Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! For those who don't recognise the language of heaven, it's Happy New Year!

I know you have only just got over your hangovers but this Online is a celebration of the best ICT that 2005 brought us, and a glimpse of what we can expect in 2006. Our writers have presented a subject-by-subject trawl of materials and tools that can bring learning to life. And we have even sent Jack Kenny into the heart of the Department for Education and Skills to check out the view from the very hub of schools ICT, the office of Michael Stevenson (p44-45).

Although this issue is focused on the BETT 2006 education technology show at Olympia, London, next week (January 11-14), we are confident that it should be almost as interesting and useful to readers who won't be attending, so please take some time and check out what our writers have found.

And if you are coming along to BETT 2006 you'll find a warm welcome on our stand (E20) where you can enter our BETT competition with pound;25,000 worth of prizes (p48) and find out about two excellent competitions that deserve a place in your class, Newsday (p40) and Write Away - and of course pick up a copy of the paper.

And don't forget our Web Extras coverage at

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you