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    Things for BETT 2009 #1

    I want us to put together a booklet which will have 200 (or possibly more) essential tips and tricks for school networks to be given out free of charge at BETT 2009.
    It will have sections including:

    Windows
    Linux
    Mac
    PC Hardware
    Networking
    Miscellaneous

    The tips should be short, useful and easy to follow by teachers (Tough, but I know you all like a challenge). Usernames or real names will be credited by each one used.
    Start posting them here.

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    Can you give us an example of the sort of thing you are after?

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    Misc: Plan for the future; don't expect things to be done immediately.

    The tips should be short, useful and easy to follow by teachers

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    Powerpoint has a record mode. You can use this to narrate your slides, record your mouse movements and clicks, and then export it as a flash file so that students can view / listen to your presentation when they need to review the unit, or revise, or if they have not been at the lesson.

    Bored of using Powerpoint for your presentations when you have a series of pictures or images? Use PhotoStory instead. Create your movie and away you go.

    On a Mac and want to use a Keynote presentation on a PC? Export your presentation as a quicktime movie and chose 'manual advance' so that it automatically pauses at the end of each transition until you click your mouse or hit the spacebar.

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    As a suggestion for an additional section, how about including a list of useful websites/free resources? I think this would be really useful information to give out as well as tips and tricks. Just an idea!

    Mike.

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    To some extent this is already done by Schoolzone (who will be running the software information point).

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    How much is a stand at BETT?

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    How About Shortcuts?

    Cut: CTRL + X
    Copy: CTRL + C
    Paste: CTRL + V

    Also you could mention free software that is similar to the popular brands such as openoffice

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    How about these;

    Using a wireless laptop and can't access the network? Ensure the wireless adapter is switched on and connected by checking the tray icon {Add pic of tray icon here!} You can fix a lot of problems by right hand clicking it and selecting 'Repair'

    Long student logon times on wireless laptops? If you have more than 10 in the room, try logging them on in small groups.

    Do not rely on USB memory sticks for your important documents, they are easily damaged by static in clothing. Always keep a copy on your network.

    Outlook running slow? Try emptying your deleted e-mails folder, you'll be surprised how much builds up in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesomir View Post
    How much is a stand at BETT?
    Very expensive we get stand (the space) for free (but have to pay for things like electric etc) and in total money value (please keep in mind some of this is in-kind offers from suppliers) to cover our entire BETT operation is 4+ grand and that is with the stand for free.

    That is all very approx and true figure is a lot higher luckily as said we get load of in-kind help from suppliers...

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Very expensive we get stand (the space) for free (but have to pay for things like electric etc) and in total money value (please keep in mind some of this is inkind offers from suppliers) to cover our entire BETT operation is 4+ grand and that is with the stand for free.

    That is all very approx and true figure is a lot higher luckily as said we get load of inkind help from suppliers...

    Russ
    a tad larger than I expected

    I hope to make it to BETT this coming year for the first time, last 3 years had something come up work-wise and I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Very expensive we get stand (the space) for free (but have to pay for things like electric etc) and in total money value (please keep in mind some of this is inkind offers from suppliers) to cover our entire BETT operation is 4+ grand and that is with the stand for free.

    That is all very approx and true figure is a lot higher luckily as said we get load of inkind help from suppliers...

    Russ
    Do you mean a lot lower?

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    It is all the extras that add up: -

    Hotel rooms
    Money to feed people who help on stand
    Insurance
    Electrics
    Net Connection

    Just to name few things....

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Do you mean a lot lower?
    Nope as we get lot of inkind stuff true amount is hard to verify so it can be lot higher than 4+ grand.

    BETT is not cheap at all but the benefit out weighs the disadvantages.

    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Nope as we get lot of inkind stuff true amount is hard to verify so it can be lot higher than 4+ grand.

    BETT is not cheap at all but the benefit out weighs the disadvantages.

    Russ
    That is all very approx and true figure is a lot higher luckily as said we get load of inkind help from suppliers...
    It read as though you were glad that the figure was a lot higher, that is what made me question. Anyway it's irrelevant!

    Are the tips for use 'in school' or general?

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