BESA’s Mark Rosser offers advice to schools on integrating tablets effectively into the learning environment and optimising their benefits with other AV technologies.

John Galloway, a SEN ICT adviser in Tower Hamlets, discusses how teachers can assist SEND students in developing computational thinking, and encourage their learning beyond the lesson.

The new computing curriculum is proving daunting for many teachers preparing to teach the subject for the first time. Niel McLean of the BCS Academy analyses what progress is being made and what advice to give to teachers ahead of the next academic year.

Digital deliberations – getting to grips with the new computing curriculum

With new GCSEs being introduced and a large percentage of teachers concerned over their computing knowledge, the BCS Academy’s Niel McLean looks at what’s next for the subject.

Mark Rosser, membership manager at the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), looks at technology resources in schools, with a particular focus on tablets.

Technology is no longer restricted to just the ICT classroom, with many schools using display and projection equipment to enhance learning activities in every subject. Dave Smith, chair of Naace, discusses the history of audio visual technology in schools and how it improves the learning experience.

Bridging the digital divide: the changes to computing in schools

A new programme of computing study will be introduced this year as part of the national curriculum. Dave Whyley and Brett Laniosh, experts at Naace, analyse the current situation in schools and discuss the benefits, progress and challenges that the changes may pose.

Plugging in to the potential of mobile technology

Despite some conflicting opinions, technology seems destined to play an increasingly prominent role in the classroom. Education Business examines the role of mobile technology and how schools can fully harness its potential.

Building digital literacy outside the classroom

With computing now in its second year as part of the English National Curriculum, Maria Quevedo, director of the UK arm of the not-for-profit Code Club, details the benefits that running extra-curricular computing clubs can offer schools, staff and pupils alike.

Computing: Digital divides and evangelist educators

A new and more challenging programme of study has been announced for computing on the national curriculum. Dave Whyley and Brett Laniosh of Naace analyse the current situation in schools and discuss the benefits, progress and challenges that any changes may pose.

Ed-tech: an ill-advised purchase or a critical investment?

Following this years Bett, Education Business hears from Naace’s Mark Chambers and Dave Smith, BESA’s Caroline Wright and head teacher Tony Ryan on the future of educational technology.

Classroom AV: what should you consider?

Mark Chambers, CEO of Naace, interviewed a selection of head teachers about the factors they consider when purchasing AV technologies for their school, how they manage curriculum development and what they’ve found to work in their classrooms.


Ken Corish, online safety manager of the UK Safer Internet Centre and SWGfL, discusses the challenges faced by schools when it comes to online safety and how these issues can be addressed.

How mobile tech is transforming education

Mobile and connected technology is playing an increasingly important role in teaching. Mary Palmer, director of Techknowledge for Schools, shares the charity’s recent findings and examples from the heart of the digital classroom.

Better maintenance of equipment can optimise its value and save money in the long run. Caroline Wright, director general designate of the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), shares advice from its member organisations to help schools extend the life of computers and accessories