Tag: technology

The release of virtual qualifications

The release of virtual qualifications

Pearson have recently launched an online qualification in Spanish in response to the current shortage of modern foreign language teachers. Schools week have recently reported that from September 2018, students will have access to everything they need to complete their qualification. This includes tutors, tests and any resources they need. The surge in online qualifications … Continue reading The release of virtual qualifications

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

In yesterday’s November Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that the government will invest an extra £20 million to help colleges to prepare for the introduction of the new vocational T-levels. This comes on top of the £50 million that was announced in July, which will be available from April next year (2018) to help … Continue reading Extra Funding for T-Levels Announced

Why your digital footprint matters

Why your digital footprint matters

With some recent high profile cases currently circulating in the media, this blog will show you why your digital footprint matters. What is a digital footprint? A digital footprint is the trail of data that is collected when you are using the internet. This includes everything that you are involved with online. Some examples include: … Continue reading Why your digital footprint matters

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

You may have read my previous article on the decline of the Computer Science GCSE. The Guardian has an interesting report from the Royal Society about the reality of the teaching of Computer Science in schools. It has stated that more than half of schools are not offering Computer Science at GCSE with only 11% … Continue reading Teaching Pupils to Write More Than Just Code

Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

This week is Anti-Bullying Week where the Anti-Bullying Alliance is encouraging all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying of any kind. Cyber bullying is no different as the number of incidents of victims being attack online has increased by 37% in the last year alone. But what is cyber bullying? Cyber bullying is … Continue reading Cyber Bullying and How We Can Stop It

Robots as Teaching Assistants

Robots as Teaching Assistants

Hi everyone! It’s Laura here, the Apprentice Research Assistant at CASCAID Ltd, and I have some information for technology lovers and teachers! Technology is a dynamic market – it’s always changing. There are always new phones, computers and software coming out every year, but these new advances may be closer to home; robots could be your … Continue reading Robots as Teaching Assistants

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

STEM careers have been in the news recently, and this is because more businesses are now asking for training in the areas where they feel skills are short and STEM are seen to be part of this. Sean Coughlan BBC’s Education Correspondent stated that, ‘Vocational skills and technical education have been longstanding weaknesses in England's … Continue reading Has there been a lack of young people training for STEM careers?

Your online career ‘life’

The internet is part of most people’s everyday life. We use it to support our educational, working and social lives. But how many people consider how those three ‘lives’ that we live online could impact us, both positively and negatively? The recent media furore around Paris Brown, who was appointed as the Youth Police and Crime Commissioner … Continue reading Your online career ‘life’

National Careers Week – technology in careers education, information, advice and guidance

Our latest post to support National Careers Week looks at the role of ICT in careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). To find out more about National Careers Week, click here. The role of ICT in CEIAG Technology-based resources have an important part to play in CEIAG delivery. CEIAG delivery can require extensive human resource, but with … Continue reading National Careers Week – technology in careers education, information, advice and guidance