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Police deny reports of attempted abduction, saying a 19-year-old was arrested after claims he was filming children but was later released without charge<p>Police in Cyprus have denied that there was an attempt to abduct children from a resort where British holidaymakers were staying.<p>Around 50 Britons …

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How to make marking more efficient: three new techniques for teachers

English teacher Andrew Tharby shares his advice on how to significantly reduce the time spent marking while improving the quality of feedback for students<p>In Ted Hughes' visceral first world war poem, Bayonet Charge, a young soldier experiences a moment of psychological clarity amid the chaos of the …

Rise in number of unqualified teachers at state-funded schools in England

Unions reacted angrily on Thursday after official figures showed a sharp rise in the number of unqualified teachers employed by state-funded schools in England.<p>The growth follows education secretary Michael Gove's 2012 decision to give academies and free schools the freedom to hire staff without …

New insight into how children learn maths

<b>Teaching maths using abstract gestures is a good way to help children learn, research suggests.</b><p>Eight-year-olds gained a deeper understanding of mathematical principles by using their hands as well as their brains, say US psychologists.<p>Children were taught to solve formulae such as: "4 + 2 + 6 = _ + …

Replacing national curriculum levels

Life beyond levels? Life after levels? Life without levels? Lots of teachers, senior leaders and academics have come up with some interesting ideas …

My Spellings 2 on the App Store

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Kids must code on iPads

<b>An important 21st Century skill</b><p>This post is about a topic and app close to my heart. Computer programming is the engine of modern life and dream …

A Simple and Helpful Google Search Strategy for Students

A few times in the past I've mentioned the value of having students use Google Image search in the quest to find the answers to their questions. I …

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School inspections overhaul proposed by Ofsted

<b>Up to 60% of England's schools could no longer be subject to full inspections under new proposals from the head of Ofsted.</b><p>Sir Michael Wilshaw used a speech to head teachers to address concerns about the current Ofsted system head on.<p>Full inspections would be reserved for struggling schools, or …

Reflections on dealing with parents

Dealing with parents is one of the most significant and challenging parts of my job. So it should be. I am in charge of what happens to their …

Robotiky makes coding as simple as A B C++

Meet Robotiky, the two-wheeled robot toy that teaches people young and old how to program.<p>Robotiky -- described as "Scratch meets Lego Mindstorms" -- …

Plenary Prefects

Twitter really is a marvellous place. On Monday I was watching a YouTube video of Alistair Smith (@alatalite), presenting a key note speech at the …

Don't read these books! - David Didau

You may have missed it but there was something of a spat on Twitter a few weeks back when one blogger suggested that certain books weren’t worth …

maryisherwood

We were inspected by Ofsted on 16th January 2018. It is the 4th inspection I have experienced as headteacher of Camberwell Park School but my first …

Simples – Espresso Coding

As an ICT Coordinator I used to attend the BETT Show with a different and perhaps naive head about me. I went like a DJ/toy collector looking for the …

Etag ICT policy group told 'be bold and ambitious'

Group chair Professor Stephen Heppell said: “We were given an unequivocal steer by our ministers to be bold and ambitious; to clear away impediments …

Kinect-based games shown to have positive impact on children with learning difficulties

A company called Kinems is using personalised, video game-based learning to improve the skills of children with motor impairments and learning …

2 Computing Resources | Learn 4 Life

As part of the L4LTV series I have included the long interview I did with Jon Chippindall about his KS1/2 Computing Curricular resources for the new …

OllieBray.com

One of the highlights for me of the 2013 Safer Internet Forum was Professor Sonya Livingston’s session on Internet Safety and Responsible Use in the …

RM Education quits producing hardware for schools

The Abingdon-based company made the announcement this week to signal the change of focus of its educational technology division to expanding its …

Call to revamp IT studies in schools in Wales

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1016000/1016355_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524630578_e09baa1acb3f4334154e5a5a1c88b433<p><b>A subject called "computing" should be created to replace information and communications technology (ICT) in school, a report suggests.</b><p>ICT is no …

‘The DfE policy on ICT is there is no policy on ICT’

The DfE’s ‘schools know best’ policy on ICT, the role of Ofsted, and CPD were among the topics tackled at a recent Westminster Education Forum on the …

New computing curriculum ‘still does not meet IT industry needs’

Share<p>An education consultant and former ICT teacher has raised concerns that the new national curriculum for computing focuses too much on computer …

Sphero: the pet-tormenting RC ball that will help your kids program

When it comes to introducing the world of programming, coding and hackery, we all know what platforms to go to: Raspberry Pi, Arduino... Sphero?<p>This …

Meet your child’s new teacher: the iPad

Every pupil in Thailand already has one. In Britain, it could one day replace lessons and teachers themselves. But is the iPad doing students more harm than good? Julia Llewellyn Smith reports.<p>In a classroom at Goffs School in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, neatly uniformed children are sitting in rows, …

How to teach the new computing curriculum – live chat

It was clear that when Michael Gove announced at the 2012 Bett show that ICT left students "bored out of their minds" the future of ICT was in danger. From that point on, teachers of ICT have been concerned for their and the subject's future. There are some, like Genevieve Smith-Nunes, who firmly …