Industry to provide technological support for schools

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Industry to provide technological support for schools

A set of projects announced by the government will see big name companies, including O2 and Google, provide support for technology skills to English primary schools. The aim is to further enhance children’s knowledge, providing them with the skills and qualifications they will require as the digital world evolves.

Creating a digitally capable generation

The projects were launched this week by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan at the BETT educational technology show in London. The help will involve offering training resources and support for teachers to improve students’ digital knowledge. Schools need to advance their teaching programme to promote skills that will be essential as the next generation complete their education.

The support from these industry giants will offer schools a significant advantage. They will be able to learn first-hand and gain insight into the industry, which can help them see exactly what types of skills are required of the modern work force. A range of teaching options are available, from online resources to the use of Android and other mobile devices.

With the introduction of the new computing curriculum, technological skills have been placed at the forefront of teachers’ minds, but schools will still need more support to implement the actions successfully. The curriculum changes were enacted to better prepare children from a young age, which should enable them to compete on a global level when they enter the workplace.

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