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Google Maps and PacMan Collide

Written by David on April 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

In that 25th hour of your day when you realise you have nothing left to do, this new mash up from Google will help you while away the time...

Edmodo Master Class

Written by David on March 30th, 2015.      0 comments

We have just launched the fourth of our Edmodo tutorials.

Nesting Formulas - New Tutorial

Written by David on March 23rd, 2015.      0 comments

Excel is a great tool for productivity and our series of tutorials shows you how you can be a whizz with Excel, our latest tutorial, nesting formulas builds on this.

You Tube Channel Art

Written by David on March 20th, 2015.      0 comments

We have been working hard to make sure our You Tube channel works hard, we have been updating the tutorials.

Educreations Tutorial - Update

Written by David on March 18th, 2015.      0 comments

I have long been an avid fan of Educreations.  It is simply a brilliant app for the classroom.  So I was keen to see what their subscription offering would bring when they updated the app after the recent iOS8 upgrade.

Improve Productivity - Excel 2013 tutorial

Written by David on March 9th, 2015.      0 comments

This week's tutorial is another Excel tutorial but we also give you a sneak peak of the tutorials in the pipeline for the remainder of March and April.


Excel 2007 tutorial

Written by David on March 2nd, 2015.      0 comments

Learn how to use Excel to handle text in this tutorial for Excel 2007


Archiving your digital content?

Written by David on February 18th, 2015.      0 comments

Got any VHS players left in school?  Got tapes but no player to play them on.  Got CD's but CD players are diminishing?  We are entering the age of format and technological obsolescence and if not carefully managed our digital heritage will be lost for all time.

Excel 2011 - getting the most out of text formulas

Written by David on February 17th, 2015.      0 comments

The Right, Left, Mid and lower formulas are very powerful tools  - this tutorial demonstrates how to use them

Open Office Calc - Formulas

Written by David on February 16th, 2015.      0 comments

I have got back into the tutorial creation groove, but the focus of the audience has changed, take a look what do you think?


Massey University Post Grad Teacher Training Lecture

Written by David on August 22nd, 2014.      0 comments

Recently, I was asked to once again, deliver a guest lecture for the  post grad trainee teachers at Massey University's Albany Campus. Today was the day that I delivered that lecture. 

Haiku Deck and the art of app layering

Written by David on August 20th, 2014.      0 comments

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Haiku Deck is a great app for the iPad.  It allows students to quickly create visually engaging presentations really quickly without loads of fussing around over aesthetics.  The app takes care of that and the students get on with focusing on content.  One of the features I really like about Haiku Deck is its ability to quickly create bar or pie charts, particularly useful in presentations.

Collaborative Inquiry - Lucid Chart

Written by David on August 20th, 2014.      0 comments

Lucid Chart is another one of those must have accounts for the elearning classroom.  If when you sign up you state that you are an educator, you get even more free services, but even without this upgrade the free service is brilliant.  Lucid Chart allows the user to create all manner of flow charts and diagrams, the templates in the education section are excellent for inquiry work.  What is more a Lucid Chart can be shared and worked on collaboratively so it also works well for group inquiry work.  When used in conjunction with tools such as Blendspace, the learning potential of the tools are really enhanced.

Rescuing Privacy

Written by David on August 13th, 2014.      0 comments

Loathe them or laud them the actions of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and perhaps more importantly for this article, Edward Snowden have placed digital privacy centre stage in many people's minds, including my own. Whilst many disregard digital privacy as a geo-political issue, diplomatic double speak or even dismiss it as a fully fledged tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theory. The truth is, as educators, we have need to consider what privacy is in terms of our students digital futures, especially when looked at through the lens of the digital rights and responsibilities strand of digital citizenship.


"Pop up" Collaboration with Titan Pad

Written by David on August 13th, 2014.      0 comments

Ready to try out student collaboration, but not quite ready to commit to Google Apps? Then you and your class should look at Titan Pad. Titan Pad is a great tool for the classroom. It allows anyone to create “pop up” collaborative writing opportunities.



David has been a specialist in the field of elearning for over 12 years. He has presented on elearning at conferences in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. His consultancy work includes education and business clients. READ MORE


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