Welcome to the March edition of the Innovate My School Magazine - the free innovation magazine for teachers.

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2013 looks set to be the year of the tablet in education. But with ever more makes, models, apps and opinions, it can seem nigh impossible to choose the right devices for your school - let alone decide how best to use them.

In our main feature this issue, tech-savvy staff from four schools untangle all things tablet, explaining why they plumped for certain devices and passing on their top tips for tablet-based teaching.

To ensure that we do not surfeit on such a tempting feast of technological treats and take our good fortune for granted, Carol Allen recounts her experiences of teaching in parts of the world where the simplest software can provide life-changing benefits for SEN pupils.

More tablets means more schools providing WiFi and greater access to the internet for pupils than ever before. In a thoughtful article, IT expert Alan Mackenzie tackles the technical and moral aspects of eSafety.

Ros Harker shows that innovative teaching does not always require technology in her five-point elementary guide to creating the perfect playground; and English teacher Sam Marfleet draws on his experience with the Royal Shakespeare Company to “whoosh” us through narratives.

Last but not least, Sue Dixon provides some superb examples of how you can hone primary school homework to pupils’ interests.

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As ever, we also have the latest news, reviews and Innovation Update. Please keep sending your comments, questions and suggestions to magazine@innovatemyschool.com. We love hearing from you.

Happy reading.

Tim Miles

Magazine Editor

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