These Mini PCs are bucking the trend. Small and tiny does not mean they are less powerful than their full size desktop or tower counterparts. Far from that, these powerful ultra small form factor PCs are packed with so much power, yet use very little energy to run.
Samuel J Tan
About Samuel J Tan
Sam is a tech evangelist, e-learning and learning platform enthusiast, tablet and smartphone chomping maniac, mac and windows zealot, wireless & network genius, developer, designer, user experience tinkerer, moodle and sharepoint two timer, social media junkie, web analyst and server engineer (and an all round good guy).He has over 20 years of tech experience ranging from ground-breaking university research networks to high level secure government extranet projects. He has overseen many megabuck project deployments from Building Schools for Future to harnessing technology, improving sustainability and realising a performance framework for technology in school.And now, while every other so-called expert and consultant is plotting away on world domination, Sam is quietly working on helping each and every teacher, lecturer and trainer, one school at a time to make the most of Technology for Teaching to enrich every child’s learning experience.
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More and more schools and educational establishments are looking to virtual solutions for teaching and learning. These tools allow them to schedule and host online events for a large group of viewers with one-to-many live video streaming or a webinar involving a small to medium group of participants.
To many, the Apple’s iPad Pro is a small investment. It is also a super powerful computer, so powerful in fact that many are using it as their main machine. It also raised the possibility of Apple using their ARM chip in their MacBooks removing their reliance on X86 based Intel processors. But what we […]
With schools rushing to use Google Classroom and signing students up to G Suite for Education, what every teacher, student and home schooler needs is a distraction-free Chromebook. We discover five of the best 2-in-1 laptops, convertible devices that offer the best of a tablet and a laptop in one.
Here is a guide to set the different assignments under the Classwork tab in Google Classroom. This brief tutorial shows the different options; assignment, quiz assignment, question and material, when and how to assign them.
Are you children fighting over who gets to use the computer for their class work next? If you have spare monitors, keyboards and mouse lying around, here are some of the best budget mini PCs you can get to make sure that each child gets a computer of their own.
Are you prepared to work from home? From furniture to high tech gadgetry, we look at the ultimate work from home setup to make sure that you start and stay right. It is a given that in order to work from home, one would need a reliable Internet connection, preferably fibre optic broadband for speed. […]
My Apple watch reminds me to stand up after working at the desk for too long. Working from home means we are likely to just stay working at the desk instead of getting up for meetings with colleagues or working in different areas of the building. With one of these height adjustable standing desk riser, […]
Your school, college or university may already subscribe to G Suite for Education. If that is the case, head over to Google Classroom and start your first virtual class now using the steps below. However, even if your school do not use G Suite for Education, you can still create your virtual classroom using your […]
Thinking of getting a streamer or computer for the classroom’s big screen TV. Apple TV comes to mind as a way to AirPlay or mirror the screen of your mobile devices such as iPad, MacBook and even iMac. But what about a Mac Mini? If you are totally invested in Apple’s ecosystem, you will naturally […]
The recently launched MacBook Air 2020 closes the performance gap between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with quad-core processor, roomy storage and the new Magic Keyboard.
If you have to be stuck at home, use these apps to start voice and video group calls with your friends and family. Each participant will have their live video feed allowing you to see everyone in the group at the same time. Multiple people in different location can chat with each other. A perfect […]
One of these portable graphic drawing tablets will let you go anywhere and sketch, draw and paint digitally straight onto your laptop. They are small enough to slip into your backpack with bus powered option so no additional power source is required for it to work. These are some of the best and most affordable […]
Which of these tablets are better for learning? As a parent or a student, would you buy the cheaper regular iPad now with 10.2 inch display or the more powerful and slimmer iPad Air with a slightly bigger 10.5-inch display. Make the right buying decision after reading our post below.
The prices between MacBook Air and MacBook Pro now overlap making it that bit harder to decide between the two. We compare the two 13-inch laptops from a price and specification perspective to see which is better for school.
Glass ornaments are easily broken, plastic ones are bad for the environment when they end up in the landfills, so we resorted to making our own Christmas origami decorations at home and in the process have some fun.
Fostering creativity is one of the greatest challenges faced by most people. When teachers create an ecosystem for creativity, student creativity blooms; this can frequently spill over to their homes and future lives. Creativity and learning are like the warp and weft of the well-lived fabric of life.
Smartphones are getting bigger with displays going up to 6-inch or more. But, thanks to bezel-less designs, they don’t feel as big as they used to. Here are 10 of the best big smartphones, flagship phablets from the best manufacturers in the world.
Want something bigger and more robust than your budget laser printer. We explore 8 of the best all-in-one multifunction wireless colour laser printer in the mid-range segment.
Monochrome or black and white laser printers with scanner, copier and print functions built-in are becoming more affordable. These budget all-in-one multifunction wireless laser printers are not only cheap to buy but are just as cheap to run.