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E-Safety tips and considerations for 1-to-1 devices

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:

Cyberbullying
Taking inappropriate photographs.
Sexting.
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 …

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One-to-one devices at Victoria Park Academy

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 …

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The potential of one-to-one devices for class activities

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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Free ‘Windows in the Classroom’ Seminar from RM Education

Windows Seminar

RM Education and Microsoft would like to extend an offer to run a Windows in the Classroom seminar for your school leadership team. This complimentary seminar will help you explore the tools and technologies available to help educators teach 21st century skills and optimize the classroom for advanced student achievement.

It’s …

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Ebooks get the vote: Girls’ Schools Association conference delegates and primary school children both opt for ebooks

Being able to enlarge text makes it easier for children to read on a tablet

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 …

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Safer Internet Day 2013 : E-Safety Resources for Teachers

Safer Internet Day 2013 is taking place today and is the tenth anniversary of the event. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2013 is Online Rights and Responsibilities with the slogan “Connect with Respect”.

There are some excellent resources for teachers to help discuss with children how to stay safe online …

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