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    What does your Outbox say about you?

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    In my job, I know that I spend a lot of time in front of my computer reading and writing emails. But some tidying up of my Inbox yesterday led me to some interesting observations Last year, I wrote 8,405 emails. That’s an awful lot - if I only worked...
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    Do you get asked "How do I do that?" by friends, neighbours and parents?

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    If your teachers and students (and friends and family) are always asking you how to do something on the computer, even though you know you showed them at least three times already, you won't be alone - statistics from a recent ICM survey carried out on...
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    When schools are on strike…

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    So what happens when the NUT strike, and some of the local schools are closed in Reading? Well, the office gets a little quieter and a little busier. Quieter as some parents take a day off to look after their children. And busier as some parents bring...
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    Keeping your data safe and secure

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    Two emails arrived at the same time last week, which reminded me to write about the issue of data security. The first email was Becta's ictadvicealert email ( sign up here ), which reminded readers about their information security guidance for schools...
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    If you join the MSDN blog community, you get a couple of extra nice features. One is that you get the chance to comment on any of the blog articles. It's not because I want to know who you are - unless you tell me in your public profile, I can't see that...
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    Do you know what software you're using?

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    Why on earth I'm writing this on Monday morning, I have absolutely no idea. It's bad enough that it's Monday morning. But writing about licensing? Am I mad? (Well maybe - watch the comments flow from my colleagues!) The reason to write about this...
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    SharePoint Education Showcase 21st May

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    My colleague Mark has confirmed the full list of SharePoint education partners that will be participating in the free event at our main offices in Reading on 21st May. Over the last few years more and more software and data partners have been integrating...
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    Creating engaging learning content

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    An international colleague sent me some information on resources create by Deutsche World, the German equivalent of BBC World Service, which are short video snippets to support science teaching. With a cartoon Einstein to guide students through the...
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    Low cost laptops for schools

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    Yesterday, I wrote about the different products that are creeping out into the market, which offer the chance to change your model for ICT provision in school, and to make a rapid shift to ICT-enabled teaching and learning for all pupils. Later on, one...
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    Ultra-low cost laptops

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    The market for ultra-low-cost laptops is continuing to move forwards. At the point when the Asus EeePC/Asus RM miniBook were released, it created a buzz in education. Basically it was easy to see how it would be possible to imagine that every student...
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