Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Create an Electronic Signature with Snagit #vmvwiki

Each day, more contracts, documents, and other forms are being sent over the internet that require some sort of signature. This means time and money spent printing, handwriting, and scanning each and every file that comes your way. Snagit is able to take your handwritten signature and turning it into a reusable image that can be applied to all electronic documents requiring a sign off. Below you will find detailed instructions showing just that!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Temporary 10 Minute Email #vmvwiki

Webmail accounts

  • Temporary 10 Minute Email ( )

    • If you ever need a temporary email address, maybe for a coupon code for a one-time purchase (Then they fill your inbox with unwanted offers and other advertising). Or, maybe just to test your own email setup is working ok. With 10 Minute Mail you get a temporary email address that lasts for 10 minutes or you can keep adding another 10 minutes if the email you are expecting is late.

    • When you arrive at the site you’ll be automatically loaded into your mailbox. There’s no need to register or anything like that. Instead, copy the e-mail address they’ve provided for you and use it. If you need to check an e-mail for whatever you signed up for it will come directly to the page you’re on, in the message section near the bottom of the page.

  • (from Paradigm PCs Ltd newsletter 2014)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

10 Blended Learning Trends infographic #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

10 Blended Learning Trends Infographic - e-Learning Infographicse-Learning Infographics

Warning, page has lots of annoying pop ups

From: DemS

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Microsoft Word Spell Check Not Working #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Had an issue with a students Word Document not doing the Spell Checking.

Try: Review> Language> Set Proofing Language ( and make sure "Do not check spelling or grammar" is unchecked).
You may also check Review>Language> Language Preferences> Proofing> and at the bottom of the window make sure the Exceptions for check boxes are unchecked.

For other solutions try:


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Aug(De)Mented Reality Stop Motion Animation Merged with Hand-Illustrated Cels #vmvwiki #vmvmmedia

Aug(De)Mented Reality 2: Stop Motion Animation Merged with Hand-Illustrated Cels Held in Front of an iPhone

Extreme #biking (Danny Macaskill: The Ridge - YouTube) #vmvwiki

And you though your biking was risky... Danny Macaskill climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.

Friday, October 31, 2014

If this then that (IFTTT) re-post social media #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

If This Then That” ( ) is a site containing a set of services that can repost from one source to another like:

· WordPress to Linked in or Twitter or ….

· Blogger to Twitter or Linked in or …

For WordPress recipes :

From: SD

Friday, October 10, 2014

Myth busting: #hourofcode intro programming #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #itx2014
Presentation from Mona Akmal ITx 2014 that introduces it to students. Well supported by industry. Dispels computer science myth. 1yr old and growing faster than Facebook, and others. For everyone not just kids. After 100 million users.

Online class question tool #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Socrative lets teachers engage and assess their students with educational activities on tablets, laptops and smartphones. Through the use of real time questioning, instant result aggregation and visualization, teachers can gauge the whole class’ current level of understanding. Socrative saves teachers time so the class can further collaborate, discuss, extend and grow as a community of learners.


Live REANNZ (network) Weathermap #vmvwiki

About reannz
Formed in 2005, REANNZ (Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd) owns, operates and enhances New Zealand’s own advanced network (known to many as KAREN) with and for our community.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Nz research funds #vmvwiki #vmvresearch

Callaghan Innovation accelerates the commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand.

NZ Business Monitor MYOB #vmvwiki #vmvresearch

The MYOB Business Monitor represents the voice of New Zealand’s business owners. It’s a nationwide survey of over a thousand business owners of sole trading, micro, small and medium sized businesses from across all industry groups.

The MYOB Business Monitor is designed to research key areas of business performance, including profitability, cash flow and pipeline work, as well as business confidence and satisfaction in the support of Government.

Key indicators presented are:

  • Perceptions of current and future performance of business in New Zealand

  • Perceptions of the outlook for the New Zealand economy

  • Perceptions of government support for business in New Zealand

  • Business outlook.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BBC News - Attack code for 'unpatchable' USB flaw released #vmvwiki

Computer code that can turn almost any device that connects via USB into a cyber-attack platform has been shared online.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

Best of Breed | Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Must disagree with Twitter being number one. As Twitter now filters student posts it has become useless in the classroom, as student posts no longer can relied on to appear in a hash tag stream. Simply the students have stopped using it.

