Sunday, May 31, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

What is USB isochronous data transfer? #vmvwiki #vmvhw

Have been trying to connect a web cam via an enhanced USB cable, but the audio is not very clear. Some discussion with JJ revealed that USB has different ways it transfers data.
isochronous is one way, and looks like my enhanced cable does not support this (I tried a non enhanced one and the audio was heaps better)
Check out  for more info on USB.
Our next solution is to try and use a
Webcam>USB-Ethernet Adaptor>Ethernetcable>USB-Ethernet Adaptor>PC
Apparently this will allow up to 100m extension which should be enough for my classroom web cam.
Next stop is to find a pair of inexpensive USB-Ethernet adaptors !

Free Memory testing software MemTest86 #vmvwiki #vmvhw

You can use PassMark's memory diagnostic tool to test your PC's memory to diagnose or prevent problems can cause freezes and crashes. IT boots from a CD or USB drive and runs tests looking for faults. The latest version of the program, which has been around for over 20 years, adds support for DDR4 memory and a new benchmarking feature that displays results on a graph.


Friday, May 29, 2015

Kiwis as guinea pigs | The Economist #vmvwiki

In digital businesses, tests are performed on New Zealanders. Their country is proving the perfect location for software firms, social networks and app developers discreetly to try out and refine their products.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015. Australia records 6% of global ransomware detections #vmvwiki

Australia records 6 per cent of global ransomware detections - CIO
Healthcare saw massive malware attacks, as well as iOS devices, Adobe software users and retail point-of-sale (PoS) systems.

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Effective Educational Practice – Iowa uni CELT #vmvdlt #vmvwiki

Effective educational practices provide a framework for successful teaching and learning. A number of national organizations focus on researching these practices across a range of higher education institutions and recent results from this research is included

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Facebook introduces Legacy Contract for when a user dies #vmvwiki

Facebook introduces Legacy Contract features to access a person's account after he or she dies - National - NZ Herald News

John Hattie's Eight Mind Frames For Teachers #vmvwiki #vmvdlt #vmvlearn

In Visible Learning for Teachers (p. 159 ff) John Hattie claims that “the major argument in this book underlying powerful impacts in our schools relates to how we think! It is a set of mind frames that underpin our every action and decision in a school.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

WordPress Powers 79% Of Websites In 2015 #vmvwiki #vmvdlt

WordPress has truly come of age as a content management tool with 79% of websites powered by it.

Resources on Blogs as Digital Portfolios #vmvdlt

A Blog/Portfolio (perhaps a “blogfolio”), is great for learning purposes because it gives the creator of the space an opportunity to showcase learning while building a digital footprint that will be beneficial long after their time in schools.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Google Forms to create auto correcting quizzes #vmvdlt

there is an Add-on available to Google Sheets, Flubaroo, which allows Google Forms to write the answers directly to Google Sheets and it is through Google Sheets that an auto correct will occur.

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Sunday, May 10, 2015