Tech titans to fund computing training for primary teachers

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:34

Companies including Google, O2, Microsoft and IBM pitch in as government commits £3.6m more to prepare teachers for new computing curriculum

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'Girls beat boys' despite inequality

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:31
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.
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The complexities of lowering tuition fees

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 13:19
Tuition fee cuts 'will most benefit rich graduates'
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Brown warns of Syrian refugee crisis

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:43
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.
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What do you need for a career in law? – live Q&A

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:37

Thinking about becoming a lawyer? Join our Q&A for students on Thursday 29 January from 1-3pm

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Pupils shared "inappropriate" pictures on Snapchat and were "groomed" on school iPads

Telegraph - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 12:21
School head tells parents that internet security will be updated

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Gordon Brown: Syrian refugees in Lebanon could be educated for $1 a day

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:50
UN envoy calls for emergency education fund and urges international community to do more to support crisis-hit countries Continue reading...

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Forget fad diets: sustainable food is healthier and more eco-friendly

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 11:16

If you want to eat in a healthier and more cost-effective way, then follow a sustainable diet of home-grown vegetables and cut down on the meat

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VIDEO: Star guest awol at Kraftwerk course

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:44
Kraftwerk's Wolfgang Flür is a notable absentee at the World's first academic conference on the German group
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Educating Yorkshire teacher had sex with former pupils

Telegraph - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:26
Neil Giffin, who appeared in the award-winning Channel 4 show, found guilty of 15 offences

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First Scots golf pro degree teed up

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:18
Scotland's first degree course for aspiring golf professionals is to be made available later this year.
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HEA research provides insights into learning on MOOCs

Higher Education Academy - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 10:13
Thursday, 22 January, 2015

A study published by the HEA that looks at the learning taking place in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) shows that participants can and do experience engaged, high quality learning.

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Too many youngsters 'off the radar'

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 09:39
Too many youngsters in England fall off the radar when they leave school, the cross-party Public Accounts Committee warns.
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Ukip culture spokesman urges schools to fly union flag to promote Britishness

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 07:38
Peter Whittle wants to see schools displaying national flag as well as fewer languages spoken in the classroom Continue reading...

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Veterans bring ‘military ethos’ to schools

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 07:00
Growing number of organisations employ ex-servicemen and women to work in schools helping children develop ‘character’ Continue reading...

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Bill Gates: digital learning will revolutionise education in global south

The Guardian Unlimited - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 05:00

Microsoft founder predicts cheaper digital devices and better software will bring big change to learning as lives of poor people improve faster than ever

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Computer time is 'parents' bribe'

BBC - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 02:15
Parents are using access to computers as a way of controlling their children's behaviour, according to a study of modern childhood.
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QuickStart Computing aims to help teachers master new technology

The Independent - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 00:00

We've all been brought up to believe that 'teacher knows best', but that no longer applies in some lessons, it seems.

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Anne Frank Trust encourages pupils to discuss prejudice and discrimination

The Independent - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 22:00

It all started from Gillian Walnes' front room in Dorset in 1991. Along with friends and relatives of Holocaust survivor Otto Frank, she decided to set up a trust in his daughter Anne's memory to combat prejudice.

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