Adam Welch Blog

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Bett Check List

I usually only go to Bett for a day, and therefore I need to think very carefully what to carry with me. Although many are already there today, for those who are visiting later in the week here’s my essential list of things to carry. Bag.  Enough pockets for things,...

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Facebook: Graph Search

Last evening Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of the assembled media and announced a new search engine which would be coming to Facebook soon. Graph search is Facebooks way of increasing connections through the site.  Up until now, users mainly search for friends, products and groups by using names.  In the case...

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Social Media Isn’t New… Is it?

Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, exchange and comment contents among themselves in virtual communities and networks. Andreas Kaplan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media If this definition is to be believed then social media has been going on much before the likes of MySpace in 2003. I...

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10 Minute Review: Apple iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7

I’ve been lucky enough this afternoon to have hold of an iPad Mini, and a Nexus 7 next to each other.  However, I’ve only had them for half an hour, so this comparison will be brief. Both devices out of the box have a fairly simple method of getting them...

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Hard Drive Failure

Yesterday at around midday it became apparent that my web host was experiencing difficulties. I reported the issue which seemed to be affecting all my sites, and others in this shared hosted platform. After a while support responded that the storage node had failed, and after a further request they...

Now it’s time to see if twice the price equals twice the tablet. #iPadmini #nexus7 1

BYOD: Rules of Use

11 million takeover day is a scheme designed by the children’s commissioner and has run successfully at my school for the last three years. The idea is that children and young people get the chance to work with adults for the day, and be involved in the decision making process....