National Curriculum Review and EYFS revisions

One might be forgiven for thinking that the week before Christmas is a good week to bury bad news at the DfE. Monday saw the publication of the Expert Panel’s recommendations for how the National Curriculum is to be revised….

The beauty and joy of computing

Just discovered that the lectures from University of California Berkeley’s Beauty and Joy of Computing course for non-specialists are all online on YouTube. They, like us at Roehampton, use BYOB as their programming toolkit – indeed, one of the lecturers,…

Ofsted’s latest subject survey: ICT 2008-2011

Quite some media coverage this morning for the publication of Ofsted’s triennial survey of the state of ICT in UK schools. The report gives an authoratative, and in some ways challenging, overview of the state of ICT teaching in the…