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  • Blog Post: Home Access - Act NOW

    I read earlier in the week that Becta have had more than 180,000 enquiries for the Home Access programme, and have sent out 132,000 application forms for the free grant. Quick summary: Children for who qualify for Free School Meals in Years 3-9 can get a free computer and broadband connection,...
  • Blog Post: Top ICT Money Saving Tips

    Don't read this page, because there's now a completely updated version of this page - click here to get it At the BETT Show in London in January 2010, I had the luck of telling the story in our theatre called “Top 10 Money Saving Tips”. Of course, I had a few weeks to prepare, and a lot...
  • Blog Post: The Good Blogging Guide

    Since last summer, when I’d somehow won the Computer Weekly “Public Sector IT Blog of the Year” award for 2008 (for the UK Schools blog ), I’d been asked to run a series of internal, and then external, workshops, and been invited to speak at others’ events on my approach...
  • Blog Post: SecEd

    Following Chris Poole's article in SecEd, here are weblinks to the resources Chris mentioned: Shift Happens You can download a video file of the UK version of Shift Happens, and the PowerPoint version from: http://blogs.msdn.com/ukschools/archive/2008/09/11/shift-happens-uk-download.aspx ...
  • Blog Post: Information Security

    This page contains the latest article on Information Security from the blog. For all previous articles , please take a look here. 15th September 2008: The Becta Information Security advice page for schools has been updated, and now provides a more detailed document ( Keeping data safe, secure...
  • Blog Post: Broadclyst School

    Broadclyst Community Primary School, in Devon, are well known locally for the way that they use ICT to enhance learning. Knowing that they tend to be at the leading edge of new technologies, we went to look at how they are using Windows Vista to support teaching and learning in their school ...
  • Blog Post: My First Popfly

    Go to http://www.popfly.ms/ to make your own...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint

    Phil Allen's Link-Tastic list of SharePoint Links for Education Microsoft Office Sharepoint 2007 Resources for Education Partners Evaluator Guides and White Papers Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 Product Guide http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101680161033.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment - Part 1 - The Decision

    Windows Vista this Summer? With most new PCs and laptops shipping Windows Vista and a rapid uptake of the operating system in a variety of organisations, many schools will be asking themselves whether they should go ahead and deploy new kit this summer with Windows Vista on it. The question might...
  • Blog Post: Long Eaton School

    Long Eaton School has the advantage of occupying brand new buildings, built to their specification, with IT and communications built right into the infrastructure. The school also has a high ratio of computers to pupils, as their policy over recent years has been to invest heavily in the latest IT. ...
  • Blog Post: 2nd Annual Microsoft Building Schools for the Future Conference 2007

    ‘What does Transformed Learning look like?’ Thank you to everybody attending the BSF Conference, at the British Library on 15th June. We have now uploaded the presentations from the conference, so that you can use them in your own work. Just RIGHT CLICK on the links below, and SAVE the presentations...
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