing at School and Microsoft aimed to discover how well equipped teachers felt they were to teach the computing component of the new national curriculum.
This morning saw the start of Bett 2015, the world’s leading learning technology event. Now in its third year at its new home at London’s ExCeL, visitors were greeted with a new face during the opening keynote speech. With a change of personnel at Whitehall, new Education Secretary Nicky Morgan welcomed visitors, outlining the work that the government have done over the last few years and highlighting what we can expect in the future.
EducationCity will be showcasing a variety of new content and features developed to help teachers to save time when planning lessons, whilst ensuring they are meeting key learning objectives at Bett 2015 next week.
Sal McKeown is a writer and freelance journalist specialising in education. Sal has taught in schools and colleges, supporting students with the full range of learning needs from sensory disabilities to mental health issues and autism, but is probably best known for her work on dyslexia. Here, Sal continues her monthly blog series for bee-it...
As the end of term draws near, many teachers will already be thinking about how to reengage students after the Christmas break.
Following the announcement earlier this term that Sherston Software has moved to a ‘freemium’ business model for its online digital world for primary schools, Planet Sherston, the company has launched a brand new Rainforest Coding add-on, designed to make scratch programming easier to understand and fun to learn.
At a time of significant change in the curriculum and the removal of assessment levels, results of the 2014 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training in Schools research carried out on behalf of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) has indicated an increasing demand for training in schools.