By Juliette Heppell

Lampton BSF planLampton designYear 9 students from Lampton School in Hounslow, London, have won a Classroom of the Future competition to research and design a futuristic school learning space.

Pupils at the school designed their classroom of the future after researching some of the best schools from all over the world. As overall winner of the "I Dream of Learning" competition, the school wins £30,000 to implement the design and buy the settings - including the ICT - to make the pupils' dream learning environment a reality

BETT 2010 logoThe 'Betties', the 2010 BETT Awards, have opened for nominations with five new categories: Digital Collections; Promoting Safer Learning; Learning and Teaching Tools; Digital Devices; ICT Service and Support Award.

The new awards hint at the innovations awaiting visitors to BETT 2010 (January 13-16 at Olympia, London) and at technology’s place in transforming learning. Entries close on July 22 and the organisers, Emap Connect, Becta and BESA (British Educational Suppliers Association), promise the Betties will be “bigger and better than ever”.

Martin JackMartin JackThe organisers of the BETT 2009 ICT and learning show scheduled for Olympia, London, in January have issued a call for proposals for the seminar stream. They are prioritising contributions from teachers sharing innovative classroom practice, and how to exploit emerging technologies for classroom use.

They have also indicated that Olympia's Apex room is available for TeachMeet sessions for the three evenings of the show. "What we want to show BETT visitors is the innovative practice that teachers have successfully developed. using what is currently available," says Martin Jack, of Thinkdifferentevents, who runs the seminars for BETT organisers EMAP.

Fiona Aubrey-SmithBy Fiona Aubrey-Smith

SATs appear to be on the way out - sadly with little in the way of policy explanation - so assessment for learning should be finally on the way in. How can teachers exploit this opportunity, and the increasing adoption of social networking, to develop an innovative new culture on the learning platforms now going into schools? Fiona Aubrey-Smith (pictured) has plenty of ideas culled from classroom experience. Head of educational development at UniServity, she shares below some of the pointers to the grass-roots revolution now sprouting shoots.

"Intel has harmed millions of European consumers by deliberately acting to keep competitors out of the market for computer chips for many years. Such a serious and sustained violation of the EU's antitrust rules cannot be tolerated."

That was the comment from European competition commissioner Neelie Kroes as the European Commission imposed a fine of 1,6 billion Euros on Intel corporation for "violating EC Treaty antitrust on the abuse of a dominant market position by engaging in illegal anti-competitive practices to exclude competitors from the market for computer chips called x86 central processing units (CPUs)".

Full Brussels statement here