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School security protocols prevent students from building apps

Sam Shead | Jan. 6, 2015
Some of the brightest young students in UK schools are being held back from creating their own apps because of network protocols, according to an assistant head teacher. But there are ways to get round the issue.

While some schools have embraced it, others are finding it difficult because they lack the required expertise and resources.

Marc Scott, an IT and computing teacher at Bourne Grammar School in Lincolnshire, said: "Many teachers are in a difficult situation, especially in primary schools, having the new curriculum thrust upon them, and I empathise with their predicament. Fortunately there is plenty of support available online."

Organisations such as Codecademy and Code Club are allowing teachers to use their platforms to improve their coding knowledge so that they can teach the new computing programme effectively.

"In a way we're very lucky, as I doubt there are many subjects with a body of experts out there ready to give so much support and guidance," said Scott.


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