Monthly Archives: November 2006

Internet safety advice for parents

Very good advice to pass on to parents at http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/09/11-steps-to-online-parental.html – very sensible – and its also worth looking at the rest of the blog ! Tweet This Post

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Google Earth historical maps

If you have the latest version of Google Earth installed, you can now access a collection of historical map overlays, such as a 1790 world globe. In the layers section, select All Layers, then look for Featured Content > Rumsey … Continue reading

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Turn it on and go and make and cup of tea…

The slow-running computers at the Shrewsbury Centre have just been tidied up (Thanks Steve) and are now running a lot more smoothly. Question is, how many more slow-running PCs are out there? I found this article on things you can … Continue reading

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Things to do with email (or whatever..)

I’ve been trying to sort out my digital resources – trolling through forgotten folders CD ROMs, even (gasp) floppy disks from a byegone era. One of the files I found from many moons ago was ‘things to do with e-mail’, … Continue reading

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Jaguars Cars Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools

Dale’s Maths in Motion blog has been spotted by the official website. Check out his blog to find out what the students are up to. Tweet This Post

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Recordable postcards

Also spotted in the TTS catalogue – a set of ‘recordable postcards’  – cards with a plastic window to hold a photograph, and a record/play facility (the record can be hidden to stop the original recording being lost). This would … Continue reading

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New controllable vehicle for KS2

After the success of the Bee Bot for Foundation stage and KS1, TTS have now developed its big brother – the Pro Bot. The Pro Bot is a controllable vehicle, which includes input as well as output commands, and can be … Continue reading

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ICT on Teachers TV

See the following ICT related programmes on Teachers TV in November; Primary ICT SOS – Numeracy & Literacy (15 mins) -using ITPs in work on pentagons and diagonals. Plus  a reception class teacher use whiteboard and creative software to develop story-telling skills with … Continue reading

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The Essential Guide to the KS3 ICT Test

All secondary schools in England should have received ‘The Essential Guide to the KS3 ICT Test’ by NAA in the post over the last few weeks.  It is now possible to download individual sections from the NAA website. Tweet This … Continue reading

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Child-friendly search engine

www.zoo.com is a new child-friendly search engine which filters out a lot of inappropriate content and purposely has no image search (perhaps useful if you are allowing children to surf freely away from direct supervision). Whilst I agree that there … Continue reading

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