Tech Bulletin #1
Monday 15th September 2014
- Teaching timetable for Year 1-6 Computing begins
- David (IS) at JSL most afternoons this week
- iTunes U Computing and Technologies courses launch for all year groups and specialists
- iPad trolley still out of use
- Check Outlook for Hub timetable - not all classes need Hub this week
- Wed 16/9/14 - LTMs at SSV for LTM Development Group meeting
ICT OUT - Computing IN
iTunes U courses for the Computing curriculum
iPAD CHALLENGE #1
Morfo allows you to use a picture of a face and add your own commentary to it. A perfect example would be to take a (copyright free) image of a famous person or character from Google and ask a child to add a voice to it. The picture becomes animated and the voice moves in sync with the child's voice. Great for story recounts and character perspectives.
Have a look at this example on YouTube via the link below:
New iPhone launch
Two new iPhones have just been revealed, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Android users argue that they have had similar devices for years. Great topic for discussion with KS2 about inventions and innovation!
Apple previewed it's highly anticipated wearable device - Apple Watch. It will be interesting to see how this could be used in education...
This week it was revealed that millions of Gmail details were published online. Old usernames and passwords for accounts, mainly based in Russia, where hacked and shared online. Another reminder about password security and judging by last week - something we all need to be aware of.
New iPhone launch
Staying safe. What is 2-step verification ?
2-step verification is an extra layer of security over and above your normal password on an online account. This may come in the form of an email alert or a verification code to your mobile. This may happen if you access an account abroad, from an unfamiliar computer or when you reset a password. It's wise to check what 2-step verification is turned on for your online accounts. Click on the companies below for more details or just Google.