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This room was kindly created by Walthamstow School for Girls - a Pearson Champion Schools for Fronter. The room contains support materials for the Computing subject of coding using the popular MIT developed Scratch Programming Tool. This room contains video links, sample code, tutorials and exercises. Suitable for students in upper KS2 and KS3.

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Internet Room - Park Road Primary School

This room was created by Park Road Primary School in Sale - a Pearson Champion School for Fronter. This is a ready made e-safety room for Junior Schools. The room contains activities, forums and links to great e-safety sites. Please be aware that this room contains links to YouTube videos which you can manually delete if not required.

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As mentioned in a previous post, we will shortly release further updates to the Fronter text editor. Most notably, with a new icon in the editor, you will be able to toggle between the Advanced (full feature) toolbar and the Basic toolbar with less functionality. This toggle is also available on mobile devices, giving you access to full editing if so wished.

The toggle release will be in production on Wednesday, March 26.

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We, like all the best service providers on the Internet, are focussing our efforts on supporting and utilising modern web technologies to make sure we are equally accessible from new browsers and new devices. So to ensure the best possible learning experience, we have to move away from older internet browsers. This includes IE8 that does not support some of such new technologies. For example, the new version of the CKeditor integrated with Fronter does not support IE8.

If your institution uses IE8 or older, please contact your technical support team in the first instance, to confirm how to go about upgrading to a current version.

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An upgrade of the CKEditor text editor, used in a variety of places in Fronter to produce content, will be released on Tuesday March 18. The upgrade consists of upgrading CKEditor to version 4.3.2. and is mainly focussed around improving support for IE11 and tablet devices as well as significant backend improvements.

In the new version, there will be visible changes to the look and feel. We will get a new skin. We also will merge the icons for "Insert and Upload Media", "Insert Sound" and "Insert Embed content" into one icon for inserting media.

The equation and spell checker plugins are no longer supported by CKEditor. The equation editor will still be available in the upgraded editor but in its old version, with known issues especially on new Java RTEs. The spell checker will now disappear for a short period of time, but for the long term, we are preparing proper replacements for both of these plug-ins.

Coming up: in the near future, the editor will get some further updates, including a toggle button making it possible to switch between the two available editor versions, "Child" and full HTML. We are also working on improving the Insert Media popup, both in terms of look and feel and embedding capabilities.

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