Simply Do Ideas March Newsletter

The March Newsletter covers Enterprise, Employability and Schools engagement. We're delighted to now be working with over 75 organisations from across the UK. Over the forthcoming months we'll be telling their stories and bringing you interesting news on entrepreneurship, innovation and education. We are also delighted to announce that we have been independently QAA mapped and that the review commended the platform as being built on 'sound academic principles'.
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Mind the digital skills gap

A recent Ipsos Mori study commissioned by BT spells good news for primary computing in the UK. After in-depth research with 400 schools, we’ve seen that a large majority of primary teachers (81% per cent) now feel confident teaching the computing curriculum. Dig a little deeper into the research however, and it’s clear there’s still work to be done for today’s primary pupils to grow up being truly tech literate.
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Baker’s Dozen – Programming Pedagogy Breakout for the Naace Conference

Come along and score your scheme of work! Are you a 10/13, a 2/13? Are there quick wins to increase your score? Maybe you don't agree with the teaching strategies suggested and have your own that work. Well lets add them to the list! The important thing is perhaps to start to talk about pedagogy for programming, and reflect on some of our early experiences.
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Jargon-busting in EdTech

We’re surrounded by incredible innovations in technology for education, but the terminology surrounding this and the types of learning made possible can often be confusing. We throw around terms like “flipped learning” and “gamification”, but what do these actually mean in practice?
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PowerPoint’s Neglected Talents

PowerPoint can do so much more than we commonly ask of it and remains a great tool for enhancing lessons. Laurence Boulter reflects on his use of PowerPoint over a long career and wonders why some teachers do not recognise its potential as a learning tool.
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