The last meeting of the APPG for Digital Skills looked at the impact of COVID 19 on organisational practices, and the implications for digital skills. here is an extract from his input. So what have we learned about schools, which may be helpful in developing a digital policy for learning? There are three sorts of […]
EdTech Impact included in the Department for Education’s
As one of the listed suppliers within EdTech Impact catalogue – we’re advocate for this message of wanting to provide help and support to all educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details here.
Coronavirus (COVID 19): list of online education resourc...
You may not necessarily agree with listing a group of providers as it could cause serious impact for those that ‘did not make the cut’ – but here is the latest from the DfE: https://lnkd.in/g6AbC5p
Temporary Adjustments to CLA Licences for Schools and HE...
Publishers have been responding generously to support schools and higher education institutions forced to adapt to remote teaching following closures due to COVID-19. PLS is pleased to be able to complement those individual initiatives through temporary adjustments to both the schools and HE collective licences administered by Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). This is only possible […]
Check out how to audit your school’s digital readiness
In light of recent events and the inevitable school closures we are likely to experience over the coming weeks, we at TheETA wanted to provide schools with the opportunity to evaluate their education technology and forward plan for improving use once children and students return to school. To facilitate this we’d set up a quick […]
Digital Skills and the All Party Parliamentary Group
At the first meeting of the APPG for Digital Skills, Tim Scratcherd, operations director, presented on Digital Skills. Here is a summary: What are digital skills? Digital skills are skills with digital tools. Having them means being able to use digital tools to get things done. Digital tools are simply applications or apps. The core […]
Schools Cannot Afford Computing
A recent Ofsted report of a qualitative survey of schools indicates that schools are responding to financial pressures by reducing curriculum breadth. It will come as no surprise that this has had a negative impact on the delivery of Computing in both primary and secondary schools, with the consequence that children leave school less prepared […]
First Meeting of the APPG for Digital Skills
The first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Digital Skills was held on January 25th. In a packed meeting, speakers explored the future context of digital skills, what is meant by digital skills and how digital competence is currently being delivered by English schools. To find out more, click on APPG under campaigns.
New Curriculum in Wales includes Digital Competence
The final version of the new curriculum for Wales has been published, as schools prepare for a complete overhaul of how children are taught. It includes digital competence as part of six compulsory strands. To find out more, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51267393
New ‘official’ Online Safety Lessons Announced – Have Yo
The UK Government has announced that online safety lessons will be produced in support of Government plans to make relationships, sex and health education classes compulsory at all schools from September 2020. What do you think about this?