Serif in Education

In the words of Benjamin Franklin, ‘By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail!’

‘Mid-to-late-May. The exams have finally arrived. You can practically feel the pressure, touch the tension, in secondary schools. “It’s Panic Stations!” one teacher tersely puts it.’

That was the intro into an article in the Telegraph this week, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/10826623/Tense-times-as-exam-season-starts.html, written by an English teacher at a top independent boarding …

Can we help teach children to be more creative?

There seems to be a common misconception amongst people of all ages, that creativity is all about art. Art and design of course are based around creativity. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative in other subjects or in other ways.

So is our perception of creativity based around what …

Squashing the negative stereotypes through Computing with creativity!

Teachers are apparently “nervous but enthusiastic” about the new Computing curriculum this September, according to an article written by the Guardian. And seeing as many ICT (soon to be Computing) teachers do not have a background in coding, who can blame them for being slightly anxious about what they will …

From design through to development – making ideas a reality!

Through the course of people’s everyday working life and their careers, there are hundreds of decisions that have to be made and hundreds of obstacles that have to be overcome in their job role. If you take the time to watch the videos from the National Theatre about their set …

The Year of Code – and don’t forget creativity!

I read this recent BBC News article with interest. In it, Journalist Rory Cellan-Jones examines the ‘Year of Code’ and talks to both supporters and critics of it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26150717.

You might have already seen the Newsnight clip of Lottie Dexter, spokeswoman for the campaign, who admitted she herself doesn’t …

Some of our best Green Screen ideas

What do you watch on TV that uses green screen? If I asked 100 people that question, I guarantee most people would say the weather forecast. Green screen has been used to present the weather for decades as the idea is a simple one – if you shoot live …

How Serif is supporting schools and teachers to fulfil the curriculum

Calling all teachers! Do excuse us if we’re telling you what you already know, but we felt that this week, we’d like to discuss how education companies can play an important role in helping you, as a teacher, fulfil your role in the best possible way.

The reality and challenges …

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