The effects that access and exposure to pornography has on children and young people
This report from the Children’s Commissioner for England finds that there is a link between pornography and the attitudes and values of young people who see it. Pornography has been linked to unrealistic attitudes about sex; maladaptive attitudes about relationships; more sexually permissive attitudes; greater acceptance of casual sex; beliefs that women are sex objects; more frequent thoughts about sex; sexual uncertainty; and less progressive gender role attitudes.
Future of tablets and apps in schools
The annual ‘Tablets and apps in schools’ survey of 632 UK schools (327 primary, 305 secondary), carried out for the British Educational Suppliers Association in May 2013, shows an increasing number of schools think that schemes such as ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) are very important to tablet adoption in schools.
Tablets for schools – Best practice guidelines
Tablets help bring the world into the classroom and schools already using tablets are reporting remarkable results in how children learn, research, interact and capture their studies. Here we try to answer some questions on introducing tablets into schools...
MOOCs – An answer to teacher shortages worldwide
According to the latest UN report, an estimated eight million extra teachers will be needed worldwide by 2015. So – could Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) be the answer the world is looking for?
Effective use of data to prepare for short-notice Ofsted inspections
With just a day’s notice and the removal of the ‘satisfactory’ rating, schools are under pressure to be ‘always prepared’ for an Ofsted inspection. The effective use of data is helping many schools analyse their performance on an on-going basis and identify the exact nature of issues, monitor interventions and ensure that they are ready when the call comes from the inspection team. Phil Neal explains.
Head in the clouds?
Ian Callens looks at the continuing confusion around the topic of ‘cloud computing’ and ‘cloud services’ and explains the benefits of both in an educational environment…