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What Is The Difference Between A Netbook, Notebook, Ultrabook, Laptop, & Palmtop? What Is...every file format in the world - A through E. The History of Digital Storage [Infographic] Free Technology for Teachers: Google Apps Ceasing Support for Internet Explorer 8. What is a browser? - YouTube. The Evolution of Technology and Education. eLearning Tools-Resources-etc. Differences Between Capacitive & Resistive Touchscreens. Learn the Web's core. How a Hard Drive Works in Slow Motion [Video] This short video lets you have a good luck at a hard drive in slow motion as the actuator arm moves across the disk and then water is added to the equation as well… How a Hard Drive works in Slow Motion – The Slow Mo Guys [via BoingBoing]

How a Hard Drive Works in Slow Motion [Video]

TheRevolutionofEmail_4fbbcb7558900_w590. How The Internet Works? Learn To Type Really Fast With The Intelligent Touch Typing Tutor TIPP10 [Cross Platform] Keyboarding practice has little to do with music and more to do with learning how to type – fast.

Learn To Type Really Fast With The Intelligent Touch Typing Tutor TIPP10 [Cross Platform]

Even as I am writing this article, my eyes are flitting between the computer keys and the screen. Technologies. Today, learning to touch type is a no-brainer, it's almost an essential survival skill in the digital jungle.


Improving productivity and potentially increasing the money earned, within the limited hours available. Learners just need to be methodical with their practice. TIPP10 is a free touch typing tutor for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The ingenious thing about the software is its intelligence feature. The Story of Send. WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word.

The Story of Send

For people with reading and writing difficulties, having text reinforced by hearing it read aloud can be very useful. Do you and/or your learners proof read their work? When producing documents,I always read the text out loud and, quite often, recorded it at the same time, using Audacity. That way I spot mistakes that my eyes often miss and I also have the text in a format many learners/colleagues preferred (Audio/mp3 files) Many people wouldn't be comfortable doing that and prefer text to speech tools. The Problem About Being A Programer. The Importance of DNS. Procuring efficient new information and communications technology systems. The issue.

Procuring efficient new information and communications technology systems

Pen - Simple Online Publishing. Ofcom Maps - Broadband speeds map. Click on a region on the map to see more broadband information Rank Overall performance Each area has been ranked on how they score on four broadband metrics, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 the highest or fastest, and 5 the lowest or slowest.

Ofcom Maps - Broadband speeds map

The individual scores have been combined to provide an overall view of broadband in each area. Average broadband take up Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the number of broadband connections as a percentage of the total postal addresses in the area. Law, ICT and Independent Specialist Colleges (12/01/12) Microsoft Virtual Academy - Free Microsoft Cloud Technologies Training. Looking for a simple, effective way to get training on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies and be at the top of your game?

Microsoft Virtual Academy - Free Microsoft Cloud Technologies Training

Well Microsoft Virtual Academy - is aimed at IT Professionals - is a free on demand training website with content in the cloud which users can access as and when they need it! Topics covered include: Clustering - Hyper-V - Private Cloud - Public Cloud - Security - SQL Azure - System Center Virtual Machine Manager - Virtualisation - Windows Azure - provides a range of different learning materials such as whitepapers, webcasts, training videos and access to experts. Keyboarduse.

Technologies. Ian Addison has created this guide to ICT - with sections on... - Blogging & Working Online;- Research;- Digital Literacy;- ICT in Maths;- Animation and Video;- Art & Image Editing;- Presentations;- Sound & Music;- Modelling & Simulations;- Control, Programming & Game Design;- ESafety; and - Early Years.


It’s cooler in the cloud. (Cross-posted on Gmail, Green and Enterprise blogs) Cloud computing is secure, simple, keeps you productive and saves you money.

It’s cooler in the cloud

But the cloud can also save energy. A recent report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Verdantix estimates that cloud computing has the potential to reduce global carbon emissions by millions of metric tons. And Jonathan Koomey, a consulting professor at Stanford who has led several studies on data center energy use, has written that for many enterprises, the cloud “is significantly more energy efficient than using in-house data centers.” JISC Elevator. I.T. Agony Bingo [Humorous Image] ICT Self Assessment booklet. A few weeks ago, I stumbled across ICT Teaching & Learning Framework 2011, which was written by Matt Lovegrove and included contributions from Steve Greenfield, David Sheppard & Claire Waite.

