With the vast array of multimedia options available for the classroom these days it is easy to get a bit lost or confused. By the time you reach the end of this article i hope you will be a little more informed which will make your future buying decisions a little easier.
I will start with Smart Boards, they have been around for the longest time and in our experience seem to be the most popular multimedia addition to a classroom. They come bundled with the fantastic SMART Notebook Advantage collaborative learning software.
Updated 3rd June 2014 at 10:37 AM by Cablers_JonPaul
Why Get Interactive Projectors? Modern teaching practices rely increasingly on digital media to get results and keep learners engaged. Schools and colleges are benefiting from providing well connected multimedia rich environments and interactivity that can be used across all subject areas. An interactive projector provides an option that integrates the interactivity of a whiteboard into a projector, you could think of it as a virtual whiteboard.
Updated 21st May 2014 at 12:36 PM by Cablers_JonPaul
Been a bit of a break, sorry - some bugger keeps putting exams on in school, the cheek of it - but I've made time again today, so have a tip: ICT Tip 068 - Forcing webpages to reload.doc
Lots of people keep asking me what the transparent proxy forwarder in onBoarder is and how does it work. I thought I would write a post to try to explain what it is and how it can benefit a school or business with an upstream proxy.
Having been involved in deploying BYOD systems for some time now, the biggest frustration for us has been upstream proxy. The main problems we have encountered have been managing user device configuration and faults in guest and BYOD web redirection
Wireless has, for the most part, been the bane of my existence as a Network Manager. It's flaky, it's unreliable and it can ruin your otherwise lovely day. Combined with some odd behaviour with Windows 7 and domains, student logins tend to be a bit of a lottery, with around a 1% chance of getting an error "there are no logon servers available..." and another 1% chance of logging in fine, but having no My Documents or Start Menu as they haven't mapped properly
“Wireless networking works well in all schools and can help deliver major educational benefits.” Now that may be a sweeping statement but i believe it is a powerful truth. A carefully planned wireless network will allow more children to benefit from ICT learning. It also gives teachers the freedom to incorporate ICT into more subjects and the flexibility to use more areas of the school for a wider range of purposes. Which is no bad thing considering the pressure
Updated 7th May 2014 at 02:12 PM by Cablers_JonPaul
A really short and simple one this, but it was one that was news to me when someone pointed it out - using Ctrl + [ ] to resize text up and down a point at a time. ICT Tip 066 - Quickly Resize Text.doc
Why do we carry out wireless surveys? Cabler’s provide a complete range of services to organisations planning to implement wireless and mobile network solutions.
The best piece of advice i can give you before you embark on your wireless adventure is to do some homework on the company or consultant you plan to work with. Ask for testimonials and case studies, these will always be provided by businesses with a proven track record. Unfortunately we visit too many organizations
Updated 29th May 2014 at 12:55 PM by Cablers_JonPaul
As in, how to right-click>send to>mail recipient. Bit wordier than that, and with a picture.
So, in the fruity corner we have the Apple TV. In the red, green and yellow corner we have the Google Chromecast. Which is better? There's only one way to find out!
I've owned an AppleTV since just after Apple released the second generation iOS version so probably for two and a half years. It's been sitting underneath my TV ever since doing stirling