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  • Blog Post: UK Teachers are World class at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Global Forum

    It’s inevitable when you put 160 worldclass teachers in a room and ask them to present about the work they do, then you are going to see some amazing examples of how technology can facilitate learning in the 21st century. Microsoft does this annually at its  Global Forum, and to add a twist to the...
  • Blog Post: Shameless plug as I am nominated for an Edublog Award

    The Edublog awards have been around since 2004, recognising and rewarding the best blogs in education worldwide. This year my blog has been nominated in the Best Elearning/Corporate Education Blog category, alongside a host of other good education blog sites (all of which can be seen here ). If you've...
  • Blog Post: Finding and recognising Innovative Teachers

    My colleagues, Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball, run our UK Partners in Learning programme – a partnership between Microsoft and the education departments in England, Wales and Scotland. Similar programmes run in 110 countries, with their governments, so it is truly a global activity. It’s all about...
  • Blog Post: Kristen and Stuart get an EduBlog nomination for Teaching Ideas and Resources blog

    Talk about hiding your light under a bush . I’ve just found out, through reading the pages of EduBlog awards site, that our Teaching Ideas and Resources blog , written by Kristen and Stuart, has been shortlisted in the “ Best elearning/corporate education blog 2009 ” category. If you’re not sending staff...
  • Blog Post: The Innovative Teachers Network is nominated in the BETT Awards

    Yesterday, I learnt that the Innovative Teachers Network has been nominated and reached the shortlist for the BETT Awards 2010 *. Of course, this is great news, and especially for Kristen Weatherby and Stuart Ball who have spent the last two years getting the website going, and building the community...
  • Blog Post: The Home Access Awards from the e-learning foundation

    Is your school working on programmes which extend access to learning through ICT at home? You might be interested in nominating yourself for the Home Access Awards , being run by the e-learning foundation. The criteria for the awards doesn’t necessarily assume that you are running a widespread programme...
  • Blog Post: Spaced Learning – the Sunday Telegraph gets all positive about education

    I’m so used to reading negative press reporting on education - especially now that the national papers all read the TES on a Friday, to see what newsworthy cases of disrepute are up in front of the General Teaching Council – which then make it into Saturday’s papers. So it was a surprise to open the...
  • Blog Post: Twynham School’s Award Winning Learning Gateway

    Twynham School in Christchurch (a particularly lovely and genteel part of Dorset) were happy list night, as the school won one of the Becta ICT Excellence Awards . Shortlisted earlier in the year, they were up against very stiff competition – the shortlist contains some of the very well known names that...
  • Blog Post: Computer Weekly Blog Awards – somehow, I’ve won

    Well, I’m going to have to take this blogging habit more seriously, now that I’m playing with the grown-ups! Public Sector IT IT Blog Awards When ComputerWeekly ran it’s IT Blog Awards 2008, I was surprised and pleased that this blog made it into the Nominations for the...
  • Blog Post: Computer Weekly Blog Awards – I’m shortlisted

    My mum would be proud…I’ve made it into the shortlist in Computer Weekly’s Blog Awards, in the “Public Sector IT Blogs” category. Three of the eight are education blogs, and I’m in good educational company with Ewan McIntosh and Ian Usher . You can cast your own vote ( no pressure, hint hint ) for the...
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