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  • Blog Post: Computer Science in the National Curriculum: Program or be Programmed

    What is Computer Science and what's happening in the National Curriculum? Our approach to computers and how we use them in our daily lives is changing, and I'm not only referring to the advancement of the technology itself but our thought process behind how a computer or programme really functions. Computer...
  • Blog Post: Free Surface Devices for the first 300 institutions attending Tablets for Schools Conference.

    We’ve promoted this great conference before but were now thrilled to announce that Microsoft Education UK will be giving away 300 surface devices to schools at the conference. On Monday 9 th December 2013 Tablets for Schools will be holding their first conference at the QEII in Westminster . The focus...
  • Blog Post: The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges...
  • Blog Post: Tablets in Education: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    Guest post by Gerald Haigh. Gerald writes regularly for the education series of blogs. In their haste to keep up with the advance of tablets, schools don’t always choose their devices on the basis of carefully assessed functionality. It’s not that they buy duds -- they have more nous than that. No, it...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 tablets in education at Saltash.net Community School

    Guest post by our freelance education writer, Gerald Haigh One of my missions at BETT 2013 was to find out how people were using Windows 8,  Windows 8 devices and tablets in education. So when I bumped into a party of people from Saltash.net Community School and picked up the news that they were...
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