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Jimmy Wales rewrites the entry for BETT 2015

Jimmy Wales rewrites the entry for BETT 2015

Jimmy Wales and Wikipedia elevated humanity above the glitz of BETT, writes Sal McKeown
BETT has more than its share of self-congratulation. There are the 'exemplar schools' spreading the gospel, companies touting their wares and corporate bodies hiking their profits and reaching out to new markets.

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talked about offering free access to the sum of all human knowledge to every single person on the planet. That is a gob-smacking concept and made everything else at BETT 2015 seem just a little bit tarnished.

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The BETT journey – inspirational and global

The BETT journey – inspirational and global

Design and technology teacher Jonathan Boyle reflects on the BETT 2015 journey
We have journeyed together. This was as global as it gets and long may it continue. As like minde...

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'Educate for the economy too' kickstarts BETT

 'Educate for the economy too' kickstarts BETT

EFF at the Education World Forum debates a crucial strategic topic – learning to grow economies
Politicians love to talk about reviving economies through education, but is anyo...

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Teachers 'more confident' but 81% want training

Teachers 'more confident' but 81% want training

Surveys confirm computing problems centre on computer science
As England’s new computing curriculum moves into its second term teachers are getting more confident about teachin...

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Code-breaking the computing curriculum

Code-breaking the computing curriculum

The PM's National College for Digital Skills? Look behind the computing policy codes
Prime minister David Cameron's recent razzmatazz, electioneering announcement about a new Nat...

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