Search for best student podcaster
Qualification-awarding body NCFE has launched a nationwide search to find the UK's best student podcaster. NCFE, which launched the first accredited podcasting qualification in 2008, is looking for the most innovative, interesting and informative podcasts. For details, visit http:bit.lyncfe.
Smart technology update
Whiteboard manufacturer Smart has launched a range of what it describes as "entry-level" boards. The 400 series is designed to replace the V280 and 680V systems, can be used with pen, finger or stylus and are available with a projector and integrated speakers. Prices are expected to start from about #163;1,600. For details, go to www.smarttech.com.
Tailormade study plans
An online testing and teaching package is being launched in the UK following trials in Australia. The Future School Smart Diagnostic Tool aims to identify particular learning needs through a series of tests and then devises study plans tailored to pupils' individual strengths and weaknesses. The package was developed in Australia, where it has been used for about 200,000 pupils in more than 250 schools. For details, go to www.futureschool.comuk.