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Issue 0.19

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Using ICT to teach literacy

Effective use of ICT in English lessons offers the potential to transform teaching and learning. Computers, software, cameras and a range of ICT devices such as interactive whiteboards can all make teaching more effective and more fun for the pupils. When used appropriately, ICT can provide pupils with unique opportunities to assist and progress literacy and allow the teacher to access a wide range of information in various formats…

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03/10/2011
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News Update: September

1. Teachers get paid for sharing skills 2. BETT 2012 3. Survey predicts school trends for 2012 4. E-readers threaten the future of literature 5. Launch of self-assessment tool

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06/10/2011
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Product Update: September

1. BenQ Short-throw projector MS612ST 2. AAXA L1 Laser Pico Projector 3. Motorola Xoom tablet 4. The world’s first whiteboard on a roll

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06/10/2011
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Using computer games to help people with learning difficulties

Interactive computer games have the potential to help young people with learning difficulties master everyday tasks and motivate them to learn, according to new research from Nottingham Trent University.

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06/10/2011
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Making maths more engaging with technology

Good mathematics learning needs knowledgeable teachers, who can draw on students’ understanding, involve them in discussion, and engage all students in a variety of complex tasks in which mathematics is presented as a subject with many aspects. To do this, technology is an essential tool for learning mathematics in the 21st century. It helps to develop students’ understanding, stimulates their interest, and increases maths proficiency.

Date:
06/10/2011
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Teaching and assessment of phonics – Mr Thorne Does Phonics

Phonics is one of the most traditional methods of teaching reading so what can technology add to the mix? Here Christopher Thorne, the man behind the hugely successful Mr Thorne Does Phonics, talks about the Internet, iPad apps and new uses for old game shows.

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06/10/2011
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The future of technology in our schools: what next?

While both schools and students have a greater access to technology than ever before, concerns remain over whether this capacity is being used to best effect, and over the future direction of the role of technology in education.

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06/10/2011
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The local impact of the global Internet

Questions posed in this report: Will globalisation, enabled by the digital revolution of the twentyfirst century, undermine or enrich households and communities? Will there be unintended and negative consequences on more traditional networks of face-to-face and mass communication that are not adequately served by the emerging networks of communication? Will emerging technologies, such as social networking sites, enable new forms of interaction that reinforce and build stronger social relationships or undermine ‘real’ and more meaningful forms of communication?

Date:
06/10/2011
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