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ELU 45: News Update

Children are addicted to smartphones; Employers support school IT mentoring scheme; Adult websites watched by thousands of children; and more.

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05/06/2014
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Report Summary: Do young people sometimes feel they are addicted to the internet?

This summary of a research report by Tablet for Schools reveals that there is concern amongst some young people that they are sometimes addicted to the internet and that they are too reliant on their device.

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05/06/2014
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Report Summary: Cyberbullying and children and young people with SEN and disabilities

Summary of guidance by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which provides a unique insight into the internet use of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and reveals evidence of cyberbullying and experiences of discriminatory behaviour.

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05/06/2014
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Getting started with the computing curriculum (Includes training video)

Talk of 'algorithms', 'variables' and other aspects of programming as part of the new computing curriculum needn't fill you with fear. In this article and included training video, Chris Thomas explores the basics of programming and two tools that will make teaching it a lot simpler.

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05/06/2014
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How to crack code

Coding in schools has been a hot topic for several months, but now is the time for schools to start finalising how they will teach coding before it becomes mandatory in September this year. Here, Max Wainewright provides some advice on explaining and teaching algorithms to primary-age students.

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05/06/2014
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Online learning vs. traditional learning

While distance Learning as a concept has been around for years, it is only relatively recently that it has started to gain traction as a powerful tool to both support and enhance traditional education. But could online learning replace traditional learning? We discuss the factors driving the growth in web-based courses - in particular, video technology.

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05/06/2014
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Could ‘Thinkspaces’ offer a new way to teach coding in schools?

According to a recent statement by Middlesex University, networks such as ‘ThinkSpace’ will be vital in teaching school children how to code and further develop their skills before attending University. So what is a 'ThinkSpace', and why should your school have one? Find out here.

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05/06/2014
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VLE resources

If you already have a VLE, you’ll know it’s only as good as its ease of use, and how it manages and delivers content to learners. Turbo-power your VLE with this library of useful resources and tools.

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05/05/2014
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ELU 45: Product Update

1. Casio Ultra Short Throw Projector 2. Viglen Omnino 5 desktop PC 3. Acer Iconia W4-820-2466 4. Xerox Phaser 7100/DN printer

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05/06/2014
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