Digital Education Supplement ISSN 2517-1550
Leading and managing Computing and ICT
This page will be automatically updated to show the most recent 30 articles as I add more articles in this category.
This article details the steps that a few of us in ISTE, ITTE, TPEA and others have taken to investigate whether the ISTE Standards for Computer Science teachers, and their list of Computational Thinking Competencies, could be adapted for use in the UK. There’s also an opportunity for you to give us your opinions if you wish to.
I’ve drawn a picture to illustrate my feelings about the DfE’s ed tech strategy.
In my opinion, the potential benefits of artificial intelligence make it a very attractive proposition for use in education.
We’ve all made mistakes, such as being a bit too excited about the thought of our colleagues using education technology more. I’ve written about seven of mine that I’m almost too embarrassed to think about. Here’s an index to all of the articles in this series.
This IT suite from ICT Direct is definitely worth looking into.
Want to get ahead, possibly get awards, and get away with not informing anyone of anything remotely useful? This post will tell you how!
If you need more computing equipment (and what school doesn’t?), why not ask the parents?
Is honesty always the best policy? I like to think it is.
When it comes to allowing staff to book computer rooms and other facilities, it doesn’t always pay to be accommodating.
Is progress held up by policy? That’s the question I asked several people a few years ago. This post provides a link to the article in which I reported my findings.
Over the course of a year, a school could amass hundreds of photos, videos and audio recordings. How can you store them?
My initial reflections on the Department for Education’s education technology strategy which was launched today. A bit like the curate’s egg, parts of it are excellent.
A new guide on engaging with evidence has appeared. Here is a quick evaluation of it.
In this the first article in this series, I look at the problem of permanent markers being used on the whiteboard. Believe it or not, there is a more useful response than “Aaaaaargh!”
UPDATED! For one week only, my guide to getting the most out of education conferences is available for half price.
UPDATED! Here are 5 talks and one event at the London Book Fair that you may be interested in. Plus, a free personal selection from myself.
This conference, in London in April 2019, looks at a range of issues around education technology.
With more and more to read, and with the ever-changing landscape of education technology, teachers of Computing and related subjects need to be able to read more in the same amount of time. Here are some tips that I’ve found useful.
What is a kindergarten approach to learning, and what are its characteristics? What are its advantages? Could adopting such an approach work in our education system? Here’s what Mitch Resnick said when I interviewed him at the January 2019 Bett show in London.
Fears about the unintended consequences of the proposed new Ofsted framework — have your say — plus links to other articles about Ofsted-related fears.
If the ed tech in your school is horrible, and mistreated, then perhaps this article, inspired by a talk by A J Crabill, Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Education Agency, will help.
My annual guide to Bett is out. Here’s how to access it.
The 25 articles listed in this post represent the main issues that were exercising my mind in each month of 2018. I was, of course, thinking about more than only 25 topics, but these are my personal favourites. A couple of themes seem to crop up more than others, these being automation (for example in marking), and better teaching or use of computing and technology. I hope you find them interesting, useful or both.
A reflection on the contents of the 2017-18 annual Ofsted report as summarised in a word cloud.
In the latest Ofsted annual report, teachers using an evidence-based approach is something that “strikes” the Chief Inspector. But what is remarkable about it?
What does 2019 have in store for us as far as education technology is concerned? And what challenges might we face? Read on for some interesting answers, and an opportunity to have your say too.
If you’re in a school in the UK and looking for a way to raise some money, you may find this article interesting.
Here at Freedman Works we’ve been throwing in ideas, reports, books, magazines, blog articles and pictures into the writing machine I invented some time in 2017, and out has popped the latest issue of Digital Education. Read on for a taster of what’s in it.
There are four books to be won in the next issue of Digital Education. There are also a few pretty useful articles and bits of information. Read on to find out more.
How one school saved around £30,000 through buying refurbished computers.