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  • Blog Post: The Flipped Classroom, Is it really a new idea?

    Guest Post by Education Writer Gerald Haigh ‘Flipped Learning’, or ‘Flipped Classroom’ is a teaching method that involves giving students the content of a future lesson for homework, then consolidating the learning in class. It started, so far as I can tell, in American colleges, with academics posting...
  • Blog Post: Controlled Assessment and avoiding hundreds of USB sticks

    The external exam protocol called 'Controlled Assessment' is currently causing headaches for teachers and network managers, Essentially, it’s a way of letting students do coursework, in class, under controlled and supervised conditions. Work’s put away between sessions and the exam boards want evidence...
  • Blog Post: Update - Free Office 2007 classroom posters

    Whoops – I’ve just realised that I’ve been asking people to email last year’s intern to get free sets of Office posters for their classroom. That explains why the stock hasn’t been going down (especially as plenty of people had ended up on the site after Googling “Free...
  • Blog Post: Free download of AutoCollage for teachers

    Another way for you to help teachers in your school – and it’s another free download. AutoCollage is a picture editing tool with a big difference – it works out what to do with your pictures, so that you don’t have to. You point it towards a folder of pictures, and it analyses the contents, using...
  • Blog Post: Reminder - Free Office 2007 classroom posters

    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 I’ve forgotten to pass the request onto...
  • Blog Post: OneNote and Learning Styles

    Last year, I wrote about the booklet on OneNote and Learning Styles produced by Ole Lauridsen from the Aarhus School of Business, Denmark. Late last year, Ole visited the Microsoft Campus in Seattle and gave a talk about his project, and explained more of the background to supporting different learning...
  • Blog Post: At last, a blog for teachers

    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?). And so I can make certain assumptions about what...
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