Here is a neat and useful but often ignored feature on Moodle, Auto Linking. A feature that has been around on Moodle for a while now but may not be visible or enabled on your server. So What does it do? How do I get it? What can I use it for? How do I […]
We recently posted a review of the Top 5 Free Camera App Alternatives and hope you have found it useful. To develop the mobile photography theme further we thought it would be useful to share our thoughts on the Top 5 Free Photo Editor Apps. It is nothing short of amazing to think that a […]
School districts and administrators contemplating BYOD—Bring-Your-Own-Device— should consider the benefits of enabling students to use personal smartphones, tablets and laptops in and outside the classroom. Provided the right IT environment is in place—one that supports secure, multi-device accessibility—students can gain universal access to existing applications, virtual desktops and digital learning resources, independent of the device […]
External storage devices are a quick and cheap way to increase storage space on your desktop or laptop. These are available in portable format using Solid State Drives (SSD) or 2.5″ Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and in desktop format using 3.5″ HDD(s). While disk drives are given bandwidth throughput of up to 300MB/s using the […]
Are you bored of the limiting standard Camera app on your iPhone of iPad? Did you know that there is a wealth of effects, filters and a host of additional features waiting for that budding photographer in you? Here, we take a look at 5 free camera apps that will certainly make you want to […]
As part of our work with Xelium and the Moodle VLE, we have had the opportunity to work with a number of clients on upgrading their Moodle platform from the old 1.9 to the exciting new 2.4. However, as you may know, going directly from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.4 is not a straight-forward direct […]
We recently received an interesting referrer to our article Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Schools – Considerations. On closer inspection, we found an article on www.teachthought.com titled ’20 BYOD Resources For The 21st Century School’ which included a link to our article.
Announced at the Samsung UNPACKED Event in New York, at the Radio City Music Hall, Time Square to be precise on the 14th of March 2013. The unveiling gave us a glimpse of all the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S4. We take a look at the new features and a side by side […]
Here is our first in the series of weekly tech snapshot where we bring you personal technologies that shape the way to access and consume information be it in school, college, university or at work. This week, we take a quick look at the PadFone 2 from Asus and how this compares with its predecessor, […]
Move over Khan Academy, here is a brand new online maths resource website from a teacher in action. Mr Corbett’s Maths Page is an education blog barely a year old but has consistently been updated almost on a weekly basis since it’s inception in February 2012. Corbett’s Maths Page The site offers free and easy […]
The good people at dashburst has prepared for us an infographic on Influence and Social Media. The infographics look at how social media is everywhere and a comparative breakdown of social media platforms looking at the user base of Facebook, Youtube, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Flickr and Pinterest.
Google recently released the Chromebook Pixel. It’s the first Chromebook to feature a touch screen display and represents Google’s first foray into the high-end market segment. For those not familiar with Chromebooks, they are typically minimalist budget laptops built with Google’s ChromeOS, an operating system that revolves around the Internet with options to downloading and […]
Flickr is one of the many photo sharing sites offering free and paid access to an online storage for your photos. Other similar services include Picasa Web Albums, PhotoBucket, SnapFish and Blipfoto. Most photo sharing sites are free to start with, offering a basic account with limited storage space but allows you to buy extra […]
Google went from placing their Google Chromebook laptops in the affordable segment to the high-end with Google Chromebook Pixel. Previous, Chromebooks were designed and built with partners such as Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and HP with emphasis on simplicity and affordability. With Chromebook Pixel, Google is moving into Apple’s MacBook Air and MacBook Pro territory.
Mention the words social network, Facebook or Twitter and most, if not all school administrators will brush this off as a nuisance and distraction. But, here is one that means business. And, while it is popular among professionals in industry and business, there is great potential for its use in education. In this article, we […]
FREE APP GIVEAWAY For a limited time only, Numeracy App is available FREE for five lucky winners as a Giveaway. To participate in the draw scheduled for 1th of February 2013, simply leave us a comment below and sign-up for updates on this blog. For an even greater opportunity to win, Like ColourMyLearning on Facebook too. […]
Given the competitiveness of the smartphone market, the likelihood of users changing or upgrading their phones is very high, even assured. If you are moving from an old Android to a new Android phone or an old iPhone to a new iPhone is generally straight-forward and simple. Android users have the benefit of syncing their account […]
Not that you need to backup your Android’s Contact book as this is Sync-ed with Google’s cloud but if you ever need to have a copy of all your contacts from your smartphone or tablet on a different platform or application, here is how to backup your Android’s Contact without having to connect to a […]
The question of how to close an app in Windows 8 is still a mystery to most people . While closing a Desktop apps as easy as simply clicking on the cross on the top right corner of the window, closing Start screen apps are very different. Apps that come pre-installed and native to the […]