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Policy thaw as Etag opens UK ICT consultation?

Policy thaw as Etag opens UK ICT consultation?

Time for Gove's ICT critics to come in from the cold to have their say on policy
After more than three years with no ICT policy for learning, education secretary Michael Gove MP and skills minister Matthew Hancock MP set up an Educational Technology Action Group (Etag) in February and conceded that government had a convening and leadership role to play.

Now Etag has launched its first consultation for the 'edtech' community, explained on its "How you can contribute" web page. Curiously for a consultation launched on St George's Day (April 23 – it closes on June 23), there was no ministerial or departmental razzmatazz; just a simple request from one group of educators to their peers to join this "bold and ambitious" project.

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‘Feral' iPads miss the majority at Shireland Academy

‘Feral' iPads miss the majority at Shireland Academy

George Cole explores just why 'feral' iPads are an awkward fit for Shireland's ICT strategy
It’s not every day you hear Apple’s iPad being described as “feral,” but that was th...

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You'll get Glow by Christmas, pledges minister

You'll get Glow by Christmas, pledges minister

Will Scottish schools be back on Glow by Christmas? If not, Michael Russell will need answers
It's looks like crunch time for Scotland's national education network Glow, now be...

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DfE supporting 'Tablets for Schools' research findings

DfE supporting 'Tablets for Schools' research findings

Will the Government sidestep 'austerity' for schools tablets scheme?
Carphone Warehouse, a key supplier of digital tablets, has ahieved a coup in its bid to persuade the Coalit...

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'Bring your own tech' sparks YOTS to think about

'Bring your own tech' sparks YOTS to think about

Tony Parkin welcomes YOTS, a free online survey tool to help schools audit students' home access to ICT

Are you allowing your students to bring their own devices into school? W...

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