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Cybercafé resource for teachers and pupils

Tue, 06 Nov 2007 08:57:14 +0000

The thinkuknow Cybercafé for Key Stage 2 pupils has been developed by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection), alongside BECTA (The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) and the Internet Proficiency Group. It aims to develop safe and discriminating behaviour … Continue reading

Regional ICT Conference 2007 – Presentation Materials Now Online

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:45:50 +0000

Presentation materials used in the workshop sessions at this year’s Regional ICT Conferences at UWE on 3rd July and Torquay on 4th July are now available for download from the SWGfL site. Streaming videos of the keynote speeches from both … Continue reading

Update on Know IT All for Parents resource (see previous entry for more information)

Thu, 30 Aug 2007 11:25:22 +0000

The Know IT All for Parents resource which Childnet launched last month (see has had a phenomenal take-up with over 212,000 copies ordered from schools (of which 196,345 have now been dispatched). In addition to this Childnet have agreed … Continue reading

Becta – Signposts to Safety Publications

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 10:27:00 +0000

Becta have recently produced guidance on internet safety for Key Stage 1 and 2 and for Key Stage 3 and 4. Copies of these have been ordered for all South Gloucestershire schools and will be sent out in September 2007. … Continue reading

Panorama programme on wi-fi

Wed, 27 Jun 2007 09:35:50 +0000

Recent concerns expressed in the press about WiFi culminated in a panorama programme  which raised a number of issues about the installation and use of WiFi systems in schools and by children. The key reference agencies in this matter are … Continue reading

DirectGov survey on the future of the internet

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 08:01:59 +0000

Interesting findings from a national survey commissioned by DirectGov that came out recently.  They questioned parents, teenagers, over 50s, motorists and disabled people in order to ascertain what services they would like to see provided online. Overall, the top five answers were: … Continue reading

Strategic Leadership of ICT

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 07:51:08 +0000

This is your final opportunity to participate in the SLICT programme. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is now recognised for its potential to enhance learning and teaching. The SLICT programme offers an opportunity to work with other school leaders to … Continue reading

Know It All

Fri, 08 Jun 2007 09:56:09 +0000

Schools can order bulk copies of a new resource from Childnet International to help parents promote positive and safe Internet use. ‘Know IT All‘, an interactive CD-Rom commissioned by the DfES, will be available to all maintained schools in England … Continue reading

Opening Keynote at the BETT Show

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 16:38:17 +0000

The minister for schools, Jim Knight, provided the opening keynote speech for the BETT show. He focused on three main areas which are listed below. The Importance of Technology This blurs the boundary between formal and informal learning as children … Continue reading

BETT Show Award Winners

Sun, 18 Mar 2007 16:02:41 +0000

The winners of the prestigious BETT awards 2007 were announced on January 10th 2007. The annual BETT awards represent a partnership between Becta (the Government’s lead agency for ICT in education), BESA (the trade association representing the educational supply industry) … Continue reading