ICT - News

15th October 2010 at 01:00

Coming to you Zune

A new source of music and film clips will be available in the UK with the launch of an established software site. Microsoft's Zune has been running in the US since 2006, allowing users to buy music in an MP3 format and videos that can be played on a phone or PC. Now the computer giant has announced that the site will come to the UK this year. No date has been set for the launch, but users will be able to download music and videos on a pay-as-you-go basis or pay a monthly subscription of #163;8.99.

Curriculum conference

Members of Naace, the association of ICT teachers, can claim a discount on places at a conference about the curriculum in London next week. The event, Reforming the National Curriculum: Creating a Curriculum Fit for the 21st Century, takes place next Thursday, and speakers include Roy Blatchford, former HM Inspector of Schools and now director of the National Education Trust, and Martin Johnson, deputy general secretary of the ATL union. To book, call Danielle Meiners on 0207 484 5224 or email danielle.meiners@insidegovernment.co.uk

Technology turn-off investigated

Teachers are being invited to submit evidence, ideas and suggestions for a study into why children are being turned off ICT in schools. The Royal Society has launched the 18-month project in response to fears that the design and delivery of the ICT curriculum is proving off-putting to many pupils. For details and a list of suggested areas to cover, go to www.royalsociety.orgEducation-PolicyProjects. The deadline for submissions is November 5.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today