Serif in Education

A New Year, a new curriculum mapping guide from Serif

We’re passionate about two things: creativity and supporting UK schools. As Christmas is often a time where we have the chance to pause, reflect and plan for the future, we thought that our very last blog before the New Year provided the perfect opportunity to mention our brand new Computing …

Digital and physical play – Combining the two for effective learning and development

An article published in November, by Stuart Dredge in the Guardian, explored whether digital and physical play have to be mutually exclusive concepts for children (see the full article here: www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/nov/19/night-zookeeper-zoo-kids-create-play). The article was talking about an online/offline concept in a new site, Night Zookeeper, in which children could, …

Combating the digital skills gap

These last few weeks have been full of interesting Computing in education articles. One of my favourites is an article published on The Drum, entitled: ‘Traversing the digital skills gap – how can businesses ensure they have the know-how to survive?’

The article asks what the industry can do to …

A day in the life of a web designer

The inspiration for today’s blog came from this week’s BIMA D-Day – a nationwide event happening on the 8th October linking digital professionals from across the UK’s creative & professional sectors with young people in our schools and colleges.

The 2013 event had over 4,000 pupils aged between 13-17 discovering …

The three C’s… Where being cost-effective, cross-curricular and creative counts

For schools, balancing the budget is always a tricky task. According to Government Knowledge, schools have spent £1.4 billion on technology in the past three years to help deliver effective lessons to students.* If we focus on Computing, much of the recent funding has revolved around teaching training, with the …

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