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What's New - December 2006

31/12/06

Added new weekly news quiz for w/c 25/12/06

29/12/06

Added news story link, 'Wikipedia creator turns to search'

28/12/06

Added news story link, 'Army to get bomb disposal robots'

Added news story link, 'Aisa phone links start to recover'

Added news story link, 'Email school reports considered'

Added news story link, 'robot heading for Antarctic dive'

Added news story link, 'Number 10 opens its doors online'

27/12/06

Added news story link, 'Vista opens new dawn for security'

Added news story link, 'Aisa communications hit by quake'

26/12/06

Added news story link, 'spam surge drives net crime spree'

23/12/06

Added news story link, 'Mobiles still ringing in New Year'

21/12/06

Added news story link, 'Robots could demand legal rights'

Added news story link, 'US proposes broadband safety network'

20/12/06

Added news story link, 'Triple threat targets Word users'

19/12/06

Added news story link, 'Nasa and Google form cosmic link'

Added news story link, 'Giant ID computer plan scrapped'

Added news story link, 'Safer laptop batteries produced'

Added news story link, 'Nigeria faces e-waste toxic legacy'

 

18/12/06

Added news story link, 'Net giants still failing China'

Added news story link, 'Social networks top Google search'

Added news story link, 'Ipod add-on fails privacy test'

Added news story link, 'Patient veto for e-care records'

Added news story link, 'Iphone surprises technology world'

 

17/12/06

Added a new section - news quizzes. A weekly quiz based on the ICT stories in the news each week.

16/12/06

Added the following Christmas quizzes to the mini-website:

Dunkin' teacher

Bash the Word

Balloon Invaders

Racing Cubes

Catch the Fruit

 

15/12/06

Added 14 new jokes to the 'Giggle Zone'

14/12/06

Added a 'decorate the Christmas tree' task to the Christmas activities mini-website

Added a 'control the lights' task to the Christmas activities mini-website

Added news story link, 'Blogging set to peak next year'

13/12/06

Added a new task idea to the Christmas activities area - 'the 12 days of Christmas - for geeks' from an idea kindly contributed by Anna Martin

Added 5 new jokes to the Giggle Zone

Added news story link, 'wi-fi worry'

Added news story link, 'D.I.Y. developers to make X-box games'

Added news story link, 'New rules for broadband switchers'

Added news story link, 'Online banking fraud up 8,000%'

 

12/12/06

Added a Christmas mini-website containing quizzes, tasks,webquests, activities, jokes and a whole lot more. There should be something here to keep students busy for that last lesson of term.

Added news story link, 'Community websites take Wiki path'

Added news story link, 'China crackdown on online games'

Added news story link, '10 years of Flash'

Added news story link, 'Big brother watches flocks online'

Added news story link, 'UK's Vicky Pollards left behind'

 

11/12/06

Added a video tutorial for PPT showing how to insert an image onto an action button

10/12/06

Added a new task for ECDL module 3 - task 5: mobile phones

Added a video tutorial to PPT to show how to change the slide design/layout

Added a video tutorial to PPT to show how to add a sound file

Added a video tutorial to PPT to show how to make a background image into a watermark

Added 6 new jokes to the Giggle Zone

 

09/12/06

Added a new video tutorial for Flash, showing how to create a 'swinging motion' animation

08/12/06

Added a very comprehensive database task aimed at ECDL level. Kindly contributed by Richard Stanyer.

Added an excellent task for AS/A2 students which was kindly contributed by Anna Martin. This task aims to get students to imagine how various businesses would function on a daily basis without ICT.

Added 7 imaginative and striking posters created by Ian Hemming's Computer Club students

Added news story link, 'remote access keeps you in touch'

Added news story link, 'criminals target tech students'

Added news story link, 'Wii's debut for European gamers'

Added news story link, 'Children swap music via phones'

 

07/12/06

Added a new section for Flash video tutorials including:

Opening Flash

Adding Layers

Selecting objects

Stretching/shrinking an object

Rotating an object

Showing gridlines

Adding a sound file

Stopping a movie from looping

Converting an object to a symbol

Importing images to the library

Inserting images from the library

Publishing your movie

Drawing button shapes

Converting shapes to symbols

Adding an 'over' state to a button

Drawing a pencil line

Changing the pencil end caps

Drawing a rectangle

Drawing a circle

Drawing a ball

Adding colours to an object

Changing the stage background colour

Adding gradients

Overlaying objects

Tracing an image

Making a ball 'bounce'

Making an object 'spin'

Fading an image in and out

Zooming in and out to an image

Removing 'jerky' zooming effects

06/12/06

Added news story link, 'hike in piracy sentences proposed'

Added news story link, 'Microsoft debuts book search tool'

Added news story link, 'Hi-tech world assesses BT Vision'

Added news story link, 'Mobiles cleared of cancer risk'

Added news story link, 'Heathrow begins biometric trials'

 

05/12/06

Added news story link, 'Most websites failing disabled'

03/12/06

Added a GCSE lesson idea by S.Joynson about protecting data from loss, damage or theft.

 

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