Sharing Large Files without Killing your Inbox

It’s my penultimate sarcastic article for this term, where today I’m looking at something very familiar to a lot of us. It’s very pertinent Sharing Large Files without Killing your Inbox I get this a lot, I am forever having to wander over to the IT support guys, cap in hand, with a tear in...
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Why not try?

Welcome again to the always sarcastic, sometimes helpful, weekly whinge about people getting things wrong in IT. This week I’m taking a bit of a break from moaning because I think that I managed to adequately vent in last week’s monster 3200 word article (thanks for the positive feedback by the way), so instead I’m...
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How to Write an Email like an Adult

This week I’ve been inundated with messages from colleagues who see the standard of emails being poor. Not from students, no – from other staff! You may have picked up on the passive aggressive undertones to previous articles on email behaviour from me; that this is one of my biggest pet peeves, I get so...
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Sustainable Use of Tech in the Classroom

It’s another week of sarcastic top-tips to improve your teaching and learning through technology. Innovation through technology, you could say. That’d make a great motto for a car company… This week is a very practical, but almost simplistic way to add more technology to your lessons. You don’t need every student to be sat there with...
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Don’t share editable documents when you don’t have to!

It’s the first week of the new term and I’m back with my weekly dose of sarcasm masquerading as an informative email to improve teaching and learning with technology. This week I’m sharing something that’s a very small thing, but that makes a massive difference to your professionalism as an educator, and your thoughtfulness as...
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Don’t use Computers as End-of-term entertainment

Welcome to the festive-fifth in the weekly series of top-IT-tips, where I layer sarcasm upon a genuine desire to  to get everyone using technology to enhance teaching and learning. For the last passive-aggressive article before Christmas I thought I’d tackle something seasonal. Don’t use Computers as End-of-term entertainment This is a bit weird, as I...
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Stop Low-Level Plagiarism!

Welcome to the fourth in the weekly series of top-IT-tips, officially the world’s most sarcastic effort to get everyone using technology to enhance teaching and learning. This week I’m tackling something deep seated in our culture. Stop Low-Level Plagiarism! It’s a common problem today that students genuinely think that ‘doing some research’ involves a quick...
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