Digitally Confident Conference – CPD for the Soul!


I recently was able to attend the Digitally Confident conference being organised by the team at the Northern Grid RBC. It was a really worthwhile day and those who presented throughout the event were superb and clearly passionate about education in general and further fostering technology enhanced learning across the entire curriculum. The personal highlight […]

BBC News – Call for teens to self-regulate net use.


Another interesting e-safety related report has just been published by Oxford Internet Institute and Parent Zone, which suggests that previous thinking about the best way to keep children safe online may be wrong. This study of more than 2000 14-17 years olds across the UK suggests that rather than restricting or monitoring internet use, parents […]

Ofcom; Using Apps Safely & Securely


Ofcom have released their latest guidance on using apps both safely & securely.  There’s no doubt about it, we live in a mobile app driven world and increasingly individuals are downloading these apps without due consideration to these & permissions their are granting to their mobile devices.  You may have seen the questions raised around the […]

ScratchJr – Coding for KS1 pupils


Taken from the ScratchJr website: ‘Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.’ Since the beginning of this term, I’ve been able to chat about this app […]

UK legalises music, film and e-book back-ups


BBC News have reported changes to UK copyright laws that now permit UK citizens to make copies of CDs, MP3s, DVDs, Blu-rays and e-books – for PERSONAL USE only.  Distributing & selling these copies still remains an infringement of copyright law. Thankfully making a mashup or parody containing clips taken from films etc is no […]