A further 100,000 are expected to do so this year with heads anxious to offer their schools as training centres. Some chosen by Intel have been given a cmputer suite with 24 monitors.
The company pays 200 expert teachers to be instructors on the 30-hour courses.
Later this year it will launch skool.com, a website for GCSE pupils featuring high-quality moving graphics and interactive lessons.
Computers for Teachers scheme details at: www.cft.ngfl.gov.uk