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How to access the Sidmouth College remote server:

Instructions for Windows
Instructions for iPhone or iPad
Instructions Android phones and tablets
Instructions for Mac

Remote Access on Windows

Click on the Start > All Programs > Accessories > Remote Desktop Connection link as in the picture below:

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The computers in Room 30 have been replaced providing up to date resources for all pupils in the college.

The technical specifications of the new PCs are:

AMD A6-3670K Quad Core 2.7GHz processor, 8GB RAM, 2TB hard disk, DVDRW, AMD HD6530D graphics

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The computers in Room 17 have been replaced, enabling pupils undertaking a variety of tasks quicker access to school and online resources.

They are running the latest versions of the available applications including Office 2013.

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CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer.  You can use it to create ‘How to…’ videos for any software program or create a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?  It is also a useful tool for creating video tutorials and resources for classes and could be helpful when preparing cover materials.  Once created these resources can be made available through the college VLE or You Tube or…..

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What is a Raspberry Pi?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV/Monitor and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.” – www.raspberrypi.org

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Sibelius is a scorewriting program, created by Avid Technology for a variety of different operating systems. Used by composers, arrangers, teachers and students, this software can write a whole host of music but is favoured for classical, jazz, band, vocal, film and television music. In addition to editing and printing scores, Sibelius features playback using instrument realistic audio, scan and import printed scores for editing as well as publishing scores through mediums such as the internet.

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CNC stands for Computer Numerically Controlled. The computer controls a process such as cutting by using numbers in a code controlled via a controller PC. CNC equipment works where the cutter is moved across the medium according to the numbers in a code (like a grid referencing system on a map), for instance a cut might start at 1C and finish at 15A. Of course in practice there are many other factors involved such as depth and speed but this is coded through variables.

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Five new custom built computers have been added to the current ten  in the music room giving pupils better access to a better recording, mastering and score-writing experience. The computers and keyboards are connected via a USB audio midi interface (TEAC corp. Tascam US-122mk2). This is connected to a Yamaha PSR-295 keyboard which allows for a highly flexible solution thus enriching the student learning experience. The college uses Sibelius 6 which is a powerful score-writing software, this was chosen as it is industry standard and is favoured by specialists worldwide. Another installed programme called Photoscore lite is used for creating electronic musical notation from images of scanned music notation. Audioscore is also installed which can take a piece of music and automatically create a music score from it.

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