Welcome to Office of Educational Technology.
Intro to Polar Bears.
What are your thoughts about Internet safety?
How can we keep our children safe when going online?
Does your school have an Internet Safety Plan?
Could you pass the 11-plus?
Thirty-two years after most grammar schools were abolished the 11-plus exam which controlled entry to them still divides opinion among parents and teachers. But how difficult was it?
Once it was the nerve-wracking ritual faced by every schoolchild in the UK, but these days the 11-plus exam is a fading memory.
The exam, which all children were required to take in their final year of primary school, decided what sort of education a child could go on to. Those who passed went to grammar schools, while those who failed didn't. There are now no grammar schools in Wales or Scotland.
In Northern Ireland, this is the last academic year to have an 11-plus style exam. While in England, 164 grammar schools remain, and pupils wishing to attend must still pass an exam. Competition in these areas is fierce, and a BBC Radio 4 programme has found parents spend as much as £1,800 on private tuition to help their children. But without paying a penny to a private teacher, you can have a go by trying our timed mini-version of the test.
You have 10 minutes to answer 15 questions. Click the "start" button below and begin.
You've scored %count% out of 15.
You can find out which questions you answered correctly by scrolling back up the page. The correct answers and explanations are available on this page.
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You've run out of time for this test. Would you like to:
Click below to get the Tablet XT manuel.
To learn more about using excel, click on the link below
Microsoft Excel can be easy to use if you take the time to review using the following links:
If you have any questions, please click on comments.
Here are two great shorts created by third graders.
Are you a Second Lifer?
Well if you are not, you should be.
It's simple to download and easy to join.
Just go to www.secondlife.com and get familiar with the interface in Orientation Island.
Next, go to Eduisland II and get going?
To learn more go to http://www.second-life.com/.
Can you see yourself using technology in the classroom?
Who do you think would be the group most likely to use the technology?