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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 the word used by Sir Mark Grundy, executive principal of Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick, at this year’s Naace conference. There was no surprise that the comment caused consternation among Apple supporters, but Sir Mark is unrepentant. “All I meant was that we have really high expectations," he says, "and that if we invest in a solution, it can actually do what it’s supposed to do.

“You shouldn’t have to compromise what you really want to do, be it learning or some form of assessment process or a financial transaction. You should get it to work naturally – you shouldn’t have to compromise with it.”

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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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Back to school – in your first job – the Northgate way

Back to school – in your first job – the Northgate way

School ICT suppliers can provide apprenticeships for students. Sally McKeown talks to Northgate
Just imagine leaving school and starting work a few weeks later… back at school....

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