June 27-28

The Learning Lab

Annual conference and exhibition for teachers, local authority

representatives and anyone involved in the development, training and use of ICT in education, training and lifelong learning.

Venue: Telford International Centre

Organisers: Educational Exhibitions

Tel: 020 8445 1757

June 30-July 5

Learning with Technologies in School, Home and Community

A special educators' day will be held on July 2, where Toni Downes, of University of Western Sydney, will speak on 'Blending play, practice and performance: children's use of the computer at home'.

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University

Cost: pound;350

Tel: 0161 247 20436425;

November 21-23

Design and Technology with ICT Education Show

Features of this annual show for education professionals include special primary and secondary areas for demonstrations of school projects and presentations by Formula Schools and the British Model Flying Association.

Venue: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham

Cost: free

Organisers: ICHF


The E-business Challenge

Teams of four students aged 14-19 and their business studies economics teacher compete for a 'business and pleasure' trip to San Francisco. Teams plus teacher must submit a plan for an e-business in the travel, fashion or technology sector as if they are applying for a business loan from Deutsche Bank.

Childnet Awards

International children's awards programme for children developing outstanding online projects which benefit other children worldwide.

Valerie Hall

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