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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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    Shift Happens to students

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    Of course, you’ll have seen the UK version of Shift Happens that I created in 2007 too many times already. But recently, I’ve been asked by various people to create mini-versions for specific events. And finally, the penny has dropped that I can share...
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    Another TheyWorkForYou nugget – Thin Client doesn’t equal energy efficient

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    I like “ They Work for You ”, a website which tracks things which go on in Parliament. I use the RSS feeds of education ministers to keep an eye on news I’ve missed (such as new statistics published like these , or progress on big programmes like BSF...
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    MasterClass at NAACE 2009

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    Last night at the NAACE Conference, my colleague Leighton Searle delivered the Masterclass “What will they think of next? Part 2”, following on from last year’s presentation which I gave with Chris Poole. Although I couldn’t make it this year, Leighton...
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    Martin Bean at NAACE 2009

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    Martin Bean is my favourite Microsoft presenter. He delivers his presentations with fantastic passion,and really grabs you at an emotional level. In some ways, he always leaves me feeling inadequate, either because I aspire to reach his level of presentation...
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    Another 450,000 students to get IT Academy with the SSAT

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    It’s NAACE Conference time again – this year it’s in Blackpool – and we’ve just announced the expansion of the IT Academy programme in partnership with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust ( SSAT amongst friends ). Of course, because NAACE...
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    Reminder - Free Office 2007 classroom posters

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    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...
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    Keeping your teachers safe online

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    A teaching friend spent the half-term hobbled by the fact that their computer had been infected by a worm. And as it was half-term, they’d not been able to get support from the IT team at school, so they had spent a lot of time trying to fix their laptop...
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    The Microsoft freebie list

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    I have a colleague, Daniel Good, in the US, who runs a blog which exists purely to aggregate information from other Microsoft blogs. With the volume of information we publish regularly, it is sometimes tricky to find the right source of information but...
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    Two blogs you should read regularly

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    I don’t use the phrase “you should” lightly – it smacks of a My Mum ( especially when it came to giving me advice about bring up our children. You know the kind of thing “You should put them to bed at 6pm” and “You should keep them quiet” ). But in this...
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