While HTC, Samsung, Sony and other vendors have been churning out Android phones left, right and center, Google has been working with the likes LG to come up with their own brand smartphone, the Nexus 5. Successor to the Nexus 4, also manufactured by LG, released a little over a year ago (November 2013). The […]
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Every three years, come December time, I get ready for a good chuckling at the ridiculous blame game, and the seemingly, desperately important name and shame game of the OECD’s PISA Results.
More and more teachers and educator are starting their own blog to publish education related content from lesson plans, course materials to video tutorials. This provides the students that they teach, access to targeted learning resources. Being on a blog also meant that these resources are available online for other students and schools. This indirectly […]
Due out late November. One of the biggest improvement to the iPad Mini is undoubtedly the display. The first generation iPad Mini had a measly 1024 x 768 pixels. At 7.9″ that’s only 163 PPI (Pixels Per Inch). Compare this to the new iPad Mini with Retina Display which spots a 2048 x 1536 resolution, […]
We look at the top 10 video sharing sites that are free and how you can make use of these for education purposes.
Here is a quick run down of the top budget tablets for education with focus on price points and specifications that matter. If you are looking at a BYOD strategy for your school and are considering devices to recommend to students, here is good place to start.
In this video we look at the different aspects of Managing The Course Area on Moodle specifically: – How to Add, Remove or Hide a Section – How to Update Section Header & Description – How to Re-order the Sections Colour My Learning is your source for some of the best learning platforms and Virtual […]
Not too long ago, we reviewed a free video converter application from Freemake. It had all the features that you could ever need on a video converter but it was only available for PC. So we scouted around for one that was available on both the PC and MAC and found a video converter very similar […]
Our first in the the series of VLE Tutorials from our Teaching with Technology Course that we will be producing in the coming weeks. In this screencast episode we look at how to Get Started on your Moodle VLE. This is the first in the series of training videos and we will be looking to […]
I recently had a really good chat with a Director of Learning at a large Academy and I was asked, “How would one use Moodle for lessons held in classrooms where students do not have access to computers?” While it is easy to see how one would use Moodle to teach Computing or ICT as […]
We reviewed the cloud based online editor right out of the Internet browser in our article Free Online Photo Editors Review. However, we are here this time to check out the Pixlr photo editing apps. Pixlr have made them available for both Android and iOS platforms. We reviewed a handful of free photo editing apps before, […]
For those using the Assignment module to set homework for students, it’s easy to skip some of the settings available for you to control the way the module work. Apart from the Assignment Name and Description which are both compulsory fields, most users tend to skip down to the bottom to save and publish the […]
There are many routers on offer with USB port(s) that allow users to connect a printer, scanner or external USB drive to it. These can then be shared on the network through configurations on the management console. Basic controls over the hard drive will turn your USB drive and router into a mini file server […]
Samsung announced the launch of their next generation Phablet (a cross between Phone and Tablet), the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA show in Berlin yesterday. Samsung also bought the first SmartWatch to the market, the Samsung Galaxy Gear, but let’s leave that for another article. So what are the feature highlights and how […]
While there are mechanisms to synchronise your address book in Outlook with Gmail Contacts, this requires a third party software or plug-in such as one reviewed on CNET. CNET referred to a free software (with upgrade options) called Contacts Sync. The free option does have some limitations. If you are a Google Apps for Business user (a […]