Monthly Archives: October 2008

Confused about copyright?

Finding images got so much easier when digital images were put onto the Internet.  Photographers could share their pictures and sell them online, families could share their photos easily and quickly freely.  But using copyrighted images in public work is … Continue reading

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Bus to BETT 09

After last year’s successful and inspiring visit, the LA will be running another bus to the BETT Show this year. The BETT Show is the world’s largest technology in education show, held in Olympia, London and it is an ideal … Continue reading

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The Great Fire of London is a topic in some of our primaries right now.  A great interactive resource produced by the Museum of London can be found by clicking this link.  It involves working through an amount of historical … Continue reading

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Technology sometimes offers novel ways to study old topics. GPS devices are becoming more common and are even embedded in devices such as iPhones and Nokia N95 phones; the cheaper handheld GPS devices can be obtained for less than £100. … Continue reading

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How children are using technology is a useful website aimed at informing teachers of the new technologies that pupils may (will!) be using. It has lots of information on the positives and negatives of these technologies and includes lesson plans and classroom ideas for … Continue reading

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Three quick updates from Childnet

1 ) KIA FOR PARENTS With the support from BECTA and the DCSF a further half a million copies of  ‘KNOW IT ALL FOR PARENTS’ CD Roms have been duplicated and are ready for schools to order free of charge … Continue reading

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NEN resources

With the changes to the Shropshire internet feed I have received an email from Steve Horsfield of WMnet to remind me about the NEN facilities regulated by IP address i.e. access is only available from a recognised schools’ IP address. … Continue reading

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Shropshire ‘Create It’ awards 2009

Following the success of last years Create It Awards, this year we will be altering one category and adding an additional category.  As with last year there are four age groups: KS1, KS2, KS3 & KS4+ The categories are as … Continue reading

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Seadragon on the iPhone

Microsoft have released their first iPhone/iPod touch application – Seadragon ( The application is free and appears to use their Deep Zoom technology. The screen shots demonstrates the app in operation. The left most image is the whole picture then … Continue reading

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Online Reporting – half day workshop

SSAT in association with Becta are inviting Secondary Schools (the invite has also been extended to LA’s) to a free half-day workshop of Online Reporting. This is an opportunity for Schools to find out more about the governments expectation that … Continue reading

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