At the BETT show this year I met up with a Danish company called "Wizkids". They are a company who customise the whole Google experience specifically for the education sector. The solution uses all the Google+ facilities eg Google drive (30Gb per user) , Apps etc and includes the equivalent of Sharepoint web parts for mail, assignments etc. The really interesting thing is the automatic provisioning of accounts and groups from SIMS which are used both within the
Related to the EuroGamer Expo blog, we are running an education related Video Games event at Magna in Sheffield next year called "Games Britannia" celebrating the UKs massive involvement in Video Games Industry. The event has been organised in response to the Nesta report and is part of Rotherham Schools Children's festival. It focuses on raising awareness of Gaming and the career opportunities available within the industry as well as offering teaching staff the tools to use game related
I have attached a paper I wrote a while ago on the effectiveness of a BSF project. I know BSF is dead but it does highlight some issues relating to IT outsourcing and other school IT issues. I have taken out some sections as they are either not relevant or may be a little too contentious. Perhaps the conclusions (Section 3) might be the most useful.