Today our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) team, launched their latest research report ‘Online Safety: A Pupil’s Perspective’. The report surveyed over 2000 pupils on their perceptions of e-safety in education and at home. It has some insightful findings on just how much children really know about e-safety whether playing video games, chatting online or using social media.
Key points from the report include:
Our CEO Dr Jo Twist spoke at last night's All Party Parliamentary Group
Ukie CEO Jo Twist spoke at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft and Design in Education yesterday - chaired by the Earl of Clancarty.
Presenting Ukie's work on skills and education to a packed room of MPs and educationalists, Jo said:
Digital Schoolhouse resources used in new CPD toolkit from Computing at School (CAS)
Published by Hodder and funded by Microsoft and the DfE, CAS has produced a free toolkit for teachers. The QuickStart Computing CPD toolkit is designed to help deliver inspiring computing lessons in primary and secondary schools.
New report finds some schools still retaining ICT
The Digital Schoolhouse is making a difference!
It’s proven; that after only a month of workshops, initial findings indicate that the Digital Schoolhouse improves teaching pedagogy and pupil achievement. Digital Schoolhouse lead teachers have reported that the training and process of planning and delivering workshops has improved their knowledge and understanding of teaching pedagogy and had a positive impact on improving their teaching techniques from KS2 – KS5.
The Digital Schoolhouse has gotten off to an explosive start this year. Since the Digital Schoolhouses opened their doors less than a month ago, we have already worked with approx. 500 pupils and have run over 17 workshops so far. Initial confirmed bookings are indicating that by the end of November approximately 1000 pupils or more will have walked through our doors and left feeling inspired. Initial feedback from schools has been highly positive, and primary schools are already booking return visits for their pupils.
Ukie calls for a new routemap for teacher training in the new Computing Curriculum
(Picture : Baroness Morgan of Huyton - Chair of House of Lords select committee on digital skills )
Ukie has responded to the House of Lords Select Committee investigation into Digital Skills, launched earlier this year, by calling for a new routemap for teacher training in the new Computing curriculum to span the rest of the decade.