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School WiFi networks must be Like Macca’s (StarBucks) or I’m not using it… (student perspective)

The title of this post comes from a discussion with the ICT Manager at my current school when he talks about the philosophy behind the way he wants students to access the college wireless networks and the experience they have. I am fortunate to have an ICT Manager, Andrew Cox, that supports a lot of […]

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Traditional Libraries are in Big Trouble

In 2011 I have increasing become aware of the role that the Library has in our Schools and Colleges. The reality is that often in todays schools they are relicts of the past that unfortunately have failed to modernise with the times. While I have seen many beautiful libraries with books and lovely breakout areas […]

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YouTube & Students in 2011

The idea that many students are using YouTube to learn and gather information for various topics is not something that is new. The new thing relates to the direct explosion/popularlity of students uploading videos for their own digital presence/profile. While I know this has been happening for a long time in the USA the fact that […]

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Macbook Bottom Case Replacement

It seems that an ongoing issue has finally been solved by the announcement today of apples world wide replacement of the bottom case due to issues with the Glue. http://www.9to5mac.com/69774/apple-launches-macbook-bottom-case-replacement-program/ Over the past few months I have seen a distinct increase in the warping that has been happening with the rubber bottoms and this has […]

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Insurance of Mobile Devices

The Dilemma… An interesting dilemma that has come about recently for many schools that intend to issue school purchased mobile devices relates to that of insurance.  Under the current guidelines of the NSSCF all devices purchased need to have associated insurance cover in case of theft or damage to the device. While this is not […]

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