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'E-stonia' shows how to broaden digital revolution

'E-stonia' shows how to broaden digital revolution


It may look olde worlde, but Tallinn is at the heart of a strategy which already has seven-year-olds coding (pic Wikimedia)

Should England be more outward looking for its ICT? Bob Harrison is impressed by policy in Estonia
Reform of the former ICT national curriculum in England was overdue, and the difficulties and challenges have been well documented with the resulting issues being worked through by schools. 

However, we're not the first country to reform the ICT curriculum, and during a visit to Estonia – following an invitation to speak at their annual ICT teachers' conference – I recent had the opportunity to share our experiences and learn from some of theirs.

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Why the 'Computing' umbrella is letting in water

Why the 'Computing' umbrella is letting in water

Because 'Computing' learners are tested on Computer Science, writes Tony Parkin
Given the confusion over the national curriculum shift from ICT to Computing for schools in Engl...

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Primaries get their own MOOC – Dan Down Under 3

Primaries get their own MOOC – Dan Down Under 3

Despite the MOOCs hype, not much has appeared relevant for schools. Until now, writes Dan Bowen
There is something new happening 'Down Under' this month – the Digital Technologi...

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Etag's Titanic challenge - indicating for a turn

Etag's Titanic challenge - indicating for a turn

Educational technology is the solution to the wrong problem, writes Peter Twining
The dominant education narrative in society today argues that education isn’t fit for purpose ...

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Why coding is not the new black – Dan Down Under 2

Why coding is not the new black – Dan Down Under 2

From his international perspective, Dan Bowen explains why coding is not the new black
Currently there is a boom in the UK and Australia with "coding" being 'the new thing to d...

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