Monthly Archives: March 2011

eWorkspace apps for the classroom

Our new eWorkspace has loads of applications that you can use in class with your students. From sharing resources to one to one communication, eWorkspace allows us to easily connect with our students in a closed environment. While there are many … Continue reading

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Creating a markbook using Excel

Excel provides you with the opportunity to enter your marks into a spreadsheet that will then calculate the percentages and determine grades. This can be imported into Synergy making report writing quicker and easier. By far the easiest way to … Continue reading

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CyberSafety – Acceptable Usage Agreement

Regarding my earlier post about CyberSafety, the Electronic Services Acceptable Usage Agreement (ESAUA) is indeed on the S drive and is easily located in the Proformas folder (S:\Proformas\IT\Electronic Agreement Forms). It is worth familiarising yourself with this document as it covers ways that students … Continue reading

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Referencing – Our problems solved!

Getting students to write bibliographies has always been a challenge and getting them to write one properly is even more so. Recently, academics have moved to using programs to generate their bibliographies and there is no reason why students shouldn’t … Continue reading

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This is a transcript of the CyberSafety presentation given at the staff meeting on 23/03/11: The school has, through the Wellbeing Committee and Life Skills program, developed a thorough and well thought out program on CyberSafety. This has been the … Continue reading

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Thursday Sessions

The following topics will be covered during the PD sessions this semester. Each topic will first run on Thursday after school (3:30-4:30) and then be repeated on Tuesday during lunchtime (1:30-2:00). These usually take place in IT3. Please note that as Tuesday’s … Continue reading

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Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

Windows have included a number of keyboard shortcuts that allow you to execute simple tasks quickly. We all know about Ctrl+c for copy and so on and some of us have reached black belt level by finding Windows Logo+e to … Continue reading

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Taking and Using ‘Screenshots’

A screenshot, also known as a screengrab or a screendump, is an image of the screen that you are looking at. This can be created as easily as pressing the Prt Sc key and then pasting (Ctrl+v) it into a word document. There … Continue reading

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Trouble downloading videos from Youtube with Zamzar

We have had some trouble downloading videos in the PD sessions using Zamzar and here’s why: Zamzar has a limit of 100MB on their free page. This means that if the video is over that size, it will not download. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Adding a Learning Object from Scootle to your Online Learning Page

Any learning object can be added to your online learning pages from Scootle in just a few simple steps. Downloading the Object 1. Find the object that you want to add to your page on Scootle (‘Man, I was totally looking … Continue reading

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