Sent from my iPad

Friday, September 19, 2014

​Apple iOS8 police-proof? but don't forget your pwd #vmvwiki

In an effort to protect the private communications of iPhone and iPad users, Apple said on Wednesday its latest mobile operating system, the iOS8, has built-in encryption features that does not allow anybody – even police with search warrants – from accessing data stored on handheld devices.

However, the downside is that according to Apple officials, users who forget their pass codes with the new iOS 8 operating system will not be able to recover them by contacting the company

Sent from my iPad

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yahoo threatened with $ trillion fine over user data access #vmvwiki

I like that the cost of the Star Wars Death Star is shown on the graph.

News coverage of the case, for which documents were unsealed last week, reported the proposed fines as $250,000 a day. But there was also a clause that called for a doubling of the amount each week if Yahoo refused to comply. It was more than enough to bankrupt the company after just a few months.

At the six-month mark, the doubling fine would have equaled $117 trillion. Depending on the calculation you use, the fine would have exceeded the total dollar value of the entire Earth (including economic assets and the physical value of the planet itself) in either the eighth or ninth month.


Threat reports (including mobile) 2013 (Android most vulnerable) #vmvwiki

Link to many threat reports. Interestingly Android has the much more vulnerability of threats in Q1, Q2 and Q3 quarters of the year 2013. Apart from Symbian no threats were detected on other mobile devices.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rapid eLearning Design methodology #vmvdlt

Rapid eLearning describes eLearning courses that can be developed and implemented quickly. It also refers to eLearning courses or modules that allow learners’ to acquire new information or skill sets more rapidly. Generally the modules or eLearning courses can be completed in less than 60 minutes. The subject matter expert is typically the primary source of content in rapid eLearning approaches, while a user-friendly authoring tool is utilized to create the deliverable. The assessment and feedback tools typically only track basic functions and user data. Fb

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DDoS Attack | Infograpraphics Prolexic #vmvwiki

Prolexic is a cloud based service company that provides DDoS mitigation services. The page link contains info graphics and from the home page you can get live links to DDoS activity globally

EICAR.exe Test Virus #vmvwiki

How do you test that the antivirus is working?

There is a test antivirus file which has no harmful effects but will be pinged by most antiviruses as a virus file.

Malware attack leaves Spark customers in the dark - #vmvwiki

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Google+ (change layout to ) #npf14lmd

If you are more familiar with a facebook like layout (sequential) for your "wall", or work on a mobile device you can change the "newspaper" format as follows:1. Enter Google+
2. Hover over the home button, and click Settings
3. Scroll down to Accessibility and check "Change the presentation of some pages to work better with screen readers and other accessibility tools".

From StephD

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Test a web sites security: Qualys SSL Labs #vmvwiki

SSL Labs is a collection of documents, tools and thoughts related to SSL. It's an attempt to better understand how SSL is deployed, and an attempt to make it better. I hope that, in time, SSL Labs will grow into a forum where SSL will be discussed and improved.

SSL Labs is a non-commercial research effort.

From: JJ

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mobile Learning meets E-Memory - #vmvwiki

Studies suggest that access to the limitless information on the internet has changed the way our memories work.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

For ideas school students Electronic Makeup. #vmvdlt

Nobumichi Asai has used projection mapping to put CGI onto cars, docks, building and more. His latest canvas? A real, live human face.

Asai used Omote, a combination of real-time face tracking and projection mapping to transform a model's face into mesmerizing patterns. Slash Gear calls it "electronic makeup", but as you will see in the (creepy-ish) video, it goes much, much beyond anything makeup can possibly do. [Slash

COL - Videos eg. What is eLearning #vmvdlt

Apply Knowles Adult Learning Theory to eLearning #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Apply Knowles adult learning theory to eLearning.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Nighttime Control robot in Tate gallery London #vmvwiki

Four robots designed for late night exploration of Tate Britain’s galleries are guided over the internet by people all over the world. Take control of one of them.

