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ELU 43: News Update

1. Parents believe lack of technology in schools will lead to digital skills gap 2. Microsoft launches ‘First Class Computing’ programme 3. Pi milestone 4. Entrepreneurs of the future launch their published apps 5. Cognitive enhancement solution for UK schools

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28/02/2014
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ELU 43: Product Update

1. Intel Education Tablet 2. Finger-touch interactive projector 3. LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition 4. Xperia Z1 Compact

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28/02/2014
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Getting to grips with the groundwork for 1:1 learning

While many of us like the idea of 1:1 learning and the educational benefits it promises, how can we successfully get from A to B, from a vision to tangible educational attainment? Here, James Penny looks at some of the points to consider if you are embarking on a programme to use 1:1 devices in your school.

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28/02/2014
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Understanding the trusting self

Do we trust the Web and the information it presents? The answer depends on enabling students to learn more about their particular predispositions in relation to their tendency to trust material they find on the World Wide Web. In an era when the importance of evaluating information has never been greater, such self-awareness can form a useful starting point before the teacher seeks to instruct the youngsters in more specific matters with regard to the assessment of material. Here, Dr. Andrew K. Shenton and Dr. Alison J. Pickard discuss a questionnaire tool designed to teach information literacy.

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28/02/2014
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Video usage trends in education

How will UK schools and colleges take advantage of their early lead in IP video adoption over the next few years? Here, Frank Crouwel, an expert in network video and digital video surveillance, discusses the thorny issue of IP camera technology to reduce vandalism, theft, safeguard pupils and stamp out bullying.

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28/02/2014
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The best of BETT 2014

This year marks the 30th birthday of the Bett Show. Since its inception in 1985, when it was called the ‘Hi Technology and Computers in Education Exhibition’, it has been the platform for technological innovation in education, where visitors could explore new education solutions, meet experts, or take part in seminars. Here, we look at some of the highlights…

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28/02/2014
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Music to young ears – Engaging deaf children with music

This research report, by Music4U, focuses on music making with deaf children under five. Funded by Youth Music’s Musical Inclusion programme, the research examined current levels of provision for young deaf children across the Music4U region and identified examples of national and regional best practice. The project also sought a better understanding of the benefits of musical engagement for deaf children and some of the new and emerging trends in provision, especially those that are technology-based and that are being developed in the academic sphere.

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28/02/2014
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Wireless wastage: State of play in UK schools

Many schools are embracing next generation technologies that expand learning options, such as 1:1 laptop-to-student deployments, bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, and cloud-based educational applications that support learning in the classroom. Pupils are using mobile devices to download assignments, carry out research and ask questions of teachers, fellow pupils and even subject experts from outside school. But without adequate Wi-Fi, the use of these devices is limited.

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28/02/2014
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