Just a quick post today to draw attention to something we have used for a while but I keep meaning to mention. A few years ago I came across a student that was considering using a laptop instead of the iPad. I was keen to know why and it transpired that they had dyslexia and […]
If you are a beginner to the Moodle Learning Management System or even a current user just wishing to update and hone their skills then I can highly recommend this free online course delivered by the Moodle team themselves. The course will take you through the basics of using Moodle to deliver Learning and Teaching […]
The Perfect Month
So I have a dark secret….. I play Pokemon Go. It is a part of the reason things have been so quiet on here. I just missed the original Pokemon craze as a player, but I worked in Game at the time so was exposed to the mania of it on a daily basis. “Hey […]
The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B!
The Raspberry Pi Foundation have just celebrated their 4th birthday today (although due to leap year technicalities they are claiming it is only their 1st birthday!). And what better way to celebrate than with the release of a fresh new Raspberry Pi! What is a Raspberry Pi? The Raspberry Pi is a low cost credit […]
A computer for £4!
This really is an amazing time to be a geek. The awesome Raspberry Pi Foundation continue to amaze. They have just released a new model of Raspberry Pi – the Pi Zero. It is only £4 / $5 to buy! If that isn’t enough to completely blow your mind, they are giving them away free on […]
Buying gifts for geeks is not easy. They tend to hide in their rooms a lot and not speak to humans often so knowing what they want can be hard. Here are a few ideas to get you started. And yes, I know it isn’t 1st of December yet. I’m giving you time for postage! […]
Recommended – Evernote Scannable
Just a quick app recommendation today. Scanning documents to get them into digital form can be a pain. Not everyone has a scanner at home and they can take time to use. Scannable by Evernote is a free app for iOS devices that uses your camera to scan documents. In the past this has resulted in […]
In our school we use FOG as our imaging system as I have mentioned before. I like to keep a default image with an up to date installation of Windows 7 Pro, Office 2010 and other essential tools and utilities on it. Most of our smaller bits of software we push out to the machines […]
Big week for geeks
It is set to be an exciting week for geeks. Tomorrow sees Apple holding their annual iPhone launch event and the Raspberry Pi foundation just launched their official 7 inch touch display for the Raspberry Pi. Apple event It is expected they will release a new iPhone, most likely a 6S, and the main new […]
So Apple’s iOS 9 operating system for iPhones, iPads and iPods is currently in open Public Beta and will be released to the general public en masse probably around mid September. iOS 7 was a major visual change, iOS 8 had lots of work done behind the scenes and added new functionality with extensions and […]