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    Learning about Learning Styles

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    A few years ago, you couldn’t go to an education conference without hearing all about learning styles (Auditory, Visual, Tactual, Kinesthetic & Verbal). Now it’s as though it never happened – conferences are talking about personalisation, policy and...
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    Broadclyst Community Primary School Case Study

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    We seem to be busy at the moment, getting our customer case studies published on Microsoft’s worldwide case study website . This is partly a reflection of the fact that UK schools seem to be leading the world in their adoption of ICT to support learning...
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    Email at Norwich School

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    A colleague published a new story on the worldwide Microsoft case studies website earlier this month, on Norwich School, who had expanded and replaced their email system. They wanted to encourage their staff, students and parents to their email system...
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    Darwinian Databases on video

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    If you're an ICT teacher, you'll be familiar with the following scenario. You're teaching about a particular system or technology. You need to give an example of a real world application of a technology. The text books/course materials have an example...
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    What does your Outbox say about you?

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    In my job, I know that I spend a lot of time in front of my computer reading and writing emails. But some tidying up of my Inbox yesterday led me to some interesting observations Last year, I wrote 8,405 emails. That’s an awful lot - if I only worked...
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    Do you get asked "How do I do that?" by friends, neighbours and parents?

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    If your teachers and students (and friends and family) are always asking you how to do something on the computer, even though you know you showed them at least three times already, you won't be alone - statistics from a recent ICM survey carried out on...
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    When schools are on strike…

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    So what happens when the NUT strike, and some of the local schools are closed in Reading? Well, the office gets a little quieter and a little busier. Quieter as some parents take a day off to look after their children. And busier as some parents bring...
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    Keeping your data safe and secure

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    Two emails arrived at the same time last week, which reminded me to write about the issue of data security. The first email was Becta's ictadvicealert email ( sign up here ), which reminded readers about their information security guidance for schools...
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    If you join the MSDN blog community, you get a couple of extra nice features. One is that you get the chance to comment on any of the blog articles. It's not because I want to know who you are - unless you tell me in your public profile, I can't see that...
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    Do you know what software you're using?

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    Why on earth I'm writing this on Monday morning, I have absolutely no idea. It's bad enough that it's Monday morning. But writing about licensing? Am I mad? (Well maybe - watch the comments flow from my colleagues!) The reason to write about this...
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