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    Free download of AutoCollage for teachers

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    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...
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    Spaced Learning – the Sunday Telegraph gets all positive about education

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    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...
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    Microsoft Surface in Education

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    This is a really interesting video showing how Surface can be used to aid learning. Whilst this is clearly a Primary School, I’m sure you’ll get the idea of just how Surface can transform some learning processes. It is a great video showing how both...
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    Microsoft CRM in Education - webinar

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    I’m pleased to introduce the following webinar for later in April which I hope will be an illuminating event and something you may wish to attend. Discover Microsoft CRM for Education - Free Webinar, Thursday April 24 th , 10:00am Pythagoras CRM for Higher...
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    Free DreamSpark software downloads for school students

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    This is one of those “Are you sure? Really sure?” blog posts. Where somebody tells you something, and you ask “Are you sure? Really sure?” So I have checked this, and now had it confirmed by the announcement of it in a Bill Gates speech this evening....
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    Information Security – how the other half live

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    This Friday, my colleague Ian McKenzie, is hosting a Live Meeting on “Information Governance and Assurance in the Public Sector”. It’s one of a series that he’s been running, and I thought it would be worth telling you about this one because it has relevance...
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    The Home Access pilot starts

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    You may remember that in January, I wrote about the DCSF’s Home Access Programme – providing free home computers for students from disadvantaged families - and reinforcing to all families the importance of access to an Internet-connected computer to support...
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    What do I think?

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    Yesterday, a colleague sent me an email asking “Off the top of your head, if there were three things that you’d love to say to a chief education policymaker, what would they be?” I was on a train at the time, had 5 minutes to respond, so it’s not terribly...
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    Blogging over free breakfast

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    Last year I was surprised and pleased to learn that I’d somehow made it to become the Computer Weekly 2008 Public Sector blogger of the year (for this very blog). And it led to me running a few internal training sessions for Microsoft people, talking...
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    What’s that icon Dad?

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    Both of my children (9 & 13) are fluent with technology – it is simply a part of their life, in the way that TV was a part of mine. It is often a challenge to keep up – they were into interactive online communities before I got truly understood their...
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