Microsoft unveils Windows 10: yes the Start button is back

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Microsoft unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early technical preview for the PC available from 1st October PT. The announcement highlighted advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience and enhanced security and management capabilities.  “Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new […]

Google to fund training for 1,000 primary teachers to teach computer coding

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In a bid to foster a new generation of computer whizz-kids, teachers from across Manchester will be trained in the art of coding now that the National Curriculum requires lessons in it. Google is supporting Code Club Pro, a non-profit organisation providing training and resources aimed at teachers of the new computing curriculum. The Manchester-wide […]

Two new developments for N4L’s Pond

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Network for Learning (N4L) has announce two major developments to help its portal Pond become an integral part of teacher planning. It’s now open to all educators working in New Zealand schools, and N4L has also recently introduced its new Make a Splash programme – “a self-manage programme to introduce school departments, faculties or whole staff to […]

How Africa’s first education tablet computer was created

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Thierry N’Doufou’s three eldest children tumble out of the car; the little one trips over her school bag as she tries to work out what to do with her break-time snack. “We continue to go to school here as we went to school 100 years ago,” says the 36-year-old entrepreneur. “The same heavy backpack, the […]

Microsoft is buying ‘Minecraft’ and its development studio for $2.5 billion

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Microsoft confirmed that it’s buying massively popular game Minecraft and the studio behind it, Mojang. The purchase amount is $2.5 billion. The company says it “plans to continue to make Minecraft available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.” Though Microsoft is purchasing the Minecraft intellectual property – game, […]

INTERFACE Awards: Show us what you can do with ICT!

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Wow, we’ve been blown away with your entries so far! If you’re still thinking about it, there’s still time to enter this year’s INTERFACE Awards … but don’t delay. Entries close in just under a month. “What we’re looking for are people who are making successful and effective use of ICT in their work,” said […]

Look who’s teaching the teachers

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Cyclone has a team of e-learning specialists that work with schools to ensure the learning outcomes within their strategic plans are aligned with their technical capability. Here we talk to three of them about their work.   Arnika Brown, e-Learning Facilitator Almost a year ago, Arnika Brown swapped her role as a classroom teacher at […]

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