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  1. 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.
  2. 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 ...
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  3. 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
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  4. ICT Tip #33 - Quick Navigation with the Windows 7 Start Menu

    by , 27th February 2013 at 02:55 PM
    Sorry, bit delayed as I only finished up my tip for here late yesterday afternoon so ran out of time to post this; then I got busy this morning and, well, it's now a day late. Sorry.

    Anyway! This tip may or may not be overly relevant to you, as it depends on how you've configured your environment; still, it should be a starting point. ICT Tip 033 - Quick Navigation with the Start Menu.doc

    Steal/adapt/re-use/redistribute, but no charging money. Not sure how much you'd get, mind.
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  5. A thought on blocking used games and DRM...

    by , 20th February 2013 at 09:07 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    This says that a company CANNOT block the sale of software. And that once you've purchased it, they lose the right to control it. Steam even changed their rules on reselling games because of it [Only in the EU, IIRC.]

    There's also another court decision, which I can't find, what says that EULAs aren't legally binding. So they can't even get you that way. But, that may be US only.

    So it follows logically, that this and this would be illegal in the EU, along with a lot ...
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    Random ramblings
  6. HyperV Clusters

    by , 17th February 2013 at 08:01 PM
    Some of you may have read from my previous Microsoft School Blog posts that I run a HyperV Clustered network. This consists of 3 HyperV Hosts, running Server 2008 R2 (considering when to upgrade to 2012)... with the VHD server data files located on a SAN.

    This allows me to use the Failover Clustering feature to manage the resilience of the network.

    This week; I came across an odd problem.

    I was getting ready to do some maintenance across the system - ...
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  7. ICT Tip #32 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by content

    by , 12th February 2013 at 02:48 PM
    Continuing on closely from last time, we're going into a bit more detail on the Windows 7 search tool - how to search for a file based on the content inside it. Useful when every document you save is in the format Doc1 - new version - really new version - USE THIS ONE - old.docx

    You'd think I'd worked in education for five years, watching staff and students alike using just this naming scheme.

    ICT Tip 032 - Searching by File Content.doc

    Steal/reuse/remix/share, but profit ...
  8. NAACE ICT Impact Awards

    by , 11th February 2013 at 04:25 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
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    It felt very strange on Thursday whilst down at BETT ... I was nervous, excited, pensive and lots of other things which generally mean I was not too sure how to feel.

    I had been put forward for an award and was waiting to hear about being shortlisted.

    Naace has no doubt about the impact that ICT can have on learning and teaching when used well by skilled and creative professionals. ICT makes a real difference to learnerís achievement
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  9. ICT Tip #31 - Searching Windows 7 Folders by filename

    by , 5th February 2013 at 03:39 PM
    Yes, number 31. Number 30 was a tip specific to our school about using the new headed paper by going to My Templates in Word 2010, because group policy preferences lets you do really cool stuff these days.

    Anyway, number 31 is a brief guide on searching folders in Windows 7 using the built in search. No, it's not perfect. No, it's not quick. But it does the job most of the time and it's right there. It'll meet the needs of most people most of the time and, in theory, save you all ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:03 PM by sonofsanta (tags & category)

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  10. BETT 2013

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    jom
    , 2nd February 2013 at 08:20 PM
    Well, I said I was going to BETT and here I am blogging about it. Thanks to LickOfPaint for the comment - I remember going to BETT a couple of years ago and joining Edugeek as a result. I have been using it for hints and tips and to find out info. about certain things, but had never blogged before. So, I was glad to see your comment - thanks!

    So - BETT was, as ever, exciting, inspiring and a good event where I was able to see the latest gadgets and gizmos for my classroom. I ...