IT Tips :: Monday 22nd April
Before the tips for the week, a request about passwords and mobile devices (phones, tablets)….
If you access your email on your mobile phone, iPod, iPhone, iPad, tablet or other portable device, you need to put a password on the device to make sure your email account remains safe. For staff who are in possession of a school owned device, the password is compulsory. Danny has created a useful tip whereby 10 incorrect passwords removes all data from the iPad. Any concerns, questions or comments, please do not hesitate to ask.
- Mostly for use at home, but seven nice tools (mostly web based) that will transform the way you listen to music online
- This place…a lovely tool for finding out more about the area you live in
- A TED talk where someone is painted and literally disappears
- A really nice graphic about passwords (top 20, popular lengths, tips for creating)
- A flat pack bike that you assemble at home?
- This one line stands out in the article about the future of batteries – Put it all together and you could theoretically have a “credit-card-thin phone” that could be recharged in less than a second.
- Strange results in the iPad v physical keyboard typing test
- How will AS changes affect students’ chances of going to University?
- Two sides to the story: Michael Gove proposes an extension in the school day to support learning and help families who find childcare difficult. But, doesn’t the plan to make the school day longer and the holidays shorter mean families will actually see less of each other?
- Ban on teachers putting up displays ‘could be lifted‘. Teachers could be forced to take on a range of administrative duties including photocopying, putting up displays and collecting money from pupils under a major review of staff contracts, it emerged today.
- Families are paying £200-an-hour to secure the services of Gary Leboff to ensure sons and daughters are mentally prepared for the demands of GCSEs, A-levels and the 11-plus.
- Schools have begun ripping out swings and slides from playgrounds because they can no longer afford huge compensation payouts when children suffer minor cuts and grazes.
- Two-thirds of UK children feel under pressure to cheat at sports because of a “win-at-all-costs” culture on the playing fields, a survey suggests.
- Nice graphic (not tech based) with 27 skills of a 21st Century teacher