Thursday, March 23, 2006

Computer Clubs for Girls launched in Scotland

I attended the launch of the Computer Clubs for Girls (CC4G) in Scotland last night. The event was held in the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh and speakers included Peter Peacock (Minister for Education) and Karen Price (CEO for E-Skills UK). CC4G aims to attract more girls to IT.

It was a nice evening with pupils from a couple of Fife clubs attending to give their impressions of the clubs in their schools.

The programme is being rolled out across Scotland with Fife and Glasgow regions being the most active at this time. More here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Edublogs: the educational use of blogs and RSS (really simple syndication)

The above ALT workshop will take place on 5th May 2006 at Kings College, London.

The topics to be covered include: the history of blogs; their technical architecture and relation to Web 2.0 technologies; blog formats and functionalities; the pedagogical implications of using blogs; blogging and RSS tools and practices; aggregating blogs using RSS.

The cost is £95 for ALT members, £150 for non-members and the deadline is 21st April 2006.

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Monday, March 13, 2006

"Understanding Standards" survey

The Understanding Standards website has been available to teachers for a year and a new survey has been created to gauge the effectiveness of the service. The survey closes on 25 March.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Wikipedia hits the million mark

Google and Wikipedia are two of my favourite information sources - and Wikipedia is about to reach one million articles contributed by one million registered users. Although the SQA entry needs a little work.