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Apple TV

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AppleTV + iPad = Newer, Better Whiteboard

As iPads become more popular in the classroom, schools may consider an Apple TV as an alternative to the traditional set up of an IWB / projector / laptop / speakers.

Apple TV utilises the iPad and works out a fraction of the cost. There is a really useful blog post showing the advantages:

This is not an answer for all schools but for those schools moving towards Apple products there are ...

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Mixbook for Education

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Mixbook  is a free and easy way for pupils to work collaboratively on a class project book, year book or anything similar.

The books can be shared, and even printed if parents want to buy them.

The site says:

“Mixbook is an easy and fun way to engage students, parents—and build school spirit. Make completely customizable photo books, yearbooks, cards, and ...

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Sophos – Free virus detection and removal

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A useful free downloadable Sophos tool that anyone can use to check their home computers, as well as school ones:

  • Removes viruses, spyware, rootkits and fake antivirus
  • 100% free! Totally, absolutely, completely
  • Supports Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • Works alongside your existing antivirus
  • There is also a network checker!

The way I see it – there is nothing to lose, I am running the scan now 🙂

Pirates Website Links

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Talk Like a Pirate Day has become a huge success, all around the world schools celebrate the day in a huge variety of ways.  Many teachers have now written and shared their Pirate lesson plans. So starting preparing for the next September 19th. The UK Talk like a Pirate website has an interesting news article, the old UK site has lots more information to help making your day a huge success.

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