Students in schools encounter a staggering amount of information from social media. Adweek reports that the average social media user sees 285 pieces of content, totalling some 54,000 words, every day. By age 18, 88% of young adults regularly get new..
School leaders gathering today at NAHT’s 120th Annual Conference are warning that a “perfect storm” of pressures is hitting secondary schools in England and that this will have dire consequences for standards and for pupils.
Russell Hobby, general s..
Ofqual has announced it will require adjustments to standards setting in A Level French, German and Spanish this summer.
After more than a year of public discussion and debate, the decision on MFL follows new research on the comparability of differe..
Mr Gorilla update
You have to hand it to him: he’s now reached the last leg of the London marathon – 21 miles completed at the time of writing. We’ve got your back in Unis Wales, Mr Gorilla – particularly as our Political and Public Affairs Policy A..
Joseph Massey, 23, from Coleg Cambria; Alfie Hopkin, 18, from Llanelli, Elizabeth Forkuoh, 20, from Llanelli and Ethan Davies, 21, from Mynydd Isa have been recognised as the UKâs most highly skilled young people in their industry, and will travel ..
Greg Ashman – scourge of education’s charlatans
I may be preaching to the converted here, but after one of my blogposts last week declared war on Australia, I thought I’d draw your attention to something great from that part of the world. Every so o..
As a teacher, making effective use of edtech can be difficult because in order to get a great looking product to share with children to support their learning can take time. Not with Quik by GoPro though. Don’t get me wrong, I love iMovie and Adobe’s Premiere Clip but whilst they are both relatively easy to use, nothing compares to the ease of use and speed of Quik.
To make a video using Quik is as easy as:
opening the app, choosing a few photos or videos to include in your video, choosing a style or theme saving the video sharing Now you can go a few steps further and insert titles or overlay text, change the music, change the focus point of the video on images you’re sharing, but with a ten photo video, you can be done with the making of a Quik video in a matter of a few moments. It really is that simple:
So how could you use it in the classroom? Well, lots of ways but here are just a few. The only limitation here is your imagination. My suggestion would be to think ‘where do I t..
We’re all aware that there’s a general election on 8 June. A great deal depends on it, not least the future of public services, the NHS, the wage packets and livelihood of UNISON members, and life in the UK after Brexit.
But there are many other ele..
Details on Ofqual’s confirmation of its policy position on inter-subject comparability and native speakers in modern foreign languages
Inter-subject comparability Back in December 2015, Ofqual launched a debate on inter-subject comparab..
Pictured (left to right): CCEA Chairman, Trevor Carson; Conor Owens from St Michael’s College Enniskillen, Top Candidate in both GCSE Geography and GCSE Further Maths; Katie Farquhar from Northern Regional College (Ballymena) who won Learner of the Y..