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ELU 46: News Update

Code-breaking and online security in the classroom; texting improves children’s spelling and grammar; winner of first student computer science award announced; and more.

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27/08/2014
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Report Summary: MOOCs - Opportunities for their use in compulsory-age education

MOOCs are becoming well established in higher education as a means of increasing participation and enhancing student learning. This DfE report asks whether they could have the same impact on secondary education.

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27/08/2014
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Report Summary: Technology in education - A system view

There are many barriers facing schools and other learning organisations in using technology to improve learning outcomes. This DfE report identifies the possible solutions.

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27/08/2014
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Using QR Codes to increase the pace of learning in your lessons (Includes training video)

A lively learning pace is essential for a successful classroom, but coordinating swift, smooth transitions between activities can often be a challenge, especially when using tablet computers. In this article and included training video, Chris Thomas explains how to create and use QR Codes to direct students to resources more quickly and easily.

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27/08/2014
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Blended learning: Best practice examples from the UK and US

Jared Stein looks at some of the best ways schools in the UK and the US are using blended learning to enhance the learning experience, and shares practical advice on creating effective learning experiences by blending the best of online and face-to-face teaching.

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27/08/2014
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What the cloud really means for schools

Ian Skeels highlights the numerous benefits of cloud computing for schools, but also flags up the challenges and issues that can be encountered.

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27/08/2014
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Cost effective video conferencing in schools – case studies

From author visits to national presentations, we look at how two schools have been making the most of video conferencing technology - and how this has benefited both teachers and pupils.

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27/08/2014
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Facebook in the classroom

Since Facebook's launch ten years ago, its potential for use in the classroom has become undeniable. But how do you keep your private life private, but still utilise Facebook as a collaborative learning tool?

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27/08/2014
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ELU 46: Technology Update

1. LG G Watch 2. Nokia Lumia 930 3. HP Slate 21 4. VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand

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27/08/2014
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