Monthly Archives: September 2010

Using Wordle to support literacy

We had an ICT/literacy at KS1 course the other day and wanted to start off with something simple but effective. So we started off by showing a Wordle that that had been created from a poem and getting the participants … Continue reading

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Microsoft Document Connection

1. Do you use a Mac? 2. Do you use Sharepoint? 3. Do you want a quick way to transfer your files between Sharepoint and your Mac? 4. Do you use Microsoft Office 2008? Tweet This Post

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Lights, Camera, Parliament!

Young people aged 11-16 across the UK are invited to think of a law they’d like to make, and then to create a short film about it! ‘Lights, Camera, Parliament!’ is a project for teachers and youth workers looking to … Continue reading

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Small Schools funding for ICT Mark

Limited funding is still available for small schools in England who are applying for ICT Mark accreditation and will be allocated on a first come first served basis! Successful schools will receive a £200 discount from their final invoice. To … Continue reading

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Small Grants – National Science & Engineering Week

For National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) 2011, the British Science Association will be coordinating their kick-start fund with small grants for schools provided by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills). This kick-start fund will be distributed throughout the … Continue reading

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Online games/simulations

We were looking for online games and simulations on our course today and we came across this superb collection of online games from Show Me – the museums website These games will link to and enhance any primary history … Continue reading

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iPhone App Development

On Tuesday I spent the day at Sir John Talbots Technology College and Sixth Form, working with the new 12 IT Diploma students.  I was invited in the for the day to show the students how to write an iPhone … Continue reading

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CEOP button for web browsers

A CEOP button/extension is now available for most of the leading browsers, you can download and install from the following links: Google Chrome: IE8: Firefox: Tweet This Post

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The Hole in the Wall Gang

Sugata Mitra‘s TED talk on the use of computers in child-driven independent learning is well worth watching.  His ‘Hole in the Wall’ experiment was to leave an internet-connected computer in a New Delhi slum just to see what children would … Continue reading

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For those of us concerned about using Sparklebox (and it is not available on the schools’ network) Steve B told me today about an alternative called Twinkl – It does the same job at the same sort of quality … Continue reading

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