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Assessing the Impact of Computing on Teaching and Learning

Assessing the Impact of Computing on Teaching and Learning

From work undertaken in the last couple of years in schools, there have been a number of issues that have become clear. The first thing that we learned is not to make assumptions about students. Making assumptions often leads to people reinforcing pre-conceived views and setting arbitrary levels of expectation, which are often too low. Using data enables schools to

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Education, technology and LA support – a view from the side can help

Education, technology and LA support - a view from the side can help

It is a long time since the days of GEST; NGfL; LMS and even Harnessing Technology Grant Funding (history lesson and explanation of acronyms available). These grants helped local authorities provide a holistic, and in most cases high quality, support package for schools. You could look through a brochure and a list of support ranging from curriculum focussed and topic-based

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Nine Critical Leadership Issues

Nine Critical Leadership Issues

Questions, challenges and statements Leaders in schools are the most self-reflective people I have ever come across. Frequently challenging their own decisions, asking difficult questions of themselves and each other and always looking to find answers to challenging issues. I have had the tremendous pleasure to work with school leaders across the country and learn from them about what they

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Ch..Ch..Ch.. Changing – Useful DfE need to know timeline

Ch..Ch..Ch.. Changing - Useful DfE need to know timeline

Hot on the heels of my blog earlier this week (Schools must publish online… from September 2012) DfE have released an interesting update to their web pages “to help headteachers, principals and governors plan ahead, prepare for and implement changes that will take place during this academic year, including mandatory legal requirements.” With a key for the phase and type

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Which cloud storage should I use?

Which cloud storage should I use?

The number of “cloud based” file storage providers is increasing all the time. This week, Google has finally entered this busy space with Google Drive, though it is not available to all Google users yet. So, what is the relevance of this in education, and when choosing somewhere to store files online, which one is best? And what are the

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Maintaining professional networks or a return to competition?

Maintaining professional networks or a return to competition?

School Leadership and school improvement With the demise of LA support services, local leadership networks,  budgetary constraints and financial pressures who can we turn to and trust to extend and advance our thinking? Over the last few years’ collaboration, networking, shared ideas and co-operative practice have dominated the leadership landscape.  The culture of working together, sharing experiences and resources across

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ICT and Parental Engagement – it DOES make a difference!

ICT and Parental Engagement – it DOES make a difference!

Three years on from the beginning of the parental engagement project we have worked extensively with a range of schools in very different contexts and we can say categorically that using ICT to support parental engagement really does make a difference. Real learning partnerships have developed between home and school where parents know more about what is happening in school

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School broadband: the bandwidth conundrum

School broadband: the bandwidth conundrum

When the Labour government was elected in 1997, they used the slogan “Education, education, education”. And one of their first policy documents was “Connecting the Learning Society“, a bold proposal which called for every school, college, university and library to be connected to the Internet by 2002, with every pupil having their own e-mail address. Thus the National Grid for

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