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  • Blog Post: Fun, Free days at Microsoft for primary schools–23rd June 2011

    As part of my role here at Microsoft I love to show off some of the products and solutions with my colleagues in the Education team, many of which are FREE to download to then use in the classroom. The Times Education Supplement have some examples with ways and examples of how these can be implemented...
  • Blog Post: BBC website makes Orwellian changes

    Yesterday I wrote about the Rose Review of the primary curriculum, and made mention of the BBC’s website headline “ Lessons in being happy proposed ”, which I linked to the full article . Of all of yesterday’s headlines, the BBC article seemed to be the most combative. Well, no longer. Although the link...
  • Blog Post: The Rose Review – looking at primary schools differently

    Although it’s officially called the “Independent Review of the Primary Curriculum”, we’ll all call it the Rose Review won’t we? It’s out*, and the media have already started to produce glorious headlines. Whilst The Times goes with a factual “ Primary school children 'should be taught technology, not...
  • Blog Post: Churchend Primary School goes virtual

    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 low-level frustrations experienced by some schools...
  • Blog Post: OneNote – Part II

    Earlier today , I wrote about OneNote, and I got an email shortly afterwards drawing my attention to the video on the Tips page above the one I mentioned, which was about a group of pupils from a Norwegian Primary School. I had a look, and I can’t believe I missed it – not only for the fact that the...
  • Blog Post: Win £3,000 by telling the Parliamentary IT Committee how IT helps

    e-Skills UK and the Parliamentary IT Committee are looking for pupil-led innovative ICT projects that have made a positive impact on your school. Your entry should show the best use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to the benefit of the school, local community, in the UK or...
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