I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

I can’t wait for The BETT Show!

  Last minute preparations for the BETT Show – for many it’s a nightmare but I just love it! Late November every year is always spent dashing between, printers, graphic designers, sales partners making sure that everything is ready for the BETT Show in...

The end of teacher assessments?

I enjoyed @MichaelT1979 article in the TES on Friday https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/assessment-can-tell-us-only-a-quarter-or-three-tale Michael says he’ll be “glad to see the back of teacher assessment” in reading and maths. I wonder if this view...

Technology in the Classroom

The chances are if you’re reading this article, technology is innately part of your ever day life. Whether it’s your Iphone to your smart meter, we’ve become a generation on digital masters! Unsurprisingly, with technology becoming the norm, classrooms are finally...

Do phonics based assessments really improve reading ability?

The Guardian (2017) published an interesting article last week about primary school pupils’ reading ability over the past decade. The article highlights we clearly still have a gap in primary school children’s reading ability. It doesn’t however,  give us an idea of...

IT Across UK Schools

We really enjoyed this article, getting a view of how teachers are interpreting the input of computing in the 2-year old National Curriculum. Find it here: Williams, K. (2016) Power up: how the computing curriculum is switching the next generation on to...