2017 Xmas Gift Guide for Geeks

It’s that time of year again already! Time to start ordering stuff up for yourself or a geeky loved one. Here is a list of some cool stuff to give you ideas. Some of these will also be included in the Black Friday deals so order fast!   Voice Assistants These are all the rage atContinue reading “2017 Xmas Gift Guide for Geeks”

Getting free iPad apps for education

I may be late to the party on this one but figured it was worth sharing just in case others have not come across it. The website Boy Genius Report has a section that seems to be updated with a daily post detailing iPhone apps that have gone from being paid to free. There willContinue reading “Getting free iPad apps for education”

Grow Wild Raspberry Pi Time-lapse

This year our school Eco Club began a project to plant a wild flower area in the school grounds. This was part of the Grow Wild scheme run in association with Kew Gardens. I am not much of a gardener so my attention was turned to the techy side. The team wanted a time-lapse videoContinue reading “Grow Wild Raspberry Pi Time-lapse”

Help Dyslexic students with this free font

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 andContinue reading “Help Dyslexic students with this free font”

Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction

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 TeachingContinue reading “Teaching with Moodle: An Introduction”

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 creditContinue reading “The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B!”

10+ things your geek would love for Christmas

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!Continue reading “10+ things your geek would love for Christmas”