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Enquiry is the key to learning, but enquiry in itself is valued as much as – if not more so – than the end product. When students learn creatively through enquiry, they practise asking questions, thinking critically and collaborating productively, all while deepening content knowledge and learning through experiences that can be clearly connected to their lives.
There’s no doubt that technology has the potential to revolutionise teaching and learning. We hear plenty of stories from teachers who have harnessed digital learning to deliver a better, more engaging experience. Whether it’s making great education more accessible to everyone with online programs, or bringing multimedia content into the classroom to spark discussion and creativity, we all have our own successes to share.
The Edtech Podcast is soon to reach its 100th episode. The mission statement of the programme is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, so that better innovation can be achieved in education. So, what have we got coming up to help give you that confidence boost for the year ahead?
It’s been a hard few weeks. Every day when I wake up and turn on the TV, there seems to be more and more terrible things happening in the world. Sometimes this makes it hard to get out of bed, get to work and put on your ‘teacher’ face. Difficult questions from pupils and answers that seem hollow.
At Bett Academies (16-17 March, NEC, Birmingham), Tom Rees, headteacher and director of Northampton Primary Academy Trust (pictured above, far left), will be sharing his school’s journey to becoming part of Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT). He will also be explaining why, for better and for worse, it’s a marriage worth maintaining. The seminar session at 14:55 on Friday 17th March is free to attend, and is designed ...
To meet the ICT needs of their teachers and learners, UTC (University Technical College) Oxfordshire enlisted the services of RM Flex, who deliver an ICT support service which offers cost savings, service benefits and best practice that partnership working provides. In May 2015, UTC Oxfordshire selected RM Education to provide their IT support and to help shape their ICT strategy.
Last year was generally considered a rotten year. Great Britain lost some of it's best-loved cultural icons. Society was politically divided… and Toblerone changed shape. For schools, September brought particularly challenging news: new regulations for school websites, and Ofsted updated their guidance to Inspectors.
Learning environment specialists Hope Education have released Classroom of the Future, an interactive portal exploring the ways in which schools could embrace pupils’ keen adoption of technology for educational success. The platform guides users around 11 unique features, each one offering more information on the technology and a interesting fact once clicked upon.
A major presence at this year’s Bett conference will be Show My Homework, where the online homework software will be announcing publicly, for the first time, their new partnership. Visiting teachers will be able to meet the Show My Homework team at Stand C449 from 20th - 23rd January at the ExCeL London. The company has been shortlisted for three Bett awards: ICT Leadership and Management Solutions, Secondary Digital ...

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