ICT in Schools Bulletin

March 2015

Our survey says ...

The legal and ethical issues of completing online surveys

It seems that almost every day we are faced with requests to fill in a survey here, complete this questionnaire there. But how safe are we when we do? What happens to our information when it's collected? Should organisations and companies have a legal responsibility towards us? To the company, online surveys present a number of potential benefits, but to us the online survey is something that we should have a healthy wariness of.

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Social Networking Apps to be wary of.

BBC Make it Digital

In case you missed it, yesterday the BBC announced their coding and digital creativity season. This initiative will push to increase digital skills among young people and help to fill the digital skills gap.

The BBC's director-general Tony Hall stated:

"Just as we did with the BBC Micro in the 1980s, we want to inspire the digital visionaries of the future. Only the BBC can bring partners together to attempt something this ambitious, this important to Britain's future on the world stage."

As part of this initiative the BBC are going to give away 1 million digital devices called the Micro Bit, meaning every Year 7 will receive one!!

CAS North East Regional Conference

Wednesday, March 25th, 9pm

Great North Museum: Hancock Library, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

CAS North East Regional Conference

This is a reminder to register for the Computing At School and Barefoot Computing North East Regional Conference at Great North Museum, Newcastle, on 25 March 2015.

We have confirmed sessions on primary and secondary computing from national speakers and CAS Master teachers in the region, including:

Keynote: Paul Curzon of Queen Mary University London and CS4FN

This represents a full day of practical CPD to help you implement the new curriculum. All for just £50!

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