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  1. Easter...

    , 28th March 2013 at 10:38 AM
    So Easter is nearly here for us in Schools. Today at 3.30pm I will be loading my car with boxes and boxes of GCSE and A-Level work to mark over the Easter holidays. What can I say - fun, fun, fun!

    I have been busy in Year 10 lessons preparing my students for an exam on 6th June - Cambridge Nationals in ICT. The unit of study is Computer Systems and does involve, very much the use of computer systems and the more technical aspects of the subject - networks, hardware, etc. The ...
  2. Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 1

    by , 22nd March 2013 at 06:12 PM
    I've mentioned on the forums a few times that we're in the planning stages of implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I'm now at the end of the planning stage and am moving towards implementation.

    During the planning stages, we have been evaluating the Mac component of the product. My colleague @Roberto has written a little about it on his blog at It's Always My Problem. You should go read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

    Have you ...
  3. ICT Tip #36 - Aero Shake

    by , 19th March 2013 at 03:18 PM
    Our staff loved this one. Personally I've never used the gesture much - too much in the habit of Win+D then Alt+Tab - but people were at first disbelieving and then endlessly amused. Says something about school staff that, perhaps.

    So for the entertainment and delight of your peers, here's ICT Tip 036 - Aero Shake.doc

    Any monetary tips you get from people, let me know and I'll pass you my PayPal details. Not that you should be charging money for these anyway, of course - ...
  4. Review: Parotec InSync Apple Ipad charging and synchronising case.

    by , 15th March 2013 at 02:10 PM (Bob's Blog)
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    One of the schools I am working at ordered one of these about six months ago. It was bought through an Apple reseller along with a number of Ipads (15). The cost of the device was not cheap! So lets see what you get for your money. There are 16 slots for ipads and one larger slot for a laptop, 16 short charge/synch cables, an internal 240V socket for the laptop charger and an external 240V supply socket.

    The external case appears to be made ...

    Updated 15th March 2013 at 02:12 PM by Hacksawbob

  5. Virtual Insanity: Part Three - A Quick Catch Up

    by , 12th March 2013 at 02:54 PM
    This draft has been sitting here for ten months now. I very much doubt anyone who was following along before still gives a monkey's. However, I'm sick of EduGeek prompting me to carry on with this draft, so I'm going to write this introduction then just publish the bloody thing

    I think the advice below is all still sound. It looks right, but the work was a year ago. I've done a lot in that year so have completely forgotten everything I did with the servers.

    ~~wibbly ...
  6. ICT Tip #35 - Show the Desktop

    by , 12th March 2013 at 02:50 PM
    Dead easy one this one. It got frustrating watching people minimise every window in sight when I asked them to go to a shortcut on the desktop, so I went off and wrote up ICT Tip 035 - Show the Desktop.doc

    Do what you will with it, so long as you make no profit (unless you make some and send it all to me, that's fine )
  7. ICT Tip #34 - Save As with Libraries

    by , 5th March 2013 at 04:00 PM
    Afternoon all! Another tip that may be entirely useless to you this week, as I know not everyone uses Libraries in their environments. For my part I devoted the time necessary to hack them into shape suitable for a network environment, not that Microsoft made that easy - but that's a rant for another time.

    Anyway - tip #34 - Using Libraries to navigate quickly around the Save As dialog: ICT Tip 034 - Save As with Libraries.doc.

    Steal but don't sell, obv.
  8. VB Script to disable the Java IE plugin

    by , 4th March 2013 at 07:50 PM
    Java has been an extreme pain in the neck as of late with the constant updates. Many sources are calling to uninstall it, but unfortunately many of us don't have the luxury of doing that. So the next best thing besides pushing out a stream of updates (that are already exploitable out of the box) you can do is to disable the Internet Explorer plugin. The ability to run Java within a browser is something that isn't needed in my district; all that is needed is for Java Web Start to handle the JNLP ...
    VB Script
  9. Welcome!

    by , 1st March 2013 at 12:27 PM
    Hi, I'm Connor - and I'm 13.

    I'm starting a blog here on the technical aspects of creating a school website. Hope you enjoy the blog.

    Connor :') x