What’s at the heart of your Connected Learning Community?

If a great ‘learning platform’ is part of your answer, then you’re going to be interested in the event coming up in November, at our HQ here in Reading. Daniel Tennent, of Micro Librarian Systems, is bringing his roadshow to town. And from everything that I’ve seen over the last year, as they have worked…

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The Office team’s education site

The team that bring you Office, now also bring you an Office for Education site – with a pile of tips and templates for using Office 2007. Much of this is aimed at parents and children – with things like Academic Year photo calendar and Crabby’s back-to-school tips for parents, but there are some really…

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Fun with statistics 2 – Schools ICT Survey

For years I’ve eagerly looked forward to the publication of the annual “ICT in UK State Schools” report from BESA (the British Education Suppliers Association), because it provides a valuable insight into what is happening across the majority of schools. It’s natural that we can only work directly with a small proportion of schools, and…

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BitLocker’d up

To the famous Diana Ross tune I’m Coming Out* I’m BitLocker’d up, I want the world to know, Got to let it show, I’m BitLocker’d up, I want the world to know, Got to let it show… I don’t know why it took me so long to get started. My new laptop has a TPM…

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Fun with statistics – Building Schools for the Future

“Fun with Statistics” doesn’t sound like a bright Monday morning blog post subject, but bear with me a while.   The minimum cell space allocation for each prisoner to avoid torture or degrading treatment, as recommended by the Council of Europe "European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”…

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Know IT All for parents – available again

A couple of years ago, we worked with Childnet to make the Know IT All series available – a set of CD-ROM resources and matching website – to help teachers, families (and last year, trainee teachers) – to advise children about online safety. In the end, 1 million copies of the CD-ROM were snapped up…

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