Five things artworkGerald Haigh's regular column on leadership issues and information and communications technology (ICT) this week looks at:
One of the toughest lessons – HIV/AIDS; Academies need advice – or pay; Schools switching on to unified comms; Why pay for tech that kids already have? BYOD; Big History – our place in the universe.

 

 

Five things artworkGerald Haigh's regular column on leadership issues and information and communications technology (ICT) this week looks at:

EMAP's vision for BETT 2013 at ExCeL; How 'Community Connect 4' helps teachers and techs; iPads welcome everywhere; Avantis' healthy alternative to iPad – Flash content too; Oliver Quinlan on blurring the boundaries for learning at BETT TeachMeet.

 

 

Teachers have a knack for creating cool technology for classrooms – that's the raison d'être for 'Schooleo'
Schooleo screenshotAs a music teacher, James Cross used video extensively and effectively in the classroom – but he couldn't find a suitable quick and easy way to safely share it with the school community.

His frustration quickly turned into a business opportunity when he created his own safe, easy-to-use video service for schools. It just takes two clicks of a mouse for a busy teacher to upload a video to Schooleo.

How do you create a free resource for a top-drawer client like BP? Sophie Bessemer reports
BP screenshot 1Mention the phrase ‘sponsored educational resource’ to some educators and you’ll be met with a barrage of arguments about the commercialisation of the classroom, inappropriate branding, and using teachers as an unpaid sales force.

While you can always find poor examples, the great majority of sponsored resources, undergo just the same rigorous research, development and testing regime as any educational publisher-created ones. And, as a bonus, the sponsored resource will generally be free to schools.

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