UK Schools Digital Story

Timeline created by Pearson Science
  • State of Schools

    State of Schools
    Number of computers in schools had risen to 851,100
    70% of teachers "Not Confident" in ICT
  • Onscreen marking of exam papers

    Onscreen marking of exam papers
  • First ActiveTeach CD Rom created for Edexcel GCSE Science

    First ActiveTeach CD Rom created for Edexcel GCSE Science
  • Results Plus Launched

    Results Plus Launched
    GCSE and A-Level results to be sent out via e-mail The days of pupils crowding around the school noticeboard to get the first glimpse of their A-level and GCSE results are over.
    This year, up to one million teenagers, will be able to get their marks via email on results day in August. The ground-breaking service is being launched tomorrow by exam board Edexcel.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-427237/GCSE-A-Level-results-sent-e-mail.html#ixzz536voHGvV
  • Launch of Bug Club

    Launch of Bug Club
    UK Schools launched Bug Club, a primary Literacy Scheme
  • Michael Gove closes BECTA and halves technology for schools budget

    Michael Gove closes BECTA and halves technology for schools budget
  • We must teach our children to love books again - Michael Gove

    We must teach our children to love books again - Michael Gove
    The last 2 governments have seen technology in schools as less of a priority
  • Introduction of On Screen Tests

    Introduction of On Screen Tests
  • 47% of computers in schools tablets / laptops

    47% of computers in schools tablets / laptops
  • ActiveTeach 2.0 Launched

    ActiveTeach 2.0 Launched
  • Two thirds of primary schools under-resourced in Wi-Fi connectivity in 2014. BECTA

    Two thirds of primary schools under-resourced in Wi-Fi connectivity in 2014. BECTA
    Two thirds of primary schools and more than half of secondary schools aid they were under-resourced in Wi-Fi connectivity in 2014. BECTA
  • Abacus Launch

    Abacus Launch
  • ALP reaches 2 Million Users

    ALP reaches 2 Million Users
    ActiveLearn Primary Reaches a 2 Million user milestone
  • ActiveLearn Digital Service being used in 90+% of UK Secondary Schools

    ActiveLearn Digital Service being used in 90+% of UK Secondary Schools
  • ActiveTeach usage doubles compared to previous year

    ActiveTeach usage doubles compared to previous year
    ActiveTeach Usage has doubled every year since launch. ActiveLearn is now used in almost every UK Secondary School, Every day of the week.
  • Power Maths Launch

    Power Maths Launch
  • First AO to provide free online access to marked scripts

    First AO to provide free online access to marked scripts
  • Nick Gibb: 'Teachers will lead the move back to textbooks'

    Nick Gibb: 'Teachers will lead the move back to textbooks'
    “In England, only 10 per cent of teachers use maths textbooks as the basis for their teaching, compared to 70 per cent in Singapore.The long-term movement away from textbooks is something that might be about to go into reverse…The teacher-led move back to textbooks will be integral to ensuring that the national curriculum is as effective as we’d hoped.”
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    £230M New Opportunities Fund

    Labour launched the New Opportunities Fund using National Lottery funding to provide £230 million until 2002 to be spent on ICT training for teachers
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    £100M Laptop for Teachers Fund

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    Interactive whiteboards for Schools

    90% of Secondary Schools have 11 or more IWBs
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    eLearning Credits

    £280M worth of e-learning credits (eLCs) for schools to purchase software from the curriculum website