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Learning Platforms In Infant Schools - A Summary of Research

by Emma Goto on Wed, October 31, 2012

This is a summary of case study research carried out into the use of learning platforms in infant schools as part of an MAed at the University of Winchester. The research was particularly focused around what impact the use of this technology could have on young children's learning. It also explored how the technology was being used and how it was implemented.
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Video Conferencing on a Shoestring

by Emma Goto on Wed, October 31, 2012

I have been keen to explore video conferencing for some time now but have always seen it as something that is expensive. I know of a few schools that have rooms set up for video conferencing. These are sometimes high tech set ups that have cost thousands. I have always worried about value for money and felt we may not get enough use to make it worth the out lay. However at Hampshire's ICT conference last year I was lucky enough to hear Heather Hadfield from the SEGFL talk about video conferencing. She drew my attention to a much cheaper alter native called JVCS desktop. JVCS desktop allows users within schools to video conference using the JANET facilities with nothing more than a webcam and a microphone. To use JVCS desktop you need to download and install a free application called ConferenceMe. Heather also drew our attention to the many video conferencing opportunities free to schools. Several museums run sessions. For example the National Archives run a number of free sessions aimed ay KS1-KS3.
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Celebrate International Year of Biodiversity 2010 with The Great Plant Hunt’s new free activity

by Adrian Lyth on Mon, January 18, 2010

There's a new 'Thinking Walk' from The Great Plant Hunt with a variety of life theme for children aged 5-11. Visit the new biodiversity area on the website (www.greatplanthunt.org/biodiversity) and download your free copy today!
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