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An online register of companies is being built by schools that have used and recommended the companies’ products and services.
ICT for Education kicks off national conference programme
ICT for Education kicked off its national conference programme this month with a lively event in Maidstone.
Ash Green Secondary School in Coventry has partnered Dassault Systèmes in a community involvement initiative that delivers learning experiences based on Dassault’s 3DExperience technology.
Microsoft and Promethean partner to develop collaborative learning tools
Microsoft and Promethean have teamed up to develop solutions for collaborative classroom-based learning.
Code Club, the national network of volunteer led after school coding clubs for children aged nine to eleven, is building profile through the appointment of The Duke of York as patron
ClickView and IDNSAV create one-stop digital video shop
ClickView has joined forces with national IT and AV products distributor IDNSAV to provide schools with a one-stop-shop for both digital technology and content.
Mantra Lingua has introduced Talking TouchPalette, a lightweight yet large palette that allows users to add and play back audio content from any poster at the touch of a finger.
ICT for Education rolls out conference programme . . . and more!
ICT for Education kicks off its national conference programme next month with nine regional events planned to take place across the country.
The winners of this year’s BETT awards span the spectrum of ICT products and services in the education market
Espresso adds computer programming module
Espresso Education is addressing the anticipated IT curriculum for primary schools with a computer programming module developed in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council.
ICT services provider Stone Group has teamed up with assistive technology specialist iansyst to provide Stone PCs, laptops and tablets with the option of pre-installed software
Samsung previews Smart School solution
Samsung Electronics is showcasing its vision of the classroom of the future at BETT 2013 and previewing its Smart School solution
Platform provider Learning Possibilities has added Windows 8 and iPad and iPhone access to its LP+4 cloud-based solution that is built on SharePoint 2010
TeacherMail supports classroom to parent communication
School-to-home communications and payments service provider ParentMail is introducing a pupil reporting tool for the classroom at BETT 2013.
Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 has been introduced at BETT 2013, providing a next generation robotics platform.
RM Education adds Unify cloud access
RM Education has added Unify to its portfolio giving users single sign-on access to their own cloud Launch Pad and one click access to any applications or services that are available to them.
Crick Software is planning a series of additional Clicker apps, the first two of which will debut at BETT 2013 with special introductory prices.
Acer hosts social media village
Acer is hosting a social media village at BETT 2013 and is running several seminars aimed at helping teachers take advantage of social media technologies.
BETT 2013 opens its doors today hosting over 650 exhibitors and expecting visitor numbers to reach 30,000.
Start-up pavilion hosts PitchFest
BETT 2013 and EdMix, a group of education technology start-ups, are running a start-up pavilion at the show that will showcase the innovative ideas, resources and learning technology solutions of 20 educational technology companies.
Capita SIMS and Capita IT Services are teaming up at BETT 2013 to show schools how technology can help raise standards in leadership, day-to-day school management, teaching and learning.
Promethean supports learning productivity
Promethean will demonstrate at BETT 2013 how contemporary classroom practices augmented with multi-user, multi-touch technology can increase teaching and learning productivity and create an immersive and engaging educational experience.
Stone Group, a provider of ICT services to the public sector, is inviting BETT 2013 visitors to join a three-day hackathon in which teachers attending the show will suggest ideas for classroom apps and challenge developers to build working prototypes in a day.
Secretary of State Vince Cable opens BETT 2013
Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills will open this year’s BETT show emphasising the importance of technology in education.
This year’s shortlist for Education Resource Awards features numerous ICT solutions, not only in ICT categories, but also in wider categories.
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