Our recent visit to Paris was a lot more relaxed especially as we had seen and done most things touristy the first time round. It did however allow us the luxury of re-visiting the places that we felt were the ‘must see’ spots.
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In our last article, we looked at Google’s New Nexus 7 (II) vs Nexus 7. In this article, we compare the New Nexus 7 (2013) to other Tech Giant’s offerings, the Amazon’s Android tablets, the Kindle Fire HDs and Apple iPad mini. Amazon’s release of the bigger Kindle Fire HD tablet with 8.9″ display in April […]
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 […]
For many the sole purpose of visiting Paris is to get as close to the Eiffel Tower as possible. For the majority the spectacular view of the bronze steel structure against the romantic River Seine and breath-taking architecture that surrounds, is not enough. The trip to the very top of the Eiffel Tower is almost […]
Accommodation Once we decided that we were going to spend the first week of the European Road Trip in Paris before heading off on the rest of the Great Adventure, we had to start looking at accommodation options. We debated staying on the outskirts of Paris and taking the metro in every day or staying […]
Preparing For the European Trip Tomorrow we set off on our great adventure – A Europe Road Trip! Interestingly the build-up to the road trip and the research in to how to prepare for a road trip was surprisingly limited. So we thought that we would share all that we had learnt in one easy […]
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 […]
To all budding authors looking to self publish their ebook, here is an excellent book that you will find a good companion. Available for FREE on amazon from today, the ‘Quick Guide to Publish Your E-Book in 5 Easy Steps’ for Amazon’s Kindle platform can be yours simply by visiting Amazon to get your copy. The […]
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 […]