Free Microsoft software for schools, from the Fun and Free Friday event

Today, we had a fantastic day at the office, when we hosted the “Fun, Free Friday for Schools”. Just over 100 schools attended, and we had an absolutely packed agenda, as we demonstrated lots of the free Microsoft software available for schools to use. All of the links to the various downloads we mentioned during…

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Bing Maps grows

On a regular basis, the Bing team are adding more to the Bing Maps site. And the nice thing is that you can see see it all growing on the Bing Maps beta website. Yesterday, I was looking up Culford School, in Suffolk, on the map – to show somebody why their cross-country route never…

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Putting an interactive map onto your school website

A little while ago, Microsoft acquired Multimap (which I liked, because Multimap was my favourite way of getting directions and decent maps). And you may have noticed over the last few months that Multimap and Bing maps have been getting closer together, and now they’ve become the same thing, and the ways to display a…

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Good Blogging Guide – Part Three – Getting onto Page One of Google

I think this chapter of my “Good Blogging Guide” could be a book in it’s own right – and there are plenty of books which just cover this subject – in fact, there are plenty of companies whose sole purpose is to sell you the answer to doing this. And I know I’m not in…

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Bing and StatCounter

I use a web service called StatCounter on this blog, to keep an eye on where my readers are coming from, and what they are interested in. As well as detailed stats, it also gives me interesting maps like this, which shows me where the readers are located: Search Engines – in the US and…

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