Increasing uptake of computer science

The growing digital economy in the UK continues to require more high-quality computer science graduates, a need that will not be met without more coming through schools.

Technology is changing all the time. But what remains the same is the need for an IT strategy that considers the desired outcomes for learners and teachers, writes Neil Watkins from Think IT

Unleashing the potential of EdTech

The start of a new school year is a favourable time to review technology trends in education and consider those that will help you achieve learning and teaching goals, writes BESA's Caroline Wright

Virtual Reality is increasingly being used in schools to add another dimension to learning, Education Business looks at this growing technology trend

Kids using mobile technology

Discussions during London EdTech Week on 19-23 June highlighted the belief that the education sector needs to prove that education technology works and drives school improvement

Aled Williams, deputy head teacher of All Saints Church in Wales Primary School, explains how it has developed a strong audio visual and technology presence

The British Educational Suppliers Association has launched a campaign to highlight the impact of the sharp drop in resources expenditure in UK schools over the past two years

With school spending under scrutiny, how do you ensure you get value for money from your IT investments? Neil Watkins from Think IT shares some advice

According to BESA research, only 44 per cent of primary schools say they are well-resourced when it comes to broadband.

Pheasey Park Farm Primary School however has given its pupils’ online work a chance to shine

Too often, digital work is carried out by pupils only to receive no teacher assessment. Pheasey Park Farm Primary School however has given its pupils’ online work a chance to shine

If a teacher lacks ability or confidence in delivering computing, the subject can come across dry. But using code to control another object, such as a robot, the subject can be brought to life

Are you fluent in coding?

FutureLearn’s head of content Nigel Smith talks about how a collaboration with Raspberry Pi is enabling teachers to make coding accessible to all

Education technology: challenges and successes

Neil Watkins, managing director of IT procurement framework, Think IT, looks at what the biggest IT successes and concerns were for schools in 2016

Education Business caught up with Zach Shelby, CEO of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, to find out more about how it plans to build on the BBC’s work to break down barriers to technology.

For many school leaders, it may seem that as soon as the technology budget is set, there is a new piece of technology that needs buying. So how do you prioritise your spending?

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