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  1. Installing a PHP/MySQL Development Server for students on Windows Server 2012 - Part2

    by , 29th April 2013 at 12:31 PM
    So, continuing on from Part 1, where we set up a PHP server on Server 2012, lets get into MySQL.

    You don't need to do this bit if you don't need the database functionality. There's still plenty you can teach with PHP alone, and that's what we're planning to do with Key Stage 4 anyway. Our Key Stage 5 do want to make use of databases though, so here we go...

    Installing MySQL
    Open up the Web Platform Installer that we downloaded last time round and search for MySQL. ...

    Updated 9th May 2013 at 12:29 PM by sonofsanta

  2. Inside SIMS and its development - an interview with the Team

    by , 28th April 2013 at 08:13 PM
    So, back at the end of January, I got the opportunity to sit down with a number of the key people behind SIMS, namely Jon Wood, Graham Cooper, Ben Jones and Phil Neal.

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    Above - Phil Neal (MD); Graham Cooper (Head of Product Strategy)

    This follows my article on SLG; and the hints at what was to become the Spring 2013 release.

    It was refreshing to get to speak so candidly with the ...
  3. Installing a PHP/MySQL Development Server for students on Windows Server 2012 - Part1

    by , 26th April 2013 at 04:28 PM
    This is going to get lengthy. In the interests of keeping it under control, I'm going to assume you know what you're doing to a certain extent.

    With all the curriculum changes in ICT/Computer Science, our head of ICT wants to start teaching more PHP, which sounds like a grand plan to me (that's where my degree is, so of course I know that PHP is the best of all scripting languages).

    I have no real experience in setting up Linux servers for the usual LAMP paradigm, so I ...

    Updated 28th November 2014 at 11:05 AM by sonofsanta

  4. ICT Tip #39 - Full Screen in IE

    by , 26th April 2013 at 11:04 AM
    Completely forgot to put this up on Tuesday. Sorry

    We're skipping #38 (which was about our school Twitter feed) and going straight to ICT Tip 039 - Full Screen in IE.doc, aka "The F11 Key"

    Share it/use it/don't sell it!
  5. MSI creator for exe program

    by , 26th April 2013 at 11:01 AM
    Hi guys.Can you guys recommend a good and easy program for creating MSI packages from .exe programs. Ihave some free programs that teachers would like to use but these programsnormally donít come with MSI packages or a lot of hassle to get the MSI formats. The program could be a paid program.
  6. Mimio Not working

    by , 24th April 2013 at 11:09 AM
    Good Morning

    I have i mimio unit that i have had issues with from day 1. on Monday i was advised that while he was using the mimio teach it stoped working and that he presumed that it was beacuse the pen had run out of charge, that however does not seem to be the case as i have had the pen on charge for 2 full days without it being used and there is no life in the unit, has any1 had this problem or did i get a friday/monday unit?
  7. HAP+ v9 - Basic CSS - Tweaking the colour scheme

    by , 23rd April 2013 at 01:03 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mattgrimley View Post
    This is a very basic guide on how to change the fundamental colour scheme in HAP+ using CSS. This is far from comprehensive and only changes a few of the colours, but if you were wondering how it might get you started It will perhaps be useful to no-one else but me..

    What you will need:
    1. A logo for the Left-hand block. (i made mine 350 pixels wide - but i havent tested the impact of this in mobile view etc. Any bigger and it was only showing partially)
    2. A Primary bold
  8. ICT Tip #37 - Aero Snap

    by , 16th April 2013 at 04:10 PM
    This is the killer feature in Windows 7 as far as I'm concerned. This and the searchable Start Menu.

    It's simple, but I use it dozens of times a day. It's quick. It's effective. It's listed in the title of this blog post, completely undermining any attempted suspense. It is, of course, the wonder of ICT Tip 037 - Aero Snap.doc!

    A lot of people have no idea that this exists, despite it being useful for nearly everyone. Send it out. Tell them. Share the joy of knowledge. Just ...
    ICT Tips
  9. A few updates

    , 16th April 2013 at 02:51 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Quite a bit has happened since November...

    First off my Kubuntu install fell apart after most of my games library was locked out regardless of WINE. The titles that did work with WINE were too big a pain to get working again and I just wanted my incredible gaming rig back! Since my Windows 7 CD Key was coming up invalid, I found myself forced to install Windows 8 and after an initial "I hate Metro" period it proved to be quite a usable OS...if you throw Metro out the window. ...

    Updated 16th April 2013 at 02:52 PM by CAM

  10. SSRS + Widgets = Dynamic Desktop

    by , 14th April 2013 at 10:00 AM (The Progresso Geek)
    After 2 days of training in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) I have now written my first report.
    I wanted it to be useful but also to keep it simple what with it being my first venture into SSRS. As any of you who work with school's MIS databases will know the many different types of data that is recorded, so I decided to go for a report based on learner data.
    Also, I love the fact that you can place these reports within a widget on a users desktop. So as soon as a user logs on, ...

    Updated 19th March 2014 at 06:30 AM by ProgressoGeek

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