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Why Me? Why IT? The United Kingdom has one of the lowest proportions of women in information technology jobs in Europe: 21.5 per cent compared with 50 per cent in France, for example. This video, part of the National Council for Educational Technology's Attracting Girls to IT project, recently won the Gold Award in the recruitment category at the International Video Communication Association Awards '95 ceremony.

It contains interviews with women in IT-related careers. Pounds 7.50 (inc pp if order pre-paid). NCET, Milburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry CV4 7JJ.

The Great Noddy Video. Noddy has emerged this year to celebrate his 46th birthday in style. BBC Video is marking the event with the publication of this video starring the small nodding person in five new adventures in Toyland. Pounds 9.99 from major bookshops and other video outlets.

Ideas for Music. To take the grind out of planning, this book lists accessible recorded music and published songs for primary schools under subject headings such as "The World Around Us" and "The Vikings". Pounds 7.50 (inc pp). Shropshire Education Publications, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND Teacher Timesavers: Map Work. Map reading can be difficult to teach; it requires an understanding of basic concepts that have to be learned gradually from an early age. This photocopiable book provides a structured programme of activities. Pounds 9.99 (inc pp). Scholastic Publications Ltd, Villiers House, Clarendon Avenue, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5PR.

Progress in English 8-13. This series of six English language tests for children aged seven to 13 can provide teachers with information on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension, says the publisher. Specimen sets with teacher's guide, group record sheets, one pupil's booklet and an At a Glance Guide are available, plus starter sets containing material for a class. Pounds 8.50 (exc pp) and Pounds 21.50 (exc VAT and pp) respectively. NFER-Nelson, Darville House, 2 Oxford Road East, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1DF.

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