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Issue 0.50

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ELU 50 Contents

What's in this issue?

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10/02/2015
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ELU 50 News Update

Education Secretary urges parents to keep children safe online; Creativity and inventive thinking should be part of curriculum; Homework goes mobile in Africa; and more

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10/02/2015
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Report Summary: Education and the Internet of Everything

This research by Cisco shows that students learn by being actively engaged in relevant and authentic activities - and technology makes this increasingly possible. Furthermore, students are using software applications to either create or interact with content.

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10/02/2015
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Report Summary: Can we make the digital world ethical?

Within five years, a majority of online traffic will be machine-generated. Humans will be in the minority in terms of connectivity. That is the complete opposite of the way we think about the internet today and it raises many questions: can machines be accountable for mistakes?

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10/02/2015
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Making movies in the classroom (Includes training video)

With the tools and technology available, creating and editing videos in the school environment is easier than ever before! In his latest article and training video, Chris Thomas explores a range of apps to bring the magic of movies to your classroom.

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10/02/2015
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How are tablets being used in schools?

New research into how tablets are used in teaching and learning has shown that almost 70 per cent of primary and secondary schools in the UK now use tablet computers.

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10/02/2015
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Using Pupil Premium monitoring software to close the achievement gap

Ofsted Inspectors want proof that Pupil Premium spend is having a direct impact on pupil achievement. Teachers need to know who their Pupil Premium children are, what other factors might affect their performance and what interventions are in place for them. Here we look at software designed to monitor if school interventions are making a difference with the extra funding for these pupils.

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10/02/2015
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What the cloud really means for schools

The cloud has changed the way in which schools operate and manage information. It offers potential cost-savings for schools as well as enhancing the mobility and flexibility offered by e-learning. Yet many teachers are unclear what computing in the ‘cloud’ really means. Ian Skeels highlights the numerous benefits of cloud computing for schools as well as the challenges and issues that can be encountered.

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10/02/2015
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8 Tips for measuring and improving your school’s ICT

Paul Bruce, Services Architect at RM Education, provides his top tips for areas schools should consider in planning, implementing and delivering a successful ICT solution that enhances teaching and learning.

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10/02/2015
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ELU 50 Technology Update - Observation and assessment apps for teachers

1. GoClass; 2. Nearpod; 3. Easy Assessment - Rubric creation & Assessment Tool for Teachers; 4. QuizCast.

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10/02/2015
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