DIY Wi-Fi Part 2

In my first instalment charting our experience of setting up a multi-access point wireless network in school, I mooted that some of the quotes for installs anecdotally ranged from anything from €10,000 for mid-sized primaries up  €50,000 and beyond for larger schools. Needless to say we hadn’t that kind of spare change so decided to adapt a more DIY approach minus the bells and whistles but fully functioning and costing…

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DIY Wi-Fi Part 1

No matter where you turn these days you see new Wi-Fi hotspots popping up, all fuelled by our desire to be online 24/7 and further evidence (if needed) of the seismic shift in recent years away from traditional computing to mobile anytime, anywhere access. This move towards wireless mobility has of course began to permeate the education sector here with wire-free mobile learning the goal for many of our primary…

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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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