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Six essential considerations when choosing apps for the classroom

It’s a new school term and a good time to consider the use of your school mobile devices in the year ahead, and whether you’ll be using them as effectively as you might.

In my work, I have the pleasure of visiting many schools, and I am always interested in finding out how different settings are using mobile technology. The most widespread device, in the schools I work with, is the iPad. I have to admit that my heart sometimes sinks when I hear that the main use is internet research. Continue reading “Six essential considerations when choosing apps for the classroom”

Primary Computing Scheme – 10 ways our new version could help your school.

 

Primary Computing Scheme Cover-3As the beginning of the 2017/18 school fast approaches, Herts for Learning is happy to be releasing its newest version of our popular Primary Computing Scheme. First launched in 2011, the scheme has evolved and developed over the years and the new version 6 offers more support than ever before for teachers delivering the 2014 national curriculum computing programme of study. It is open to any school or setting (we have users from different parts of the UK and abroad.)  I thought I would use this blog to explain what the scheme offers and point out 10 things which we believe make version 6 of the scheme both extremely useful for schools and great value for money.
Continue reading “Primary Computing Scheme – 10 ways our new version could help your school.”

Primary Computing Scheme, 2016/17

The new term and new school year has seen the release of the latest version of the Primary
Computing Scheme. Now in its fifth version, the scheme was first computing scheme logo design v1introduced in 2011 and has developed over time to stay in line with changes to the national curriculum and the Herts for Learning approach to assessment. Continue reading “Primary Computing Scheme, 2016/17”

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