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    Thank goodness for the stuff that lets me work from home

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    Thursday. 5:15 am. The radio says “ blah blah… 7 inches of snow all over the Cotswolds. Don’t go out unless you need to. No school buses running... blah blah” So what did I do? Jumped up, thinking “ Well, I’d better get going now, because it’ll take...
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    OneNote and Learning Styles

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    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...
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    A question of security

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    I was at a conference yesterday (sadly covered by Chatham House Rule so no juicy snippets) which looked at security of public sector ICT systems, and there was a session which was about malware. Although it was delivered in a matter-of-fact deadpan way...
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    Information Security – the detailed guidelines

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    If you’ve been following the story so far , you’ll know that Becta have published new guidelines for Information Security in schools. It has happened in a few stages, with the detailed information finally being published in the autumn. This included information...
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    More people turn up to BETT

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    For the last couple of years, the number of visitors from the UK has been falling, whilst the number of international visitors has been growing. The preliminary numbers for 2009 are out , and the trend has been reversed. This year, the UK visitors grew...
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    Next Generation Learning for 30p a year

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    Every now and again I come across a bit of information that I’m not sure about. Like this from a written answer in Parliament : The Next Generation Learning campaign sponsored by Becta is designed to raise the awareness of parents or carers, employers...
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    9 out of 10 children have Internet at home

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    According to government research for the DCSF, 90% of pupils have computer and internet access at home. Even amongst primary school children, it was 88%. The research was part of the “Parental Involvement in Children's Education” report , published in...
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    Road Trip Part 4 - Broadclyst

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    Phew, after the hiccups at the end of the first day of this road trip , I’m still here and writing :-) We awoke in Devon on Friday, to a sunny day and blue skies – and plenty of countryside. Friday’s visit was the polar opposite of Thursday’s , when...
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    Road Trip Part 3 – There’s a job on the line

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    If you’ve been following the last few posts, you’ll know that we’ve been enjoying a trip around a few schools in the UK with a group of high level Microsoft executives from the US who have been in Europe for a couple of weeks. So far they’ve attended...
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    Road Trip Part 2 – Shireland Academy

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    After spending last Thursday morning at Great Barr School, our merry band hopped into a minibus straight over to Shireland Collegiate Academy, on the other side of northern Birmingham, in Smethwick. I’ve written about Shireland before on this blog, and...
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