So we are finally here in France! Amazing! The journey to the ferry was relatively smooth, although there were some tense moments when we debated whether or not we would be allowed to board the ferry as the sat-nav predicted that we would be there at 12.35 for the 1.15 ferry, and it clearly stated […]
With the eminent release of Google’s Nexus 7 successor, the second generation Nexus 7 2013 or Nexus 7 (II) to some in the UK, we ask the questions; how is it different from the first one, does it warrant an upgrade if we already have the first Nexus and if not, should we jump for […]
New to Moodle? Here are some quick 5 steps tutorials to get you started. Originally created on Moodle as part of a course to introduce teachers to Moodle in schools, the quick 5 steps tutorials give you step-by-step instructions on how to create categories and sub-categories, create a course, enrol students, turn on editing and enable […]
Often schools find that the numeric scale on Moodle rather limiting and does not meet their specific grading requirements. The numeric scale ranges from 1 to 100. However, a maximum point can be set if the activity is part of a combined assessment. For example, if 40 is selected, students can be graded between 1 […]
Working with Food Technology, we looked at building an online recipe book on the VLE as part of the student’s activity. Glossary and Database immediately come to mind. But, which one is better? Let’s look at the pros and cons of using each one and ideas for applying these in your teaching.
If you are like me and have your files and folders organised on network share drive and wants to make this available on the VLE for students, you will appreciate this quick tutorial on how to upload files and folders onto Moodle.
Cloud computing is all the rage at the moment with more and more web apps designed to do everything that its desktop counterparts are capable of. The benefits are the applications and its’ data are stored securely in the cloud and accessible from any platform, without the need to install, maintain and backup the software […]
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 […]