Digital learning

National Literacy Trust launches new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home as schools close

In response to school closures across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has today launched a free comprehensive online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. Family Zone [literacyfamilyzone.org.uk] is a one-stop …

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Twinkl offers free learning resources to help parents and carers as schools prepare for closures

Global educational publisher Twinkl is providing free access to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the coronavirus. The materials available on the Twinkl website range from activity sheets, information packs and interactive presentations …

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TTS supports schools to keep educating children during closures with FREE home learning activity books

Educational resources supplier TTS Ltd are supporting schools and teachers as they begin to prepare for potential Coronavirus school closures. Free to download, the curriculum-focused independent learning packs offer over 40 home learning activities without creating any additional work for teachers. These home learning packs cover two weeks’ worth of …

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Better broadband is on the horizon for schools in the UK

What does the government’s super-fast approach to gigabit-capable digital infrastructure mean for the education sector? The Queen recently delivered her annual speech for the commencement of Parliament which, as expected, was mainly dominated by the issue of Brexit. However, with the deadline for the UK’s exit from the EU fast …

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Students put their STEM skills to the test at the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge tournament

Almost 200 school children from across East Anglia gathered at University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering this week (Tuesday 15 January) to compete in the IET FIRST® LEGO® League Cambridge regional heat. Team CERC, Cambourne Electronics & Robotics Club, were awarded the FIRST® LEGO® League Champions’ Award and will now …

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Book your school trip now to KidZania London’s 2018 STEM Fair!

Launching on Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June, KidZania – the indoor city run by kids – will be hosting an action-packed STEM Fair, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills and careers through curriculum-based activities to bring the school syllabus to life. Collaborating with STEM organisations and businesses including; …

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IB Middle Years Programme eAssessment wins international award

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) eAssessment has been awarded Best Use of Summative Assessment and was highly commended for Best Transformational Project at this year’s eAssessment Awards, which highlights the very best practice, research and innovation within eAssessment. Up against stiff international competition in the category, including …

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