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News Update: June

1. Autism Education Trust new online resources. 2. First ‘school’ search engine. 3. Free download of emulation software. 4. eCards toolkit to praise pupils. 5. Calls on parents to encourage interest in IT. 6. Age-appropriate content for children.

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05/06/2010
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Product Update: June

1. VOT 125 Mini-PC. 2. Adobe Unveils Captivate 5. 3. Mercury-Free High-Brightness Projectors. 4. Interactive novels launched. 5. New Protected LCD displays. 6. Fizzbook Spin 10.1” classmate PC.

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05/06/2010
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SILVER: The importance of classroom-based testing

What are the needs of students in an age of ubiquitous computing? How is technology uniquely poised to assist teachers in the delivery of learning activities in ways that traditional methods cannot? Brian Kavanagh, discusses the SILVER project

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07/06/2010
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Let the creative juices flow

By encouraging children to be more creative, self-esteem, motivation and achievement can grow and our young people can develop the skills to cope with the hurdles of life. Denise Cripps, managing director for Scholastic Education explains.

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06/06/2010
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The Information Highway

Can pupil monitoring software improve academic results? Here, Phil Neal, MD of Capita’s Children’s Services, using case study evidence shows how pupil data can be used not only to improve the performance of students, but signifcantly improve behaviour within the school.

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07/06/2010
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Stay Safe Online

A significant amount of time is spent online by young people. Because of this, it is important that young people from an early age, understand the potential risks associated with the Web.

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07/06/2010
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Get off Facebook, Dad!

A new Microsoft survey demonstrates the importance of a connected approach to learning, with responsibilities for both teachers and parents as learning spreads beyond the classroom.

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07/06/2010
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Daring to make a point

Having made the move from teaching, to developing creative storytelling software, Donna Burton-Wilcock and Ray Shaw know all too well the benefts of ICT as a virtual platform for role-play…

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07/06/2010
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Understanding The Impact Of Technology

This research by the University of Birmingham builds on that of ‘Impact 2007’ and shows that learners’ investment in their own learning is critical to academic success.

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07/06/2010
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The State of the Internet Nation

Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy commissioned an in-depth study with YouGov to discoverwhat the hopes and fears of today’s online 18-25 year olds are for the future, and what effect they feel growing up with the Internet has had on their lives - compared to youngsters 20 years ago.

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07/06/2010
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