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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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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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Can iPad's catch-22 stranglehold be broken?

Can iPad's catch-22 stranglehold be broken?

iPad dominates the schools market, but for how long? App-maker John Friend investigates
The landscape of technology in schools has changed rapidly since the iPad launched just ...

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RM Education quits producing hardware for schools

RM Education quits producing hardware for schools

No more RM PCs for schools as RM switches to software and services – Abingdon factory to close in 2014
One of the strongest, longest running brands in computer equipment for UK...

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