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ARM backs 1,000 after school clubs to help children learn to code in the UK

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Code Club, a network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9 to 11 in the UK, has received its first real sponsorship today in the form of British smartphone chip designer ARM. The company has announced today that it will support and fund up to 1,000 additional after...
ARM backs 1,000 after school clubs to help children learn to code in the UK

Britain's economy will thrive if computing becomes child's play | Eric Schmidt

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The executive chairman of Google endorses the Observer's campaign to bring coding to the classroomI read last week's Observer New Review ("We need to teach our kids to code") with interest and admiration. In Britain, the debate about the teaching of computer science in schools is moving fast and in...
Britain's economy will thrive if computing becomes child's play | Eric Schmidt

The power of Twitter

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How I became a convert to Twitter• The teaching and education community on Twitter is truly inspirationalI signed up for Twitter several years ago but struggled to understand the point. What is it? What is it for? What information can I share in 140 characters? I did what millions of...
The power of Twitter

Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum

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Britain's Department of Education is to give its moribund ICT curriculum six of the best - with a little help from Facebook. The social media firm, along with IBM and Microsoft, is to help revamp computer classes for kids, after its curriculum was axed earlier this year as not being...
Facebook Lends A Hand To U.K.'s New Comp-Sci Curriculum

Cash Gordon: Or, how a Tory hashtag plan backfired

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A site highlighting Labour links to Unite backfired spectacularly, with porn, swearing and the inevitable Rick Astley taking overIt was meant to embarrass Gordon Brown: a website, cash-gordon.com, that would point to the prime minister's links to the Unite union and be one of the first shots in the "digital...
Cash Gordon: Or, how a Tory hashtag plan backfired

Computer science lessons to get Facebook update

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Michael Gove announces new courses designed with help from Facebook, Microsoft and IBM to replace 'mess' in English schoolsMinisters are turning to Facebook, among others, in a bid to improve computer science lessons in schools.The education secretary, Michael Gove, will announce on Friday that current information and communications technology (ICT)...
Computer science lessons to get Facebook update

Michael Gove overlooks engineering at his peril

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Gove's curriculum review dilutes DT, but he must change this. It is pupils' only opportunity to find out about engineering, says James DysonToday, a deadline dawns on the chance for educational - and engineering - revolution. Michael Gove's vision of an academically rigorous curriculum is right. Our skills gap cannot...
Michael Gove overlooks engineering at his peril

A radical manifesto for teaching computing

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There is a growing consensus that the way children in schools are being taught information technology is in need of a radical overhaul. Here John Naughton explains the problem and offers a manifesto for revolutionary actionA vigorous debate has begun – within government and elsewhere – about what should be...
A radical manifesto for teaching computing

Michael Gove's ambitions for No 10 hang in the balance after crucial week

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Twin rows over GCSE climbdown and his special advisers could tarnish Michael Gove's hopesIt has been some week for education secretary Michael Gove. When someone decides to write his biography, as will surely happen soon, the events of early February 2013 are certain to feature prominently. Will recent days be...
Michael Gove's ambitions for No 10 hang in the balance after crucial week

A manifesto for teaching computer science in the 21st century

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To: Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for EducationSubject: Proposals for rebooting the ICT curriculum1. We welcome the clear signs that the government is alert to the deficiencies in the teaching of information and communications technology (ICT) in the national curriculum, and the indications you and your ministerial colleagues have...
A manifesto for teaching computer science in the 21st century

Education department 'deleted email exchanges' with Michael Gove adviser

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Emails not automatically considered official record, says spokesman after freedom of information request is grantedStaff at the Department for Education repeatedly destroyed official government correspondence, a freedom of information investigation has found.Around 130 emails to and from the account of special adviser Henry de Zoete were deleted, according to the...
Education department 'deleted email exchanges' with Michael Gove adviser

Michael Gove urged to investigate Twitter attack on former minister

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Twitter account @toryeducation, believed to be run by Gove's allies, accuses Tory Tim Loughton of lying over child protectionMichael Gove is being urged to launch an inquiry into an "extraordinary attack" on the former Tory education minister Tim Loughton on a Twitter feed that is widely believed to be run...
Michael Gove urged to investigate Twitter attack on former minister

If you think Ashcroft is a scandal, what about the attacks on the BBC? | David Mitchell

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No broadcaster in the world can match the BBC and its critics should stop belittling itWhen the Conservatives' deputy chairman, Lord Ashcroft, revealed that his party donations are dwarfed by the sums he's withholding from the nation by tax avoidance, the Tories didn't panic. They decided the crisis didn't require...
If you think Ashcroft is a scandal, what about the attacks on the BBC? | David Mitchell

What Britons Googled most this year

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Whitney Houston, Gangnam Style, Netflix and April Jones among most popular search terms in UK in 2012Like the Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year (2012: omnishambles), Google's annual Zeitgeist list of the year's top UK internet search terms is becoming a handy barometer of what is on the nation's mind.In...
What Britons Googled most this year

Violence against women and girls: shifting culture | Editorial

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It is increasingly questionable whether government policy is keeping pace with the growing dangers to women and childrenThis week we have learned the following: the police still make catastrophic mistakes in the protection of women at risk of domestic violence; that children everywhere have access to pornography, and that this...
Violence against women and girls: shifting culture | Editorial

Computer science: the teachers' view: 'There is only so much Powerpoint and Word that you can teach'

