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 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.
Details of three useful-looking events related to education technology, coming up in London.
Gretchen Rubin talks about four kinds of self-motivation. Might this provide a way of thinking about how to encourage colleagues to use education technology in their lessons?
A possibly cynical take on government-funded initiatives for education technology in schools.
Checklists are often really good — but sometimes they are worse than useless. In my experience, one of those times is when it comes to ensuring that colleagues teach information technology in their own subject lessons.
Learning is necessary, useful and pleasurable! Here are 14 suggestions for continuing to learn, ranging from some pretty easy almost costless ways to a major commitment. Hopefully there’s something for everyone in this article.
Gathering research findings into how beneficial education technology could be, er, beneficial. But there are caveats.
In this new series, I look at 7 mistakes I made as an ICT-Co-ordinator. This first article is more of an omission, with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight!
Even if a piece of education research is flawless (which itself is relatively unlikely), experience suggests that it's unlikely to be reported completely accurately, despite journalists' best efforts. Why does this happen?
A progress report on the three books I’m currently working on — and information about a freebie!
Computing and related qualifications: I’ve updated my spreadsheet of qualification at Key Stage 4 and 16-18. Please read on for details.
The latest issue of the free newsletter Digital Education is about to be published. It has a special focus on artificial intelligence, and there’s a chance to win a book in a prize draw. Read on for more details.
Here’s the first article in a new series about my worst training days — the ones in which I was the trainer I mean!
If you’ve just started in a new school, how can you quickly evaluate how well the education technology is being used?
The recently-published Roehampton University report on the take-up of Computing qualifications by school pupils makes for depressing reading.
Here are a few highlights from this year’s FutureFest, which takes place on 6th and 7th July. Lots of AI and ruminating about the future. Looks good.
ICT Direct specialises in refurbished equipment that cash-strapped schools should find interesting. Here are a few of their current offers.