From today, Wednesday 25th April, Get Online @ Home will be teaming up with TalkTalk and SimplifyDigital to offer its best value PC, broadband and phone bundle ever.
So what is the offer?
For a limited time only, anyone can buy
-a reconditioned Windows 7 PC with 12 months of fast, reliable broadband for just £99 [£49 to those on benefits] when taken with TalkTalk Essentials Broadband and Phone at an exclusive price of just £5/month
-or a reconditioned Window 7 laptop with 12 months fast, reliable broadband for £149 [£119 to those on benefits], when taken with TalkTalk Essentials Broadband and Phone at an exclusive price of just £5/month.
This will be available to both those on benefits and those who are not. In other words anybody here in the UK can take advantage of this great offer.
This makes it an ideal option for Parents looking to support their children with an extra PC for their homework and is something your school could support them with. Firstly by letting Parents know about these offers, so why not put the links on your school website or portal. Or mention it in the next Newsletter. Let your student councils and your Digital Leader groups know. Also, if you know of any charities, let them know, as they can take advantage of this offer too.
To date, over 4,000 PCs have been supplied to people across the UK through Get Online @ Home and research tells us that around 90% of these computers go to low income families on benefits. This programme is genuinely achieving its aim of reaching those who need extra support most.
For more details go to the Get Online @Home site -
There are many things I don’t understand, but that doesn’t stop me admiring the brilliance of those that can solve problems using advanced logic and mathematics.
I have already mentioned that 2012 is ‘Alan Turing Year’ and to celebrate this centenary, a group from Nottingham University have developed a collection of one-person games played on a Turing tape. ( What is a “Turing tape” ?)
The games have infinitely many instances; the team will be posing a large number of them for you to solve in the coming weeks and months. The website shows an example and has the details of the competition.
So if you are looking for a real challenge for your Maths and computer science students then why not register for this competition. The competition has three categories for pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate students and the first prize in each category is £150.
….. and if anybody can tell me how these things are solved in a simple sentence then I would be most grateful. Enjoy!