Apparently, students are abandoning Computer Science in droves.
It takes quite some doing, I think, to take a vibrant, exciting subject like ICT and Computing and reduce it in many people's minds to a male-oriented, geeky and basically boring coding-fest.
There are lots of interesting things to mull over in the report, but one that has struck me and several other people is who schools take notice of when it comes to product recommendations.
Not everything is miles away in a different state or somewhere up in the cloud. Sometimes, it’s right under your nose.
If, like me, you like theideaof MOOCs (massive open online courses) but find them a little haphazard or without much in the way of educational foundations, you might be interested inFutureLearn.
Called 'Our lives in data', it looks at how the data that we provide in various ways is used in planning decisions
How do you know if it will work though, ie in the sense of extending or deepening pupils' knowledge?
The following is a generic list of points to consider when trying to decide whether or not to buy/adopt a particular product.
I think it's well known that there is a teacher retention crisis as well as a recruitment crisis -- not just in the UK but across the world.
Everything people say about barriers to implementing the use of educational technology across the school is correct, but I also believe that part of the problem is our willingness to make allowances.
I thinkallteachers should blog, as I said in7 reasons educators should blog. It's a good way of reflecting on your practice.
Teachers don't want to read academic research papers that boast 20 pages of methodology. They want practical solutions.