The Naace Impact Awards, which were announced on 26 March, recognise the schools and individuals that use technology to achieve the greatest possible impact on learners

Technology is constantly evolving and schools need to keep up with the digital revolution. But who should manage IT services? Rob Curran, member of the ICT association Naace, offers advice to schools concerning choosing an ICT service provider and how to manage their services in the most effective way

‘Computational thinking’ is given great prominence in the new computing curriculum, but for many teachers, it’s an unfamiliar concept. The Barefoot Computing project helps teachers to understand the concepts behind computational thinking and what they mean in practice, writes Zoe Ross

Worrying statistics show that millions of young people have experienced cyber-bullying in some form. E-safety is therefore a high priority in schools, and not just because Ofsted includes it as part of its inspections. Nick Madhavji shares some advice to tackle the issue

The Education Secretary has unveiled a £3.6m drive to improve the teaching of computing skills in English primary schools, supported by some of the world’s most well-known technology firms, including O2 and Google

Technology is constantly evolving and it can be a challenge for schools to stay abreast with the latest innovations and changes to the curriculum. Mark Chambers, CEO of NAACE, shares his advice on what schools should do when developing an ICT strategy within their organisation

So you need to invest in some new educational technology? How, where, when and why, asks Dave Smith, computing advisor at Havering School Improvement Service and vice-chair of Naace

UK charity Tablets for Schools shares the findings from its research in schools carried out in 2012-13, highlighting the benefits seen in classrooms and key implementation issues

A recent report from TeenTech shares the opinions of teachers and employers on how to ensure that our young people are digitally equipped for the present job market. The organisation’s CEO, Maggie Philbin, discusses the findings and lays out a number of key guidelines

Learning technology association Naace offers two examples of schools where investment in ICT education has helped deliver a curriculum that engages and inspires pupils

Abstraction, algorithms, coding and data representation: these are all aspects of the new primary computing curriculum that teachers are expected to teach. School teacher Daniel Wood from Birkwood Primary School in Barnsley shares how teachers at his school are getting their own computing knowledge up to speed before teaching others

Have you ever invested in expensive IT equipment only for it gather dust in the stock cupboard? In times of budgets cuts, schools cannot afford to be wasteful with their spending. So how can you get your ICT procurement right? Mike Butler of the Independent Academies Association shares some advice

Mark Chambers, CEO of naace, the national association for the education technology industry, sets out his six top criteria for schools teaching the new computing curriculum this September, and argues for a strategic consideration of course provision

The task of managing a school’s equipment has often gotten in the way of providing services. Education Business looks into recent developments in asset tracking technology that offer multiple benefits to schools

With mounting pressure to educate a tech-literate generation, we hear from a range of teaching experts on how schools can get ready to deliver the revised computing curriculum

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