Education Technology news roundup – May 2019 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from May 2019… #EdTech – Learning and Technology, Side By Side It is accepted now that most people are comfortable using tech and it is embedded into their daily lives. The top 10 skills required include coordinating with others, emotional intelligence and negotiation; all of which require effective communication skills. Creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need. With the avalanche of new…

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EdTech news roundup – February 2019 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from February 2019… Teachers work more unpaid overtime than anyone else TUC analysis finds UK teachers work 9 million extra hours without pay every week UK teachers work more than a day of unpaid overtime every week, the most of any sector, according to new analysis. The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which carried out the research, said that amounts to 9 million hours of free labour a…

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EdTech news roundup – March 2019 – Education Article

Here are four of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from March 2019… School governors call on government to increase funding in ‘unprecedented’ action ‘A failure to invest in children now is a failure to give them the education they deserve’. School governors from more than 130 constituencies are calling on the government to address the damaging impact that funding cuts are having on pupils’ education. The National Governance Association (NGA), which has organised the “unprecedented” action,…

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Education Technology news roundup – April 2019 – Education Article

Here are four of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from April 2019… Teachers quit because they find workload ‘worse than expected’ Study finds teachers ‘knew about workload’ before entering profession and thought they’d cope, ‘but the reality was different’ Teachers drop out of the profession because they find the workload is “worse than expected”, according to a new study. Research from academics at UCL’s Institute of Education found that while most teachers were aware of the…

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EdTech news roundup – October 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from October 2018… Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus Exam results and grades will no longer be the key focus of Ofsted inspections in England, under new plans. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman says the focus on performance data has narrowed what is taught in schools. She said, in a speech in Newcastle, inspections had placed too much weight on exam results. Teachers and…

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EdTech news roundup – November 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and edtech news stories from November 2018… Government sets out plans to support under performing schools Floor and coasting standards to be used to identify schools which would benefit from an offer of support. Under performing schools in England are set to receive extra support under Government plans to raise standards in classrooms across the country. Following a pledge by the Secretary of State to simplify the school accountability system, giving teachers freedom…

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EdTech news roundup – December 2018 – Education Article

Here are 3 of the latest UK education and education technology news stories from December 2018… Number of primary schools investigated for cheating during exams rises to almost 600 ‘Tougher tests make it more tempting to bend the rules.’ The number of primary schools investigated for cheating during statutory exams has risen – and experts say increasing pressure on teachers to get good results has played a part. A report from the Standards and Testing Agency shows that 599 schools were investigated for maladministration during Sats exams in 2017, compared…

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