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What's New - January 2008

29/01/08

Added a new resource to design a data collection form. Suitable for KS3 or KS4 and can be done either on the computer or on paper. Kindly contributed by Mustafa.

28/01/08

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 21/01/08

Added a superbly designed certificate which can be given to students for a particular piece of work or sustained effort. Kindly contributed by Mustafa

24/01/08

Added the following terms to the glossary:

Attachment

Text Editor

Thin Client

VLOOKUP

Wireless Application Protocol

23/01/08

Added the following resources which were kindly contributed by Jon Bridgeman:

Spreadsheet exercise 1: Easy as Pie

Spreadsheet exercise 2: Online Auctions

Spreadsheet exercise 3 Absolutely Relative

Spreadsheet exercise 4 - Count IFula

Spreadsheet exercise 5 INTeresting T-shirts

Spreadsheet exercise 6: TEXT me

Spreadsheet exercise 7 and 8: Hogwarts 1 and 2

Spreadsheet exercise 9: SORT it ahht

 

22/01/08

Added a link to the BBC News Video, 'Mobile link to disturbed sleep'

 

Added the following terms to the glossary:

Image

Input mask

Integer

Menu

MySpace

Piczo

Real Number

Social Networking Site

Translator

Troubleshooting

Turtle

Typical Data

 

21/01/08

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 14/01/08

 

Added the following terms to the glossary:

Bebo

Custom written software

Facebook

Frame rate

Front end

Function key

Fuzzy logic

Gamma

GNU

Gopher

Greyscale

Hamming Code

Hashing

Hard Code

Hexadecimal

Hit

Host

Hot fix

Hotmail

Hue

20/01/08

Added a resource covering Excel basic and advanced skills. Kindly contributed by Mustafa

Added a resource which provides students with ample opportunity to construct graphs and charts in Excel. Kindly contributed by Mustafa

18/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Advanced computer unveiled

Apple's new ultra-think laptop

Keyboard could cut MRSA cases

Police probe MoD laptop theft

Kids plagued by cyber bullies

Concern over online plagiarism

Robots battle in title fight

RAF's unmanned spy plane

 

17/01/08

Added the following video tutorials for Excel 2003 - with sound:

Using named cells in formulae

Setting the text alignment in cells

Setting the 'auto-save' feature

Setting the start-up default options

Using the 'Find and Replace' tool

Using the 'Go To' tool

 

16/01/08

Added the following video tutorials for Excel 2003 - with sound:

Setting up a basic pivot table

Creating a macro to print a specific area of the worksheet

How to view your macro code

How to write an IF..OR formula

How to write a Nested IF formula

VLOOKUP tutorial amended

 

15/01/07

Added the following video tutorials for Excel 2003 - with sound:

Adding an average line to a chart

How to format chart legends

How to add a shadow to a chart outline

How to create a professional looking chart

Using the concatenate function

Using the countblank function

Using the randbetween function

Using the round function

Using the roundup and rounddown fuction

Using the cos function

Using the tan function

Using the date function to show today's date

Using the day of the week function to show the day for any date

Using the median function

Using the mode function

 

14/01/08

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 07/01/08

 

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

The many uses of the iBar

Council tackles air pollution

New technology in the classroom

New tactics to fight ID theft

Next generation video games

Technology replaces post

TV health breakthrough

Bid to track lost children

Cow herd tracked from space

Venice showcase of digital art

Merging visual techniques

Computers driving TV news

Iron's virtual manager

Talking plant asks for water

How police track number plates

Big Brother bins hit Sussex

Eye controlled PC helps boy

New healthcare system piloted

VOIP

IRIS installed at Gatwick

Technology to beat exam cheats

Future without rush hour

Police target car criminals

London given 3D treatment

Faster X-Ray diagnosis

An electronic clothes future?

Mobile boarding pass invented

Technology to fight dementia

Music site names that tune

New gadget to stop truancy

Feeding our appetite for storage

Wi-fi illness concerns

Helmet cameras help police

Tongue technology aids blind

South Korea's home of the future

Sharp increase in online fraud

Surfing opportunity for disabled

UK is a surveillance society

Film security becomes reality in school

Hackers hit every 12 minutes

College installs cow milking robot

Online movie piracy

Photos turned into 3D models

Top simulator tests pilots

13/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Digital home of the future?

Switch on to 3D TV

New USB devices examined

Nano chip developer

Sand to silicon chips

Lecturers turn to technology

Wii technology in a cube

Technology protects heritage

Fingerprint checks go mobile

Scheme offers shoppers relief

Mobiles used as tube ticket

 

12/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Europe sat-nav system approved

How hackers can access unprotected systems

Web buyers' festive warning

Fingerprint shopping takes off

Super body scanner unveiled

Cabling up the sewers

Super-speed broadband school

Violin playing robot launched

Online retail complaints rise

Support for dementia tagging

Patients' details go online

Radio service for the deaf

Japan's smallest wearable TV

Sony PSP becomes a videophone

Video cameras for wardens

University's Facebook worry

 

10/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Over-the-phone lie detector

Could data loss be prevented?

