Using OneNote in the Classroom

I prepared an episode of the video seminar I conduct at work called smoothies. These are short 15 minute webinars aimed at passing on a tip or two for our ICT teachers in our schools. Although aimed at…

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Create QR codes in MS Word

Normally I would use inDesign to create QR codes and I don’t recommend using free online QR code generators online – mainly because there is no such thing as a free lunch. Recently I had an email from…

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Teaching your kids about financial literacy (and maybe yourself)

Scott Pape, the barefoot investor, is the name on the lips of many people trying to manage their finances. Another name, ASIC’s Moneysmart is also a great resource for teaching both young and old about financial matters we…

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in Humpty Doo!

As a young boy my Mother worked in the Paspalis drive-in located in Nightcliff, where the current day Nightcliff Woolworths shopping centre exists. We saw films there until after I had completed high school. The advent of video…

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Education Services Australia (ESA) Cool sites for students and teachers

ESA build and maintain some great websites. Scootle is probably the best known, but here are some links to other great sites they curate… The Digital Technologies Hub and Student Wellbeing Hub are additions to the stable of…

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When your Microsoft surface pen plays up…

I Started this post in 2016 – and it has been languishing in Draft ever since then. An event occurred a week ago which caused me to reflect on this… Remember the draft below was written in 2016……

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Before steam there was…email?

I visited two great schools last week in our rural area – Howard Springs and Girraween Primary school. My purpose for the visits was simply Service Improvement. Those who are the recipients or deliverers of service know that…

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Home Automation – first step – Go to Bunnings

With all the hype around home automation, flying cars and robots greeting you in restaurants, I thought I would resist the urge, but then one day I went to Bunnings, that ultimate man-cave where many a dad and…

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Upgrading my TAE qualification

First mistake… Don’t use unexplained acronyms! But I admit I did it on purpose as will be explained. Although search engines help and actually guide people to pages like this… but only if they are familiar with the…

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Routers, Cyberattacks and a horrible surprise

I read the article about “What you can do to protect your home internet” in The Age and thought maybe I should update the firmware on my foreign branded modem with a large Internet Service Provider in Australia….

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