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News Update: Issue 39

1. Birches Head Hacklab helps students get STEM 2. iPads for pupils to accelerate learning 3. Contact Group launches OurSchoolsApp 4. Literacy software for UK students with dyslexia

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01/08/2013
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New Products Update: Issue 39

Dell Latitude 10 tablet SMART Document Camera 450 Apple iPad Mini HP Slate 7

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01/08/2013
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So what can possibly be wrong with blended learning?

Merv Lebor questions some of the assumptions underlying blended learning programmes…

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01/08/2013
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Financing sustainable ICT in schools

Schools are assigning an increasing amount of their budget to technology, and are also developing sustainability strategies. Maxxia’s Steve Bellamy offers practical advice on using asset financing to bridge the two.

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01/08/2013
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Is there a need to prioritise coding and technical skills over arts subjects?

There is still much debate around the national curriculum, with the discussion centred on whether there is a need to prioritise coding and technical skills over arts subjects. Here, Mark A’ Bear looks at the importance of having a balanced curriculum which supports the development of creative skills, and draws on case studies of schools that are successfully integrating both technology and arts subjects across the board.

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01/08/2013
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Changes in the IT ecosystem: what BYOD can mean for your school

Whether you’re working in a primary, secondary or further education establishment, technology will be playing a crucial role in supporting all areas of the curriculum. This is set to rise as the trends of BYOD (bring your own device) and ‘paper free’ environments in today’s schools, colleges and universities become more prevalent.

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01/08/2013
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What are children doing online?

This research by Kaspersky Lab reveals that children in the UK are attempting to access pornographic sites more than any other Parent Control restricted site.

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01/08/2013
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Adoption of massive open online courses (MOOCs)

This new survey reports on trends in the adoption of massive open online courses (MOOCs). Surveying several hundred educators around the world, the results show that 90 per cent of schools offer or plan to offer online courses in the next three years.

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01/08/2013
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