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    Shift Happens UK download

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    It's been quite a while since I posted up the UK Shift Happens presentation,and UK Shift Happens download. For some reason, whilst checking the pages this evening, the server seems to be having a problem with the page. So, to ensure that everybody can...
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    Information Security – more, but not yet enough, advice from Becta

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    The Becta Information Security advice page for schools has been updated, and they provide a more detailed document ( Keeping data safe, secure and legal ) which goes further than their previous advice, but not yet far enough. In fact, if you take the...
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    Ed The Fed says "Stay safe out there"

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    I have a colleague, Ed, who’s a legend around here. He’s the Microsoft UK Chief Security Advisor. Obviously that’s a bit of a mouthful, which is why we call him “Ed the Fed”, because of his career history – which obviously makes him an ideal person to...
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    Information Security – all the guidelines are out

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    And, boy, do they take some reading. We’re rocketed from ‘ worry, but I can’t tell you why’ to ‘ this is what you should really worry about’ , in a mere 125 pages. How does that make you feel? For the minute, if you want all of the specifics on the...
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    Information Security – it’s not black and white

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    I’m continuing to read the new Becta guidance documents on Information Security, and think about the consequences. After a few discussions with people, and comments from others here and elsewhere, I thought I’d try a to create a visual way of understanding...
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    Jersey e-Learning Day

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    Yesterday I went to (not so) sunny Jersey, where the roads are narrower than my rural broadband pipe! Although I was only there for 24 hours, I got to see the whole island – mainly as a result of the air display, which forced me to return to the airport...
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    Getting all Synthy in Essex

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    Alan Richards sent me the link to his Photosynth, taken in one of the IT suites at his school - West Hatch High School in Essex. For being the first to tackle my competition , he wins the first goody bag. There’s another goody bag waiting for the best...
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    Making sure you buy the right version of Windows

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    With the news this week on Information Security guidelines for schools – and the obvious need for encryption on teachers’ laptops from now on, I think it would be timely to remind you how to ensure that you buy the right licences for Windows Vista – so...
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    Churchend Primary School goes virtual

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    John Hardstaff, from entrustIT, dropped me a line to let me know about the changes that Churchend Primary School, in Berkshire, have made to their ICT system recently. The first quote from Nic Allen, the school’s ICT Co-ordinator was so typical of the...
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    At last, a blog for teachers

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    When I sit down and write for this blog, I’m aware that I’m really writing for people who are “in the know” in some way or another. As a reader, you probably are enthusiastic about ICT, and it’s probably in your job description somewhere (or everywhere...
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