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News Update: March

1. Plans endorsed to boost creative skills and talent 2. Accessibility on the move comes one step closer 3. New coloured screen cover makes Kindle accessible to the visually impaired 4. Movellas launches students into a love of literacy 5. Safer Internet Day 2012 6.Exam Support for London’s Schools 7. Microsoft launches Learning Suite free to teachers and students

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New Products Update: March

1. Panasonic Compact Twin-Lens 2D/3D Handheld Camcorder 2. Explore Learning Times Tables App 3. Epson PowerLite 96W Multimedia Projector 4.FAVI A3-WiFi pico projector 5. T-Mobile Vivacity 6. Orange Tahiti Android tablet 7. Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition

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13/03/2012
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Coping with an emergency

An emergency situation breaks out at school – what do you do? Whether it’s a fire, an accident, or a school closure, parents need to be alerted and fast.

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13/03/2012
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The role of Digital Arts in Cultural Learning

Liz Wilkins from Adobe UK discusses the role that technology, and specifically the teaching of ‘Digital Arts’ has within ‘wider’ learning in schools.

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13/03/2012
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Freeing schools from bureaucracy

In the current economic climate of budget cuts in the education sector, schools must ensure their budgets are managed effectively. ICT services in the form of automated technologies, can offer solutions to these issues by providing value for money, enabling schools to sustain a high level of service at minimal cost.

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13/03/2012
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How secure is your school’s data?

Paul Evans, managing director at Redstor, looks at tougher new penalties for breaching data protection laws and the technologies available to ensure schools remain compliant as the use of mobile devices continues to grow.

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13/03/2012
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Voicemail, email and text messaging

Is there still place for traditional communication? Here, Stuart Abrahams explains how IT can better aid parents in engaging their children, and enable them to become more involved with their children’s learning process and build effective interaction with schools.

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13/03/2012
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The use of social media by teachers

This article discusses the importance of teachers having a good grasp and understanding of social media – the advantages it can provide and where to be cautious, given the field they work in.

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13/03/2012
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Westgate School Case Study

How Westgate enhanced education and lowered costs with its IT Infrastructure...

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13/03/2012
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Shut Down Or Restart? The Way Forward For Computing In UK Schools

This new report by the Royal Society analyses recent declines in numbers of young people studying computing at schools and the reasons for the declines.

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13/03/2012
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International Comparison Of Computing In Schools

This NFER survey forms part of a Royal Society project looking at how Computing is taught in schools. Key findings from this survey highlight variability in ICT and Computing education internationally, as well as some areas of common ground. They are potentially useful in informing discussions about how to motivate students to pursue their ICT and Computing education.

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13/03/2012
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Report To Creative Industries Council

This report by Skillset identifies the key challenges facing the creative sector and what needs to be done if it is to fully realise its potential for growth and international competitiveness.

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13/03/2012
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Mobile Web Behaviour

This new research by Carphone Warehouse and YouGov looks into the mobile web behaviour of 8 -15 year olds in the UK.

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13/03/2012
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