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Issue 0.57

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ELU 57 Contents

What's in this issue?

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ELU 57 News Update

UK students use smartwatches to cheat in exams; Computer-based testing widens achievement gap between boys and girls; 6 in 10 parents check their child’s smartphone; and more.

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Report summary: The third-level digital divide - Who benefits most from being online?

The internet amplifies existing inequalities across social class, gender and generation, according to this report by the London School of Economics.

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Report summary: Teachers’ attitude to the use of mobile technology in classroom

Teachers believe that using mobile technology in class can have a positive impact on a wide range of students’ skills, according to this report by Techknowledge. However, teachers require ongoing training and support to ensure the benefits are maximised

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How teachers can counter cyberbullying

Despite a decline in bullying overall, cyberbullying is on the rise. What can schools do to keep children safe? Sam Pemberton looks at the power of technology to help teachers distinguish between harmless 'banter' and more sinister online messaging.

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Making use of digital platforms

From communication, resilience and teamwork, to the so called 'dead' art of Microsoft Office, digital classrooms can be the perfect space for young people to develop the skills employers are most looking for. Sharon Ashley and Matt Rogers explain more.

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Hands up who doesn’t use Facebook?

Professor Steven van Belleghem explores the technological and social changes that are going to shape Facebook, as well as their wider strategy that is sure to impact the lives of teachers and pupils alike…

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Implementing Minecraft in the classroom

How can games like Minecraft be used to enrich the everyday learning experience? Tracy Broadbent looks at the power of Minecraft for maths, literacy and more.​

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Developing programming skills - the Raspberry Pi programming competition

A robot dog, an automatic prescription dispenser and a system that tracks the user’s eye movements to control their computer. These are previous winners of a nationwide Raspberry Pi programming competition – and it’s back once again for 2016! What will your pupils dream up?

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ELU 57 Technology Update: Coding

Coding has been featured very strongly in education, in particular the need for teaching students to create and make code. With coding accounting for half of the computing programme of study, here we present some great apps that will help your students learn!

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