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 […]
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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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.
Ebook readers have grown in size. There are now bigger than 6-inch e-readers with some up to 10-inch. But, they don’t stop there. Modern e-readers come with comfort lighting. It allow users to change the colour of the display in the evening to warmer hue, thereby reducing harmful blue lights.
Not only are the E-readers here to stay, they have grown in size. Forget the small 6-inch e-readers, here are some of the best big e-readers you can find in the market, perfect for senior readers and those who simply want a bigger screen.
With the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 gimbal, the company brings three axis stabilisation from their drones to mobile users allowing them to mount their smartphone to capture picture perfect shake-free stills and record butter smooth video footage. DJI takes this one step further by introducing a 4K video camera and reducing the entire package with […]
If you are used to working on a desktop or workstation with dual monitor setup and wished that you have the same when you are out and about or working in the cafe, here are 8 best portable USB-C monitors that will make that happen.
Apple has a track record of consistently upping the ante in the laptop space with their MacBook laptops. The first MacBook Air launch back in 2008 set a new standard and led the ultraportable segment for years. Here, we look at the MacBook Air 13 launched in 2018 and some of the best alternatives.
Budget all-round PCs with little to go wrong, is quiet and have a small foot print are perfect for classrooms, libraries and IT suites. These PCs will not only perform well and meet all education needs but cost less, is more reliable and generate little heat.
When considering an All-In-One Desktop PC, one approach is to get the most powerful unit your budget allows. Due to its design, you won’t be looking to upgrade yourself it in any way, not like a conventional desktop. Here, we explore ten seriously powerful AIOs with Intel Core i7.
There are many good reasons for choosing an All-In-One desktop PC over a conventional tower or a desktop with base unit. We look at five simple reasons why you should consider an AIO and follow up with five amazing examples.