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Cambridgeshire Software House's ICT Roadshow is free to teachers and anyone connected with teaching. Its next port of call is Peterborough United Football Club on February 25, followed by Stockport County FC, March 11, Aylesbury Green Park Centre, June 17, Bradford City FC, June 24 and Blackburn Witton Park, September 29.


The Communication Aids Project initiative from Becta helps pupils who have difficulty understanding language and writing. The project will run until March 2006. Free seminars for education officers, heads, governors and other special needs professionals will be held in Birmingham, February 14, Kings Cross London, March 7 and Bristol, March 21.

NAACE (advancing education through ICT) is holding its annual conference in Scarborough, March 1-3.

Tel: 0870 240 0480

Smartmove Interactive Learning specialises in training teachers and others to become the school's whiteboard trainer. Courses include: "Unleashing the potential of interactive whiteboards" in Manchester for KS3-4, March 1 (technology), March 3 (humanities), March 4 (art). Fee pound;235 plus VAT.

Tel: 01937 830429 or 01302 562089

The e-Assessment Question conference and exhibition will be at the Shaw TheatreNovotel Euston, London NW1, March 3-4. This annual event for senior managers at schools and colleges and ICT co-ordinators explores ICT for assessing skills, understanding and knowledge and the impact of e-assessment on teaching. Fee: pound;450 plus VAT; pound;225 plus VAT day rate.

To register: Fax: 01487 710866

The Education Show will take place at the NEC Birmingham, March 17-19.

Entry to the resources exhibition is free. Seminars include: Doug Brown, DfES, on ICT - change for the better; Janice Staines, Becta, on effective practice with primary ICT; Richard Hammond, Becta, on the best examples of ICT across the curriculum; and Martyn Wilson, NAACE (advancing education through ICT), on ICT - a subject on everyone's curriculum. Free registration at: Tel: 0870 429 4580

The Technology Wales 2005 conference at Cardiff International Arena, May 13, is aimed at IT directors, chief education officers, senior managers, IT professionals and academics. Seminars will include: changing technology horizons; learning lessons from other technologies (nanomagnetics, F1 technology, robotics, Bluetooth and artificial intelligence, for example).

Tel: 01633 876204

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