Serif in Education

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 …

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 …

Twitter as a CPD tool

We have a popular Twitter account whereby we communicate with teachers (and others who might be interested in us) about new ideas, creativity, and just general Serif Education stuff.

This week, we thought we’d include a round-up of our most useful tweets, for those of you who might not follow Twitter. …

Will the ‘science’ in computer science put students off?

The new Computing curriculum, which from this month is slowly being implemented in schools across the UK, introduces algorithms and programming language as fundamental components to enhance student understanding, despite rapidly changing technologies and programming languages. Problem solving and technical communication comes hand in hand with this aspect of learning, …

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