e-Safety in schools – some help for you

Becta have recommended that each school has a nominated E-Safety officer – which could mean that in staff rooms around the country, people suddenly make themselves busy when the head walks in with a letter in his hand! So, if you’ve got the job, or one of your colleagues has it and is looking for…

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Free Word 2007 Maths Add-in

The Free Microsoft Math Add-in adds computational and graphing capabilities to the Equation Tools Ribbon of Word 2007.With the Microsoft Math Add-in for Word 2007, you can: Plot a function, equation, or inequality in 2-D or 3-D Solve an equation or inequality Calculate a numerical result Simplify an algebraic expression You can download it free…

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Windows SteadyState for PC Management

Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet cafe, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps you keep your shared computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them. Windows SteadyState 2.5 Beta Features Included with Windows SteadyStateWindows SteadyState includes the following features to…

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Chamberlayne Park School – Creating a Resource Bank in SharePoint

SharePoint is used in many different ways. Take a look at the example below from Chamberlayne Park School in Southampton: Dave Woolcock from Chamberlayne Park School is in the process of setting up each subject on their resource bank so teachers can upload and view files as they can for ICT. So far Dave has…

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Software for school pupils – at education prices

Students don’t have much money. Christmas is coming – along with a new PC. What do they do about software? Well, it has always been possible for pupils to buy Microsoft software at educational prices (ie cheaper than they can buy it from normal retailers and online stores), but I have to admit that it’s…

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Live Meeting for Virtual Classes?

We’ve had a few questions about the use of Live Meeting and whether we have examples in the UK. The short answer is no, not at the moment. However, we do have a case study from the US which looks intertesting and worth a look. http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000000738 Let us know if you want more information on…

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Live Meeting: Office 2007 in Education – Mon 19th Nov

The next Live Meeting, on Monday, is for Office 2007 in Education. It’s part of a series of sessions, running on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month Monday 19th November 10.00am – 10.45am – Microsoft Office 2007 in Education – Live Meeting Get an overview of the latest Office system from Microsoft, which…

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Accessibility: DAISY Add-in for Office

What is DAISY you might ask? The DAISY Consortium, a coalition of talking-book libraries and nonprofit organizations, was formed in 1996 to harness the rich capabilities opened up by the transition from analog to digital technology to ensure that all published information is available to people with print disabilities at the same time and at…

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Get Safe Online Week II

We’re in “Get Safe Online Week”: The initiative aims to help individuals and micro-businesses to protect themselves against Internet security risks by raising awareness of the need for Internet security and providing information, advice and updates through its website www.getsafeonline.org. It’s entirely coincidental that I’ve just spent an hour at the IT Forum conference, listening…

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Get Safe Online week

Get Safe Online week (12th – 16th November) is upon us again. And in the last 12 months, the subject of getting safe, and staying safe, online has become even more personal to me. More personal like having to spend a whole day restoring a relative’s PC, when it was subject to a self-inflicted trojan…

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