Cracking the Code…Again?

Circa this time last year I blogged about Cracking the Code, a post highlighting the ever growing popularity of coding activities in Ireland and it would appear that this growth has continued in spades, the number of Coder Dojo clubs for instance this time last year was 77 that number’s now in excess of 200. However as previously mooted much of the publicity around coding tends to be focused on…

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6 Ways to Share Files in School

Leading on from a question from a colleague of mine about storing files so that all the staff in the school could access and share them, I thought I’d look at a few options that are out there. Since the advent of cloud computing there are now several ways to do this so we’ll take a look at five popular options that other schools are using. 1. Dropbox Dropbox was…

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Data Protection and laptop security

Storing data on the ‘Cloud’ is encouraged as a convenient and easy way to access data on any computer/laptop that has internet access. It is common for teachers to use dropbox, skydrive and Google Drive to save plans and other data relevant to school. Teachers and school management must realise that the “schools, as is the case with any person or organisation handling personal data, must comply with the Data…

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Dropbox. A Great App For Teachers

​It’s becoming increasingly common for computer users  to have important files living on multiple PCs. The challenge is keeping these files synced across various systems—without the need to e-mail anything to yourself or carry a USB drive. That’s where Dropbox comes in. This cloud-based service’s cross-platform compatibility, file versioning, and a free iPhone app make it one of the most well-rounded syncing solutions available. Dropbox offers users an online backup…

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