Using DeepZoom to explore Churchill’s past

On Monday, I wrote about the work that’s been done to create a TimeMap – creating a historical mapping x-ray machine. Shoothill, who did that work, have also been busily working with the Imperial War Museum to create a way for people to easily access the history of Winston Churchill, by combining the archives of…

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Using technology from today to explore the past

I’m sure that you’ll have seen Deep Zoom technology in use – either in demonstrations or on websites. It underpins many other applications such as Bing Maps, PhotoSynth and Image Composite Editor. Several schools such as Shireland have used Deep Zoom to organise and present learning resources, whilst others see it as a useful tool…

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What’s new in Excel 2010

Part four of our mini series. Each day one of the Education team has made a short video on one of the Office 2010 programmes, explaining new features that might appeal to teachers. On Tuesday, I covered PowerPoint 2010 for teachers (I’m the Education Marketing Manager – which explains why I took so long to…

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What’s new in Word 2010 for teachers

It’s starting to seem like a soap opera series. I kicked off with the “What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers” video on Tuesday, and then Ben Nunney contributed “OneNote 2010 for teachers and students”. Now, for Word 2010, it’s Mark A’Bear’s turn (those of you who know some of the team will now Mark…

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OneNote 2010 for teachers and students

As I said yesterday, I’ve roped in a few colleagues to record short demos of the Office 2010 programmes. Ben Nunney pulled out OneNote 2010 from the random draw, and he immediately set off into a curriculum-led world of research and physics. Given that Ben’s an ex-secondary school teacher, I had no doubt that he’d…

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What’s new in PowerPoint 2010 for teachers

Now that Office 2010 is so close to the release date, I thought it would be a good time to start sharing a little bit more about the improvements and changes that are most relevant to education. Of course, there’s a pile of written fact sheets and guides – which I’ll share soon – but…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 – in Tony Hart mode

This collection of videos is very clever – as you work your way through it, you’ll see that you eventually end up with some screencasts showing particular features of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. But what is riveting on the journey is the way that you navigate your way around the videos –…

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Free Event – Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 – 21 Aug 2009

Although it’s a little bit last minute, I’ve grabbed at the chance to get some of our Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 brains together on Friday 21st August, in our Thames Valley Campus in Reading. It’s August, and I know that it is one of the busiest times for network managers, however you probably…

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The Internet isn’t working

My favourite humbug phrase is “The Internet is down”. It’s a phrase people use, but it winds me up. Somebody walks in and says “The Internet is down” or “The Internet isn’t working”. I ask you? Like 3 billion nodes, millions of switches/hubs/routers, thousands of undersea cables. They’re broken? I can see it may come…

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