ICT Self Assessment booklet

Here is the Framework which can be found on his blog. The beauty of this work was that it was licensed for sharing, remixing and adapting. This is exactly the type of thing we should all be doing in my opinion and I must sincerely thank those who wrote it for saving me a tremendous amount of time by not having to write my own. What I did do, however, was to create a self-assessment booklet that can be used in conjunction with the framework. I hate assessment, but this book allows the children to assess their learning at the end of the week. Here's an example copy of what I've done. If you can't see the box below, please use this link to access the files.

Home - Behind the Screen. History-os Infographic. Happy Fun Coding. Good cop, bad cop? How to manage tech change in a BYOD and cloud world. The rise of consumerisation and on-demand services means business relationship managers need to foster IT innovation, not stifle it. The realisation that enterprise IT had to manage relationships actively with the business - a hateful term - was one of the main IT organisational consensus points of the past decade.

CIOs everywhere rushed to created CIO Mini-Me's - business relationship managers acting as the interface between business units and IT. I know - I was one for several years. In effect, these business relationship managers had three main functions. First, as good cop: using their strong business relationships to understand current and future demand, ensuring central IT could deliver against it and shepherding projects through to successful delivery. Get your computer. Research shows that everything practitioners do to inspire and encourage learners – providing them the right skills to go online – will gradually slip away if there is no PC at home to keep the excitement alive and provide easy, instant access to the internet. For many learners, engaged with ACL/PCDL/IAL/WBL and other Learning Providers, and others within the communities they support, the last significant barrier to getting people connected is the cost of a PC in the home.

It’s not enough for them to go online while attending taster or longer courses – the goal is to make it possible for them to stay online – and to feel the wonderful benefits of... - using Skype with friends and family; Everything is a Remix Part IV: System Failure. File extension library with detailed explanation of each file type with links to free or associated software programs downloads. While we are familiar with the most common extensions like .doc, .html and .mp3, there are thousands more file extensions that we do not know about. provides detailed, searchable, and useful information about different file extensions so users can learn more about them.

DNS Explained. Digital literacy diagrams « Web n' Circle. December 1, 2011 Jin Concepts, Teaching&Learning Resources e-learning I came across the book chapter “Origins and concepts of digital literacy” written by David Bawden. I was thinking to make this concept even more visible. Here are 10 graphic forms of digital literacy. Digital Literacy from University of Bradford – Open Educational Resources for the Inclusive Curriculum (ORIC) project. Digital literacy umbrella from article “Making the Case for Digital Literacy” written by Jane Tallim. Colour Clock.

Cloud Hosting: How Does it Really Work? The Internet has expanded so quickly in just a couple of decades. This growth has also accompanied a tremendous uptick in technological advancement allowing Internet speeds to increase while server costs have dramatically fallen. I’m sure by now most of you have heard about hosting your files “within the cloud”. More advanced hosting companies have begun to offer cloud hosting solutions.

Cloud Online Briefing Series (UK only) Cloud Computing Checkpoints. ChemReference: Periodic Table and Chemistry Reference. Prepared for your impending move to the cloud? Llege saves £500,000 with virtual desktop project - 27 Feb 2012. Cloud Computing and the Law (19/01/12, Online) Cut Costs not Corners: Improving Business Efficiency. Cloud computing introduces changes that necessitate a re-assessment of the legal risks. Calibrate Your Mouse. Browser Wars – The Transportation Edition [Classic Funny Image] Bare bones Raspberry Pi PC gets ready to launch. 23 December 2011Last updated at 12:29 GMT Many developers are keen to get their hands on the bare bones Raspberry Pi computer.

The eagerly anticipated Raspberry Pi home computer is about to go into production. The $25 (£16) machine is being created in the hope that it will inspire a new generation of technology whizz kids. The Pi uses an Arm chip similar to that found in mobile phones and is intended to run a version of the Linux open source operating system. Test versions of finished devices are being checked and if all is well volume production will start in January. Add calculating rows and columns to a Word table. 10 myths of BYOD in the enterprise. Usbmemory. Typing Club. Master touch typing using this free game / training program.