Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Google Classroom – Early Preview

Yesterday I received the email! Welcome to Classroom by Google! These comments will probably not all be valid for long as I think that a lot of what is here will change or be added to before the main release. I will say that to anyone that has used my service I wrote called this pretty […]

Cube Live – Google Books Powered School Library

At Churston we are always developing new products and our CFGSLive system has created many talking points. Our most recent success has been the development of our new library system. I have had lots of requests to know more about it so I thought I would quickly detail the main features. All of the book […]

Deploying iPads with Apple Configurator

iPad is an amazing tool but I did find them quite a challenge to deploy. Below is a very rough guide as to what I did. I may go into more details for this process in the future if people want me too. Enrolling for Education Account Create Admin Apple ID for use as the […]

What to do with those pesky Netbooks!

If you are like me then you may have thought “Wow netbooks! double the amount of computers for your money!” Then on deploying them realised “Damn! Less than half as good as normal laptops!” Due to the lack of decent processor and in our case lack of adequate memory that Windows demands the netbooks are […]

Xirrus Wireless Array

In my opinion Xirrus have got the approach to wireless exactly right! Other products using the traditional approach of having controllers and lots of access points is complex to install, costly and also fundamentally wrong.Xirrus make WiFi Arrays effectively a wireless switch. The Arrays combines the controller and access points into one. They come in […]

Google Apps – Collaboration at its best!

I am asked by many schools about the implementation of Google Apps, whether it was a good move, whether it was easy, whether its used much and I answer yes, yes and yes! Implementing Google Apps was an amazing decision, email use rocketed! And all for FREE! Thanks Google! We started off by migrating all […]

LG Network Monitors – Low Cost, Low Energy!

LG Network Monitors allow a single PC (Server) to be shared by many users at the same time, using LG’s solution can enable you to provide independent computing to a whole classroom. As you can imagine you will save a lot of money on the initial investment of hardware (£250RRP per screen) and then the ongoing […]

iPad – A Teachers Best Friend

Here are some of the things that the iPad is being used for SIMS, Internet, email, calendars, VLE, lesson plans, Schemes of Work. Benefits of using the iPad Instant Access – The iPad is always on, you do not need to wait for it to boot up and then logon. All Day Battery – The battery on the iPad will last […]