My First Popfly

Go to http://www.popfly.ms/ to make your own…

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Mash Up anybody?

I’ve been hearing all about Web 2.0 for quite a while now, and seen it increasingly used within education to reflect a change that’s happening to the web and the way that users interact with it. No sooner have I become comfortable with that idea, then along comes the concept of “Mash Ups”, which were…

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Handwriting development on a Tablet PC

I came across this story on an internal company newsletter this week, and think it’s worth sharing. It’s all about a free software application a colleague has developed, to help develop fine motor skills in disabled children… In his spare time, a Microsoft employee built a programme to help disabled children develop fine motor skills. The animated,…

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Essex school reduces paper trail with digital portal

As silicon.com puts it: “An end to the ‘dog ate my homework’ excuse?” Emerson Park School in Romford has kicked off a trial in virtual learning involving 1,000 pupils and staff in line with a government drive to push technology into education. The school has committed 10 per cent of its annual budget over the…

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Free Curriculum Materials for teachers and senior managers

My colleague, Pippa, has just released a big bundle of free materials onto the website. It includes a range of professional development resources, as well as curriculum and learning materials designed for teachers to assist in developing their ICT skills and in using ICT in the delivery of their lessons. Effective ICT PedagogiesA one day training…

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SIMS Annual Conference 2007 – Presentations

On Tuesday 19th June, I was invited to present the keynote to the SIMS Annual Conference, with the title of “Transformed Learning and Pathways for Change”. Well, it was a bit of a rush to cover such a BIG subject in 40 minutes, but I obviously managed some of the brief, because a number of…

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Shift Happens/Did You Know?

Over the last few months, a PowerPoint presentation has been doing the rounds, which has a strong message for educational audiences. It works as an opener for conferences or events where the future of education and learning is under discussion, or where you want to provoke a discussion about learning. Karl Fisch, of Arapahoe High…

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Last Friday’s BSF Conference

If you were at the BSF Conference on Friday, firstly well done for making it through the floods! With the Midlands seemingly under masses of water, it became a challenge for some delegates (and speakers!) to get there. Fortunately, all the speakers and most of the delegates made it and we had a great day. Whether…

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SharePoint Applications Showcase

My colleague, Sarah Barnard, is running a SharePoint day on 25th June which will give you an opportunity to find out how you can help to integrate your different IT systems with SharePoint – bringing together your data from your MIS, VLE and e-portfolio etc onto a single webpage so that your students, teachers and…

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The Free Microsoft TechNet Management Summits – June & July

I’ve just learnt that we’ve scheduled some more of these free events – the Microsoft Management Summit – which are aimed at senior IT managers in the UK Called “Are you in control? How to manage and secure your infrastructure”, they are free single day events in Manchester, Glasgow and London. It isn’t specifically aimed at the education community, but…

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