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 12:29 PM 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!
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
Our staff loved this one. Personally I've never used the gesture much - too much in the habit of Win+D then Alt+Tab - but people were at first disbelieving and then endlessly amused. Says something about school staff that, perhaps.
So for the entertainment and delight of your peers, here's ICT Tip 036 - Aero Shake.doc
Any monetary tips you get from people, let me know and I'll pass you my PayPal details. Not that you should be charging money for these anyway, of course -
This draft has been sitting here for ten months now. I very much doubt anyone who was following along before still gives a monkey's. However, I'm sick of EduGeek prompting me to carry on with this draft, so I'm going to write this introduction then just publish the bloody thing
I think the advice below is all still sound. It looks right, but the work was a year ago. I've done a lot in that year so have completely forgotten everything I did with the servers. ~~wibbly
Dead easy one this one. It got frustrating watching people minimise every window in sight when I asked them to go to a shortcut on the desktop, so I went off and wrote up ICT Tip 035 - Show the Desktop.doc
Do what you will with it, so long as you make no profit (unless you make some and send it all to me, that's fine )