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|Are you harnessing the power of the cloud?No doubt you’ve heard people refer to ‘the cloud’ when they’re talking about something related to the internet. But when does the internet become the cloud? What exactly is the cloud? And how can it be used by your school? David Kinane investigates.
Choosing a firewall for control and access
BYOD, the cloud, UFB, and personalised learning are all pushing the boundaries of device and internet management in school environments. One option you should consider is onsite firewalls, writes Peter Mancer.
Know the risks and be secure in the cloud
How secure is information in the cloud? Do you know? Do you care? And do those whose data it is get an informed choice on the matter? Stu McGregor gives his take on this challenging issue.
Enhancing the learning by calling on the specialists
Desktops, laptops, projectors and interactive whiteboards are the workhorses of any school’s e-learning journey. But you can take the digital experience even further with some specialist assistance.
Photo Review: It’s Xpo time
We had a great three days in Christchurch, Rotorua and Auckland. Thanks to everyone who came along and participated at INTERFACE Xpo 2013.
Making the case for choosing Chromebooks
Auckland’s Carmel College has run a successful BYOD programmes for several years. But a combination of cost, performance and looks has convinced it to start rolling out Google Acer C7 Chromebooks, writes Lee Suckling.
What’s e-learning like in the USA’s Golden State? Tania Coutts and Brett Cribb report back from the annual EDTour to observe and experience the direction of teaching and learning in California.
Donation gives chance for a digital classroom
Last year, Moturoa School decided to set up a digital classroom. They had an idea of what they wanted and some computers donated by a local business. The rest they took one step at a time, as Wade Scott explains.
13.13 – Digital Signatures: Create two types of signature images
13.14 – Your school in moving pictures: Plan, film, edit and publish a slideshow video
13.15 – Options with audio: Four ways to use sound in the classroom
13.16 – Talking on the telephone: Improve verbal communications through pretend phone conversations
In the Sandbox: Kaikoura Suburban School
Archify, Draft, Dispostable, Newspaper Map, Wordtamer, Book drum, Make My Plate, Forensic Outreach, Titanic Interactive, Famous Speeches, and more.
One-minute guide: Photolist.me
Creating online forums
Online carbon calculators
Finding out about the world’s tallest mountain
From the back of the class: Is BYOD bad for you?
Educationalist Bruce Dixon is a pioneer of computer education and has helped numerous schools around the world achieve a 1:1 environment. However, speaking at the recent Adobe Education Summit he’s not convinced by BYOD and warns it’s not the way forward, writes Lee Davis.
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