Popular topics on this blog

Yesterday’s list of the most read Education Blog posts that I’ve published this year prompted me to look a little further at the content. Having written 600 blog posts in the last two years, I thought it would be interesting to see the key topics. It was easy to do, because I use a series…

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Top 10 Education blog posts of 2012

Hey, everybody else is at it, so I thought I should join the bandwagon. So here’s my top ten Education blog posts, all from this Education blog from Australia. It’s a top ten by number of readers, and although quantity is no judge of quality hopefully there’ll be something here that you find useful, and…

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Free training for Office app developers in Sydney and Melbourne

  Pretty sure the future belongs to people who write apps, not people who just use apps.   These words are from a tweet by Alfred Thompson, an ex-colleague who used run the academic developer programmes for Microsoft in the US. He’s worth following on Twitter for all things computer-science related. It got me thinking…

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Update 7–Windows 8 Education Apps from Australian developers

As promised yesterday, here’s some another Windows 8 Education app developed in Australia.   Lesson Coder Link Lesson Coder, is from Lucas Moffitt, who’s a developer in Newcastle (the Australian version, not the English one). It’s an app designed to allow teachers (or other lesson observers) to reflect up classroom practice, and then analyse those reflections…

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Update 6-Windows 8 Apps for Education from Nathan Burgess

Time to look a bit closer to home for the sixth update of Windows 8 Education Apps. There’s an array of Australian developers that are working on education apps, and some of them have now hit the store. So here’s my small selection of Windows 8 Australian apps for education users from just one developer…

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Getting serious about security–Windows To Go in education

Two weeks ago I wrote about Windows To Go in education – outlining some of the scenarios that it could be used for, such as allowing students to access your standard Windows applications from their home computer, or to make BYOD in education easier (see the original article). Windows To Go gives you a fully…

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Update 5–Windows 8 Education Apps

It’s been a long while since I posted an update on Windows 8 Education Apps, and I feel guilty for the gap. So here’s a bumper list of apps for Windows 8 for teachers and students. The list of apps is growing rapidly, and I’m not claiming that this list is any way definitive, as…

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Windows 8–students "get it"

If only I had $1 for every time an IT manager in a school, TAFE or university said to me:   I think that when we change the software, it’s not the students we’re going to have a problem with…   Here’s a neat way to make that point, via Microsoft Portugal

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The Technology behind NORAD tracks Santa

Yesterday I told you about NORAD Tracks Santa – a website and group of apps where parents and children can track the progress of Santa on Christmas Eve as he travels around the world delivering presents to all the children who have been good this year. Although these days children think that tracking Santa online…

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NORAD tracks Santa on Windows 8

There was a time, when my children were small, when Christmas Eve also became the time to track Santa’s progress on the Internet. We were living in the UK, and in the 12 hours before Christmas arrived, we could see Santa’s progress across Australia and Asia, thanks to the NORAD Santa-tracker website. And as soon…

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