Can you afford Office365 for Education?

Earlier this week Microsoft announced the pricing plans for Office365 for Education, the successor to the free live@edu.  Anyone who manages ICT services or is a budget holder will always we filled with dread when they read “pricing plan” as this often means expensive tiers and reduction of features. So is Microsoft pulling a “bait-and-switch” Read more about Can you afford Office365 for Education?[…]

Has everyone gone ga-ga for Google?

Recently I have seen increasing mention of Google Apps and its use in schools in my Twitter feed from my personal learning network.  More and more educators are looking to switch their whole school across to using Google Docs instead of Microsoft Office, GMail instead of Outlook and Google Apps with single sign-on instead of Read more about Has everyone gone ga-ga for Google?[…]

Exciting new features for teachers in plannerLIVE! with video demo

Since I started teaching, students have had problems with homework – either getting it wrong … or not doing it at all!  Students have homework diaries or planners but those students who need most help don’t fill them in properly or forget them.  One solution is to use a VLE but for many staff the Read more about Exciting new features for teachers in plannerLIVE! with video demo[…]

Write just like me – iFontMaker Review

Admit it, you’ve needed a ‘handwritingy-looking’ font, trawled the web and then either given up or used the dreaded Comic Sans.  What you really wanted was to use your own handwriting as a font … right? Personalised handwriting fonts can cost $20 or more depending on the complexity of the font and your handwriting.  Now Read more about Write just like me – iFontMaker Review[…]

Stantonbury Campus – a very special school

It’s finally come; today is my last day at Stantonbury Campus.  It seems so long ago that I got the job at Ousedale School and I’m really looking forward to starting in September but I will miss Stantonbury … a lot! Stantonbury Campus is different from other schools I’ve experienced.  Not because there are nearly Read more about Stantonbury Campus – a very special school[…]