Digital Education Issue 1 is out!

Digital Education Issue 1 is out!

Our newsletter Computers in Classrooms has been folded up, put away in a drawer and replaced by another one. Welcome to Digital Education!

Why the change? When Computers in Classrooms was launched in 2001, the title was, believe it or not, cutting edge. At that time, most schools had a central computer suite but few, or even no, computers in individual classrooms. Well, in just over a dozen years, not only has that picture changed, technology is in the hands of individual students to an extent that was inconceivable back then. Even the word “computers” looks rather old-fashioned these days, given the proliferation of tablets and other kinds of technology.

So, we hope that the new title “Digital Education” will address this issue.

Digital Education replaces the long-standing Computers in Classrooms

The first edition is out Monday 20th January: it will be sent out to subscribers at 11:00 GMT. Subscription is free, and you can unsubscribe at any time you like with no hassle whatsoever. If you're worried about suffering the blues on "Blue Monday", then this could be the answer!

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With contributions from Elaine Freedman, Steve Moss and Crispin Weston, the first issue of Digital Education contains a great mixture of reporting on developments in the use of ICT in science, educational research, opinion and practical advice relating to the upcoming Bett show.

Here’s the detail:

News and views

In which we talk about Blue Monday, several conferences coming up and a £50 discount simply for being a subscriber to this newsletter, and links to articles you may find interesting on our website.

ICT in Science

Elaine Freedman reports from the Association for Science Education conference, and explains how it relates to ed-tech.

5 types of people who should attend Bett

5 things to do after attending Bett

The view from here

Crispin Weston reflects on what needs doing to make ed-tech useful.

Review of the Google Chromebook

Terry Freedman reviews the Chromebook, and talks to both Bruno Reddy, Head of Maths at the King Solomon Academy in London, and Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist at Google.

Making the most of ICT – what the research tells us

Steve Moss examines the research findings of John Hattie and others as they relate to ICT.

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Terry Freedman is an independent educational ICT consultant with over 35 years of experience in education. He publishes the ICT in Education website and the newsletter “Digital Education."