Back in November, Costello Technology College won an Education Business Award for its innovative approach to ICT. Dominic Tester, assistant head teacher, explains how technology can be used to engage students through digital lessons and online learning resources.

As well as identifying a low number of specialist ICT teachers in comparison to other key subjects, the new report ‘Shut Down or Restart’ from the Royal Society points out the case benefits to the UK of a more digitally literate population.

With the increasing pressure on schools to improve standards, what are the options for learning to continue when schools are shut? BESA director Ray Barker, who works closely between schools, the government and suppliers to support the achievement of excellence, provides his perspective on continuity solutions

Ray Barker, director of BESA, summarises the wealth of interactive technologies that will be showcased at BETT 2012

Young people are increasingly savvy when it comes to technology and have an innate ability to be online for hours. But do we know what children are looking at or who they are talking to?

Richard Allen, an Executive at Naace, The ICT Association, looks at how technology and ICT in education supports, empowers and enables the development of many aspects of education in the context of the modern world and it describes some of the benefits for stakeholders.

Learning Platforms have received a mixed reception by schools over recent years. BESA director Ray Barker reviews their arrival into the education sector.

With employability high on the agenda and education cuts looming, Andy Kemp, head of mathematics at Taunton School, argues the case for increasing the use of specialised ICT in the classroom, along with professional development to help get the most from technology

Alison Clark-Wilson, principle lecturer at the University of Chichester, discusses how technology in maths lessons can help learners understand the relevance of maths in the real world

Cliff Lineker, director of qualifications at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, says the long-standing need for online safety skills to be taught in schools is finally starting to gather some momentum

In these financially tough times, Valerie Thompson, chief executive of the e-Learning Foundation, investigates how schools can fund and manage investment in technology based resources

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