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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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    Live@edu – mixing software and online services

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    I wrote a little earlier about the LGFL decision to switch LondonMail to the Live@edu service. But I didn’t really explain the context behind the move that is going on for us, towards a range of cloud-based services (don’t ask me why everybody says “Cloud...
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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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    Late at night, at BETT

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    Last week, late one evening, we hatched a plan. What about a BETT flashmob? All of those crazy polo shirt colours * suddenly turning up en-bloc at another stand suddenly, performing and disappearing. Sadly, the idea seemed a little bit too much to organise...
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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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    The first day of BETT

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    Phew, what a day. 6 months of planning, 90 people to co-ordinate with, and suddenly, it arrived. The first day of BETT. As I mentioned earlier in the week, we had a number of exciting things at the show, including a demonstration of the Surface, and a...
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    BETT is just around the corner…

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    Only two days until BETT, and it’s currently all-hands-on-deck to get everything ready for the opening day of the show. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that 80% of the people that come through the doors visit the Microsoft stand – which makes...
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