Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

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Top 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts help us to save significant amounts of time while we are working at our computers. Whether we use them to cut and paste, or to undo mistakes, most people have their favourite. The list of key combinations goes deeper than many people realise, so I’ve put together my 10 favourite shortcuts that you […]

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Google’s New Improvements to Accessibility

Recently, Google have made some improvements to their accessibility features. These updates are designed to help people with disabilities to use Google features more easily. More colours for cursors on Chromebooks Six new colours have been added to the list of available cursor colours for Chromebook users. With additional new option to change cursor size, […]

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is an online platform which can be used to facilitate communication (including video conferencing) within your school. If your school uses Google’s G-Suite, please see our guide on Google Meet. On this platform, you can work directly with other people, or organise your school into teams. A team might be a class, a […]

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Google Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing tool which will enable you to host online meetings between your colleagues, parents and pupils. If your school uses Office365, please see our post on Microsoft Teams. When you sign into Google Meet with your Google For Education account, you will see this screen: From here, you can either […]

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Guide to Common iPad Tasks and Problems

  Button Layout:   Multi-Tasking: Placing four fingers on the screen and pushing up will bring up the multi-tasking menu. (Can also be accessed by double tapping the home button). From here you can see all apps that are currently running in the background. To close one of these apps, simply swipe it up off […]

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Introduction to Google Sketch Up

What is Google Sketch Up? Google Sketch Up is a 3D modelling computer program for applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. A freeware version, Sketch Up Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, Sketch Up Pro, is available. How Do I Use Sketch Up? There are a lot of […]

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Introduction to Scratch Jr!

What is Scratch Jr? Scratch Jr is an iPad app that a gives young children an introduction to programming. By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects and express themselves creatively using the iPad. How do I get […]

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