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There are devices and there are devices. Any attempt to itemise all of them would be out of date by the time this goes to print. A far better approach is to start with the what and why rather than the how.
Even that approach fails to take into account any …
As of 1st May there are 2,924 academies open, of which 2,225 are converted and 699 are sponsored.
Another 751 schools have applied to convert to academies (of which 471 are approved), and 257 sponsored academies are in development.
This brings the proportion of secondary schools which are now academies or …
The best ebook systems now transform books into a targeted intervention tool for teachers
The delivery of learning resources via digital means is on a consistent upward trend. Although our use of ebooks in UK schools is still in its infancy, demand is growing:
Three quarters of students asked said they preferred …
So, you’ve decided to go down the mobile learning route: iPads or some other tablet in the hands of every pupil, and their teachers. Now the only question remains is: which apps are best?
Well, I am not going to attempt to give you a definitive list of must-have apps, because …
With Shakespeare’s birthday celebrations in prospect (he would have been 449 next Tuesday) and news of the launch of Shakespeare Week, which aims to inspire primary school children to develop a lifelong love of the bard, it seems his permanence in the school curriculum is assured. But, did you …
E-safety is, quite rightly, uppermost on many people’s minds, especially when it comes to mobile devices. There are number of e-safety issues to be mindful of, such as:
Taking inappropriate photographs.
Accessing inappropriate websites.
Intellectual Property Rights issues
Data Protection issues
Personal safety issues.
None of these are the exclusive province of mobile devices. However, mobile …
What happens when you give a tablet (or similar) device to a pupil who is economically disadvantaged? If the experience of Victoria Park Academy in Birmingham is anything to go by, one happy outcome is increased parental engagement.
Steve Beswick, Director of Education, Microsoft, commented that:
“The school continues to show its …
You’d think that a one-to-one programme in a school would be a sure-fire way to kill any ideas of collaboration at birth. Yet paradoxically, an initiative whereby each pupil gets a device all to themselves can often to lead to more collaboration and interaction between pupils rather than less. How …
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Where do you stand on ebooks? Whether you are a devotee or a refusenik there is growing evidence to suggest that both teachers and students are keen to …