Another late post - although I have a good excuse this time, I was busy in the ultrasound room for my wife's 20 week scan yesterday
Following on from last week's look-at-the-shiny-3D-effect ICT Tip #47 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab, this week we have the much more useful, useable and sensible alternative: ICT Tip 048 - Switching Windows with Alt+Tab.doc
Best of luck in getting your users to use it
One of those quick little tips that makes life much easier - albeit I opted to show the shiny version to people first, because some people are forever impressed by a little bit of 3D gimmickry. It's like Alt+Tab but less useful, it's... ICT Tip 047 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab.doc!
I don't know why I bother trying to build up suspense when I name the tip in the title of every post
Continuing a theme from last week's Snipping Tool, if you're working in Word 2010 you can directly insert screen captures into a document - something else I had to have pointed out to me (by my wife, in this instance). Short and sweet and oh so useful: ICT Tip 046 - Insert Screenshot in Word.doc
Late again. Sorry!
This one was new to me when a teacher pointed it out, and is actually fantastically useful - particularly if you're trying to train your users in how to report an issue (good luck, if so). ICT Tip 045 - Snipping Tool.doc is an easy way of screencapping areas of a screen. It is actually quicker than Print Screen -> Open Irfanview -> Paste -> Crop -> Copy -> Paste, so may well be useful to you as well as your end users.
ICT Tip 044 - Work Email on Smartphones.doc
Y'all will have to do a bit of the work yourselves this week - I've stripped out all the settings specific to my domain and replaced with them [placeholders in squarebrackets]. Go through and fill out the details as appropriate to your network. We use Exchange here, so it may not be appropriate for your network, though I'd have thought most email services were capable of supporting smartphone email.
iPhone, Android and Windows Phone instructions
Back in time for an older tip, not that it matters to anyone but me. There's a chunk of school-specific tips from 42-44 so in an attempt to maintain my buffer, I've gone back and pulled out an ever-relevant tip I wrote when we changed email provider and started to suffer an onslaught of spam. ICT Tip 018 - Avoiding Scam E-mails.doc
It's a bit longer at 4 pages, but some people require a comprehensive dismantling of their na´vety.
I have been really lax with this, sorry. Missed last week and late this week. Can you tell that I've hit the traditional pre-Summer ramping up of work?
#40 gets skipped out as it was only relevant internally, so on to #41 - a simple one that you and I couldn't live without, yet remains a mystery to most: ICT Tip 041 - Using Tab to move between input fields.doc
Nevermore will you struggle to bite your tongue as a user types out their username, then reaches for the mouse, overshoots the password box,
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 11:29 AM by sonofsanta
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
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!