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  1. ICT Tip #29 - Recent Documents in Windows 7

    by , 31st January 2013 at 03:18 PM
    Apologies for the lateness on this one, real life rather got in the way this end. I've just managed to send out a tip round here, so it's time I posted another one up here for your pleasure.

    This one follows on quite closely from last week's tip on pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu; this week it's ICT Tip 029 - Recent Documents in Win7.doc. The thinking being that you can pin your most used applications, then pin the most used documents in that application.

    We noticed that a number of ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 01:03 PM by sonofsanta

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  2. Creating a box and whisker plot in Excel 2007

    by , 31st January 2013 at 01:05 PM
    Excel doesn't have a built-in Box and Whisker chart type, but it's possible to make something similar-looking using a Stock chart.

    I have created a PDF detailing how to do this:
    Cloning of servers-creating-box-whisker-plot-excel-2007.pdf
  3. BETT show

    by , 30th January 2013 at 09:48 PM
    Well, today I visited the BETT show at Excel in London and, as a result, today I joined EduGeek.
    I wonder what other BETT show visitors made of it?

    I made a beeline for and particularly enjoyed the event 'Technology and How We Learn' where Armand D'Angour, Bette Chambers and Susan Greenfield gave us their take on what 'educational software/programming' ought to be aiming for. Highly though provoking.
    Brave and outspoken, I particularly enjoyed Bette Chambers (Uni York and ...
  4. Capita SIMS Developments for 2013 - SIMs Learning Gateway

    by , 30th January 2013 at 12:10 PM
    A departure from my normal blog topics to something even more relevant to a lot of schools than my normal writings.

    SIMS is a School Management database, written and supported by Capita Education Services. 6 months has passed since I was invited to join Capita at their Annual Conference to see and write about forthcoming changes, as well as report back on the year (and ask the awkward questions from the community). In this post, Im going to pick up on SIMS Learning ...
  5. NETMANs 1st Blog Apple iPads and moving to the dark side!

    by , 30th January 2013 at 10:51 AM
    Welcome to Animated Trouble's 1st blog

    I'm the network manager in a school in hertfordshire and have been for 6 years - Now moving into the iPad area requested by teachers is a challenge in themselves! just how do you add in a piece of technology designed for single user to a windows network! When in a meeting with apple the IT team explained how we could use VDI to make use of current programs and networks to make use of Window and Apple and move forward - the response from apple ...
  6. First geek post...

    , 29th January 2013 at 04:27 PM
    Well, my first post on my Edugeek blog!! I have had the account since January 2010 and never even knew there was a Blogging platform, built in to the site!

    I have loved Edugeek and its forums / blogs since I went to BETT in January 2010 (hence joining then!), and I am currently mega-excited (yes, I know, a little sad!) about BETT this year, as I am going up on Thursday.

    What makes it better this year, is that I am taking a group of Year 13 BTEC students with me!
    Tags: bett, btec, geek
  7. When will it stop

    by , 28th January 2013 at 01:26 PM
    I woke up this morning and thougt to myself when will it end. Working as a ICT Tech in a school is great but it looks like I may have do do more Outgoings (food fuel gas electric mortgage)- doing nice things = still cant afford to live.
    Gas prices keep going up petrol keeps going up cost of living keeps going up wages stay the same.
    My parter told me to sell myself I told her none would buy a body like this lol.

    Never mind off to earn some more penny's.
  8. Intranet and Extranet SSO and Usability Project - Part 2

    by , 27th January 2013 at 06:07 PM
    This post is a continuation of my battle to compelte a cohesive intranet; and some more ramblings about Sharepoint. Its turned into a monster of a project this one. The external single sign on (SSO) was a breeze - thanks to Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) - but this presented an issue - internal or external, you would be faced with a logon screen. Not ideal - internally we wanted a double SSO which would use your Active Directory logon session to SSO with the TMG HTTP session.
  9. Learn Dash - Moodle Alternative?

    by , 24th January 2013 at 06:18 AM
    I am really looking forward to the launch of the new LMS for wordpress users - Learn Dash.
    It will work with ANY wordpress theme so you can just plug straight in and start building the courses and assigning/registering users.
    Personally, I find WP more user friendly to setup and maintain than Moodle, so this will suit me.

    For those interested WordPress LMS | Learning Management System Built on WP

    All the best.

    Updated 24th January 2013 at 06:23 AM by cschmid

  10. Kiss of death to USB thumb drives

    by , 23rd January 2013 at 11:29 PM
    OK Maybe it is just my school but does anyone else have staff who can trash thumb drives at will?

    I am now the proud owner of a number of returned sticks because they are no longer being recognised by our PC's or laptops. Have a Verbatim Store N Go drive sitting in my home machine (Win 7 64) now and it is just flashing away. Explorer etc. can see it and allocate a drive letter but you can't access it. Got an XP machine at school to eventually bring it up in Disk Manager and it said ...
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