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    Low Cost laptops for students

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    The announcement of the One Laptop per Child scheme a few years ago - the $100 laptop - stimulated a lot of discussion and debate. Now, a few years down the road, it has also led to an enlarged debate about the right level of provision for students. Do...
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    ICT Funding Grants 2008-2011

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    At the end of last month, Becta added some information on its website about the Harnessing Technology grant for ICT, being allocated to English local authorities and schools from April 2008. It answers some questions you may have, but leaves out one big...
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    Know IT all - E-safety

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    Today sees the launch of Know IT All for Teachers, in conjunction with Becta, the TDA and ChildNet. We've been working with these partners to create a set of valuable resources for e-safety in schools. Called "Know IT All for Teachers", it's a resource...
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    Photo Story 3 - The 11th Day of Christmas

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    I was reviewing some of my colleagues notes from the World Innovative Teachers Forum in Helsinki, an event that we host annually for teachers and government attendees from all around the world, and saw a note that many teachers there were using Photo...
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    The Twelfth Day of Christmas

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    Congratulations, you made it through to Christmas. But it's Christmas Eve. Shouldn't you be putting your feet up? Relaxing? Getting ready for tomorrow's festivities? Well, I know that in many schools, Christmas, Easter and the summer holidays mean "IT...
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    Live Meeting 2007 in Education – Virtual Classrooms, Remote Learning and more

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    This Thursday (6 th December), why not join us for a Live Meeting about Live Meeting! 3.30-4.30pm With the advent of the new version of Live Meeting (2007), functionality has now been implemented that’s been specifically designed for education and training...
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    Office Offline

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    It's coming up to Christmas, and then it will be New Year - and I'll have to write a New Year resolution. So time to start building a habit that I want to break (isn't that how everybody does it?). I've been reading a colleague's Office Offline blog for...
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    Wembley Study Centre - First day of Christmas

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    It's approaching Christmas, so here's the first in a list of 12 "Christmas presents" - some free software, some free resources, and details of some of the projects we sponsor in education. Earlier this month we took part in the launch of the Wembley Study...
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    Windows Live SkyDrive - Second day of Christmas

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    Continuing my run of 12 Days of Christmas, here's my gift for today. 1GB of free online storage This year, USB memory sticks have been a recurring theme - I've given them away at events, I've distributed files on them, and in talking with students, it...
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    Robotics - Third day of Christmas

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    My colleague, Paul Foster, works in the part of our business that talks to developers - both the commercial variety and student developers. One of the things they are constantly trying to do is to find new ways to engage students with the idea that programming...
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