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    Are there any 'green' heroes in your school?

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    Climate change and sustainability - these issues are at the forefront of most people's minds nowadays as it becomes more and more obvious that we need to change the way we live. In the long-term, changing the way young people relate to the planet we live...
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    What are you responsible for?

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    This might seem like a bizarre subject, because I would guess that most of us have an idea of the scope of our responsibilities. But a recent conversation with Tim Roots from IT Vision was a bit of a surprise for me. We were talking about software licensing...
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    Learning2Go in Wolverhampton

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    Dave Whyley, in the Wolverhampton E Services team, is well-known in the education community for his passion for projects with mobile learning. The Learning2Go team have been active in Wolverhampton since 2003, and each year they've produced an annual...
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    Live Meeting: Getting the most from your PCs

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    If you've ever felt there must be a better way to do things, or your teachers are always saying they need more time, then our next Live Meeting at 3.30pm on Thursday 28th February is a must for you. As teaching, learning and the day-to-day running...
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    Virtualising IT in Warwickshire

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    I have to admit that I feel a bit of a Luddite when it comes to some of the more technical sides of IT - and my mind was pre-programmed to believe that things that involved "virtualising" anything were too technical for me. But, over the last year I've...
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    SkyDrive - 5GB of free storage

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    I like SkyDrive. Before it was invented, I used to have to load any files I wanted to share onto an FTP site somewhere, and then write clunky links to them. Now, I just drag my files onto my SkyDrive , and then provide a nice graphical link to them, like...
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    The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching Presentations

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    I had a down trip to Wales today (from rural Oxfordshire), visiting the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching ( CELT ), part of the University of Glamorgan. I was invited to talk with the Blended Learning course, on the subject of "Transformed...
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    Freeing Education from the Rigid Box

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    Nobody can ever accuse Stephen Heppell from stepping back from the brink...or avoiding difficult subjects. And reading through the Partners in Learning 2007 Progress Report (page 102) I noticed that he's at it again. His first two sentences under the...
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    Byron Review Children's Competition

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    I know it's half-term. And that means that one of the great things about it is that the corridors are quiet, and you get a chance to hear yourself thinking. But not everybody wants you forgetting your students.... As part of the Byron Review of Children...
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    Shift Happens and Freezing Frogs

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    One of the most popular pages on this blog is the Shift Happens presentation, which I tailored for a UK audience. The original US version has been viewed on over 3 million times on YouTube now, and I am regularly coming across people who have seen my...
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