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News Update: Issue 40

1. Experts warn of internet risks facing very young children 2. £550 back-to-school bill for parents 3. New computing curriculum lacks clarity 4. Apps for Good Awards 2013 winners announced

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03/10/2013
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Product Update: Issue 40

1. ViewSonic TD2740 10-point touch display 2. Epson BrightLink 436Wi Short-Throw Interactive Projector 3. HP Envy x2 Laptop 4. Toshiba Encore Tablet

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Using game mechanics to enhance e-learning

Can educational games ever be as addictive – and therefore as engaging - as commercial games? According to Rick Raymer, who has been designing and managing the production of e-learning software, games and simulations since 2008, it’s all in the mechanics…

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03/10/2013
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Massive open online courses – A threat to traditional teaching?

Can online courses with large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web replace face-to-face teaching in a traditional setting?

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03/10/2013
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Making specialised subjects economically viable via video

Education is an industry under constant scrutiny. Continuous changes to the way schools are run prove extremely challenging to school leaders. Delivering the curriculum in a creative and engaging manner is always a concern. Now, with interactive technologies firmly in the educational space, Ed McEvoy, Principle of Tullamore College discusses an alternative way for teachers to communicate, particularly in rural communities.

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03/10/2013
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Deploying a VLE solution

Successful VLE deployments start with a clear and well-articulated reason for why the school wants a VLE, and a system which is easy enough for the average member of staff to use without having to undergo significant training. Here we cut to the chaff and provide the essentials of what you need to consider about VLE deployment.

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03/10/2013
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The impact of ICT on pupils’ learning in primary schools

This Estyn report evaluates standards in the National Curriculum subject of ‘information and communication technology’ (ICT) and considers the impact of ICT as a key skill on pupils’ learning across the curriculum in primary schools in Wales. In particular, the report considers the impact of ICT on developing literacy and numeracy skills and on closing the poverty gap.

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03/10/2013
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Zero to Eight - young children and their internet use

Clear parental guidelines are necessary to protect very young children from the risks of internet use as toddlers and pre-school aged children gain greater access to tablets and smartphones, according to this new report released by EU Kids Online.

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03/10/2013
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