App sends data remotely
A new app allows teachers to access and record data directly into their school information management system from their iPhone, iPod or iPad. Sims Emerge, developed by Capita Sims and Groupcall, means that details on attendance and behaviour can be entered remotely and synchronised with the school's system when the device comes into contact with the school's wireless internet. Download a demonstration at www.capita-cs.co.ukemerge
Parents kept in the loop
Classroom Monitor has launched a site to help schools improve communication with parents. The Parental Access Portal means teachers can share details of their pupils' progress online, with the option of uploading additional resources including photos, videos and sound clips showing how children are learning. For details, go to www.classroommonitor.co.uk
Focus on ICT in primary schools
Naace, the association for ICT teachers, is running a three-day course on the role of technology in leading schools. Aimed at leadership teams in primary schools, the course will cover the role of ICT in learning, information management, communication and community cohesion. Dates and location are to be confirmed, but to register an interest go to www.naace.co.ukeventsLeading Schools21C.