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Issue 0.31

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News Update: October

1. Students hindered by online risks 2. Ten per cent of young people rarely use the internet 3. Suffolk County Council to put mobile software development into education 4. Weekly broadcasts promise new voice for maths teachers

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07/11/2012
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New Products Update: October

1. iPhone 5 2. Vivitek multimedia projectors 3. Archos 101 XS tablet 4. Kindle Fire HD

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07/11/2012
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Creating a school eBook library

Libraries are central to the shift to digital content in schools. This is why librarians must determine the best mix of print and digital content and other resources for their school in order to respond to curriculum needs and develop a cost-effective eBook acquisition strategy.

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07/11/2012
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You’ve got mail: Making the move to electronic parental communication

In recent years, electronic parental communication and online payment systems have become a popular option increasingly seen in schools throughout the UK. But for those schools who have not made the move, or for those who are looking to maximise their switch-over, what should be top of the consideration list? In the second of a two-part series, Geoff Jones, director at ParentMail, provides some practical advice and top-tips for schools to consider when moving to an electronic parental communication system.

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07/11/2012
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So you think you need a screen recorder?

People spend a significant part of their lives sitting in front of their computer monitors, either working, or surfing the net, or connected to friends and family, or playing some console game. Yet what happens on screen is transient, gone or changed with one mouse click. Only the things you can download or save to your hard drive remain with you after the session watching your screen is over.

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07/11/2012
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Developing entrepreneurial skills

As youth unemployment reportedly sky rockets, it is imperative that today’s students are not only prepared, but also enthused about joining the workplace. Through an exciting project, students at The Blue School in Somerset are gaining a wide variety of skills to help inspire them to become budding entrepreneurs of the future. Ian Ramsden, team leader of ICT at The Blue School explains how this project is preparing their students for a wide variety of exciting future careers.

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07/11/2012
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Report on the Data Protection Guidance we gave schools in 2012

This new report, written by the Information Commissioner’s Office, gives practical advice on how to comply with the Data Protection Act to help schools ensure they are handling pupils’ personal information in line with the law.

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07/11/2012
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The Digital Campus Report

This new report shows why new tuition fees must drive a revolution in HE digital provision. The study was commissioned by Adobe and produced by research firm OnePoll via an online survey among a total of 1,000 existing and prospective students in the United Kingdom.

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07/11/2012
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