Bob HarrisonA "21st Century Learning Quiz" (download Word file here) created by students as part of Building Schools for the Future consultancy work in Blackburn and Darwen has been highlighting the ICT gap between learners and school leaders. And although it's intended to make a point in a fun way, it's understood to have already ruffled some delicate feathers.

"I have used this quiz many times with groups of learners and teachers involved in the BSF/BCF/PCP programmes," says consultant Bob Harrison (left), "and while there are sometimes a few teachers and headteachers who score reasonably well, it is always the case that young people outscore them by as much as 60-70 per cent.

Sue MurraySue Murray: two years trainingThere's a wicked tale going around that PR Sue Murray overheard a colleague talking about bathing in Chanel - and promptly announced that she'd like to swim the Channel too.

Of course that's just cheap "blonde PR" stereotyping, because Sue Murray, whose Mango Marketing agency represents pukka education brands like SMART Technologies, BETT and The Education Show, is about to do a sponsored Channel swim to raise money for Camfed, the Africa-based education, anti-poverty charity.

Tom WatsonTom WatsonMinister for Digital Inclusion Tom Watson MP is to stand down as a government minister in the forthcoming cabinet reshuffle, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Guardian.

The MP for West Bromwich East has not confirmed the speculation on his blog or on Twitter. He "walks the walk" on technology and won new friends in ICT for learning earlier this year with an impressive keynote at the Game Based Learning 2009 event in London.

Andy Black, by rob EnglebrightAs one of Becta's best, most generous ambassadors for ICT and learning, Andy Black (illustration by Rob Englebright) has helped an astonishing number of educators and innovators. Now he needs some help himself.

Andy Black is pedalling through Midlands and east coast byways day and night to get fit for the cycle ride he is undertaking from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Agent4change is going in with £50 - what can you manage?

By Maureen McTaggart

Bill JenkinsBill JenkinsBill Jenkins’ journey from an abused child in care to founding director of Securus Software, a company that produces a computer monitoring package designed to protect children from online and offline threats, has been long and arduous. But there was a spring in his step as he made his way to Buckingham Palace to collect the Prince Philip Medal.

Brought up in a children’s home from the age of three, he suffered physical, sexual and mental abuse at the hand of his carers, and he describes his achievements as “turning the bad from the past into good”.