Serif in Education

A blended approach to ICT

The Department for Education recently offered its approval to Carphone Warehouse for its drive for tablets in schools and the introduction of devices designed especially for education; a sign that the mobile computing revolution is really taking off in schools.

I guess the question on many peoples’ lips, is whether …

The future of creative education

A few weeks ago, British educational charity the D&AD (Design & Art Direction) held a lecture, which caught my eye due to the fact it included a debate around the future of creative education.

Speakers at the event included Lord David Puttnam, Neville Brody and Emily Campbell, along with Hyper …

The power of the internet

Can you imagine the world without the internet? Nope, nor can we, and judging by the recent news, we’re not alone. News a few weeks ago revealed that charity Go ON UK and the Big Lottery Fund are planning to make the UK the most digitally skilled nation in the …

Do you speak Ed-Tech?

If you’re a teacher and have ever been to an educational conference or watched a product demonstration featuring the latest classroom innovation, you will know all too well that when classrooms and technology meet, you are bombarded with all kinds of ed-tech ‘buzzwords’.

From ‘blended learning’ to ‘asynchronous instruction’ (any …

Standing out from the crowd

Employers place a significant emphasis on finding candidates with the right skills and experience for their organisation – common sense really, but something that students (and teachers preparing them for the world of work) need to bear in mind.

It seems over the last few years, lots of employers have …

Intrinsic or extrinsic motivation: which do you have?

Have you heard these terms before? Ever wondered what the difference is between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? I’ve definitely heard the terms, but I was particularly intrigued to find out which I have, so explored a little further.

To start with, the clearest difference between the two types of motivation …

The Evolution of Classroom Technology

Let’s face it; the majority of us take technology for complete granted in our everyday lives. In a typical morning, we might boil the kettle for a cuppa, brush our teeth with an electric toothbrush, send an email from our phone, unlock our car with the beep of a button, …

Motivating students to be their best

With thousands of people preparing to participate in the London Marathon this weekend, it’s an interesting time to think about what might have motivated each of those individuals to set themselves the mammoth 26 mile challenge. For some I’m sure it is a personal objective, whilst for others it is …

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