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As September approaches, schools across the country are gearing up for the new computing curriculum, which aims to ensure that primary school children have practical experience of designing and writing computer programs, and that they can understand the fundamental principles of computer science. In case you’re not quite ready for the changes, Miles Berry, author of Stitched on Computing by Rising Stars gives some top tips on how to best prepare on page 5. A nationwide survey has revealed


that the most popular age for children to receive their first mobile device is 10 years, and it’s not unknown for even three-year-olds to have mobiles. With


this in mind we look at the impact of mobile tech in our primary and secondary schools and ask a roundtable of experts their thoughts on page 23. Also in this issue, Nicola Yeeles


delves into AV installations in higher education on page 39, and on page 48 Simon Fry looks at the latest interactive kit transforming teaching and learning across the sector.


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