A few months ago I won a competition in which I won a Asus EEE P121 Slate and I’ve been using it a lot more that I thought I would have. I recently moved house and its become the best gadget for on the road and within the house. I thought I would share what … Continue reading My Asus P121 Slate and hopes for Windows 8
Are you like Mr Jones? Spending most of the day teaching all the kids about Shakespeare or about the Universe and have no time to get all the information you need to organise that school field trip or check your email. Or are you like Mrs Lloyd who has to move around from room to … Continue reading What is a Learning Platform? Short Story
SharePoint is being used more and more in education with schools implementing the product but one of the common things I see it that schools don’t use the full capability of the product. I’ve had many conversation about SharePoint and that there aren’t many people out there that know everything about the product. With there … Continue reading Using SharePoint Search in Education and Schools: Part 1
I was recently at a school and we had a bit of difficulty in trying to get the finance board/governors to approve the new £120,000 ($150,000) wireless network. The wireless is N standard and designed to allow over 2,000 devices to use it at the same time. The network back bone was already CAT6 so … Continue reading Selling it to the Senior Leadership at your School…..
I recently spoke at an event about engaging users in your Learning Gateway with the right content in the right areas. You have content everywhere. Don’t think that content is just a Word document or SCORM files you have brought from a content supplier. Content is everywhere, it changes everyday, the school newsletter, the latest … Continue reading Content for the Learning Gateway
With in the next 2 weeks Microsoft are hosting a online conference. I’ve personally not attended a online conference yet but I guess we all have to start somewhere. There’s a good agenda for the day which includes Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2 and OCS 2007 R2. Viral who is someone I have got to … Continue reading TechNet Virtual Conference – 19th June
Back last year I did a post about how higher education students can get free software which included Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Studio. I’m finding in my school there are more and more students who enjoy playing with software, finding out what it does and learning from it. Because of this … Continue reading Free Software…DreamSpark…Part 2
The other day I had a feed come though on my RSS and Twitter from Mike Gannotti’s blog talking about Microsoft Translator. This is a great new webpart/widget that you can add to your site which will change the text to one of 12 languages. I’ve thought for a while now whether we should … Continue reading Does Microsoft Translator answer the question for Languages and E2L
At the very end of last year the MVP program created a new blog to feature their MVPs and the work they are doing around the globe. http://blogs.msdn.com/mvpawardprogram/ Today they have featured the work my school has been doing in Sierra Leone. Make sure you take a look http://blogs.msdn.com/mvpawardprogram/archive/2009/01/06/sharepoint-mvp-brings-the-gift-of-computing.aspx Continue reading Featured on MVP Award Program Blog
Well actually I’ve been back a few weeks but its been so busy since I got back. All positive though. We have had a lot of press coverage in Birmingham about Sierra Leone which is helping to raise more money. The trip was amazing – Sierra Leone is such a beautiful country with such bad … Continue reading Back from Sierra Leone and the rest of my travels.