Musical fundraiser – St. Mary’s Cathedral

Jeff Kinney, author of the mega-selling ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ book series comes to St. Mary’s cathedral on Wednesday 30th November at 7:00pm.  This musical evening is being held to raise funds for future music projects.  Click on the link to see further details. WIMPY KID – Cabin Fever Event


Having problems using I Can Animate files with Windows Movie Maker?

Ivan Marah, a 4th year Dunbar Grammar pupil, on work placement this week with the Education ICT team has been doing some problem solving with I Can Animate files and has worked out how the files can be saved using the appropriate codecs which will then allow the file to be imported successfully into Windows Movie Maker. 

He has also created a step by step guide on how to do it ….Preparing I Can Animate Files for Windows Movie Maker

Great work, many thanks Ivan!




Glow Help

This is a good source of help for the various Glow services. If you’re using Glow Blogs as e-Portfolios, there are some good tips – click the e-portfolio tag in the “tag cloud”.

GLOW Tools

Glow and Internet Explorer 9: using Compatibility View

If you’re using a PC that’s been upgraded to use Internet Explorer 9, you might find that some web pages don’t look and work as you’d expect.

This can be because the page has been designed for an older version of Internet Explorer. We’re seeing examples of this cropping up with some Glow pages. The good news is that it’s usually an easy thing to fix, using Internet Explorer 9’s “Compatibility View” button.

Here’s Microsoft’s advice:

Sometimes the website you’re visiting doesn’t look right. It shows up as a jumble of out-of-place menus, images, and text boxes. What’s going on? One possible explanation: The site might have been designed for an earlier version of Internet Explorer. If Internet Explorer recognizes that the webpage isn’t compatible, you’ll see the Compatibility View button on the Address bar. Try clicking it.

The Compatibility View button



In Compatibility View, websites will be displayed as if you were viewing them in a previous version of Internet Explorer, which will often correct display problems. You don’t need to click the button for a site after you’ve done it once—the next time you visit the site, Internet Explorer 9 will automatically show it in Compatibility View. (If you ever want to go back to browsing with Internet Explorer 9 on that site, just click the Compatibility View button again.)



Using Word Talk with Office 2010

Are you having problems using Word Talk with your upgraded Office 2010? There has been an identified incompatibility with Windows XP machines and a fix is currently being sought.  Apologies for this inconvenience – am hopeful this will be resolved very soon.

This error will not occur on Windows 7 machines.