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Museum WebQuests

Nine national museums are about to complete a three-year project of curriculum-specifc webquests that make museum collections accessible to schoolchildren. Steve Gardam from the Imperial War museum and Clare Gittings from the National Portrait gallery explore how you can use the new resources with your class.

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19/07/2009
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Mind mapping for dyslexics

Computers offer all sorts of respite for dyslexic learners – they have spelling and grammar check and there are no handwriting worries. Mind mapping software is another useful tool – it allows anyone to express their ideas freely, says Wendy Keay-Bright, who has done extensive research with dyslexic children.

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The digital school fete

The recession has hit everyone hard, particularly schools. Budgets are falling, necessary refurbishments are being put on hold and it is reported that two private schools are closing a month. Samantha Leigh explains ‘affliate marketing’ - a marketing technique that can help schools make money out of website advertising.

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19/07/2009
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World cloud wonders

Handheld computers, or micro-laptops, are changing the way we teach. Nicola Pettit visits schools across the country to fnd out how laptop-access is changing teaching.

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19/07/2009
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Flying the nest

When the exams are over and your students are ready to fy the nest, you want to know that they’re moving on to the right university. A new website promises to make choosing further education much easier, discovers Nicola Burrows.

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19/07/2009
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IT networks: a beginners’ guide

Setting up a new IT network for your school can be daunting. But Mark Power’s step-by-step guide makes it simple.

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19/07/2009
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The top three tips for schools facing recession budget cuts

If you’re terrifed of recession school-budget cuts, don’t panic. Phil Neal has talked to school finance managers around the country - to discover the top three tips for saving your school money.

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19/07/2009
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The secrets of great school websites

Schools need to reach out to the many parents desperate to become more involved with their children’s education – and the school website is the best place to start, says Daniel Clarke.

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19/07/2009
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Won’t speak, will blog

Government targets expect schools to listen to the ‘pupil voice’ . Suzanne O’Connell visits Wroxham school, in Potters Bar – which has hosted a QCA ‘student blogging’ pilot scheme.

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19/07/2009
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Reaching the back of the class

‘Truetube.co.uk’ is like YouTube, but with home videos about moral and social issues. The website is maintained by the Christian TV channel CVTC, and it has been invaluable for Citizenship and PSHE teacher Andrea Keightley - who shares her experiences of using it with her Year 11 class.

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19/07/2009
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Top Tips for purchasing micro-laptops

Simon Botten, Teachers TV’s self confessed technophobe, shares his top ICT tips every week. In part two of his series, Simon discovers the world of ‘micro-laptops’ – and shares his must-have survival techniques.

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19/07/2009
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Top ten revision websites

Traditional revision – sitting at a desk for ten hours with only a cup of tea for company – only works for a few students. Luckily for everyone else, the internet is awash with revision websites promising to make the process more fun - and less lonely! Lucy Busuttil has trawled the net for the top ten GCSE and A level revision websites.

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19/07/2009
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Playing business games

A ‘business simulation’ game is proving an invaluable resource in GCSE, A level and BAF diploma lessons. Peter Harrington reports.

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19/07/2009
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Virtual Learning Galleries

Inspired by the Wallace Collection museum’s sensational online collection, one head of department decided to take his Virtual Learning Environment a step further. Crispin Andrews meets Marc Berrett – inventor of the Virtual Learning Gallery (VLG).

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19/07/2009
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LA Confdential

Tim Roots discovers an online asset management software that can help you keep an eye on your school’s spending.

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19/07/2009
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Making engineering fun

Educational charity ‘the smallpeice trust’ promotes engineerng to young people. Their new series of computer games will make engineering fun and accessible, says Gemma Murphy.

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19/07/2009
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Teaching maths with ICT

Professor Adrian Oldknow was commissioned by Becta to produce a series of articles about using ICT in subject teaching. After researching maths teaching in schools around the country, he shares his advice on the best software, the best kit and the best lesson plans.

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19/07/2009
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Revision Software

For anyone in need of extra help for those important revision sessions, here is our top ten list of revision software.

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19/07/2009
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SPONSORED ARTICLE: Innovative ways to keep on top of your CP

The training team at OCR have been working hard this summer, planning and preparing a variety of training resources to support the delivery of OCR qualifications from this autumn term.

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12/10/2010
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