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Naace calls for maximum response to Royal Society subject survey on computing

Naace, the membership organisation for technology professionals working in education, is urging its teacher members to respond to the survey on the computing curriculum being organised by the Royal Society (RS).

But the survey is unlikely to address the emerging problem for government — that this reform is likely to produce fewer students achieving technology-related general qualifications (GCSE and A-levels) in England’s schools. That is exactly the opposite of what was called for by the lobbyists and reformers — and girls are being further disadvantaged.

International School of Toulouse

Practical Pedagogies has become a leading 'by teachers for teachers' event, writes Catherine Steel  

In January 2016 Russel Tarr (@russeltarr) invited educators from around the world to attend his second ‘Practical Pedagogies’ conference at the International School of Toulouse.

From hundreds of proposals from people who wanted to lead the 120 or so workshops (up 50 per cent on 2015), I was lucky enough to have my "Putting Children at the Heart of Learning" session put on the bill for what has become a leading 'by teachers for teachers' event.

What started as an international education 'dragon's den' has taken wing for Broadclyst

Staff and pupils from Broadclyst Community Primary School, Devon, visit London on Wednesday (October 12) to celebrate the astonishing success of their second Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) that has reached 700 students aged 9-12 in 200 teams across 20 countries.

They are joined by this year’s winners, from the Lebanon (above) via Skype, for an awards ceremony at Microsoft’s London base and the launch of the 2016-17 event which has been extended to involve secondary students (aged 12-15). Secondary schools from the Dominican Republic, Spain, Jordan, the Netherlands, USA and Albania have already signed up.

Edtech UK Global Summit

After a six-year silence on 'edtech', civil servants are working on a strategy, writes Kriss Baird

The health of the UK’s edtech community was celebrated at the Edtech UK Global Summit at London's City Hall last week. But it was more than just a cheerleading event from Ty Goddard and Ian Fordham who run the learning technologies and ICT pressure group Edtech UK and the think tank Education Foundation

It included an appearance by Bridie Tooher, the former PWC consultant who was appointed head of edtech policy and data strategy at the Department for Education (DfE) in August. So does the DfE have an edtech strategy yet?

TeacherIn team

The dominance of agencies providing schools with supply teachers is facing a challenge from TeacherIn

"Digital disruption". It's a term beloved of edtech 'gurus', but for the rest of us it can often be experienced as confusing, unsettling and expensive – simply disruptive.

However, UK teachers and schools are signing up for a new app, which is already established in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. And it could cut "in excess of £10,000" from schools' supply teacher bills.