Create a classroom banner using Microsoft Publisher

 ‘Banner’ is a popular piece of software that can be found in the Applications folder on Windows XP computers in primary schools.  All new computers are now operating on Windows 7 and the ‘Banner’ software is not compatible.  There is no money available to buy purpose specific software but there is a solution to this…at no extra cost.

 You can use Microsoft Publisher 2010 to design and print out a banner.  Full instructions can be found here

Tune in on-line to learn more about ActivInspire

 Have you been using ActivInspire, but find yourself lost? This session via webinar ** will provide you with a clear overview of each of the browsers and how to navigate through the program.

Date: Wednesday 27th February

Time: 8–8:45 p.m. (GMT)

The main objectives will be to (a)  Identify and explore the browsers in ActivInspire and (b)  Discover how to effectively use the features of each browser

Please register here: https://promethean.webex.com/promethean/j.php?ED=179833067&RG=1&UID=1124069717&RT=MTgjMjE%3D

** Think about a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter’s slides (watching over an internet connection). You won’t be able to see the presenter or the moderator, or others attending the program — and they won’t be able to see you. (A plus if you want to attend in your pajamas!)

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!

 

 

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.