e-Learning Today - Issue 7
The government is investing £45billion to rebuild nearly every secondary school in England. But are school managers considering disabled childrens’ ICT needs? John Liddle investigates.
Fight ASDs with ICT!
Computers are an autistic child's dream friend - they have no ambiguities, they remember every detail and they only focus on one thing at a time! Amanda O’Neill and Marianne Beamish share how IT helps their students.
'Shadow surﬁng', where children disable school web ﬁlters, is causing shocking levels of cyberbullying, adult downloads and computer viruses. Tom Newton explains how it’s done - and how to stop it.
Take the tears out of testing
Many teachers hate assessment, but it doesn’t have to be a drag. Jon Williamson and Dr. Marian Sainsbury explore how i-nfer plan, an e-assessment package, can make meeting government targets easy.
Closing the digital divide
A scheme in Birmingham that aims to close the ‘digital divide’ - the gap between students who have home computer access and those who don’t - has been hugely successful, says Sue Hulme.
Top tips – surviving in a virtual learning environment
In the first in his 'tips for teachers' series, Teachers TV's self-confessed technophobe Simon Botten navigates the (seemingly) scary world of Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).
Assessment for the digital generation
Assessment is being forced to change by the government’s ‘Assessing Pupil’s Progress (APP)’ strategy. Dr Sue Horner discusses how ICT can make skill-building fun.
Miss, it’s crashed!
Every teacher knows the nightmare of crashing computers, naughty downloads and paint-dry internet connections. Peter Airs shares practical tips that make IT sessions almost painless!
Centre of attention
All students need one-to-one tuition, but few teachers have the time. Software like Maths Whizz can fll the gap, says Richard Marett.