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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 Teaching […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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My method for Windows system imaging

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 […]

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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 […]

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iOS 9 – Features of note for education

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 […]

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Open source PC imaging with FOG

If you manage a large number of Windows PCs you will want a way to set them up as quickly and painlessly as possible. There are many system imaging solutions out there (such as Symantec Ghost, Altiris etc) but these tend to be expensive. Working in education you learn quickly to find cheap or free […]

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TP-Link Travel Router

A travel router has been an item on my “to buy” list for some and I am now on a 5 day holiday to England so took this as the impetus to go ahead and buy one. So I bought the TP-Link TL-MR3020 Travel Router from Amazon.