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News Update: April

1. Train2Game course content benchmarked 2. Campaign to promote online data protection for children 3. Financial solution addresses funding delays 4. World’s frst 3D Virtual Olympic Event 5. British Library launches new virtual history timeline 6. E-learning Day at Tower Hamlets

Date:
27/04/2010
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Product Update: April

1. Gemsta’s MultiSearch for Homework 2. ViewSonic 3D projector 3. A computer hard drive in a compact USB 4. Specialist Home Access assistive technology package from Texthelp 5. Yamaha Launches eBook Viewer for Digital Music Lessons 6. Teachers TV launches behaviour training tool

Date:
28/04/2010
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Supplementing education with 3D virtual worlds

Learning has never been solely confined to the classroom, but modern technology is pushing back the boundaries of where students can venture. Jonathan Himoff, CEO of Rezzable, discusses the growing value of historical learning and looks at a new online community called Heritage Key.

Date:
29/04/2010
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E-safety: a necessary evil?

This article by security expert, Jim Black, provides an overview of some of the online risks and dangers, gives a summary of the various Government initiatives and available resources, and looks at how advances in ICT technology are helping to improve e-safety within education.

Date:
28/04/2010
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Digital publishing: Kings’ School case study

Kings’ School in Winchester has developed a digital publishing business which generates revenues of £20,000 and profts of £10,000 as part of its Business and Enterprise Specialism. Here, Stuart Johnson, Enterprise Co-ordinator at the school, discusses how he used digital printing technology to help students develop enterprise skills.

Date:
29/04/2010
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ShoutBox – a novel approach to learning

Everyday outside the school gates young people are experiencing new and valuable opportunities. Here, Clara Lemon and Graham Hopkins from Futurelab, explain the concept of ShoutBox - a novel approach to learning out of school.

Date:
29/04/2010
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Student data security in the classroom

Jan Gunner discusses digital data and the blunders made by schools when handling sensitive information.

Date:
29/04/2010
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Using a web portal to increase parental engagement

South Dartmoor Community College case study: A parental web portal is an ideal way of providing parents with the information they want in a way that does not increase the administrative burden on schools unduly. Here, Peter Kensington, assistant head teacher at South Dartmoor Community College, discusses how his school used Learning Gateway technology to create their school portal.

Date:
29/04/2010
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Computers for Pupils Initiative: Final Report

This independent NfER report for Becta comes out of the government initiative to target ‘the neediest pupils in the most deprived areas’ which was announced in the Budget (March 2005). The Computers for Pupils (CfP) initiative’s primary aim was to tackle the specifc part of the digital divide that excludes disadvantaged young people from accessing the benefts of ICT.

Date:
29/04/2010
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I’m stuck - can you help me?

This report highlights the important role technology can play in engaging parents, and providing tools and advice to enable them to help their child with homework. It also highlights how schools are using simple technologies to extend learning both within and beyond the classroom.

Date:
29/04/2010
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