e-Learning Today - Issue 8
Won’t speak, will blog
Government targets expect schools to listen to the ‘pupil voice’ . Suzanne O’Connell visits Wroxham school, in Potters Bar – which has hosted a QCA ‘student blogging’ pilot scheme.
The secrets of great school websites
Schools need to reach out to the many parents desperate to become more involved with their children’s education – and the school website is the best place to start, says Daniel Clarke.
The top three tips for schools facing recession budget cuts
If you’re terrifed of recession school-budget cuts, don’t panic. Phil Neal has talked to school finance managers around the country - to discover the top three tips for saving your school money.
IT networks: a beginners’ guide
Setting up a new IT network for your school can be daunting. But Mark Power’s step-by-step guide makes it simple.
Flying the nest
When the exams are over and your students are ready to fy the nest, you want to know that they’re moving on to the right university. A new website promises to make choosing further education much easier, discovers Nicola Burrows.
World cloud wonders
Handheld computers, or micro-laptops, are changing the way we teach. Nicola Pettit visits schools across the country to fnd out how laptop-access is changing teaching.
The digital school fete
The recession has hit everyone hard, particularly schools. Budgets are falling, necessary refurbishments are being put on hold and it is reported that two private schools are closing a month. Samantha Leigh explains ‘affliate marketing’ - a marketing technique that can help schools make money out of website advertising.
Mind mapping for dyslexics
Computers offer all sorts of respite for dyslexic learners – they have spelling and grammar check and there are no handwriting worries. Mind mapping software is another useful tool – it allows anyone to express their ideas freely, says Wendy Keay-Bright, who has done extensive research with dyslexic children.
Nine national museums are about to complete a three-year project of curriculum-specifc webquests that make museum collections accessible to schoolchildren. Steve Gardam from the Imperial War museum and Clare Gittings from the National Portrait gallery explore how you can use the new resources with your class.