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Over the last ten years nothing has had a greater influence on teaching and learning in our schools than ICT. From being the province of a few techies in most schools it has become with every change in the National Curriculum an increasingly importan Folder: InteraCTive

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Another small step

The trouble with new technology of any kind is that there is inevitably a confusing period when it appears in many different guises at once and none of them are compatible. For example, remember when you could buy video cassettes either as VCS or Betamax? Or, before that, the battle for supremacy for the audio tape market between the cassette and the eight–track cartridge? Nowhere has this been more pronounced than in the personal computer market. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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News

Our regular round–up of news from the world of educational ICT Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Microsoft – With Education In Mind

Brian Asbury talks to Stephen Uden of Microsoft UK about how the IT giant is working to improve the use of technology in education and its plans both for now and the future. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Seeking Success In Searching

Carrying out searches on the Internet may sound straightforward, but if it is to be done efficiently, it is important that pupils develop appropriate strategies for searching, as Terry Freedman explains. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Education's Converging Opportunity

Is the task of bringing 21st Century technology into our schools hampered by the limitations of 20th and even 19th Century buildings? Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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The Challenge Of High–Tech Bullying

In the second of a series of behaviour management columns, Bill Jenkins of Securus Software discuses the dangers of cyber–bullying and the difficulties that schools face in dealing with it. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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The Campaign For Communication

The Communication Aids Project to enable children with communication difficulties to get the equipment they need has recently ended. Keith Sullivan looks the consequences of this and the campaign to not only reinstate the funding but to expand its scope. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Turning Pages Of A Book

Jersey might be a small island, but its education authorities do not think small when it comes to ICT in their schools. Nigel Drake looks some of their success stories. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Spreading The Costs

Barry Lake looks at some of the problems that the ongoing costs of maintaining the ICT infrastructure present to schools, and examines whether schemes to lease equipment, supported by parental contributions, could help reduce the burden. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Strategic Leadership Supplement

The first of six special sections sponsored by Capita Education Services aimed at helping schools to use ICT to achieve their long–term improvement goals. This issue: Parental involvement. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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The Best Of Bard

This issue’s special feature focuses on how Shakespeare is being given a new lease of life in today’s schools thanks to ICT. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Surfing For Shakespeare

Jan Green explores some of the many free web–based resources designed to supplement and enhance teaching and learning about Shakespeare, his time and his works. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Soft Options For Primary Maths

Nick Austin of TEEM sifts through a few of the many software resources available for teaching mathematics in the primary school. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Digging Down With ICT

Vivi Lachs discusses how Highwire City Learning Centre has transformed the teaching of geography through the use of ICT and multimedia. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Thanks For Listening

Adrian Porter discusses the educational possibilities of podcasting and offers some hints and tips on how to go about creating podcasts with your students. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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Lifting Language Learning

Steve Dracup of the Promethean Technologies group discusses how embedding ICT strategy in modern foreign language (MFL) teaching can help inject the fun back into learning. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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A Touching Subject

If your school is looking to purchase touch screen monitors, this issue’s Buyer’s Guide may be of some help in sifting through the many options on the market. Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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What in @ Name?

The other day, someone asked me a curious question, which I’d never thought about before. What is a ‘@’ symbol called? Folder: Interactive Issue 64

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