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Integrating digital skills in the classroom

With the boom in the smartphone and apps market, schools need to integrate digital skills to the classroom and prepare students for the reality of 21st century jobs. Here, Liz Wilkins explains how.

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News Update: October

1. Promoting IT in the classroom 2. Website launches big countdown to Olympic Games 3. Internet is a fundamental resource say students 4. Teaching and learning using ICT on the rise

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19/10/2011
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Product Update: October

1. HP TouchPad 2. Sony Alpha NEX-C3 digital camera 3. Brother PocketJet 6 Plus printer 4. TVL1 - 3 in 1 digital camera

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19/10/2011
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Creating a 21st century learning environment on limited budgets

Last year’s major public sector reforms saw a real change to funding within the education arena. This has left many schools and companies working within the public sector uncertain of what the future holds as they explore new ways to do more with less.

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19/10/2011
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Introducing ICT in the early years

Introducing ICT in the early years setting - for the under 5s - can be difficult for practitioners looking to get the right balance of play with learning and development. However, computer based resources have almost endless possibilities for supporting the development of the whole child, proving to be a vital resource for all areas of development in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework.

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19/10/2011
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Using the Internet for student research in secondary schools

Schools and classrooms are dynamic, interactive, social places, where teachers and students communicate, share information, and challenge each other’s ideas. Teachers guide student learning by posing problems, encouraging student questions, and offering opportunities for students to find solutions. Here we look at the do’s and don’ts of using the Web for student research in school.

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19/10/2011
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Independent evaluation of online digital resources in primary schools

This independent research by Lancaster University shows that the early use of digital resources, when embedded into the school’s long term plan, is associated with higher achievement in Key Stage 2 SATs. The independent study found that the use of a high quality digital resource creates a wider and deeper learning experience, which can impact on understanding and achievement when used over a period of time with children.

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19/10/2011
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3D in education white paper

This independent study looked at the impact of 3D technology across the classroom. Conducted in schools across seven European countries, the results clearly show that 3D, when used a as teaching tool in classrooms, has a widespread positive impact on how students learn.

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19/10/2011
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