Author Archives: Neil Adam

From the fingers of babes and sucklings

There are some very cute videos available of very young children interacting with iPads. This is one such, referred to on a talk list today. A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work (by UserExperiencesWorks) Does this prove that … Continue reading

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The internet cannot be trusted, right?

Oh dear, yet another internet-bashing story circulating today, following Demos research. See this BBC report Is the internet re-writing history? Since when were distortion, lies and propaganda a unique feature of the internet? You only have to look at reports … Continue reading

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The Internet of Abandoned Security

(This – indeed any – post is long overdue.) People are talking about the Internet of Things. What they mean is that many everyday items will either become directly connected to the internet, or, at least, that the internet will … Continue reading

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Employers don’t care for your league table ranking

Schools say they act in the interest of students. Schools push pupils through quasi-vocational qualifications that give two or more ‘good’ GCSEs… HELLO, schools… Employers. Don’t. Want. To. Know. Continue reading

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ICT is Facebook innit!

A recent study by Microsoft revealed at BETT earlier this month, found a staggering 71% feel that they learn more about computers and technology outside the classroom than in it. Indeed, 82% of 16 to 18 year-olds in education already use Facebook every day… the implicit, underlying curriculum model sets no vision for ICT, no rigour. It’s trivial! Continue reading

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Where to with KS3?

What should schools be doing?

For a start, we should be looking at the “big picture” of ICT in the real world. For example: 3D in games and films; robotic production lines; privacy in the age of Facebook… Continue reading

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The problem with Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is in the doldrums and it doesn’t look like it will be rescued any time soon…. KS3 ICT is dull, dull, dull. Continue reading

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Resetting the default

Right, I have reinstalled everything and learned quite a lot about WordPress in the process Continue reading

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