Every few minutes the robots select new operators to drive them around the galleries. To have a chance of being selected, go to the Take Control section of this page. The robots will know you are waiting and they will do their best to take you on ride if your Chrome browser settings and internet connection are compatible.


Google | Make eBooks. Really simple. #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Create ePub files from Google Drive and start publishing with Liberio.

Your phone paints Google a picture of where you go #vmvwiki

In Google log in with the account you normally use on your mobile, then go to


Friday, August 15, 2014

Apple programming swift resources #vmvwiki

Moving to the dark side and looking into programming using the Xcode development environments Swift programming language. Will start a wiki page soon. For now here is apples resources page

Sent from my iPad

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

How Teachers Are Using Tech at Home and in Class #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project


Google swiffy : convert swf to HTML5 #vmvwiki

Google Swiffy is a web-based tool developed by Google that converts SWFfiles to HTML5. Its main goal is to display Flash contents on devices that do not support Flash, such as iPhone, iPad, and Android Tablets. Its function is similar to Wallaby by Adobe, which converts FLA files to HTML5.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Learning Theories summary #vmvdlt

Learning Theories, Learning Models, Learning Theory Summaries - in Plain English!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How to Create Clickable Links in SlideShare Presentations #vmvdlt

Haven't tested this but according to the blog you need to save the PowerPoint as a pdf then creaste pdf hyperlinks (you can do this in PowerPoint if you Save as a PDF).

Let me know if it works!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A review of #OERmap s. #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

OER Map prototypes funded by Hewlett Foundation. Mapping has a bit of a history in the OER movement and these map prototypes (along with our OER Impact Map) represent the latest attempts to produce the definitive map of OER. Hewlett in particular has been very interested in mapping as a way of drawing together the different aspects of the work it funds around OER.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Uni of the people Tuition-Free online uni. #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

The World's First Tuition-Free Online University - How does it work? - YouTube


Spoofing mobile phones VW ad. #vmvwiki #dp4byod

Volkswagen - Eyes on the road advertisement - YouTube

Wonder what other uses this could be put to?


Friday, June 13, 2014

Are ALL CAPITAL LETTERS Inherently Harder to Read? #vmvwiki

100 Things You Should Know About People: #19 — It’s a Myth That All Capital Letters Are Inherently Harder to Read

While a lack of research is cited I think the comment we are used to mixed case therefore we are faster with mixed case says it all.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vyclone – wiki video ? sharable video capture mixer #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

Capture on mobile device, shareable (I think in real time) and can be remixed.

Apple - iOS 8 - Enterprise preview #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Apple - iOS 8 - Enterprise preview

Ability to use peer to peer networking to an Apple TV May allow me to display iPad on projector.

40 maps that explain the internet #vmvwiki

40 maps that explain the internet

A Model of Learning Objectives #vmvdlt

Heer, R. (n.d.) A Model of Learning Objectives–based on A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.Iowa State University. Retrieved from

based on A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives*

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Windows XP support end: security risks | ZDNet #vmvwiki

In May Window XP ceased to be supported by Microsoft (there has been one notable fix since then for the SSL bug). This has significant implications for those companies using computers with XP . This article describes 10 security risks.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

eBay hacked, massive data theft suspected #vmvwiki

An eBay statement said the database was compromised between late February and early March and "included eBay customers' name, encrypted password, email address, physical address, phone number and date of birth".

eBay hacked, massive data theft suspected,  (2014, May 22) In HZ Herald. Retrieved from



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Spurious Correlations for Statistics #vmvwiki

Spurious Correlations. Watch video at bottom

TF-X Flying car in 8-12 years. #vmvwiki

TF-X™ is the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future; it is designed to be the flying car for all of us. -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Privacy: Legal access to Twitter/gmail accounts #vmvwiki

How a mayor’s quest to unmask a foul-mouthed Twitter user blew up in his face

"The warrant asked for "user connection logs for each connection for Twitter account @peoriamayor," including dates and times, data transfer volume, IP addresses, and subscriber information, including the e-mail address used to open the account."

