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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Spark Tools by Adobe now more Education Friendly!

Adobe Spark is a set of tools every teacher and student should be aware of. They are free and fun to use. Now they are even easier to use in a school environment because Adobe has integrated them…

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PowerPoint as an image editor

Although Photoshop and illustrator are typically the graphics tool of choice, never underestimate the power of PowerPoint. Many schools in Australia have signed up to use the Adobe Creative Cloud, but for those who haven’t there is a…

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Adobe Max – View all the workshops, keynotes and more online!

I would have loved to go to San Diego and be among the 10,000 creative people at the Adobe Max conference. What is sensational is that I could watch the keynote live (okay it was 3am in the…

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Back to building iOS apps – the good, the bad and the frustrating

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About three years ago I tried my hand at not only building an iPhone app, but publishing it in the store. It was free and didn’t have any in-app purchases or advertisements. For the pleasure of building an…

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Automatically creating graphic files from photoshop layers

Introducing Adobe Generator for Photoshop CC When you create apps for various sized mobile phones and tablets, there is a requirement to create icons and splash screens of different sizes – Sometimes up to 20. The sizes are…

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Hour of Code December 2016 – Let’s run an event!

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I received this in my email and thoroughly support its intent. One question I had was “When is the hour of code” – thinking it was a little like “Earth Hour” with specific date. I include the detail…

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Setting the correct language in your word processor (MS Word)

A lot of MS Word documents you will receive have their spelling defaults set to US English. With Word 2013 (and possibly even Word 2010) and beyond you can quickly change this default to Australian English. If you…

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Breaking the Rules – Arnie and Online Learning Tips

After watching the following video… I am definitely sharing this one with Joe… You will understand the part about breaking the rules.

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Mixing ATAR with life skills…

Joe is currently at the Millgrove outdoor centre with his class and is loving being a part of Melbourne High – With over a hundred years of history (The first continuation school in Australia and Victoria’s first state…

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