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    Reminder - Free Office 2007 classroom posters

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    It’s been a little while since I offered these on the blog, but we still have a few hundred of our Office 2007 poster sets for the classroom. They have been going out of the door regularly (although sometimes they’ve been a little late, because...
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    Keeping your teachers safe online

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    A teaching friend spent the half-term hobbled by the fact that their computer had been infected by a worm. And as it was half-term, they’d not been able to get support from the IT team at school, so they had spent a lot of time trying to fix their laptop...
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    The Microsoft freebie list

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    I have a colleague, Daniel Good, in the US, who runs a blog which exists purely to aggregate information from other Microsoft blogs. With the volume of information we publish regularly, it is sometimes tricky to find the right source of information but...
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    Two blogs you should read regularly

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    I don’t use the phrase “you should” lightly – it smacks of a My Mum ( especially when it came to giving me advice about bring up our children. You know the kind of thing “You should put them to bed at 6pm” and “You should keep them quiet” ). But in this...
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    Avoiding being PowerPointless

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    The title is a reminder for me, not you! It is amazing the number of times I see PowerPoint being used badly – especially in long and dull meetings – but a school visit normally perks me up, because I often see it being used by a teacher in the way it...
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    Making your teacher’s lives a little easier - the neat web part

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    You probably know that the UK Education team have a number of different blogs (I’ll share a bit more detail later, but the list includes blogs for teachers , universities , colleges , live@edu users , and Chris Poole, our BSF Business Manager is taking...
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    A little link love for Valentine’s day

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    Merlin John, who’s editor of the NCSL Futures website (and used to be editor of the TES Online supplement), also runs MerlinJohn Online – a good website to keep up-to-date with education ICT news. One of the writers is Jonathan Boyle, a deputy head teacher...
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    Are you certifiable?

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    Normally by this point in term, with half-term just around corner, then often the answer is “YES”, but with so many schools closed for so many days these last fortnight, perhaps half-term next week doesn’t quite have the same magic as normal. But, just...
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    A free event in Reading - introduction to our web mapping

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      Carla, from our Virtual Earth team tells me that they have another free seminar coming up in March, where there’s a chance to get an overview of our web-based mapping solutions. I think this is probably going to be more useful for local authorities...
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    Analysing data in excel

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    Here’s a way to help your senior leadership team find out about some of the interesting things you can do in Excel. I used Office 2007 for this, but I’m sure you can achieve the same in Office 2003. I find these kind of training examples are sometimes...
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