Author Archives: AlanP

How to transfer Minecraft worlds between iPads

Transferring anything between iPads is traditionally a difficult task. I have used FileHub to in the past to transfer documents, photos and music. Google Drive and other cloud storage providers can do a similar job. However, transferring Minecraft worlds has … Continue reading

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iPad fun with math calculations

Getting students to do enough practice at maths for it to sink in and be retained is quite a challenge. QuickMaths is an iPad app that has been around for a long time but is still worth a shout out. … Continue reading

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Youtube keeps offensive Youtuber, kicks out proven inoffensive creators.

New YouTube Partner Program (YPP) rules announced on 16 January 2018 will penalize the smaller and new video creators (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72857?hl=en). These new rules state that a Youtube channel needs to have 4000 hours of viewing time and 1000 subscribers to … Continue reading

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Social Bookmarking With Diigo – never lose a web link again.

Never lose a web link again! You can soon fill up the bookmarking links on your browser – Firefox, Chrome or Safari. Then what do you do? My solution to this problem is to use Diigo. It is a social … Continue reading

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Quizlet – new hotspot style quiz for visual learners

If you haven’t been following Quizlet for a few months then you may not have noticed that they have now included hotspot quiz technology. Simply put, it means that you can create hotspots on a picture – for example a … Continue reading

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Speed up Joomla 3.7.5 – a plugin that made my site crawl

In the past few days a website I administer Kampot-ontheedge.org became painfully slow. I am talking about taking 35 seconds to load any page on the website.  When I tried to get some idea of the problem using GTmetrics it took … Continue reading

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Best settings for Youtube videos

It is probably not an uncommon experience to spend a lot of time trying to make a video  as high a quality as you can, then uploading it to Youtube and being very disappointed. It looks great when you play … Continue reading

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Youtube uploading can choke your internet

Ever find at home that the internet becomes very slow suddenly and for no apparent reason? You guess someone is downloading a movie but no one is. Someone is uploading to Youtube, but that should be okay as it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Even digital natives need help from teachers at times

Just because students look really switched on and masters of their digital world doesn’t mean they can effortlessly adapt to a new app or online program. Teachers can’t assume too much digital expertise and will need to build in the … Continue reading

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Reduce long urls to a click

View this video to see how you can use justpaste.it to reduce a long url to a clickable one. Great for mLearning on phones and tablets. In short: Copy a web link from a website. Go to justpaste.it Write a … Continue reading

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