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PART FIVE: TACKLING BEHAVIOUR STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP SUPPLEMENT This is the fifth in a series of six features, produced in conjunction with Capita Education Services, which combined together will provide schools with a comprehensive plan of action to achieve their long-term improvement goals.

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Fit For Purpose?

Lord Puttnam has emerged as a major contributor to the debate about the future of our education system. Now, following his appointment as Chair of the Board of Futurelab, his critical gaze has extended to the role of ICT in schools.

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News

Equipment news

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FROM MAVERICK TO MAINSTREAM

SIMON UTTLEY provides advice on how to persuade school leadership to embrace Learning Platforms, from a management perspective.

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HOME and AWAY

VALERIE THOMPSON talks about the Government’s new commitment to eradicating the digital divide and providing universal home access for all pupils.

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The Future Of Personalisation

Providing personalised learning tailored to students’ needs, interests and aptitudes can provide a challenge for many teachers. Education innovator, Futurelab considers the possible role that technology might play in achieving personalisation.

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Erasing Whiteboard Worries

Interactive whiteboards are a permanent fixture in the majority of UK classrooms but there are teachers who still struggle to utilise them effectively. SAL MCKEOWN reports on a range of training courses designed to help educators become confident whiteboard users.

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Unwiring A School: WLAN In Education

DAVID CONFALONIERI, from Extricom, offers advice to schools and colleges on what needs to be considered before employing Wireless Local Area Networks in educational settings.

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NavigatingThe VLE Maze

The hidden costs entailed with open source VLEs can put schools and colleges off using them. MARK TRINICK discusses the advantages and pitfalls of both commercial and open source VLEs, how educational establishments can find the right VLE for them, as well as outlining some of the support services available.

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A pain In Your Assets

TIM ROOTS explains how Parago can be used to avert data-loss disasters.

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Reducing The Data Burdens Of Collection

With children’s services and the local authority requiring increasing access to the data stored by schools, e-Learning Today looks at how the design of MIS is changing in order to meet those demands.

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Education On The Move

SIMON BROWN, from Scalable Networks, explains the significant educational benefits Hereward College are encountering after having employed a Wireless Local Area Network.

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TEEM Resource Reviews

TEEM resource reviews

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Recognition For Excellence

BRIAN ASBURY profiles the school which scooped the ‘Best Whole-school’ category in the 2006 ICT Excellence Awards and looks at the reasons for their continuing success.

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Testing Times

GRAHAM HERBERT, from the Institute of Educational Assessors, considers the implications of the Government’s recent decision not to make the new Key Stage 3 ICT test compulsory and highlights the issues raised during a debate at the e-Assessment- Question 2007 Conference and Exhibition.

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Making History on blogs, wikis and podcasts

GILLIAN PORTHOUSE investigates online communication tools and their application to teaching history at Key Stage 2.

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