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The importance of raising awareness of online safety and how edtech can help

The importance of raising awareness of online safety and how edtech can help

The recent data scandal that Facebook finds itself caught up in and the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica, reminds us of the importance of protecting the identities of our children and keeping them safe and secure online. According to research conducted by ResearchBods, 56% of young people aged 8-17 years said they have shared…
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Edtech at home & school for parents & teachers #Edtechlive. Webinar Series

Technology is now an essential tool in helping boost a child’s education at home and at school. Increasingly it is the case that homework is being completed on technology that children are more competent with than their parents. At the same time, Steve Jobs famously didn’t allow his children to use iPads and limited much…
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Grand steps to Science Ambassador. What would be efficacious to teach simple computing and coding?

A newly retired University graduate friend got in touch about educational toys, suitable for grandchildren around 7 years old. What would be efficacious to teach simple computing and coding concepts with electronics similar to what we had learnt when we were younger. Technology moves forward My father’s first radio had a homemade coil, a rectifier, variable…
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Makey Makey: Getting creative with keys

It was around this time last year, when assessing and evaluating the Computing Curriculum for my school, that I made a conscious decision to incorporate more physical computing for pupils. This was in part due to gaps in their assessment profiles and also to fulfil my wish to increase the creativity within my lessons. With…
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What makes “great teaching” and how technology can complement this? Interview with José Picardo

In this EdTech interview, we profile the author of Using Technology in the Classroom and Deputy Head at Hampshire Collegiate School José Picardo. How did you start your journey with EdTech? It was a seamless transition. You see, I wasn’t always a teacher and, when I worked in the industry, effective use of communications technology was part and parcel…
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WonderHub’s Live Edtech Webinar

WonderHub’s Edtech Webinar Series #EdtechLive   Thank you to everyone who tuned in to watch WonderHub’s first live webinar discussing the past, present and future of Edtech. The mission of these broadcasts is to democratise the conversation around Edtech. We want to hear from Edtech experts, teachers, parents, suppliers and even the kids themselves to…
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How can you help your child learn to code?

  Whether or not your child grows up to be the next Zuckerberg, programming is a highly useful skill for him or her to learn. It teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills. Plus, it can be downright fun for you both it has become one way that parents are helping their children prepare for…
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Dame Alison Peacock of the Chartered College of Teaching visits Edspace

Dame Alison Peacock of the Chartered College of Teaching visits Edspace   An introduction to the Chartered College of Teaching Dame Alison Peacock was visited Edspace, the education co-working space in Hackney, to discuss the ongoing development of the Chartered College of Teachers. The Chartered College of Teaching is the new professional body for teachers…
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The past, present and future of Edtech in the classroom (A guide for Teachers) #techteachers

Teachers face many challenges as they attempt to integrate technology into their classrooms. Sometimes teachers can feel intimidated when using technology to teach a generation of digital natives. Education hadn’t changed a huge amount in 200 years before technology started to be introduced in the 2000s. This explains the inertia so many educators feel and…
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