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Cloud Computing and Accounting Software

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Cloud computing is starting to be increasingly mainstream; you can now keep your documents safely online utilizing a service like Dropbox or maybe Google Drive. Accounting applications have become become very popular, leaving behind the times of desktop based application to embrace technology that is new. Maybe even leaving behind your accountant in Houston and solely using apps to track your records. Our Eight Reasons Despite what some individuals might let you know having the accounts of yours in the cloud is safer than having them saved over a pc at your company premises. The best cloud software providers need to comply with strict safety recommendations, and your information is readily backed in place for you. Get a virus on your personal computer or server also you might drop a…
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5 Must-Know Tips For Choosing The Right Educational App

5 Must-Know Tips For Choosing The Right Educational App

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Be it simple or complex, learning or cooking, we have apps to take our back and support us when we need them. But there are loads of apps filled in the play store, and it is important that we choose the right app. This will not only help us fulfil our needs but also help us use the app to its fullest. So here are some of the factors that you have to take into consideration before choosing an educational app. Make sure it is fun: The most important reason as to why we choose the app way of learning is because there is a lot of fun when you learn. But today apps have become a lot more commercial and not all of them are fun. So before you…
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Top 6 Benefits of Using Apps in Education

Top 6 Benefits of Using Apps in Education

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All most all of us, be it an individual or institution, are into technology-based learning. If that has become the case, then it is undeniable that apps are playing a major role in helping us in learning new stuff every day. Apart from general learning apps also help students learn a lot of things that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. In case, if you still feel vary of apps being a part of your everyday learning, here are some of the benefits that might convince you and help you understand the merits of technology-based education. Many teachers in one place: Unlike teachers who vary in their skills and abilities be it in teaching or understanding a students, app a made by multiple people after going through endless analysis. This is…
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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

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I was told the other day that within the next couple years we would be saying goodbye to the school based server and back-ups. Initially, I was quite impressed. ‘Wow! Are schools moving to cloud storage services now?” I thought. This seemed a big move but I could see the advantages … and the potential pitfalls.  In discussion with our school techy, this potential move to cloud storage was reigned in somewhat! There may be issues with what classified information can be stored off-site, especially if not held on servers in the UK.  Ok .. one to look into. Also, any cloud computing is reliant on the speed and quality of the broadband connection. I can just imagine 14 classroom PCs all trying to access files, watch videos, download materials at…
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Filtering on iPads

Filtering on iPads

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Most schools have broadband providers who include high quality internet filtering services as part of their service. This is very important and limits what children can access on the school PCs. However, it should be noted that the filtering offered doesn’t necessarily work on iPads. We found it beneficial to set up each iPad as we would for an individual device – using the options in the restrictions section of the settings menu. If anyone else has encountered similar issues or has another solution, please do let us know.
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Which tablets should we invest in?

Which tablets should we invest in?

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We decided to invest in iPads about two years ago. Has this been a good decision? Having been through the implementation of tablet computing in a primary school, I’d say that things have gone smoothly on the whole. The advantage of going with iPad was that most staff members are very familiar with the operating system – owning iPhones! This means that little time has been designated to training for the staff or pupils – bonus! There are a wide variety of good quality apps and a volume licensing system which can mean significant savings on multiple app purchasing. The quality of the devices is good and they have survived two years worth of use with few problems. The key feature of the successful implementation is to build up an…
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Should schools have an IT Suite?

Should schools have an IT Suite?

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This is a question that comes up regularly in courses I attend. The answer from the ‘people in the know’ is usually “No.”  The key reason for this seems to be the assumption that schools are stuck in the dark ages of the 1990s where the only use of technology was an hour each week timetabled and rigid! Of course, this is not how technology should be taught or used to enhance learning. That said, I believe that if used correctly, the IT Suite is still a very valuable facility to have in school. Let’s consider the advantages of a Suite: it is a room, inevitably with hard-wired PCs or laptops which tend to work more reliably than some laptop trolleys, they don’t run out of charge and can be set…
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