Understanding Low and Discontinued Internet Use Amongst Young People in Britain
This Oxford University report, commissioned by the Nominet Trust, shows that 10 per cent of all young people aged between 17 and 23years old rarely use the internet, and challenges the widely-held assumption that all young people are digitally literate and able to navigate the internet meaningfully.
Future of tablets and apps in schools
The unprecedented growth rate of tablet computers in corporate and consumer markets is spreading steadily to schools, according to this new research from the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).
No cheques here please: transitioning to electronic payments
In recent years, electronic communication and online payments have become popular options and are increasingly found in schools throughout the UK. But for those schools who have not yet made the move to electronic systems, or for those who are looking to maximise their effectiveness, what should be top of the consideration list?
Top tips for staying safe online
Summer holidays are over and your pupils are buzzing with excitement about their new class and sad about not playing with the family dog all day. With an ever growing ‘to do’ list with the start of the new school year, it’s important to make sure that pupils are fully prepared for all aspects of their education – in particular when using the Web.
Using game-based learning to improve maths – results
In June, we looked at Pora Ora, a 3D virtual world for children which is based around the national curriculum, and which is being trialed in two north London primary schools to show the alternative teaching methods than can be used in maths. Here, we report on the findings from teachers and pupils on the results of the trial.
Mathematics: made to measure
The latest report from OFSTED on maths education in primary and secondary schools, “Mathematics: made to measure”, was published in May 2012. The report was based on 1 day inspections of mathematics at 160 primary schools and 2 day inspections at 160 secondary schools from the start of 2008 through to July 2011. The report also included findings from a smaller number of “good practice visits”. Here, we look at the salient points of the report and what actually works when it comes to using technology.