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Ulster students' hot performance with AppFurnace

Ulster students' hot performance with AppFurnace

Mountain bike app brings plaudits for Cookstown 13-year-olds, writes Sal McKeown
The school motto at Cookstown High School in Ulster is "Character through Knowledge", and their new-found skills in the world of app development are certainly testing the character of one group of students.

GTracks is a team of 13-year-olds helped by a 17-year-old mentor and they have won an amazing number of awards in the last 12 months. You might expect that Cookstown High School would be awash with all the latest technology but this is not the case. The school has had to look carefully at how to make best use of existing resources, and that has been a driver for creativity and imagination.

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Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton

Teachers + edtech entrepreneurs = Ed-invent Brighton

Tony Parkin mixes with the teachers, entrepreneurs and dragons at Ed-invent Brighton
Teachers frequently criticise the producers of educational technology for being technology ...

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A lot more than coding – the Kodu Kup 2014

A lot more than coding – the Kodu Kup 2014

Kodu is a relatively unsung hero of free software for coding in schools. Gerald Haigh meets some experts
It’s not unusual to see groups of children at 'Microsoft Towers', near ...

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Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Apps for Good offers rich and flexible ways for schools to broaden 'Computing'. Tony Parkin explains
As the new Computing curriculum comes into force in England, schools are se...

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'Indy' EFF screen summits back improved teacher role

'Indy' EFF screen summits back improved teacher role


London calling: Sean Coughlan (BBC), Lord Knight (TSL) and Rebecca Hughes (British Council) meet educators worldwide

US education advisers joined EFF10 debate's call to make teac...

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