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Digital strategy in an age of remote learning A free guide to creating a digital strategy for your school has been updated and republished taking into account the new landscape of remote learning. It has been written by SecEd editorial board member Al Kingsley, who is chair of a multi-academy trust and MD of ed-tech company NetSupport, and ICT expert and former school leader Mark Anderson. The guide considers the purposeful use of technology, its links to pedagogy, IT infrastructure, finance and budgets, SEND, safeguarding, working with governors and a number of other areas. New additions to the guide in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown include information and advice on the challenges and solutions to remote teaching and learning.
8 Awesome Mashups Made Possible by APIs This series is supported by PayPal X Innovate 2009, PayPal’s first dedicated developer conference. Register for $49 with the code ppblog3 or join us at $50 if you are a student. We here at Mashable are big fans of mashup services — it's our name, after all! And at the heart of almost all of these mashups is a term you'll see frequently thrown around related to web services: APIs, or application programming interfaces. In this feature we'll celebrate some of the great mashups we know and love that were made possible by the existence of APIs. We know there are metric tons more great mashups out there, so be sure to let us know your favorites in the comments too.