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  1. Implementing a 1 to 1 Laptop Scheme

    by , 16th December 2010 at 03:08 AM
    click here for original blog link

    There are many ways to implement a successful 1:1 laptop scheme, below is a list of areas to consider. Each school, college, educational establishment will have its own factors, special areas to consider, below is my list of things to consider.

    After the list below, I have included a paragraph of information related to my own specific experience of implementing a very successful Apple Macbook Pro 1:1 scheme. It should also be noted ...
  2. Five Jobs You Can Do At Christmas

    by , 15th December 2010 at 10:02 PM
    Holidays for IT support in education are usually full of server and system upgrades as the staff and students are not in and this enables us to take the system down. However at Christmas we get one or two days at the most. This is due to the bank holidays and IT support staff, heaven forbid, wanting to spend time with their families.

    Take these few days to do the few little jobs that you have been meaning to get sorted. Below are some suggestions to help you on your way (of course ...

    Updated 16th December 2010 at 12:20 PM by russdev

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  3. Tapatalk application for use on the forums with your mobile device

    by , 15th December 2010 at 06:27 PM
    First off, I want to say I have NO affiliation with Tapatalk, I am just a happy user of the service, and would like to notify the admins of this site (assuming this is a start, or someone can point them to this thread perhaps?).

    I personally use this as an admin on a local VB forum, and as a user on another forum. When I signed up here, and saw it was a VB site, I looked to add it to my device, and it wasn't there. So I figured I'd make a post, and thought this would be the best ...
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  4. Replacing Microsoft Exchange with Live@Edu.... NOT SO FAST!!

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    zag
    , 8th December 2010 at 04:52 PM


    OK, so I heard a great quote on twitter a while back:

    "In 5 years time, running an exchange server will be like running your own nuclear power plant to heat your home"

    This sounds like a sensible statement to me and since we have an aging Exchange 2003 server I thought I would look into being an early adopter of their "Live@EDU" cloud based email system.

    ...

    Updated 9th December 2010 at 09:02 AM by zag

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  5. XenServer - Linux Based but not always liking Linux Virtual Machines

    by , 8th December 2010 at 03:44 PM
    We've had a XenServer running since last year, and have been impressed so much that we introduced another one this year and both hosts have some eight Windows based servers sitting on them.

    I've got a small Linux server running on an old workstation that hosts the Xibo Signage System and also looks after LimeSurveys as well running on Ubuntu. My plan was to move this to another VM on the newer host as it has more than enough capacity.

    It would seem that only certain ...
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  6. Where are you all coming from!?

    by , 24th November 2010 at 09:25 PM
    I've just been browsign teh forumsand noticed a member from Canada with over 200 posts and another US user with 300+. I mean it's great that we have such global coverage and membership, but I'm a bit ashamed to admit that I've never noticed these people before, and they've been posting for ages!!
    Mind you, if more of you North American members want to say hi at the ISTE 2011 show in Philly in June plese do. It's nice to put names to faces.
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  7. Exam Boards, am I missing something?

    by , 24th November 2010 at 03:47 PM
    Teacher preparing for OCR Level 1 ICT Functional Skills, and this particular guidance note took my interest:

    During the time allowed for Part B (1 hour 45 minutes), candidates must not have access to the internet. Candidates should not be able to send or receive emails but must have access to email software (such as Outlook or Outlook Express) so that they can demonstrate their ability to e.g. organise attachments when sending an email.
    So, blocking Internet - no problem, ...
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  8. Graham Alexander Who?

    by , 23rd November 2010 at 12:49 PM
    Been tasked with looking into implementing an internal VOIP phone system to link up some buildings that don't have phone lines installed.

    Have been looking at things like 3CX and AsteriskNow (with Freepbx).

    Have to say that I really do like the look of 3CX; windows based, really easy to setup and configure but its going to cost if we want to have more than 4 people talking at one. Also been told there is no money.

    So, looking at AsteriskNOW, and its ...
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  9. Fellow IT Professionals - HELLO!!!

    by , 12th November 2010 at 04:25 PM
    Hi there all,

    I am the newest member of the CP office. I have been an observer of the site but recently thought i should be more involved.

    Keep up the good work and great threads.

    All the best,

    Adam

    Team CP
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  10. Banning Ipods, Blackberries, Androids, home laptops from your School network

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    zag
    , 10th November 2010 at 11:54 AM
    I recently had a problem where we were running low on IP addresses. I looked in DHCP and had about 655 active leases over the last 7 days. Now I'm pretty sure I don't have that many devices in the entire school! It turns out that there were a large amount of IPhones and other unauthorized mobile devices attached to our wireless. I guess the kids managed to find out the wireless key again!

    Anti-Virus Software-iphone7-copy.jpg

    There are a number of solutions to this problem, ...
    Tags: ban, dhcp, security
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