Digital skills

UNBOXED puts creativity at the heart of UK-wide learning programme designed to inspire millions of young people

Millions of young people across the UK are set to benefit from a unique schools’ programme that puts creativity and collaboration at the heart of learning based on real-world examples. UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is launching the programme designed to inspire young people, aged 4 to 19, with its …

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Bett 2022 launches new esports feature

An exclusive event showcasing the new world of esports will be unveiled at Bett 2022, the global community meet-up for education technology. Esports @ Bett is a new feature hosted in association with British Esports which will allow teachers, education leaders and parents to experience and understand the potential impact …

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New loan scheme gives more children access to computer programming kits

Children in primary and secondary schools across England can access the latest technology to learn how to control objects by computers, thanks to a new initiative from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its supporters. Teachers can now borrow classroom technology kits which enable them to teach innovative …

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Education Scotland Strategic Director joins Digital Schools Awards Scotland

Digital Schools Awards Scotland has expanded its team with the appointment of Alan Armstrong, former Strategic Director of Education Scotland, who will help guide and implement the ongoing strategy to promote digital innovation and learning in Scotland. Armstrong, who retired from Education Scotland in April 2021 after a 40-year career …

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New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy

The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a suite of lesson plans and worksheets aimed at teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to protect …

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Dunblane student selected for engineering excellence scholarship

Dunblane High School student Jessica Francis has been selected for the prestigious national Arkwright Engineering Scholarship due to her outstanding abilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With a love of coding, sixteen-year old Jessica started to teach herself to code when she was just seven using the Scratch …

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£3m training boost for Sunderland College

World-class facilities that will deliver ‘unparalleled learning opportunities’ for North East students are set to move forward, after a successful £3m bid to Government. Sunderland College will be rolling out prestigious new T Levels from a new cutting-edge immersive environment, after the Government confirmed it will fund the transformation of …

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