"The case serves as a reminder of the true power of the state. Thanks to the Internet, even local cops can now track down random Twitter miscreants without leaving the office—something that would have been impossible in the days of anonymous handbills plastered to brick walls around town. And those local cops can get as much information about your life as even the FBI could glean in a major felony investigation."

*What is twitter's responsibility here? They claim it is ok to create a parody account. Was this indeed one? How would you feel if someone created a parody account about you and what action would you take? How far could a parody account account be taken before you would want action taken (what are your boundaries)?

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Breakdown of a Fake Antivirus Scammer #vmvwiki

Run through of what 'Microsoft' scammers claiming you have malware actually do to your computer  

What are the chances of a fake antivirus (AV) scammer calling a security vendor? Probably slim, until  one such scammer calls Noah Magram, principal software engineer with Sourcefire. After talking to a series of agents for 30 minutes, Noah fires up a virtual machine. The video starts when the scammers get access to his "computer." 

Thanks Nicole ( @iamvanillabear)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The great Bitcoin robbery #vmvwiki

744,400 bit coins or about half billion nz dollars today's value ...

BBC News: legislate to ban emails after 6pm? #vmvwiki

France has brought in rules to protect employees from work email disturbing them outside office hours. Would a law to this effect be feasible elsewhere?

Major internet security bug explained: OpenSSL Heartbleed #vmvwiki

The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the “catastrophic bug” known as Heartbleed, “On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,” it’s safe to conclude that the Internet has a serious problem. The bug, which was announced on Tuesday—complete with an explanatory Web site and a bleeding-heart logo—is a vulnerability in a widely used piece of encryption software called OpenSSL.

Additional resources:

Mashable is compiling a list of key sites affected and whether they
have fixed it yet - once they have, you should change the password.

Huge list of vulnerable sites here:

(Thanks Kim H-H)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Google's Oppia embeddable interactive educational "explorations" #vmvdlt

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Facebook Software Matches Faces #vmvwiki

acebook's new artificial intelligence (AI) team reports that it has developed software that can match faces with 97.25-percent accuracy, compared to human beings' 97.53-percent accuracy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Best Places to Find Free Images Online. #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Best to create your own images if you can. When you're out and about try to take a few photos that are interesting that could be used as a background, or to highlight a blog post... Like a sign with an unusual background, an unusual flower, bug, tree, letter box, etc....

However if you are looking for free images ... Check out ..

Friday, March 14, 2014

Rec video using Swivl robot follows presenter for iDevice #vmvdlt

Little robot mount for iPad or iPhone follows remote for video recording


AirPlay over Bluetooth AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

Hidden AirPlay feature in the AppleTV 6.1 (iOS 7.1) update

In addition to Bonjour over UDP negotiation for AirPlay, iOS 7.1 devices will also look for AirPlay sources using Bonjour over bluetooth when doing it’s scan! This means you do NOT need bonjour over UDP for AirPlay -discovery-. Once the host is discovered, AirPlay data is then transmitted over the normal network.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel #vmvdlt #infographic

Another info graphic of Blooms Taxonomy (colour one available too)

iPhone vanishing motel wifi MBs #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

A problem I encountered years ago with Windows updates now happens on the iDevices, where you purchase wifi MBs at a motel/hotel and they vanish incredibly fast.

With the iDevices (iPad, iPhone) by default auto updating when connected to wifi you'll find that an update flurry can suck all the bandwidth you have just purchased. So before you activate the purchased MBs dive into settings, scroll to iTunes and App Store and under Automatic Updates turn them all off.

Like in the old days before the last iOS Update you'll get the badge on the App Store icon showing updates are available and you can manually update the ones you want to, or wait until you're back to your wifi and turn the auto updates back on.

Recently Purchased 150mb at a motel and it disappeared within 1/2 hr of connecting.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Active Learning with PowerPoint #vmvdlt

Active Learning with PowerPoint. A tutorial designed to help you capitalize on those aspects of PowerPoint that lend themselves best to engaging students' interests.

Friday, January 3, 2014