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Setting up the technology in your family home in a way that's appropriate for every member of the family can be anything but simple. Making sure that every device has the right settings for your children can feel like a time...

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Have you ever thought about how much quicker working on a document would be if you did not have to click so many buttons in order to complete a simple task? If so, have you thought about using the keyboard driven commands? Many tasks that can be done with a mouse can be achieved quicker and easier with keyboard shortcuts. Download General key commands which tells you how you can speed up day-to-day running and make more efficient use of your time.

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The internet provides a wealth of information which can be used to enhance the classroom and learning environment.

Sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Google Earth and Wikipedia allow pupils to gain a wider perspective and increase the potential for quality in their work. Nevertheless, with power comes greater responsibility. Some young people are downloading large portions of information and pasting it directly into their essays without crediting their sources and in some cases, not even verifying if this copied information is even valid.

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Your child will have probably used the Google search engine to find web pages for work and for hobbies. However, there is a large percentage of inappropriate content which could also be accessed through the search engine.

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How to Recover Deleted Items Using Microsoft Outlook
Note: these procedures only apply if you have installed Outlook and you are connected to an Exchange Server.

When items are deleted from a folder in a mailbox, those items are first transferred to the deleted items folder of that mailbox. The items can then be deleted from the deleted items folder. This provides a measure of protection in case of accidental deletion. After the items are deleted from the deleted items folder, the items can still be recovered for up to 30 days by using the Recover Deleted Items function.

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The internet is the world’s biggest library with billions of pages of information.  If you don’t know the exact address of the website you need then finding the information you require can be quite a challenge.  This page will hopefully give you a few pointers to help you with searching the internet and a few considerations for checking the information you have found.

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Using the internet safely is about being aware of the dangers and taking sensible precautions.  Surf the websites below to find out how to be e-safe.

ICT AUP – The College acceptable ICT Usage Policy for Students.

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Optimization and Cleaning:
If your PC is running slowly then try CCleaner. It is the number-one tool for cleaning and streamlining your Windows PC. Using it protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download.

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