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From STEMs to branches…

Not enough young people are choosing to pursue STEM subjects at university. Matthew Tosh explains how STEMNET after school clubs can inspire bright students.

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31/10/2009
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The IT diploma

The long awaited 14-19 Diploma is fnally being taught. Judith Hartley and Ray Isaacs report on their frst year teaching the IT Diploma.

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31/10/2009
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Fighting depression online

It seems impossible that the kind ear of a computer can cure the stress and anxiety teachers suffer. But the Teachers' Support Network is referring depressed teachers to 'Beating the Blues' - an NHS-approved online therapy programme. Simon Trump explains why.

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31/10/2009
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Visualise it

Visualisers. An educational revolution, or just another bit of kit waiting to get dusty in your cupboard? Jodie Robinson investigated a 300-school pilot to find out.

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31/10/2009
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Network Monitors make space for 30 more pupils

Alexandra Vinall reports from Barry Island school – where a new thin client network system is saving school managers’ money and energy.

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31/10/2009
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Podcast dreams

Making and broadcasting a radio show can help students who aren’t confdent with literacy to explore their creativity. Caroline Twigge explains.

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31/10/2009
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How to run a cross-curricular STEM project

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

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31/10/2009
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Cyber Cuts

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

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31/10/2009
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Picture the world

www.Rafi.ki is an international social networking site, like Facebook, for students and teachers. Teacher Sam Eyre shares how his students have used it to make new friends and spark ideas with kids from around the world.

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31/10/2009
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Wii love sport!

It seems hard to believe that the National Healthy Schools Project would promote a video game. But the Nintendo Wii has smashed all expectations. Richard Sangster explains.

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31/10/2009
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Funny numbers

'Dyscalculia', or 'number dyslexia', affects about 6% of the population. Here, Hassan Baajour and Professor Diana Laurillard discuss their Becta-funded computer game development project - that offers personalised learning to dyscalculic students in mainstream primary classrooms.

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31/10/2009
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Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying of pupils is well reported. But most school leaders don’t know what to do when teachers are bullied. Solicitor Caitlin Llewellyn shares the legal facts every professional needs to know.

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31/10/2009
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Meet the Parents

There’s been much discussion about the DCSF’s demands for all schools to report achievement, attendance and behaviour information to parents online. But what do the parents think? Phil Neal investigates.

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31/10/2009
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Computers or crutches?

At e-Learning Today, we are consistently guilty of painting IT as a universal panacea for SEN learners. Andrew Sutton shares his concerns about our IT-heavy SEN curriculum.

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31/10/2009
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Soul and Chips

Computers are often seen as an enemy of RE. They seem cold, impersonal and spiritually dead. But Julian Stern’s unique – and often bizarre – IT-based lesson ideas for primary RE teachers will push you to book the computer suite!

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31/10/2009
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Get Credit!

A new credit system is taking the stress out of pupil reward schemes. David Rogers reports.

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31/10/2009
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