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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Naace Newsletter 24 June 2016

The Naace Newsletter 24 June 2016 contains news of: * National Education Technology Conference 2017 - save the date! * Digital Skills at the core of the new Skills Agenda for Europe * Naace Update and Networking Event - 17 June 2016 * The AT Professional * Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School and the ICT Mark * Sponsors' corner * Vacancies * Bits and pieces
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Naace Newsletter 27 May 2016

* On Reflection - Updating the Self-review Framework * An Essential Guide to Databases for Primary Teachers - a new publication available online * Further sessions confirmed - The Inclusion and SEN event, Friday 17 June 2016 * The importance of capturing evidence of children's progress * New area on the Naace website for school leaders * Cloud software services: how schools should protect data * New! Updated ICT and qualifications list now available * Which innovations will still have an impact on teaching and learning in the future? * The Economist Intelligence Unit: Education to 2030 * Other events * Bits and pieces
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National Education Technology Conference – Breakout Sessions

Making IT Analogue Carol Porter (Technology Curriculum Support Centre Manager) and Tim Scratcherd (Director of the School House Partnership) This breakout is based on the Naace Professional Development Event (PDE) “From Fear to Fun: creative ways to tackle complex concepts in the computing curriculum”. Without the use of any technological equipment, participants learn fundamental principles of information technology, for example, how the internet works, how digital images are transmitted by email, and how databases process search queries. During this breakout participants will experience a selection of tried and tested activities that can be taken back to the classroom and used immediately. How to make IT better and why John Hurst, Headteacher of Lever House Primary School, Lancashire Why do schools exist? What is our core purpose? What is our vision? What prevents us from attaining our goals and vision? What can we do about this? How can IT help us achieve our goals? Focus on some examples of IT helping to achieve a vision - changing pedagogy; focus on skills through real projects; resilience and a growth mindset; collaboration and the tools to collaborate; the world as a classroom; involving the right people in the process of learning; having fun. Let’s get physical with the BBC micro: bit Yvonne Walker, CAS Hub Champion
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The Naace education technology newsletter, 12 February 2016

The National Education Technology Conference 2016 – new announcements E-safeguarding and Online Safety Essential questions schools should ask their ICT service partners DfE procurement guidance New cyber security training for teachers helps boost UK skills base Vacancies National Centre for Citizenship and the Law The French Digital Plan For Education Become a Naace Fellow Advancing Education summer 2016 - Call for Papers New sponsor joins Naace: SysAid Technologies Sponsors' Corner Bits and pieces
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ICT Mark News

Blackheath High School, Greenwich Federation of Fryern Infant and Junior Schools, Hampshire Greenholm Primary School, Birmingham Hyde Park Infants School, Plymouth Whitestone Infant School, Warwickshire Ysgol Gymraeg Gwernant, Denbighshire Isleworth Town Primary School, Hounslow Nanstallon Community Primary School, Cornwall Portfield Special School, Pembrokeshire St Hilary School, Cornwall
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Will VR kill the video star? EdTech entrepreneur Donald Clark is part of a panel discussion about the importance of gadgets in Education at the National Education Technology Show

Will VR kill the video star? One of our keynote slots at the Education Technology Conference will be a panel discussion on the importance of gadgets in Education. EdTech entrepreneur Donald Clarke joins the panel, lead by Naace Chair Drew Buddie.
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