Become a Brightside Online Mentor through TechFuture Ambassadors
Brightside has now joined the list of TechFuture Ambassadors volunteering organisations. If you work in tech, find out more about online mentoring and how you can positively impact young people's tech career choices and opportunities.
Digital Leaders reveals findings of their 2017 Women in Tech Attitudes Survey
Digital Leaders have just revealed the findings of their 2017 Attitudes Survey looking into the latest current attitudes towards women in tech. Access the findings and infographics.
UKtech50 2017: Vote for the most influential person in UK IT
Computer Weekly has launched the eighth annual UKtech50, and the voting is now open to decide on who deserves the top spot on this year's list. Voting closes on 24 November 2017.
CPD for Teachers
The Tech Partnership has created a series of free online resources designed to help teachers to deliver the new computing curriculum, and to gain more knowledge about cyber security. The resources are accessible from the Tech Partnership Learning Hub.
Computing Curriculum modules
There are currently three e-learning modules available - introducing Computational Thinking, Algorithms and Principles of Programming. By working through the modules, teachers can gain confidence in the important concepts that underpin the Programmes of Study in Computing, and get ideas on how to explain them to students.
The resources were developed with support from technology company ARM, and in collaboration with e-learning specialists SpongeUK. They are suitable for teachers of all Key Stages.
Cyber Security modules
The Cyber Aware Teacher course and accreditation for primary and secondary school teachers was created in partnership with NAACE. This opportunity for continuing professional development (CPD) allows teachers to gain more knowledge about cyber security and share it with their students.
Each e-learning module has a set of lesson plans to support teachers to deliver these topics in the classroom. By completing the modules, teachers will have learned about vital areas of cyber security including:
- Password security
- CIA (confidentiality, integrity and availability) of information
- How to prioritise and protect information assets
- How to deal with malware and other threats
- and more