National Internet of things survey to identify how children get online at home

Schools across the UK are being invited to take part in a national survey of Internet use by pupils when at home.


Naace Survey LogoEducation consultant Brett Laniosh from Catshill Learning Partnerships, who are carrying out the survey, said that the results will provide valuable information to schools on the range of hardware such as laptops, tablets, consoles and smart phones being used by young people. Brett said, “We know that children are using a wide range of technology to get online at home including games consoles, tablets and even their parents’ smart phones. This will be a chance for schools to find out what devices their pupils are using and then compare their results alongside the national average when the results are published in time for Safer Internet Day in February 2017”. He added, “We will also be asking schools to collect information about the “Internet of things” as we may well find that Internet fridges, kettles or even dog collars are being used at home”

The National Internet of Things survey is supported by education technology association Naace.

About the survey
Once signed up, schools will be sent a survey form that will be completed in each class during the Autumn 2016 term.

Each class will be shown a number of devices and pupils will be asked which they use at home. No personal information will be collected; only the number of devices used.

Once each class has carried out the survey, schools return the completed form. Numbers will be collated for each school with the national results published in time for Safer Internet Day on 7th February 2017.

Schools can sign up for the survey here

Naace Survey

Written by E-safety Support on September 15, 2016 11:17

Naace Strategic Conference – 27-28 March 2014

Naace ConferenceThe Naace Strategic Conference 2014 takes places in Nottingham on 27-28 March and will see Naace celebrate its 30th anniversary. The conference is open to both Naace members and non-members and is suitable for teachers, school leaders, advisors and consultants working within and across all phases of UK education.

The conference will address how to be outstanding in a world full of technology and the implications of this. Areas such as school improvement and raising standards, meeting technical challenges and e-twinning are hot topics for those involved in technology education. We’ll be addressing these issues, whilst providing plenty of opportunities for you to network with colleagues and discuss the latest developments in educational technology.

The conference will question:

  • Is outstanding teaching possible without good use of technology? What does a school need to put in place to enable all the teachers to be outstanding?

  • Is the 'flipping' of learning something every school should be working on, enabling pupils to extend learning and time in school to be used more productively?

  • Does proper demonstration of progression and achievement require online access to pupils' work and teachers' records?

  • How can schools best capitalise on the communication, collaboration and access to learning opened up by Internet?
  • Every school leader, and every teacher in all subjects, needs to know the answer to these questions. If you want to advance education, this is the conference to advance your understanding of how best to do it.

    Confirmed Keynote speakers for the event include:

    • John Anderson - Managing inspector, ETI, Northern Ireland
    • Jim Fanning - Head of emerging technologies, Education Scotland
    • Lindsay Harvey - Head of Digital Learning, DfES, Welsh Government
    • Janet Hayward - Chair of National Digital Learning Council for Wales
    • Rhian Kavanagh - e-skills
    • Jeff Smith - Director IET Associates and Consultant to Brent Schools Partnership
    • Professor Celia Hoyles OBE & Professor Richard Noss - London Knowledge Lab
    • Kirsten Campbell-Howes - Soda
    • Peter Yeomans - Plymouth University
    • Jan Harrison - Naace
    • Tim Scratcherd - School House Partnership
    • Dr Carol Porter - Children's Service, Bury LA
    • Tim Rylands & Sarah Neild - So into It

    Alongside the Keynote Sessions and Naace Impact Awards presentations, visitors will be able to network at NaaceShare and discover top new products at the exhibition.

    To complement the engaging keynote speakers, there are also some excellent breakout sessions, including:

    • iPads for learning
    • Maximising the Computing Curriculum - one school's approach
    • Leading your school to the 3rd Millennium Learning Award
    • Translating learner voice
    • Quad-blogging
    • e-safety
    • 100 Word challenge - raising writing standards
    • Digital Leaders Academy
    • Effective use of SIMS
    • Making digital tools work for learners
    • and much more!!

    For more details and to book online, please visit www.naace.co.uk/events/conference2014

    Written by E-safety Support on January 15, 2014 09:58

    Advice from Naace about the Ofsted e-safety briefing

    In the latest news from Naace, their CEO, Mark Chambers has stated that "The whole issue of use of technology in a school is rightly a matter on which the Head and Governors must exercise leadership. This is not only a matter of helping children stay safe. We can see from schools gaining the ICT Mark and 3rd Millennium Learning Award just how much a school's educational offering to its pupils is improved when the school takes full advantage of what technology offers. It is great to see Ofsted acknowledging the 'unimaginable opportunities' for learning now available to learners in schools who embrace technology enhanced learning.”

    Naace also comment that some schools are dealing with e-safety successfully by engaging their young people in the e-safety process and they ensure school systems are not 'locked down', so that pupils can gain experience of how to stay safe online when not in school.

    This highlights the Ofsted e-safety recommendation to "manage the transition from locked down systems to more managed systems to help pupils understand how to manage risk; to provide them with richer learning experiences; and to bridge the gap between systems at school and the more open systems outside school."

    At E-safety Support we are committed to helping schools to create a comprehensive school policy on e-safety, which will help to keep pupils and staff safe online. Find out more about the E-safety Support school resources available now.

    ‘Naace is the professional association for those who are concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of technology. The Association includes teachers, advisers, inspectors and other technology leaders in its membership. Naace exists to:

    • create a forum for its Members to engage in debate about the role and use of technology within education;

    • advise organisations concerned with the development of hardware, software and technology learning resources which support technology in education;

    • provide up-to-date information, support and professional development to Members on new and changing aspects of technology;

    • act as a focus for advice to government and others concerned with the development and review of national strategies for technology in education.

    Naace’s work is supported by the technology industry and the Association is grateful to E-safety Support for its support. Naace does not endorse particular products, but joins with its Sponsoring Partners as a group in helping to promote effective use of technology in education.’

    Written by E-safety Support on August 23, 2013 09:07


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