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Oct 21Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 5121
Mindcraft - Somerset Technology Conference 2015
Thinking, Imagination and Creativity in a world of infinite possibilities....
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6 tips I learned in ICT class (by the teacher they love to call ‘Mogbot’)
Clare Mogridge is a Year 6 teacher and ICT lead at St Alban’s C of E school in Havant, as well as a freelance educational consultant and trainer. Nicknamed ‘Mogbot’ by her pupils, here she shares her top 6 tips on how to use ICT to inspire and interest kids of all ages....
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Jun 10Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 7312
Why free or freemium has a place in the future of edtech
Schools need to make sure that they’re not wasting a single penny. Cathy Parker, an education consultant at Planet Sherston, discusses why she considers freemium to be a good option for them to consider....
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Jan 16Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 18628
To BETT or not to BETT? That is the question!
As Sherston Software makes its online digital world Planet Sherston, free for all primary schools, the company has decided not to take a stand at BETT for the first time in thirty years. Event Manager, Karen Pernyes breathes a sigh of relief on the one hand, whilst admitting she will miss the show. Here, she looks at what is so great about BETT, bu...
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Oct 13Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 16143
Tailor your content with Adaptive Learning
Writing in this months Education Technology magazine, Peter Mason wonders why Adaptive Learning technology has not been adopted more widely in the classroom....
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Sep 15Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 15019
International Talk Like a Pirate Day 2014
Friday the 19th of September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day - and that includes on Planet Sherston! Liven up your lessons with these content picks from our treasure trove of 3000+ activities!...
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Jun 25Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 25179
The Next Minecraft?
There's no doubting the impact of video games on both adults and children alike - but it's not until recently that educationalists have noticed the potential of mainstream Video Games being adapted for school use, the most famous of which is Minecraft. Are there other games out there with the potential to be used in education? Andy Cotter...
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Using Pupil Premium Funding on Planet Sherston to Raise Attainment in Your School
The Pupil Premium was introduced by the Department for Education in 2011 and in the 2014/2015 financial year, pupil premium funding will increase to £1,300 for each eligible primary-aged pupil. Learn more about how you can use your pupil premium funding to raise attainment in your school with Planet Sherston!...
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Mar 13Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 19193
5 Fun Pieces of Programming History for your Pupils
We hope that last week's Hour of Code got your pupils excited about the possibilities created by computer programming – and the doorways that it can open. To keep the momentum going, here are five interesting pieces of computer programming history to share with your pupils....
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Planet Sherston Update Heralds a New Phase in Developments for Schools
It's been a busy start to 2014 for everyone here at Planet Sherston and our huge new February update is the start of an exciting new phase in the development of Planet Sherston. Here's what's new!...
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Feb 6Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 16474
The Aliens Have Landed
During the past seven weeks, almost a thousand pupils from all over the UK rose to the challenge of Planet Sherston's Design an Alien competition. Learn more in this week's update...
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Sherston first to receive investment from Nesta’s ‘Impact Fund’
We are proud to announce today that Sherston Software has been one of the very first companies to benefit from Nesta's Impact Fund. Nesta's contribution will enable us to push harder at the boundaries of online adaptive learning and assessment technologies...
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Jan 8Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 23916
BETT 2014 - What's New on Planet Sherston
There's lots to be excited about this year on Planet Sherston – starting with BETT 2014. Here's what we're sharing with visitors to stand F258, at ExCel London from Wednesday the 22nd to Saturday the 25th of January...
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Dec 13Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 17014
Design an Alien Avatar for Planet Sherston!
In partnership with our friends at Webanywhere, we're offering pupils at schools across the United Kingdom the opportunity to design a new alien avatar for Planet Sherston. Read on to learn more about how you can get involved!...
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Dec 4Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 19317
3 Reasons Why We Should Teach Kids to Code
A shift in focus from ICT to Computing in the National Curriculum may seem daunting to some. Peter Mason looks at three reasons why we should be teaching programming in the classroom....
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Digital Learning with Planet Sherston at Porchester Junior School
This week, we welcome Simon Widdowson from Porchester Junior School to the Planet Sherston blog. Simon looks at how Planet Sherston's resources can be used to meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing....
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Nov 22Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 16333
Planet Sherston takes its award winning content to Malta
Planet Sherston has teamed up with the leading Romanian software house SIVECO, to deliver a project (co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund) to provide interactive digital content based on the Maltese Primary School Curriculum to over 100 schools in Malta, by the end of July 2014....
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National Curriculum Levels Abolished: Comparing Standards in the Govian Future
Karim Derrick looks at the implications of the DfE's abolishment of National Curriculum levels and a solution, in the form of Adaptive Comparative Judgement....
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Apr 25Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 18108
Choose The Right Content Providers For Your School
This week, we look at the challenges of choosing the right online content provider(s) for your school and offer practical advice on making the best decision....
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Apr 17Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 20802
3 Ways Minecraft Can Help Support the National Curriculum
In this week's post, we look at three ways that you can harness the power of Minecraft to engage your pupils in learning. Minecraft is an indie game that's available inexpensively for the PC, with a free edition available for Raspberry Pi....
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Mar 5Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 16638
Planet Sherston Supports Comic Relief
This March, Planet Sherston is supporting Comic Relief. Red Nose Day is back on Friday the 15th of March 2013. Learn more in this post....
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Jan 23Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 22300
Dr Steve Bunce Presents 2 Good Reasons To Go To BETT 2013
In this week's guest post, Dr. Steve Bunce discsuses his forthcoming presentations, on Sherston Software's stand F310 at BETT 2013....
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Jan 17Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 17531
Top Tips For A Great BETT
With the 2013 BETT Show fast approaching, we offer our top tips for ensuring you get the most from your visit....
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Dec 7Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 21750
How Planet Sherston Raises Attainment
The gamification of education is becoming more and more prevalent in the classroom. Peter Mason looks at the ways you can harness game-based learning and raise attainment with Planet Sherston in your school....
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Nov 23Posted By: Comments: 0Views: 24821
Game Based Learning Can Make Homework Easier for Everyone
Game-based learning can make homework easier for everyone. With the issue of forgetful pupils and a lack of time, homework can be both stressful and time consuming for even the most well prepared of teaching staff. Andy Cotterell looks at how using a game-based learning environment online can help improve both results and completion of homework, as...
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