Apps for Good, the free education programme dedicated to closing the digital skills gap, has announced 18 teams of students as finalists in the Apps for Good Awards, to be held on 18 June at the Barbican in London.
The national Apps for Good Awards celebrate the next generation of problem solvers and digital-makers, young people who are creating apps to change their world for good. The 18 finalist teams, made up of students aged 12-19, will now compete in one of six thematic categories for the chance to work with experts and see their apps come to life.
A number of talented students chosen as winners in the national Apps for Good Awards 2014 by business leaders are set to launch their apps onto the market next week.
I defy any teacher to go to a Teachmeet and not leave with a springier step and a more cheerful heart. Even if none of the presentations actually addressed one of your immediate classroom needs, just knowing that you are in a community of like-minded souls who are happy to get together and share ideas and advice reassures the educator and raises the spirit.
Global education technology company Promethean has launched a new UK campaign which will help raise funds for children’s charity Barnardo’s to finance the development of an interactive educational game designed to prepare Care Leavers for independent living.
To welcome schools back for a new year, EducationCity has announced that its computing module for Key Stages 1 and 2 will be free until 31 December 2014.
RM Books and the National Literacy Trust are looking for 100 primary and secondary schools to take part in a new research study into the impact of ebooks on children’s and young people’s reading motivation and reading attainment.
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...