RM Education Blog
E-safety is, quite rightly, uppermost on many people’s minds, especially when it comes to mobile devices. There are number of e-safety issues to be mindful of, such as:
Taking inappropriate photographs.
Accessing inappropriate websites.
Intellectual Property Rights issues
Data Protection issues
Personal safety issues.
None of these are the exclusive province of mobile devices. However, mobile …
What happens when you give a tablet (or similar) device to a pupil who is economically disadvantaged? If the experience of Victoria Park Academy in Birmingham is anything to go by, one happy outcome is increased parental engagement.
Steve Beswick, Director of Education, Microsoft, commented that:
“The school continues to show its …
You’d think that a one-to-one programme in a school would be a sure-fire way to kill any ideas of collaboration at birth. Yet paradoxically, an initiative whereby each pupil gets a device all to themselves can often to lead to more collaboration and interaction between pupils rather than less. How …
RM Education and Microsoft would like to extend an offer to run a Windows in the Classroom seminar for your school leadership team. This complimentary seminar will help you explore the tools and technologies available to help educators teach 21st century skills and optimize the classroom for advanced student achievement.
Where do you stand on ebooks? Whether you are a devotee or a refusenik there is growing evidence to suggest that both teachers and students are keen to …
A love of reading is top of many parents’ wish list for their children: it opens the door to other worlds, imparts knowledge, supports learning and it’s great fun. But what if children are more interested in computers than books? The two need not be mutually exclusive and yesterday on …
As part of E-Safety week, the RM offices in Abingdon were lucky enough to have a talk on E-Safety from PC Alan Earl, harm reduction officer at Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
He was also kind enough to let us film the event, so …
In a statement to the House of Commons on 7 February 2013, the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has announced that he is abandoning his plan to introduce the controversial English Baccalaureate Certificates (EBC). Instead, the current GCSEs will be “comprehensively reformed” from 2015 with the first exams …
Safer Internet Day 2013 is taking place today and is the tenth anniversary of the event. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2013 is Online Rights and Responsibilities with the slogan “Connect with Respect”.
There are some excellent resources for teachers to help discuss with children how to stay safe online …
If you are using blogs with students, or other social media, it’s usually recommended that they don’t use real photographs of themselves. A fun alternative to a real photograph is to create a cartoon “avatar” to use instead. This …