Certified Internet Web Professional (CIW) Master Class

I’m delighted to be hosting two CIW masterclasses at Glasgow‘s Metropolitan College in June.

Presented by Dr James Stanger they are a complete introduction to the Certified Internet Web Professional qualification. The events will focus on

Register here for Tuesday the 23rd of June and here for Wednesday the 24th.

The CIW is also part of the new PDA Award in Web Technologies from the SQA.

I’m greatly indebted to Marjorie Quigley of ComputerPrep for making Dr Stanger available and sponsoring the events.


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Second Life + Moodle = Sloodle!


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Mari Cruz García who is a Learning Technologist at Carnegie College has created a course explaining how to use virtual worlds in education. She says:

The course I have created is very humble, but I thought that it could be useful for beginners as it illustrates what you can do in Sloodle with very limited budget. The course includes free Linden scripts and objects, as well as a backup copy of the Moodle course. The only object which I couldn’t display is the Presenter, until the IT Department can review the firewall settings that are currently blocking it.

I say: she’s being modest and you should check this out at:

http://carnegiecollege.ninehub.com/course/view.php?id=7 (self-registration)
Password: tortilla.

The course is also available via SMUG (the Scottish Moodle User Group) at:


Access in Second Life is at:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sloodle/14/229/22 and click on the “Registration both” object.

Thanks Mari.

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Google Apps For Education


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Nice video explanation of using Google Apps in education.

Google Apps For Education | Twine

RETOOLING THE CLASSROOM: NEW APPROACHES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Bridging the Gap Connecting education with how young people use digital technology in their personal lives

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Adobe ConnectNow


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If you’re looking for a free and easy web conferencing system that allows speech, video, chat and screen sharing and that come from a company with a proven track record – you could do a lot worse than Adobe ConnectNow.

Adobe ConnectNow web conferencing from Acrobat.com

Adobe ConnectNow is a great way to share ideas, discuss details, and complete work together — all online. Reduce travel costs, save time, and increase productivity with a web conferencing solution that’s easy to access and simple to use. It’s free, so sign up now.

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Plea to minister as secondaries set to abandon computer studies


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Is this an isolated incident or the shape of things to come?

Plea to minister as secondaries set to abandon computer studies – Borders Today

SEVERAL secondary schools in the Borders have taken the controversial decision to remove computer studies from their timetabled options and effectively close their departments.


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Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass


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Microsoft DreamSpark

The Microsoft IT Academy Student Pass is a special no-cost online learning opportunity for students. IT Academy Student Pass provides free e-learning courses to verified students who are interested in extending their technical skills with Microsoft technologies.

The IT Academy Student Pass offers 12 to 22 hours of FREE e-learning courses, aligned to the first set of topics you need to master for the first Microsoft certification exam within the track. Each track is unique, and most will require you to take additional e-learning courses to complete all of the topics you need to succeed on the certification exam.

The goal of the IT Academy Student Pass is to give you a head start by providing hours and hours of rich, award-winning e-learning content that sets the stage for the learning to come.

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Education Games with Microsoft Office

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From the site:

I have tried to create templates for games, using Microsoft Office, that teachers can download and quickly modify to match any curriculum.

Try it:

Jeff Ertzberger Microsoft Office Games PowerPoint Games

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Free Resources for the Photoshop Community


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Nice new site for anyone working with PhotoshopPhotoshopDaily.

It’s full of news, tutorials and freebies.

Photoshop Daily

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