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Teachers agree that computer science is the future for schoolchildren. But massive retraining is needed firstTeachers will play a crucial role in achieving the transformation of the computing curriculum. And while many, not surprisingly, resent the education secretary, Michael Gove, labelling ICT teaching as dull and boring, most agree that...
Computer science: the teachers' view: 'There is only so much Powerpoint and Word that you can teach'

Sexually exploited children are at further risk in care, says Barnardo's

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Charity report claims children's care homes are magnets for groomers and traffickersChildren who have been sexually exploited and trafficked are being put in further danger because of a dire lack of trained foster carers, a children's charity has warned.The most vulnerable children are left in residential care or secure units...
Sexually exploited children are at further risk in care, says Barnardo's

Education in brief: further loans

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Over-24s face having to take out a loan to study, while the government's shake-up of the ICT curriculum suffers a reorganisationA loan againThe introduction of further education loans is not exactly proving popular in the sector. From next year, the over-24s will have to take out government loans to cover...
Education in brief: further loans

Coderdojo inspires kids to program anytime, anywhere

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A volunteer group of IT professionals hopes to inspire a new generation of software developers by teaching programming skills to children as young as seven.A volunteer group of IT professionals hopes to inspire a new generation of software developers by teaching programming skills to children as young as seven.Coderdojo teaches...
Coderdojo inspires kids to program anytime, anywhere

Teaching history without the facts? That's just sociology | Brian Viner

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A chronological teaching of history is as valuable as any other method to childrens' understanding of global eventsMichael Gove wants A-levels to be harder. "Leading university academics tell me that A-levels do not prepare students well enough for the demands of an undergraduate degree," says the education secretary. He's right....
Teaching history without the facts? That's just sociology | Brian Viner

Google's annual Zeitgeist lists

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Here are some of the most prominent lists from 2012 from Google searches by UK internet usersGoogle compiles its annual Zeitgeist lists measuring the fastest growing search terms throughout the year, rather than largest volume of searches. These lists all relate to Google searches by UK internet users. Here are...
Google's annual Zeitgeist lists

Ebooks roundup: Satire, serials and shorts

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Publishers try on variations of the ebook format, from free samples to 'pamphlets' and mini-ebook instalmentsFebruary is a month with plenty of different types of ebook on offer, as publishers continue experimenting to find what strikes a chord with readers.The Friday Project declares it is reviving the tradition of the...
Ebooks roundup: Satire, serials and shorts

Michael Gove's officials act to clean up abusive @toryeducation Twitter feed

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Move to ensure neutrality is tacit admission that government employees have been involved in operating propaganda feedMichael Gove's Department for Education has taken steps to stop the Twitter feed @toryeducation - to which his own advisers have contributed - from issuing any more abuse against political opponents, critics and journalists.Senior...
Michael Gove's officials act to clean up abusive @toryeducation Twitter feed

YouTube clips the Tories wish didn't exist

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From Jeremy Hunt's bellringing disaster to Michael Gove's comedy pratfall, our guide to the best Conservative video blundersThere isn't usually a lot of booing at the Paralympics but they make an exception for George Osborne. A video of the chancellor smirking through a chorus of jeers at the Olympic Stadium...
YouTube clips the Tories wish didn't exist

A vocational element is vital to a full education | Observer editorial

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If we are not to fail future generations of pupils, Mr Gove's changes will have to be refined before they are institutedIt is hard to conceive at a time of stalled growth and rising unemployment that within the next 20 years the world economy is predicted to double in size. A...
A vocational element is vital to a full education | Observer editorial

Michael Gove appeals against ruling on misuse of email

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Education secretary wrongly used private account for departmental business, according to information commissionerThe education secretary, Michael Gove, is challenging a ruling by the information commissioner that he used a private email account for departmental business.In the latest round of a battle over the use of private emails by Gove's circle,...
Michael Gove appeals against ruling on misuse of email

Labour calls for investigation into Michael Gove's special advisers

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Stephen Twigg demands inquiry into claims that education secretary's staff used Twitter to attack journalists anonymouslyLabour has called for an official investigation into claims that special advisers to the education secretary, Michael Gove, have used the social networking site Twitter to make anonymous attacks on journalists.Stephen Twigg, the shadow education...
Labour calls for investigation into Michael Gove's special advisers

The UK taps Facebook and Microsoft for ICT teacher training, to help produce the next Tim Berners-Lee

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In a bid to transform ICT in schools into a more enjoyable experience for UK youngsters, the government is turning to industry heavyweights such as Microsoft, Facebook and IBM to help draw up a new training course for teachers. As The Telegraph reports, Education Secretary Michael Gove revealed some of...
The UK taps Facebook and Microsoft for ICT teacher training, to help produce the next Tim Berners-Lee

Newsdesk live - Goodwin loses knighthood

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Each day on the Newsdesk live blog, the Guardian's national news team will bring you the news as we break it, explain how we choose what we report and why – and ask you to get involved. Send us your ideas, evidence and experiences to help shape our coverage. Get...
Newsdesk live - Goodwin loses knighthood

Gavin Barwell in 'date Arab girls' Twitter storm

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Croydon central MP's tweet is met with ridicule after Labour press release appeared accompanied by advert for a dating websiteConservative MP Gavin Barwell thought he was exposing a particularly shameless piece of political moneyspinning when he clicked on a link tweeted by Labour and found a press release accompanied by...
Gavin Barwell in 'date Arab girls' Twitter storm
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