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Managing change

Managing change

Funding cuts, budget pressures, in school demands, hard selling suppliers, complex balancing acts and difficult decisions – all everyday issues for school leaders, yet technology seems to be a particularly challenging area. At BETT 2012, EXite and IET Associates will share ideas on ICT development with school

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Making the most of your ICT

Making the most of your ICT

Technology is at the forefront in much of our everyday lives.  So, as 2011 seems to be the year of the tablet and of cloud computing, what does this mean for schools, and where can you find the right advice when faced with shrinking budgets and a

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The Leading Role

The Leading Role

As schools emerge from a period of change, leaders need to focus on strategies that exploit technology for the benefit of learners, teachers, schools and the wider community. Over the past 18 months, we have seen the demise of central direction and guidance around ICT at a

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The ICT Landscape in Schools

The ICT Landscape in Schools

In the last ten years, technology has become pervasive across the education system. Through a wave of initiatives, including the National Grid for Learning and Harnessing Technology Strategy, most classrooms across the country now have internet connected computers, and many have projectors and interactive whiteboards. But technology

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DfE funds schools sector Internet access via JANET

DfE funds schools sector Internet access via JANET

News that the Department for Education has agreed to continue to fund schools sector access to the JANET network for 2011/12 somehow passed me by when it was announced a couple of weeks ago. This is a great example of how procuring something at scale offers fantastic

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James Review on schools broadband and ICT procurement

James Review on schools broadband and ICT procurement

It was good to see the James Review, published this week, referring to the need for more effective policy on ICT in schools. As The Guardian reported on Tuesday: “The report …says the education department needs to ensure a “clear menu” of core and additional regional broadband

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Mobile phones and portable devices in schools

Mobile phones and portable devices in schools

It has been reported over the last two days that mobile phones are to be banned in classrooms in England from September 2011, by Michael Gove, the Education Secretary. Yesterday’s News of the World and today’s Telegraph both contain references to this ban, linking it to new

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Social networking in schools

Social networking in schools

On Friday I presented a workshop at the NAHT Education Conference at Wokefield Park near Reading. There has been much concern about the use of social networking websites in schools, and the purpose of the workshop was to outline some of the strategies and resources that can

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Google Apps for Education User Group

Google Apps for Education User Group

Yesterday I attended the 2011 Google Apps for Education User Group at Loughborough University. It was an excellent event, attended by over 100 people from higher education through to the schools sector, and well organised by Martin Hamilton. This is a run through of some of the highlights for me.

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