A journey into the open

I’ve always been a fan of working in the open and ensuring that the work I do (we do) as an organisation helps as many individuals as possible. But to be honest I’ve never quite understood what is all means.
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Common Factors in Effective Use of Educational Technology in Schools

In my role as Chair of the judging panel for the annual ICT Excellence Awards in Northern Ireland, I am privileged to visit primary, secondary and special schools that are transforming learning and teaching using educational technology. Through the judging process over the past three years, it has become clear that there are certain common factors in the most successful schools. I hope that it is helpful to share some of these.
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Naace @ Bett 2017

Naace and Bett have developed over 30 plus years of association to represent education technology as a key tool for school improvement and an effective methodology for improving outcomes for learners. These two agendas are of enormous importance to school leaders and to others and, while attending BETT will inspire and invigorate, supporting Naace for the benefits of sustained collaboration and support is equally important in the long term.
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Naace @ The Academies Show 2016

Naace used it's stand at the 2016 Academies Show to connect with members and partners and to link with those interested in becoming one of these! The Naace contribution to the seminar programme shared details of existing and upcoming services to members and to schools.
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Physical Computing with the Raspberry Pi at NAACE Conference 2017

pi-top would like to invite educators to find out just how easy it can be to teach computer science in a fun and engaging manner. Through our interactive, gamified learning environment, CEEDUniverse, we will demonstrate how effortlessly delegates can learn some of the basic principles of code as well as allowing delegates to learn how to create a simple circuit on a breadboard using LEDs and buttons.
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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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GiDT Themed Training

I've been working through training scenarios for Get it Done Training (GiDT) in Office 365. This latest video looks at how 365 might be applied to support a school in refreshing their Schemes of Work.
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