Edutopia – Digital Generation Project Video

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) Edutopia E-newsletter 27th May includes  their Digital Generation Project Video. A useful reminder to many that the world of our young people is digital.

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An Exploration of the work of Noam Chomsky

An Exploration of the work of Noam Chomsky Dr Tony Miller - RGU Monday 1st June. 5.30pm, Bridge View, 1 North Esplanade West, Aberdeen, AB11 5QF Rebel without a Pause This discussion

Home Education Review – Ian Dowty article in EO Newsletter

Barrister Ian Dowty who has been to several meetings with Graham Badman as part of the Government's ongoing Independent Home Education Review has written an article for the

Home-based education petition to government

CPE - PEN along with many groups and individuals added their voice to the petition of Roxanne Featherstone (Action for Home Education AHEd asking the Prime Minister

Press release: Gadget News: USB Pen Based Software Increases Executive And Student Reading Speeds By Up To 300%

Solve IT With Science, the world’s leading authority on speed-reading technology, has launched ReallyEasyReader, with versions available for both executives and students. The

European Family Learning Network Conference, Delivering a Learning Society

European Family Learning Network Conference ,Delivering a Learning Society 21st - 23rd September 2009, Stratford-upon Avon, UK                                  The European Family Learning Network it holding its fourth European conference and due

Futurelab E-News May 2009

Some interesting and relevant items from Futurelab's latest newsletter: Adult Informal Learning This project, also part of the Harnessing Technology work programme, is investigating the role that digital technologies play

Life Learning

While this country treats its children and young people so shoddily (see post below) perhaps politicians could just take some time out from the soundbites and politics and

BBC: UK ranked Low in Child Wellbeing

UK ranked Low in Child Wellbeing - It really doesn't get much worse. How many reports, how much evidence does our government need to redress this scandal? A table

Campaign for Learning Event: The Future of Academies

Michael Gove's recent revelation that Conservative education policy would include 'primary academies' was met with fierce opposition from unions and the government. Moreover, academies have been heavily debated

Press release: The National Learning Platforms Conference 2009

The essential conference for forward-thinking school leaders Achieving educational excellence through creativity and innovation Event: The National Learning Platforms Conference 2009 Date: Wednesday 10th June 2009 Time: 09:00 -16:30. Informal Drinks Reception:

AERO E-News 11.05.2009 – Where Do Children Play?

This item caught our eye regarding children / young people and lack of play. It is an issue  regularly aired in the UK. A television documentary is avaiable. Where

Primary Schools and Academy Status

Thanks to Michael Foot for this letter sent to Michael Gove MP regarding Conservative Party policy on Primary Schools and academy status  - 28th April 2009 Michael Gove Esq.,

Flotsam and Jetsam

Recent Headline Scan School place lotteries may be scrapped (Observer 1.3.09) Balls seeks power to dictate what textbooks GCSE and A-level students must study     (Guardian 19.3.09) Pupils to study Twitter and

Greater Expectations Project – Online Survey 14-19 year olds

As part of Futurelab’s ( Greater Expectations project here is a a link to an online survey for 14-19 year olds.  The survey will help shape the

Press release: WIDGIT learning platform plug-ins help the one in seven youngsters who do not speak English at home.

  Widgit Symbols appear when pupils point mouse at difficult words Recent reports highlighted a London school where 64 different languages are spoken and four out of five children do

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