Monthly Archives: November 2008

Intellectual property rights

Are you allowed to use that picture you just downloaded in your work?  The Internet makes it so easy to grab digital information and re-use it – but did the people who put it there intend for you to be … Continue reading

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Comic Life

Shropshire LA have purchased Comic Life for all schools in the authority.  Further details about the software along with the registration code and download details can be accessed here: It would be great if schools could share how they … Continue reading

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E-safety update for Parents (7)

October’s email will focus on a trend that is currently causing concern online – ‘Spimming’. Most of us are aware of SPAM – the junk messages that we get sent to our email inbox or to our mobile phones. Some … Continue reading

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How to show Youtube videos in school…..

As we are all no doubt aware Youtube is generally blocked in schools, unfortunately this blocking stops a lot of excellent video resources being used. While at Scottish learning festival this year John Johnston said that you could use, … Continue reading

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Safer Internet Day 2009

Below are CEOPs plans for Safer Internet Day and their training plans for 2009. Tweet This Post

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Inspired – e-zine from Futurelab

Worth a look is Futurelab’s new online newsletter Subscribe to inspirED inspirED is a collection of news and stories to inspire anyone interested in innovative approaches to teaching and learning, updated three times a year. The first issue is now … Continue reading

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Headline History

The latest ictopus newsletter mentioned a website which enabled pupils to read newspaper style articles about the Tudoes, WWII, Victorians and Romans. So I headed to to take a look. Its even better than that – pupils can read about … Continue reading

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Schools’ wikipedia selection

This selection from Wikipedia created by SOS Children claims to be tailored towards the UK National Curriculum. This 2008/9 Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much … Continue reading

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