I’m afraid there appears to be a problem with Akismet getting updates on Glow just now. As a result I have 600+ comments and no way of sorting out the rubbish from the requests. Can you drop me an email to my Glow account if you want a question answered.
I have added some new material and notes to the school website. Links will appear here in due course but you could get a heads up by checking it out..
Our Network Support Team have asked me to check that you have put @nled.org.uk after your username?
So we have been using VB but some of you might want to know where to go from here. This article covers the main places to go.
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So you are our trial section for this, as such you might lose access to the software at any time. Do not install this software on a machine that you already have MS Office on, there may be conflicts.
As part of our licence agreement with Microsoft, pupils can use MS Office 2013 Pro Plus for free on their own machines. To get access to this please follow the instructions below.
- Open Internet Explorer (Other browsers may work but I have only tested it on IE)
- Make sure you are not logged into any MS services, such as Glow or Hotmail.
- Go to http://portal.microsoft.com/
- Enter your school username followed by @nled.org.uk for the username i.e. 12315MadeupName@nled.org.uk
- Enter your school network password.
- Download and install the software.
Let me know how you get on.
Remember you can search back on previous articles by using the search box or keywords at the side of the page. So if you think a post is a bit short, then look back and see if I have covered it in more depth elsewhere.
The 24 Russell Group universities, which include University of Edinburgh and University of Glasgow, have released their “Informed Choices” guidance for Post-16 Education and Computing (and in the future Computing Science) has a new position in the guide as being recognised as essential or useful for a wide variety of courses. This is a significant development for Computing Science and the position of the subject in the curriculum moving forward. It also is recognition of the work carried out by the HE, FE and Schools sectors in developing the new Curriculum for Excellence courses to more closely relate to the needs of further study of Computing Science in HE.
You can download the document at http://russellgroup.org/InformedChoices-latest.pdf
This version now includes Higher or Advanced Higher Computing (and, in future, Computing Science) as “Essential” for:
- Some Computing/Computer Science degrees
- Teacher Education degrees
and as “Useful” for :
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- All Computing/Computer Science degrees
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Engineering (General)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Optometry (Opthalmic Optics)
at all 24 Russell Group universities.
S5/6 – Finish Friday 3rd May and return Thursday 6th June