Chemistry free add-in for Microsoft Word now available for download

As some of you may already be aware, the new add in for Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 is available now for free download. For those of you that aren’t already aware, the new add in for Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010 is now available for free download! Also known as…

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Saving Money with ICT – Free eBook download

So the budget cuts have arrived – and the pressure is on to save money in schools. And ICT leaders in schools around the country are going to need to hone their skills to justify the investments they are bidding for. Since late 2009 I’ve been working to look at how ICT can help save…

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System Center for education – webinar recordings from end of November

At the end of November, Rich Lane the resident techie of the education team ran a couple of webinars. If you want to have a listen in, you can view the recordings below. Secrets of successful desktop virtualisation: The Optimised Desktop VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When…

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Free Microsoft ebooks – feed the geek inside you

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the free Virtualisation ebook. I’m still working my way through it on my Kindle – I’ve got to page 156 of 480, and am currently in the detail of desktop virtualisation. It’s been really useful to help me understand some of the technical things I’d never understood about…

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Your complete guide to virtualisation as a free download

Let me make it absolutely clear – I am not a virtualisation expert. But I have heard enough network managers in schools, colleges and universities talking about their virtualisation projects to know that it’s very important to their ICT infrastructure – whether that’s reducing cost, cutting carbon emissions, managing their workload, or improving their network…

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Start the term with new Office templates for teachers

Am I the only one who gets bored with a document format after a few months, and then wants a completely different design? That PowerPoint that looked so smart last year looks a bit clichéd this term. A document which looked professional when you first published it, doesn’t look quite so good when it comes…

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Windows 7 deployment advice for school network managers

Sometimes we publish so much information on a subject, in so many different places, that it’s tricky to find the wood from the trees – and that problem is as big for me as it is for people outside of Microsoft. So I’m always happy to find a resource where somebody applies an editorial approach…

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Handy guide for teachers – Top Ten Tips for Mouse Mischief

After Friday’s post about Mouse Mischief (a free add-in for PowerPoint that allows teachers to create interactive real-time quizzes for students), a colleague from over the pond dropped me a line to tell me about the “Top Ten Tips for Mouse Mischief ” Guide, which is available to download from the Microsoft website. Encourage class…

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One way to avoid cheap classroom voting keypads

What happens when you want voting keypads for your students, but can’t afford the cost? Do you shop around to find suitable cheap voting keypads, or do you wait until you’ve saved enough money. Or do you look for alternative ways of achieving the same outcome? The reason that I ask those questions, is that…

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The Microsoft Summer Camp 2010 for teachers

I’ve just got back from holiday (a week in Corfu, thanks very much for asking) and I’m just about to head off for a last few days (a long weekend camping in Dorset – which may be challenged by the weather!). Which means I missed the teachers Summer Camp last week, run by Kristen and…

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