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News Corp launches 10-inch tablet aimed at education, manufactured by ASUS

News Corp launches 10-inch tablet aimed at education, manufactured by ASUS

By 7 March 2013

Global media company News Corp is entering the education market with the release this autumn of its Amplify tablet, aimed at taking on the iPad in schools.  It will launched under News Corp's Amplify education division and will also offer schools the... >>

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

Robot takes place of sick child in US school

By 4 October 2012

A seven-year-old boy too sick to attend school is keeping up with lessons and his classmates by sending a robot in his place.  The VGo robot - or “Roboswot” as it has been dubbed - uses a webcam to give Devon Carrow-Sperduti a virtual presence in... >>

Government aims for video games dominance with ICT reform

Government aims for video games dominance with ICT reform

By 29 November 2011

UK schools may be getting widespread reform in computer science lessons, in the hope it'll provide a foundation to take advantage of the multi-billion video games and visual effects industry. The decision to target computer science comes in response to... >>

VIDEO: Potato dressed as Santa launched into space by schoolkids

VIDEO: Potato dressed as Santa launched into space by schoolkids

By 19 November 2010

Pupils from Landscove C of E Primary School in Devon, UK have shot a potato dressed as Santa into space, inside an empty 2 litre plastic fizzy pop bottle. It managed to make it to 90,000-feet (17 miles) before the helium balloon it was tied to popped.... >>

Comment: Do mobile phones cause bullying in schools?

Comment: Do mobile phones cause bullying in schools?

By 18 November 2010

A survey conducted during National Anti-Bullying Week has found that out of almost 2000 parents, 1 in 5 believe mobile phones and social networks are a significant factor when it comes to bullying in schools. When asked the question: "What do you think... >>

Somerset schools to tweet meals daily

Somerset schools to tweet meals daily

By 6 August 2009

Somerset County Council has announced it is to become the first in the country to offer parents a daily "school menu" update. From the start of the autumn term parents across Somerset will be able to subscribe to a daily tweet informing them what their... >>


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