It’s Chrissssssstmaaaaaasssss!!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and also an excellent opportunity to do a little bit of cheeky laptop maintenance before the new year diets and back-to-school times begin. Over the Christmas holidays, please can you: Restart your laptop! This will keep it much happier Make sure that your OneDrive is syncing. Click onto the…

Plickers

Plickers is an assessment tool for the classroom that lets teachers ask questions and poll their class using a collection of visual code cards. So, how does it work? Well, each student is given a card with a unique visual code on it. There are four sides to the code, labelled A, B, C and…

The iSAMS Teacher App

The lovely chaps at iSAMS have just released their teacher app – it has the essential functions of iSAMS, but conveniently packaged up in an iPad-sized app. Hurrah! The video below shows you how to use the app to email your teaching sets, find pupil information, and access internal exam results. As always, if you…

Backing up your iPad

iCloud automatically backs up your iOS device information daily over Wi-Fi when your device is turned on, locked, and connected to a power source. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup, then make sure iCloud Backup is turned on. To force a backup, tap on Back Up Now.  If you need more iCloud storage to back up, a message…

iOS Updates

When did you last update your iPad? Honestly?? Apple issues iOS updates every few months, and it is important to keep your iPad up to date, to make sure you’re getting the latest bug fixes, and that apps work the way they are supposed to.  iOS updates are really easy to do. Here’s how… Plug…