The Digital Education Newsletter

About Digital Education

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Digital Education is a free electronic newsletter/magazine which focuses on educational information and communications technology (ICT).

It's aimed at teachers, advisers, Principals -- anyone, in fact, who has a professional interest in educational ICT and Computing or education technology. It's read by education professionals across the board, including employees of government bodies, school districts and local authorities, as well as teachers in the UK and the rest of the world.

The newsletter is sent out to people who have subscribed: we use a double opt-in system for that. By subscribing you give us your consent to process your information in order to be able to send you a newsletter comprising some or all of the content described below, under 'Content').  (Details of the information collected when you sign-up is given on our Privacy page. )

If you just want to sign up with no further ado, scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will discover a form. Otherwise, read on….


In each newsletter I try to cover issues that will be relevant and useful in a range of countries.The kind of topics covered include the following:

  • Interesting news items relating to education technology, digital literacy, Computing, ICT and related areas.

  • Articles about the effects of technology on society.

  • How-to guides for software.

  • Classroom ideas for teaching Computing and ICT.

  • Time-saving ideas or apps for teachers.

  • Opinion pieces.

  • Book reviews.

  • Software reviews.

  • Competitions.

  • Details of forthcoming conferences.

  • Reports of conferences.

  • Forthcoming publications (including my own).

  • Special offers, for example discounts on books.

  • Occasional free downloads.

  • Advertising in the form of banner ads or sponsored articles.

  • Information about Terry Freedman's products and services.

  • Courses (including ones that I'm teaching on).

Please note that all of these don't usually appear in any single issue!

It's mostly written and edited by me, Terry Freedman. I'm a long-standing member of the ed tech/ICT/Computing community in Britain. However, it often contains contributions from other educationalists and, whenever possible, young people. If you're interested in contributing, please look at our guidelines.


I try to bring out a new issue every two to three weeks, but it often stretches into four weeks or more. On the plus side, you can rest assured that I'm not going to email you every day!

Digital Education started life as Computers in Classrooms back in the year 2000, and is still going strong!

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If you'd like to receive the newsletter by email, please complete the form below. We use a double opt-in system, which means that you will be asked to confirm that you wish to subscribe. The subscription is free. Information about the data we collect and the way we use it may be found on the Privacy page. By signing up you are indicating that you agree to the Terms of Service.

What happens when you subscribe

This is what will happen when you subscribe:

  1. You will be sent an email asking you to confirm that you wish to be subscribed. If you don't respond, you won't be subscribed. If you do respond...

  2. You will be told that you have subscribed successfully.

  3. You will receive a welcome email telling you a little more about the newsletter, and giving you the location and password of a freebie area for subscribers.

  4. Seven days after the welcome email you will receive a reminder email with the freebie area details, plus a few links to subscriber-only content that I hope you will find interesting.

How I use your data

I will send you newsletters to your email address, addressing you by name: all of my newsletters open with a message from me beginning something like "Hi <your name>". I don't send different newsletters according to any interest you've expressed in particular topics or products by clicking on links; so you won't be sent targetted advertising.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on a link at the bottom of the newsletter.


Occasionally, we run competitions or prize draws in the newsletter. Here are the rules:

Unless otherwise stated for a particular competition, the following rules apply to all competitions announced on this website or in Digital Education:

  1. The competition is open to subscribers to Digital Education only. This is a free e-newsletter. (For certain competitions, only UK residents are eligible to enter; in fact, unless otherwise stated, competitions are open for UK residents only.)

  2. In order to be eligible to participate in the Prize Draw, participants must not be in a sanctioned or embargoed country according to the International Trade Sanctions, or on an SDN.SSI list as updated from time to time.

  3. IT is ok for people to enter more than once.

  4. The judges' names are withheld, but if you wish to know them, please email us.

  5. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into over the matter.

  6. The winner(s) will be notified as soon as possible after the close of the competition. What usually happens is that we ask you if we may pass on your contact details to the company that has made the prize available, so that they can send it to you. If you do not wish us to do so, please be aware that this may result in the offer of the prize being withdrawn. If we do not hear back from you in answer to this request, or for other pertinent information (such as your country of residence) within 5 working days, the prize may be offered to someone else.

  7. The details of the winning entries will be published in the first issue of Digital Education after the close of the competition.

These rules have been drawn up in accordance with UK law.

How we conduct prize draws

If you would like to know how we conduct prize draws, and how we treat the data you submit when you enter them, please click on the button below to download the information. This information was updated on 19 June 2019.