Social network security fears

Critics turn on baby cams

Smart CCTV in action

Next generation wafer-thin TVs

A look at video gaming history

Personal broadcasts on TV service

New media replaces old

Gadgets disturbing teen sleep

Spying flying saucer

Mobile banking's rise

Advertising with Bluetooth

Tools of the spying trade revealed

Voicemail to text

Bank pins 'to be replaced'

09/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Intel plug Wimax technology

Firms eye mobile web market

Warning about Wiki accuracy

Nicer speed camera invented

Finger-touch phone on sale

Resort trials solar powered bins

Traffic cameras track cars

Gadgets 'threatening energy'

3D heart probe helps surgeons

Queen gets internet channel

Airport's driverless transit

Tour of Amazon's distribution centre

Adverts target children on the net

Robotic cockroaches take power

Computers through the ages

Chip and Pin security warning

 

08/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Technology that drives communicating cars

Card details leaked to web

Computer tracking reviewed

Gates' vision for education

Firms limit web usage

Call to expand DNA database

Wi-fi bridges digital divide

Cancer doubt over mobiles

A cyberstalking nightmare

Crackdown on cyber bullies

How to avoid falling victim to ID theft

CCTV at risk of hacking

Sat-nav helps African tribe

Focus on child online safety

Apple Leopard's new features

Microsoft Vista's features

Satellites celebrate 50 years

Online self-diagnosis warning

Japan stages robot Olympics

New brain imaging technique

Britons send 1bn texts a week

On board the GPS mapping van

Satnav blamed for lorries getting stuck

Satnavs direct drivers to footbridge

Galileo versus US navigation system

 

 

07/01/08

Added the weekly ICT news quiz for w/c 31/12/07

 

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

UK Broadband must speed up

Police warn over wi-fi 'theft'

Wi-fi surfing in the city

Tackling Britain's wi-fi crime

Checking out wi-fi connections

'Breathing' android created

Brain controls video game

Schools wi-fi health warning

Police unveil drone spyplane

How to destroy a hard drive

Robots help autistic children

Alarm over shopping radio tags

Microsoft holds Innovation Day

Motion-sensitive PC tested

Shop of the future opens

Going online, on holiday

DIY adverts sweeping the web

Networking site privacy fears

Guide to the $100 laptop

06/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

China's e-waste trade

Rome 'brought back to life'

Concerns over data protection

Milestone for bionic hand

Soldier fitted with bionic arm

Bamboozled by hi-tech phones

'Elderly phone' gets the thumbs up

'Technophobes' get own mobile

Apple iPhone pros and cons

Text and go: mobiles pay for parking

New records system for NHS

T-rex would outrun most humans

Technology changing UK habits

Pay-by-phone scheme criticised

Back to the future of mobiles

Search site privacy fears

 

05/01/08

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Computer security threat guide

Mini PCs unveiled

Fraudsters target web users

Warning over direct debits

Robojet controlled from skies

Big Brother gets a new voice

Robotic advances spark fears

Robot performs surgery

Hi-tech 'eco house' on show

Websites must act on bullies

 

04/01/07

Added a new section to the site which will include a comprehensive set of links to BBC news story videos.

Added links to the following BBC News Videos:

Using fingerprints to pay for school dinners

Joy of texting for older people

Sony joins virtual community

Chip and pin leads to fraud reduction

Ebay seller's story of being conned by fraudsters in Nigeria

Hackers hit TK Maxx firm

Avoid falling victim to viruses

How viruses and worms attack computers

Risk of web identity theft

Mobile T.V.

Video games appeal broadens

Bionic Eye implants

Hand-held brain scanner

Thought control for gadgets

Chips that can pass on your shopping data

Robot teaches itself to walk

Robots as therapists

Student develops beer robot

Online security guide

Vista has a raft of security systems aimed at protecting personal data

Using sensors to help with parking cars

Talking toilet warns off drink-drivers

 

03/01/08

Increased the number of questions available in the GCSE revision quiz from 900 to now over 1200

02/01/08

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.1, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.2, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.3, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.4, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.5, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 7.6, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 8.1, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 8.2, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 8.3, called 'Hieroglyphics'

Added a paper-based starter/plenary activity to KS3, Unit 8.4, called 'Hieroglyphics'

 

01/01/08

Increased the number of questions available in the ECDL Module 1 revision quiz from 400 to almost 500

Added a new 'add a caption' competition for January.

Added a new 'Hot Topic' about changes to the English language which have been brought about by the use of technology.

 

 

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