Shireland Collegiate Academy - bringing lessons’ together

  A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick, West Midlands and explore how their Learning Gateway is used in a number of ways to assist teachers, parents and students alike. This is something that has now been in place over a number of years however since…

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Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips – 8 – Stop buying so much software

Part eight of the series of Top 10 ICT Money Saving Tips for schools, based on my BETT 2010 presentation Yes, the one you thought you’d never see from me in this list of Top 10 ICT Money Saving tips! But here it is… Did you know that you can buy a subscription called the…

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Making a beautiful SharePoint site for a school

I know that lots of people are using SharePoint in their school – or have it provided to them by their local authority. When you install SharePoint “out of the box”, it is fair to say that it isn’t something that whacks you between the eyes shouting out “I’m beautiful. Look At Me!”. But that’s…

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What does next decade’s PC look like?

You may recall me blogging the ‘Next-Gen PC’ competition last year, aimed at getting people to think outside of the (beige/black/silver) box for computer design. Well, the winners have been announced, and the amazing Napkin PC is the winner. It uses the metaphor of a paper napkin (“great ideas often start on a napkin…”), which…

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