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.
Apps, Gadgets, Spaces, VLEs, Web
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 […]
We were asked recently to advise on the possible solutions for a noisy switch. Physically the school was limited on space and for various reasons, the age of buildings (hence very thick walls) and an ‘interesting’ layout demanded that the network (both wired and wireless) had it’s own peculiarities including the placement of some of […]
We all know at least one person who refuses to be drawn to technology. ‘It’s too difficult’, ‘I’m too old’, ‘It’s not for me’….the excuses are vast and reasoning fairly simple to understand for technology is at once scary and exciting. For a multitude of people who have not yet experienced the draw of technology, […]
Users of Windows 8 Tablet or laptops with touch screen interface will find switching between apps both Windows Store apps and the desktop as easy as swiping across the screen but what about those driving their laptop PC with a pointing device, mouse or trackpad. Here is a quick tutorial on how to switch between […]
The first in our series on “100 Free Web Tools for Schools” is one from Google called Hangouts. Google+ Hangouts is a group video, voice and text chat platform that allows up to 10 people to get together online at the same time. This free communication tool is comparable to Skype premium where if you […]
We had a look recently at Lenovo Yoga, a hybrid computer based on Windows 8 in a previous post. Here we take a look at another PC innovation brought about by the release of Windows 8. At the launch event in New York, Steove Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO said Windows 8 brings together the best of […]
If you’re currently in the market for a tablet, you would be forgiven if you had a hard time trying to decide which one to go for. If you need some guidance, our recent How to choose the right tablet article might help you narrow down your choices. If however, you’ve decided that you’d like […]