I was invited to speak at the Irish Computer Society’s annual conference in April. I was introduced as someone who would give an insight and examples into the virtual staff notice board and how I have made life a little easier for teachers using free web applications. I hope I managed to do that. My talk was based on my article, “Heads in the Cloud”, and I spoke about how my school utilises Google Apps for our complete communication system. For those of you who want to listen to the talk, below is a podcast. It does rely a little bit on a couple of images in places, but you should get a good picture of what I do, without seeing the slides.
Computerised Library Systems for school seem to be the “in thing” these days and there are lots of them available on the Irish market from Irish companies. There are at least half a dozen companies selling their version of the ideal library. Some are bright and colourful, others are more focused on their functionality. Some … Read moreReview: Helix Library System