Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning: Teacher Professional Development

Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ This is the most important but often the most over looked aspect of any 1:1 initiative or technology deployment designed to change culture and teaching methodology. By creating a policy related to continuous teacher professional development and writing it into your roll-out plan you will formalise the need…

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Tablets in Education: Responsible Use as part of a 1:1 Learning Project

Excerpt from ‘Using 1:1 to Unlock Learning’ Your school should already have a policy on ICT acceptable and responsible use. However, with the introduction of 1:1 it is very likely that you will need to up-date or adapt your policy. You need to be very clear about what is and what is not acceptable on…

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Bett 2013: New Era for Digital Learning session and Windows in the Classroom

Come and join us at Bett 2013 at the Microsoft Learn Live Theatre (stand D270 and E270) for our New Era for Digital Learning session, which will cover Windows in the Classroom. This session will be daily at 12pm and 4pm (11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday).   We are witnessing a paradigm shift in how…

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Cool new devices for schools at CES

Originally posted on Anthony Salcito’s Education Insights Blog. I’m back in the office after a quick trip to Las Vegas for CES. I love to walk the show floor each year to see all the new gadgets, not just because it’s fun to tinker with new technology, but because I like to get a first…

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Information Security – how the other half live

This Friday, my colleague Ian McKenzie, is hosting a Live Meeting on “Information Governance and Assurance in the Public Sector”. It’s one of a series that he’s been running, and I thought it would be worth telling you about this one because it has relevance to your challenges. And the good news is that you…

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The netbook Wall of Cool at BETT

One of the things that is new on our BETT stand this year is a netbook “Wall of Cool”, with a dozen netbooks to look at and compare. Although there are loads of suppliers at BETT, all showing off their latest mini laptops, you can’t visit a stand elsewhere where they are all lined up…

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Low cost laptops for schools

Yesterday, I wrote about the different products that are creeping out into the market, which offer the chance to change your model for ICT provision in school, and to make a rapid shift to ICT-enabled teaching and learning for all pupils. Later on, one of my colleagues came and asked me for a bit of…

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Ultra-low cost laptops

The market for ultra-low-cost laptops is continuing to move forwards. At the point when the Asus EeePC/Asus RM miniBook were released, it created a buzz in education. Basically it was easy to see how it would be possible to imagine that every student could have a device, which is cheap, light and small enough for…

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The Shireland Learning Gateway

At the BETT show the Schools Minister, Jim Knight, opened the exhibition by laying out the DCSF policy initiatives for the future. One of the foci was on the government target for secondary schools to provide access to real-time reporting information, such as attendance and assessment information, for parents & carers by September 2010. 2010…

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Last week at BETT 2008

Last week I was very quiet on the blog – mainly because it was BETT week, when 29,000 of the UK’s most enthusiastic educational ICT people gather at Olympia for a few days. Most visitors only come for a day, but those manning stands are there for the whole week, including Saturday. Perhaps next year,…

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